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  1. General prerequisite: Registration in the Mechanical Engineering Department or permission of course instructor is required.
  2. The Department reserves the right to cancel any 400-500 level elective courses if teaching resources become unavailable.

ME 100s


ME 100 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.75Course ID: 006703
Mechanical Engineering Communication and Professionalism
An introduction to some of the basic methods and principles used by mechanical engineers. Material covered includes fundamentals of technical communication, measurement and analysis, and the design process, as well as engineering professionalism, safety, and intellectual property. Engineering graphics fundamentals of multi-view, isometric, oblique, and perspective projections are also covered while developing skills in computer-aided drawing (CAD), freehand sketching, and the interpretation of technical drawings. Written, graphical, and oral communications are emphasized. Examples drawn from Mechanical Engineering. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Mechanical Engineering

ME 123 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006704
Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineers
Definitions of electric and magnetic fields. Introduction to circuit theory: DC circuits, amplifiers, operational amplifiers, single and three phase AC circuits. Introduction to basic electronic devices.
[Note: Labs: Alternate Weeks. Offered: W, S]
Prereq: 1B Mechanical Engineering

ME 200s


ME 200A LEC 0.00Course ID: 009306
Seminar
Discussion of structure of Mechanical Engineering curriculum, operation of Department, Faculty, University, technical societies. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: 2A Mechanical Engineering

ME 200B LEC 0.00Course ID: 009305
Seminar
Discussion of structure of Mechanical Engineering curriculum, operation of Department, Faculty, University, technical societies. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: 2B Mechanical Engineering

ME 201 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006706
Advanced Calculus
A continuation of First Year calculus, focusing on calculus of scalar and vector functions of several variables. Both classical calculus techniques and the computer implementation of numerical methods are discussed. Partial differentiation, total derivatives, chain rule, transformation of variables, Taylor series. Applications include geometrical problems, error estimation, maxima and minima, least squares curve fits. Multiple integration in standard coordinate systems, Jacobians. Vector calculus, divergence, curl, Laplacian, and Stokes', Green's and Divergence theorems. Scalar flux transport, work and energy, conservative force fields. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: MATH 118; Level at least 2A Mechanical Engineering

ME 202 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006707
Statistics for Engineers
Frequency distributions; measures of central tendency; standard deviation and other measures of dispersion. Probability. Binomial, Poisson, normal distributions. Techniques of sampling and statistical estimation. Tests of hypotheses; significance. The t-test and chi-squared test. Curve fitting by least squares. Statistical process control. Correlation and regression. Experimental design. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: MATH 117; Level at least 2A Mechanical Engineering

ME 203 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006708
Ordinary Differential Equations
Solution of ordinary differential equations. First and higher order differential equations. Nonlinear equations. Linear equations with constant and variable coefficients. Systems of linear equations. Applications involving simple dynamical systems and principles of mass, momentum and heat conservation will emphasize the role of ordinary differential equations in understanding the behaviour of physical systems. Introduction to the Laplace transform method for solving ordinary differential equations. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 201, Level at least 2B Mechanical Engineering

ME 212 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006709
Dynamics
An introduction to the kinematics of particle and rigid body motion. Impulse-momentum equations. Work-energy methods and Euler's equations. Simple gyroscopes. Vibrations. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: PHYS 115, MATH 118; Level at least 2B Mechanical Engineering

ME 215 LAB,LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006710
Structure and Properties of Materials
The relevance of materials to engineering practice. The microstructure of materials, crystallinity and crystal imperfections, glasses and amorphous solids. Elastic and plastic deformation in metals, viscoelasticity of plastics. Strengthening mechanisms in metals, polymers and ceramics. Fracture of brittle and ductile solids. Electrical and magnetic properties of materials.
[Note: Offered: W, S]
Prereq: CHE 102; 1B Mechanical Engineering.
Antireq: MTE 111

ME 219 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006711
Mechanics of Deformable Solids 1
Concept of equilibrium, force analysis of structures and structural components, equilibrium of deformable bodies, stress and strain concepts, stress-strain relationships, stress analysis of prismatic members in axial, shearing, torsional and flexural deformations, shear force and bending moment diagrams. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: PHYS 115; Level at least 2A Mechanical Engineering

ME 220 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006712
Mechanics of Deformable Solids 2
A general treatment of the behaviour of structural components from the study of stress and strain in solids. Topics include superposition, energy theorems, theories of failure, elastic and inelastic analysis of symmetrical bending, torsion of circular members, columns and stability, and virtual work. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 219; Level at least 2B Mechanical Engineering

ME 230 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006713
Control of Properties of Materials
Phase equilibria, non-equilibrium behaviour, heat treatment of metals, diffusion, strengthening processes. Alloying, composite materials, cold and hot working. Failure of engineering materials; creep, fatigue, corrosion and other environmental degradation processes. Prevention of service failures. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ME 215; Level at least 2A Mechanical Engineering

ME 250 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006714
Thermodynamics 1
The engineering science of energy. The scope and limitations of thermodynamics. Macroscopic approach to heat, work, energy and the First Law. Properties and state of simple substances. Control-mass and control-volume energy analysis. The Second Law of Thermodynamics, principle of increase of entropy, limiting cycle efficiencies, criteria for equilibrium. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 201; Level at least 2B Mechanical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 309, SYDE 381

ME 262 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006715
Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Logic
Number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra. Karnaugh maps and combinational logic design. Sequential logic and state machines. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and PLC programming using ladder logic and statement list. Microcomputer structure and operation, I/O and interfacing. Assembly language programming. Laboratory work includes microcomputer and PLC programming.
[Note: Offered: F, W, S]
Prereq: ME 123 or MTE 120; Level at least 2B Mechanical or 2A Mechatronics Engineering

ME 269 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006716
Electromechanical Devices and Power Processing
Review of circuit analysis. Basic electromagnetic theory. DC machines, synchronous generators, transformers, and induction motors. Introduction to typical speed and torque control techniques of machines using power electronic based devices.
[Note: Labs: Alternate Weeks. Offered: F, W]
Prereq: (ME 123 or GENE 123; Level at least 2A Mechanical Engineering) or (Mechatronics Option)

ME 300s


ME 300A LEC 0.00Course ID: 009307
Seminar
Technical specialties in Mechanical Engineering, discussion of options, curriculum, seminars and technical topics in the various options. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: 3A Mechanical Engineering

ME 300B LEC 0.00Course ID: 009308
Seminar
Technical specialties in Mechanical Engineering, discussion of options, curriculum, seminars and technical topics in the various options. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: 3B Mechanical Engineering

ME 303 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006718
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
A continuation of ME 201 and ME 203 in which both classical calculus techniques and the computer implementation of numerical methods are discussed. Partial differential equations of mathematical physics: wave, diffusion, Laplace, Poisson equations. Boundary and initial conditions. Separation of variables. Numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations. Applications will emphasize the role of ordinary and partial differential equations in understanding the behaviour of physical systems. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ME 201, 203; Level at least 3A Mechanical Engineering

ME 321 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006721
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
Principles of the geometry of motion, Uniform and non-uniform motion, linkage, gears, cams. Synthesis and analysis of mechanisms. Consideration of the static and dynamic forces in machines. Vibration analysis, response to shock, motion and force transmissibility, vibration isolation. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: (ME 201 or MTE 202) and (ME 212 or SYDE 182); Level at least 3A Mechanincal Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

ME 322 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006722
Mechanical Design 1
Adequacy assessment and synthesis of machine elements with a focus on the design process. Static failure of ductile and brittle materials, fatigue analysis of structures. Topics include the design of welds, bolted connections, springs and shafts. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ME 220, 321; Level at least 3B Mechanical Engineering

ME 340 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006724
Manufacturing Processes
The principles of manufacturing unit processes including casting, forming, machining and joining. Interactions between design, materials (metals, polymers, ceramics) and processes. Advantages and limitations, relative cost, and production rates of competitive processes. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ME 219, 230; Level at least 3A Mechanical Engineering

ME 351 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006725
Fluid Mechanics 1
Physical properties of fluids and fundamental concepts in fluid mechanics. Hydrostatics. Conservation laws for mass, momentum and energy. Flow similarity and dimensional analysis as applied to engineering problems in fluid mechanics. Laminar and turbulent flow. Engineering applications such as flow measurement, flow in pipes and fluid forces on moving bodies. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: (ME 250 or
Coreq: ECE 309); Level at least 3A Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering students only

ME 353 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006726
Heat Transfer 1
Introduction to heat transfer mechanisms. The formulation and solution of steady and transient heat conduction. Radiant heat transfer including exchange laws and view factors. Introductory convective heat transfer. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ME 250, 351; Level at least 3B Mechanical Engineering

ME 354 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006727
Thermodynamics 2
Emphasis on applications of thermodynamics to flow processes. Real fluids, evaluation of state functions of real fluids. Non-reacting mixtures, reacting mixtures, equilibrium considerations. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ME 250; Level at least 3A Mechanical Engineering

ME 360 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006728
Introduction to Control Systems
Open loop and feedback control. Laws governing mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal control components. Analogies. Analysis of some engineering control systems using block diagram algebra, transient and steady-state operation. Different modes of control. Review of Laplace Transform methods. Concepts of stability. Principles of analog computer simulation. Brief treatment of linear flow graphs and bondgraphs. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ME 203, 321; Level at least 3B Mechanical Engineering

ME 362 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006729
Fluid Mechanics 2
Basic equations of two-dimensional flow, potential flow, exact viscous solutions. Introduction to lubrication, boundary layers, turbulence, and compressible flow. Turbomachinery fundamentals and applications. Selected advanced topics. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ME 351; Level at least 3B Mechanical Engineering

ME 380 LEC,PRJ 0.50Course ID: 006731
Mechanical Engineering Design Workshop
In this course, students study the design process, including needs analysis, problem definition; design criteria and critical parameter identification, generation of alternative solutions; conceptual design, detailed design, optimization; and implementation. Most of the term is devoted to a significant design project in which student groups work independently and competitively, applying the design process to a project goal set by the faculty coordinator. The design project typically includes construction of a prototype, and part of the course grade may depend on the performance of the prototype in a competitive test. In exceptional circumstances, the requirement for a prototype may be replaced by a computer simulation, or may be waived. Other Mechanical Engineering faculty members, particularly those teaching 3B courses, are available to provide advice and supervision to ME 380 students. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: 3B Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering students only.

ME 400s


ME 400A LEC 0.00Course ID: 009310
Seminar
Research frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, specific discussion of research done at Waterloo, seminars by members of research groups. [Offered: S, F]
Prereq: 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 400B LEC 0.00Course ID: 009311
Seminar
Research frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, specific discussion of research done at Waterloo, seminars by members of research groups. [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Mechanical Engineering

ME 401 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006732
Law for the Professional Engineer
The Canadian Legal System, Forms of Business Organizations, Tort Law, the role of the professional; Contract Law, the Elements of a Contract, Statute of Frauds, Misrepresentation, Duress and Undue Influence, Mistake, Contract Interpretation, Discharge of Contract; Breach of Contract and fundamental breach; Agreements between the client and Engineer; General Law, the Mechanics' Lien Act, comparative discussion of the Professional Engineers Act as it relates to the earlier statute, Intellectual Property and Industrial Property. It is intended to prepare the student for the examination in law which must be written for licensing by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). This course is restricted to senior Mechanical Engineering students.
[Note: Course will be graded on a CR/NCR basis. Offered: S, F]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering.
Antireq: (For Mathematics students only) AFM/ACC 231, BUS 231W, CIVE 491, ENVS 201, GENE 411, MTHEL 100

ME 423 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006734
Mechanical Design 2
A continuation of the M E 322 course in analysis and synthesis of machinery, including advanced analysis of machine elements such as clutches, brakes, couplings, journal bearings and gears. Advanced machine design concepts such as reliability, optimization and techniques for stimulating innovative design. A synthesis project involving the machine elements studied is usually included. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 322; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 435 LEC,PRJ 0.50Course ID: 006736
Industrial Metallurgy
This course is intended for those students interested in acquiring a working knowledge of metallurgy. It covers: metals and alloy systems, iron-carbon alloys, heat treatment and the function of alloying elements in steel, corrosion and scale resistant alloys, copper and nickel base alloys, light metals and their alloys; casting, hot and cold working of metals; soldering, brazing and welding; corrosion and oxidation; metal failure analysis.
[Note: Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 230; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 436 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006755
Welding and Joining Processes
Introduction to modern welding and joining processes for metals, polymers and ceramics. Fundamentals of the joining process and the influence of the process parameters on weld dimensions, strength and quality. Fusion welding processes such as shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, submerged arc welding and others including electron beam and laser beam welding. Resistance welding processes, solid-state welding processes, soldering and brazing. Laboratory exercises will provide hands-on experience with a number of industrially significant welding processes. [Offered: F,W]
Prereq: ME 230; Level at least 3B Mechanical Engineering

ME 452 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006739
Energy Transfer in Buildings
Thermodynamic properties of moist air; psychrometric charts; humidity measurements; direct water contact processes; heating and cooling of moist air by extended surface coils; solar radiation; heating and cooling loads on buildings; effects of the thermal environment; air conditioning calculations. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 353, 354; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 456 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006740
Heat Transfer 2
Selected topics in heat transfer fundamentals and applications. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of convection with analytical solutions to simple laminar flow problems and approximate solutions to turbulent flow problems based on analogies between momentum and heat transfer. Also covered is radiant exchange in grey enclosures and in black enclosures containing emitting-absorbing gases. The remaining topics will be chosen from design of heat exchangers; condensation heat transfer; boiling heat transfer; and the treatment of problems in heat conduction. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 353, 362; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 459 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006741
Energy Conversion
Review of reserves and consumption trends of Canada's and the world's energy resources. Design of fossil-fuel central power plants, including boiler efficiency calculations and advanced steam and binary cycles. Review of atomic physics including fission and fusion energy. Design of nuclear fission power plants including design of reactor core for critical conditions, fuel cycles and radiation hazards. Design considerations for solar energy conversion devices including: availability of solar energy, solar-thermal converters, thermal storage and photovoltaics. Principles of fuel cells and some aspects of their design. Other topics as appropriate. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 353, 354; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 481 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 006745
Mechanical Engineering Design Project
This course is intended to reinforce the concepts learned in ME 380 and to extend the significant design experience obtained. Students work individually or in small groups applying the principles of engineering design and problem-solving to a design project of their own choosing. All Mechanical Engineering professors are normally expected to participate in supervising the ME 481 projects, and each student (or group) is supervised by a faculty member assigned to serve as a faculty resource and to provide guidance. Projects are selected, approved, monitored and marked by a course coordinator, in consultation with each faculty supervisor. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 380; Level at least 4A Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering students only

ME 482 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 006746
Mechanical Engineering Project
In this elective course, students apply Mechanical Engineering principles to a design or research project of their own choosing. Students may work individually or in small groups. Although each student is generally expected to select a project topic in the student's desired field of specialization, latitude is permitted in topic selection, where appropriate. In particular, ME 482 projects may continue work begun as ME 481 projects, and projects may involve other disciplines as well as Mechanical Engineering. All Mechanical Engineering professors are normally expected to participate in supervising the ME 482 projects, and each student (or group) is supervised by a faculty member assigned to serve as a faculty resource and to provide guidance. Projects are selected, approved, monitored and marked by a course coordinator, in consultation with each faculty supervisor. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 380; Level at least 4A Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering students only

ME 500s


ME 524 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006748
Advanced Dynamics
This course is a continuation of ME 212 and ME 321. Basic kinematic and dynamic concepts are extended. The emphasis is on vector methods, general kinematic relationships, planar and three-dimensional motion, gyroscopic effects, variational mechanics, Lagrange's equation and Hamilton's equations. Computer simulation of non-linear systems is discussed and a project involving computer simulation is usually assigned. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 321; Level at least 4A Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering students only

ME 526 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010165
Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
Fatigue and Fracture Analysis of metallic components including welded joints. Review of test and design procedures. Sources of cyclic loading. Cyclic counting procedures and cumulative damage. S-N curves and effects of mean, residual and multiaxial stressing. Stress Concentrations; scatter and fatigue life distributions. Transition temperature concepts. Linear elastic fracture mechanics analysis of fatigue crack propagation and fracture initiation. Crack arrest. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 322; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 531 LEC,PRJ 0.50Course ID: 006751
Physical Metallurgy Applied to Manufacturing
This course will allow the student to develop a more in depth knowledge of physical metallurgy and its application in understanding and solving relevant manufacturing problems. It will begin with a treatment of solid-state diffusion, mass transport and the principles of solidification including constitutional supercooling. This knowledge will then be applied to understand the microstructural development (and resultant properties) which occur in materials during manufacturing processes including casting, solid-state heat treatments, laser processing and various joining operations. The course will include case studies aimed at providing the students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical way.
[Note: Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 230; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 533 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006752
Non-metallic and Composite Materials
This course is intended to provide an advanced treatment of the structure, properties and processing of non-metallic and composite materials based on polymers, metals and ceramics. The structure and properties of polymers and ceramics in bulk form and as matrices and reinforcements in composites will be covered. Processing methods for non-metallics and composites (example extrusion, injection molding etc.) will be considered. The geometrical arrangement of fibres within laminae and their influences on elastic and strength properties of composites will be described based on suitable micromechanical models. The role of the matrix and fibre/matrix interface in determining composite properties will be described.
[Note: Offered: W, first offered 2006]
Prereq: ME 230; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 535 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006754
Welding Metallurgy
Metallurgy of welding of steels (carbon, microalloy, low alloy and stainless steels), cast irons, aluminum-based, copper-based, nickel-based, cobalt-based, titanium-based and other alloys, (including dissimilar combinations) to explain the effects of welding processes and conditions (including post-weld heat treating) on microstructure and properties; causes and prevention of defects and deficiencies which can occur in different alloys, including porosity, cracking, embrittlement (hydrogen, temper, strain aging, ductile-brittle transition temperatures), overaging; metallurgy of soldered and brazed joints. Laboratory experiments will demonstrate microstructural effects and defects in a range of alloys for different welding processes and conditions. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 230, 435, 436; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 537 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006756
Welding Fabrication and Quality Control
Quality and quality control in welding fabrication; welding-related standards; welding procedure qualification; nondestructive examination methods for welds and brazed joints such as radiography, dye penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, and eddy current techniques; other issues in welding fabrication. Laboratory exercises will demonstrate the principles of weld procedure development and nondestructive examination methods.[Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering and ME 436

ME 538 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011726
Welding Design
Application of the principles of welding design and analysis in the fabrication and manufacturing of welded mechanical components, machinery, pressure vessels and structures subject to static or dynamic loading. Weld joint design and design principles of welded components and structures made from ferrous alloys such as plain carbon and low alloy steels and non-ferrous alloys such as aluminum alloys. Residual stresses in weldments and distortion of weldments. [Offered: F,S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering and ME 322

ME 547 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006762
Robot Manipulators: Kinematics, Dynamics, Control
Homogeneous transformations, D-H convention, forward and inverse kinematics. Differential transformations and Jacobians. Robot dynamics. Programming, trajectory generation and joint control. End-of-arm sensing and outer loop control. Industrial applications.
[Note: Offered: W, first offered 2006]
Prereq: (ME 212 or SYDE 182) and (ME 360 or MTE 360); Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

ME 548 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006763
Numerical Control of Machine Tools 1
Fundamentals, operation, and economic analysis of numerically- controlled machine tools. NC part programming: manual, APT and CAD/CAMATH methods. Postprocessors. Analysis of machine tool control. Hydraulic, DC, and stepper motor drive systems. Feedback devices; tachometers, encoders, resolvers, inductosyns. DDA integrators, hardware and software linear and circular interpolators. Control loops for point-to- point and contouring systems. Laboratory work provides hands-on experience on a modern numerically-controlled machining centre. [Offered: F. S]
Prereq: ME 262 and (ME 360 or MTE 360); Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

ME 555 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006764
Computer-Aided Design
Need for geometric modelling, historic developments; wire frame models; hidden line removed models; polyhedral models; surface models and solid models. Constructive solid geometry; boundary representation and decomposition modelling. Hybrid models. Data structures and their role in modelling. Curves and surfaces in modelling (Bezier, B-splines and NURBS). Geometric models and the role of engineers. Parametric and feature-based design. The course has a heavy lab component which provides exposure to solid modelling on SDRC IDEAS and PC-based CAD packages. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 321 and (ME 322 or MTE 322); Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

ME 557 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006765
Combustion 1
Combustion thermodynamics, introduction to chemical kinetics of combustion, combustion properties of fuels, flammability of combustible mixtures. Flame propagation mechanisms, pre-mixed and diffusional; stability of flames; introduction to combustion aerodynamics, jet flames; atomization; droplet and spray combustion. Elementary ignition concepts and theory. Basic detonation theory. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 353, 362; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 559 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006766
Finite Element Methods
A course presenting the fundamental ideas involved in conventional finite element analysis in Mechanical Engineering. Domain discretization, interpolation and shape functions, element derivation and types, element stiffness or property equations, assembly procedure, boundary conditions, solution methods for the algebraic equation system, applications in heat transfer, fluid flow, and stress analysis. Students will, throughout the course, write and test their own finite element code through individual subroutine construction as the course progresses. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: (ME 220 or MTE 219) and (ME 303 or MTE 204); Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 422, SYDE 555

ME 561 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006767
Fluid Power Control Systems
Properties of hydraulic fluids. Design and function of conventional hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. Characteristics of flow and pressure control valves. Speed control in fluid power circuits. Performance of pumps and fluid motors. Hydrostatic and hydrokinetic transmission systems. Principles of sealing, filtration and heat control in hydraulic circuits. Industrial applications of fluid power systems. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 351 and (ME 360 or MTE 360); Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

ME 563 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006768
Turbomachines
Classification of turbomachines, performance parameters and laws of modelling. Basic equation of flow in turbomachines, compressible flow. Energy transfer in radial and axial turbomachines, performance characteristics, losses and efficiencies. Blade and cascade design, 3 dimensional effects. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 362; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 564 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006770
Aerodynamics
An introductory course in aerodynamics for engineers. Kinematics and dynamics of inviscid flow; airfoil dynamics including thin airfoil theory, finite wings, panel methods and airfoil parameters. Boundary layer theory and boundary layer control as applied in aerodynamics. Introduction to high speed aerodynamics. Introduction to dynamics of flight including stability and control. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 362; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 566 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006772
Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Design
A course to develop the understanding required to simulate complex fluid flows, such as those found in turbo-machines, duct systems, and other engineering hardware. Course topics include: the physics of complex viscous fluid flows, first- and second-order finite control volume discretization methods, iterative algorithms for the solution of sparse matrix equation sets, including multi-grid acceleration, boundary condition modelling, two-equation and Reynolds stress turbulence models, and grid generation techniques. Computational fluid dynamics software is used throughout the course to simulate and analyse complex fluid flows relevant to engineering applications. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ME 362; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 571 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006775
Air Pollution
Nature and sources of air pollution, chemical and biological aspects, effects on health and environment. Physical aspects of the atmosphere, thermodynamics, vertical variation of wind and temperature, stability, convection, atmospheric turbulence, diffusion equations, plumes, thermals, jets in stratified flow, radioactive plumes, micrometeorological instrumentation, air pollution control techniques and equipment monitoring instrumentation. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ME 362; Level at least 4A Mechanical Engineering

ME 595 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006777
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Various courses dealing with selected topics at the undergraduate level in automation and control, solid mechanics and machine design, materials engineering and processing, fluid mechanics, and thermal engineering. Courses offered when resources permit.

ME 596 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006779
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Various courses dealing with selected topics at the undergraduate level in automation and control, solid mechanics and machine design, materials engineering and processing, fluid mechanics, and thermal engineering. Courses offered when resources permit.

ME 597 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010183
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Various courses dealing with selected topics at the undergraduate level in automation and control, solid mechanics and machine design, materials engineering and processing, fluid mechanics, and thermal engineering. Courses offered when resources permit.

ME 598 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006780
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Various courses dealing with selected topics at the undergraduate level in automation and control, solid mechanics and machine design, materials engineering and processing, fluid mechanics, and thermal engineering. Courses offered when resources permit.

ME 599 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006781
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Various courses dealing with selected topics at the undergraduate level in automation and control, solid mechanics and machine design, materials engineering and processing, fluid mechanics, and thermal engineering. Courses offered when resources permit.

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