Mechanicale Engineering (ME)
Thermodynamics is the most fundamental course in Mechanical Engineering. This course aims to have students understand various fundamental laws of thermodynamics and to develop the ability to apply them to various thermal systems. It covers energy, heat and work, enthalpy, entropy, laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties, analysis of cycle performance and various engineering cycles.
This course is focused on the application of the principles of thermodynamics to understand the properties of ideal gas mixtures. Topics cover available energy, availability and second-law efficiency, chemical reactions, thermodynamic relations and phase and chemical equilibrium. The basics of molecular dynamics and statistical thermodynamics are introduced.
This is an introductory course in Fluid Mechanics. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics, fluid statics, governing equations in integral form, governing equations in differential form, Bernoulli equation, dimensional analysis, viscous flow in ducts, and boundary layer flows.
In this course, students perform an in-depth study on the concept of stress-strain analysis, based on statics (force and moment) and mechanics of deformable bodies. Students learn to analyze the force and moment applied on the cross-section of a beam subjected to tension, compression, bending, and torsion. Methods to determine stress-strain distribution and deflection of beams are presented. Energy methods based on the equilibrium between strain energy and external work, alternative to force-moment equilibrium, are also introduced.
This course builds upon Solid Mechanics and introduces the mechanical behavior of various materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. A rigorous definition of three-dimensional stresses and strains is presented, based on which the mechanical behavior is analyzed. Students learn representative failure modes, including fracture, fatigue, wear, and creep, and methods are presented to predict the failure mode and life based on various failure criteria. Various case studies are performed to demonstrate failure analysis techniques.
This course is provided in two modes ？ lecture and lab ？ that run in parallel. In lectures, lines, projections, views, and tolerances, which are fundamental components of mechanical drawings, are presented. The lab component allows the students to apply the knowledge obtained in lectures to produce drawings utilizing CAD software. In the term project, 3-4 students work as a team to execute the project in a creative and practical manner. The projects will help students learn to work efficiently in a teamwork environment and improve their communication skills.
This course introduces various dynamics systems. For dynamics analysis, principles and applications of Newton’s law, work-energy methods, and impulse-momentum methods will be covered in this course.
This course provides students with practical and experimental techniques for observation and measurement of mechanical principles and physical phenomena and focuses on analyzing experimental results and writing technical reports.
This course introduces numerical methods with emphasis on algorithm construction, analysis and implementation. It includes programming, round-off error, solutions of equations in one variable, interpolation and polynomial approximation, approximation theory, direct solvers for linear systems, numerical differentiation and integration, and initial-value problems for ordinary differential equations.
In this course, the theory and formulation behind the finite element method will be introduced. To gain hands-on experience of the finite element method, practical applications in engineering will be covered.
This course deals with heat transfer problems associated with steady and transient conductions, forced and free convections, and radiation. Basic heat transfer mechanism, formulation of the problems and their solution procedures, and empirical correlations will be introduced. Also, some examples of practical applications will be discussed.
This course covers internal combustion engines such as 4-cycle spark ignition, 4-cycle compression ignition and 2-cycle engines. The topics include fundamentals of thermodynamics in engines, combustion and fuel properties, lubricant and lubrication, heat transfer, friction phenomena, power, efficiency, and emissions.
Mechatronics is a fusion course consisting of mechanical engineering and electronics engineering. This course covers how to control mechanical systems by using a microprocessor, electric circuits, OP-AMP, analog circuits, and embedded programming.
In this course, based on the topics learned in TFP220, advanced topics such as viscous flows, inviscid flows, lift and drag, basic turbulent flows, fundamentals of compressible flows, and turbomachinery will be covered.
The course introduces engineering materials used in industry from the perspectives of composition, microstructures, properties, and heat treatment. It provides an extensive knowledge of various manufacturing processes, develops basic mathematical descriptions for selected processes, and helps students apply these concepts to process selection and planning. Manufacturing processes ranging from traditional (casting, machining, forging, powder metallurgy, injection molding, welding) to nontraditional/cutting-edge (electrodischarge machining, rapid prototyping, microfabrication) are introduced. From the manufacturing standpoint, the students learn the advantages and limitations of various processes in terms of quality, cost, and productivity. The lab component of this course allows the students to design and manufacture mechanical components hands-on.
This course prepares students to design mechanical systems both at component- and system-level in a creative and comprehensive manner. Students learn to analyze, select, and synthesize machine components, as applied to springs, bearings, shafts, gears, fasteners, and other elements in a mechanical system. In addition, students learn to identify and quantify the specifications and trade-offs for the selection and application of components, which are commonly used in the design of complete mechanical systems. The course will require team projects in which the students will learn to develop conceptual design, optimize design parameters, and work efficiently in a teamwork environment.
In this course, students will develop their design capabilities through a team-project. To accomplish a given objective, students should define the problem, design and manufacture the system, and evaluate the final product by themselves. Through the whole process, students can broaden their understanding about creative engineering design.
Automatic control has played a vital role in various engineering and technological fields. It is not only important in space vehicles, missile guidance systems, aircraft autopiloting, and robots, but also in modern manufacturing and industrial processes. This course covers dynamic modeling and response of systems with mechanical, hydraulic, thermal and electrical elements, linear feedback control systems design, and analysis in time and frequency domains. Students learn basic mathematical and computational tools for modeling and analysis of dynamic systems. They are also trained to identify, model, analyze, design, and simulate dynamic systems in various engineering disciplines using a unified approach.
Combustion is based on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. This course deals with the energy conversion process from chemical to mechanical energy. Since energy consumption mostly occurs during the combustion process, the topics include not only flames and their characteristics but also practical combustion machines.
This course covers the basic engineering principles of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems based on the topics in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Cooling load calculation methods, Psychrometric chart, Air-conditioning system design based on thermodynamic cycle analysis, and performance analysis for major components such as compressor, condenser, evaporator and expander are introduced. It also discusses various alternative refrigeration methods and refrigerants.
This course deals with the fundamental theory of plasticity including the constitutive relations in plastic deformation and the methods of analysis for grasping the deformation behavior. The analytic solution of nonlinear problems in plastic deformation will be covered.
This course introduces MEMS, one of the most typical interdisciplinary research areas. Physical principles of micro structure and micro-fabrication techniques will be taught first and case studies of design, fabrication, and applications of diverse micro devices including micro-mechanical sensors (accelerometer, pressure sensor, flow sensor, temperature sensor), micro-actuator, and microfluidics will be covered in this course.
In this course, students can develop their design ability as an independent mechanical engineer through a term-project where they propose an engineering problem including its necessity, design, manufacture, evaluate and present the system by themselves.
In this course, students study the theories and algorithms of CAE used in the design and manufacture of various products. Through these studies, the students will develop their capabilities to design, analyse, and manufacture various products using CAE techniques.
In this course, various optimization theories and algorithms are introduced, in order to improve students’ capabilities in optimization including defining a problem, developing formulae, and adopting proper algorithms.
This course aims at extending the design principles based on mechanics to designing multi-scale systems. It not only deals with the design principles that are important in macro systems, but it also studies new design principles that are more important in micro-/nano-scales when the ratio of surface to volume decreases. COMSOL Multi-physics, which is a multi-physics modeling and simulation software is also taught to improve the capability of modeling, analyzing and designing multi-scale systems.
This course covers optimal design methods for thermal fluids systems consisting of heat exchangers, burners, compressors and pumps, etc. Mathematical formulations for large thermal fluid systems and their solution methods are presented, and several optimization methods for design of the systems are also provided.
Introduction to electric-electronic engineering: This course is designed to provide the mechanical engineering students with basic electrical and electronic skills and knowledge required for experimental set-ups. For example, basic circuit theory, fundamental electromagnetics, op amp, dc power supply, diode, rectification circuits will be discussed.
Robot definition, history, and its components/Open and closed loop Kinematics and inverse kinematics/Jacobian and Inverse Jacobian/Dynamics/Actuators, sensors, vision, voice recognition/Robot Controls/Robot Projects
Introduction to biomechanics/Bio-Dynamics/Multibody dynamics/Computational biomechanics/ Human body components biomechanics/Prothetics and protheses/Biomechanics of bone, tendon, ligaments/Advanced topics: Bio-robotics, Rehabilitation engineering/Semester Project
This course introduces concepts of mechanical vibration, including free and forced vibration of single/multi-degree of freedom systems. Relevance of eigenvalue problems to multiple DOF system analysis is introduced together with some numerical techniques. Finally, numerical approximation and techniques for the distributed systems are studied.
This course introduces principles and characteristics of diverse physical, chemical, and biological sensors and teaches how to convert the measured values from the sensors into meaningful result.
For the control of sound/noise, study of acoustic terminology, fundamental principles of sound/noise generation, wave propagation, wave equation solution, and instrumentation will be covered in this course.
In this course, special topics in mechanical engineering are discussed based on the knowledge of the principles of solid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, manufacturing process, system design, and power system engineering. Topics may include machine design, advanced materials processing, laser-assisted manufacturing, micro/nano machining, MEMS, biomedical products, controls and mechatronics, acoustics and dynamics, tribology, heat problems in microchips and light emitting diodes, wind power, blood flow, micro/nanofluidics, heat exchanger design in nuclear power plants, and combustion in engines.