ENME 401: Entrepreneurial Design Realization
The vision for this course, and an aspect that makes it unique, is to expose students to the opportunities and challenges of bringing a product design to reality (entrepreneurship). The emphasis is on environmentally and socially sustainable projects. The end-product of this course will be full-scale implementations or complete design "packages" that can be taken to potential stakeholders. 3 credits.
ENME 406: Roller Coaster Engineering
Prerequisite: ENME 361 and ENME 272. Engineering of roller coasters. Specification. Concept creation. Structural design. Car design. Safety. Biomechanics and rider kinematics. Manufacturing aspects. 3 credits.
ENME 408: Selected Topics in Engineering Design: Automotive Design
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program; and senior standing. Or permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.Creativity and innovation in design. Generalized performance analysis, reliability and optimization as applied to the design of components an engineering systems. Use of computers in design of multivariable systems. 3 credits.
ENME 410: Design Optimization
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Introduction to the formal process of design optimization, including analytical and computational methods. Step by step design optimization techniques. Design optimization concepts, necessary and sufficient optimality conditions and solution techniques. Solution evaluation and tradeoff exploration. 3 credits.
ENME 413: Bio-Inspired Robots
This course will consist of 3 main parts: Fundamentals of traditional robotic manipulators, fundamentals of biologically inspired robotics, and design and fabrication of biologically inspired robots. 3 credits.
ENME 416: Additive Manufacutring
Prerequisite: ENME 272, ENME 331. A comprehensive understanding of fundamental additive manufacturing – alternatively, “three-dimensional (3D) printing” – approaches, including extrusion-based deposition, stereolithography, powder bed-based melting, and inkjet-based deposition. 3 credits.
ENME 420: Energy Conversion Systems for Sustainability
Prerequisite: ENES 232. This course will focus on energy sustainability with view to changing global energy availability and use, and addresses the objective of greatly reducing the dependence on the finite fossil energy sources and move to the environmentally benign sustainable energy. The emphasis will be on sustainability issues, discussion on supply, demand and storage, energy transmission, global warming and carbon management, biomass- resources, uses and production of biofuels, national energy policy discussion, carbon emission, energy security and economics to ensure future energy needs can be met without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs. 3 credits.
ENME 423: Modern Climate Control and Building Energy Design/Analysis
Prerequisite: ENES 232. Corequisite: ENME 332. Fundamentals and design calculations of heat and moisture transfer in buildings; evaluation of cooling, heating and power requirements of buildings.; building energy consumption simulations, use of alternative energy and energy conservation measures in buildings; fundamentals of fans/pumps and air/water distribution in buildings; introduction to refrigeration and energy systems for data centers and other mission-critical facilities. 3 credits.
ENME 424: Urban Microclimate and Energy
Corequisite: ENME 332. Recommended: ENME 423. Urban microclimate from the perspective of transient heat and mass transfer using building energy simulations for building clusters as well as LEED building certification criteria. The focus is on understanding building energy consumption and environmental impacts from the individual building scale to a neighborhood scale. 3 credits.
ENME 427: CSI Mechanical: Finding Reasons for Compromised Structural Integrity
Understanding the causes of product failures including the political, societal, economic, environmental, and ethical impact of these failures, and the strategies to avoid, postpone, or mitigate them. Students will be encouraged to combine concepts from engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to address these complex issues. Basics of failure analysis, forensics, and reliability engineering and the scientific fundamentals underlying the most common types of failure. Issues of legal liability. Methods for monitoring the existing condition of a structure. 3 credits.
ENME 430: Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Engineering
Prerequisites: MATH 246. Fundamental aspects of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, including nuclear interactions; various types of radiation and their effects on materials and humans; and basic reactor physics topics, including simplified theory of reactor critically. 3 credits.
ENME 431: Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety
Prerequisites: ENME 430, MATH 246. Engineering, material and thermal aspects of light water reactors, fast reactors, high temperature gas reactors, heavy water moderated reactors, breeder reactors, advanced reactors including GEN IV designs. Evolution of light water reactor safety and regulation in the US that has culminated in the current body of regulations. 3 credits.
ENME 432: Reactor and Radiation Measurements Laboratory
Prerequisites: ENME 430, MATH 246. Basic concepts of nuclear radiation including types of radiation, radioactive decay, and interaction of radiation with matter. Methods of radiation measurements using modern radiation detectors and processing electronics. Course lectures emphasize the principles upon which the measurements are based. 3 credits.
ENME 435: Remote Sensing
Prerequisite: ENME 351. Analysis and design of active and passive remote sensing techniques including light detection and ranging (lidar), radar, and digital image processing. Completion of a project employing the course material, CAD, rapid prototyping, and data collection & processing. 3 credits.
ENME 436: Renewable Energy
Prerequisites: ENME331. Fundamentals, design/analysis tools, and state of the art renewable energy technologies. Energy resources and global perspectives of current and future energy demand/consumption trends, followed by prime renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and ocean thermal energy conversion. Economics of renewable energy, energy conservation opportunities, CO2 capture and storage, and thermal energy storage. 3 credits.
Prerequisites: ENME 351. This project-driven course will provide a structured hands-on environment to strengthen students’ understanding of mechatronics principles introduced in ENME 350/351, and extend these concepts to the Internet of Things (IoT) in which sensors and actuators are embedded into physical objects together with wireless communications, enabling remote interaction with these objects through the Internet. The course will progress through an overview of electrical, mechanical, computing, and software systems relevant to mechatronics and IoT, in-class labs integrating a variety of sensor, actuator, computing, and communications technologies into IoT objects, and projects that will allow students to demonstrate mastery of the course materials. 3 credits.
ENME 442: Information Security
Prerequisite: Senior standing. The materials presented are divided into three major components: overview, detailed concepts and implementation techniques. The topics to be covered are: general security concerns and concepts from both a technical and management point of view, principles of security, architectures, access control and multi-level security, trojan horses, covert channels, trap doors, hardware security mechanism, security models, security kernels, formal specifications and verification, networks and distribution systems and risk analysis. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ENME 351. Fundamentals of assistive robots used in a wide varietyof ways to help humans with disabilities. Three application areas will be covered: (1) Rehabilitation robotics to recover motor function from neurologic injuries such as stroke, (2) Prosthetics to enable mobility function in amputees, and (3) Social robotics for cognitive impairment and developmental disorders such as autism. Theory behind different control systems employed by assistive robotics, as well as the mechanical design, sensors & actuators, and user interfaces behind representative robots in the respective areas. Guidelines for designing assistive robots. Ethical and regulatory considerations in the design of assistive robots. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher. Failure prevention, accident prevention, design requirements analysis, designing right the first time, high system reliability, software reliability, manufacturing defect prevention, life cycle costs reduction, design reviews, managing the design for reliability, design trustworthiness, product durability, and writing good specifications are covered. 3 credits.
ENME 454: Vehicle Dynamics
Corequisite: ENME 361. The fundamentals of passenger vehicle and light truck design and vehicle dynamics are covered. The engineering principles associated with acceleration, braking, handling, ride quality, aerodynamics, and tire mechanics are discussed, as well as suspension and steering design. 3 credits.
ENME 461: Control Systems Laboratory
Prerequisites: ENME 351 & ENME 361.This laboratory course gives students a hands-on introduction to the control of networked and distributed systems. The course is designed to bring students in contact with aspects of feedback control, control over networks and distributed control. Students will build, test and use computer-controlled and distributed systems. 2 credits.
ENME 464: Cost of Analysis for Engineers
Prerequisite: ENME392; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
An introduction to the financial and cost analysis aspects of product engineering. Introduces key elements of traditional engineering economics including interest, present worth, depreciation, taxes, inflation, financial statement analysis, and return on investment. Provides an introduction to cost modeling as it applies to product manufacturing and support. Cost modeling topics will include: manufacturing cost analysis, life-cycle cost modeling (reliability and warranty), and cost of ownership.
ENME 465: Probability Based Design
Prerequisite: ENME 392, MATH 206 or ENME 202. Theory and application of Monte Carlo simulation and probability for engineering design problems. Two case studies that involve simulation and analysis for best engineering designs: one in wind power and other energy planning; one in manufacturing. 3 credits.
ENME 466: Lean Six Sigma
Prerequisites: BMGT 230, ENME 392, STAT 400 or equivalent.This course intends to provide in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its Define - Measure - Analyze - Improve - Control (DMAIC) Breakthrough Improvement Strategy. The emphasis is placed on the DMAIC process which is reinforced via application of semester long corporate projects and case study analysis. 3 credits.
ENME467: Engineering for Social Change
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing. Critical analysis of issues at the intersection of engineering, philanthropy and social change. How engineering design, products and processes have impacted social change in the past and will do so in the future. Topics covered include energy, sustainability and climate change, autonomy, the digital future, low cost engineering, manufacturing, ethics and the impact of electronics on society. Faculty and external experts will engage with students on these topics. Students will award a significant amount of grant money to an organization involved in technology for social change. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department; and junior standing or higher. 3 credits.
ENME 470: Finite Element Analysis
Prerequisites: Senior standing. Basic concepts of the theory of the finite element method. Applications in solid mechanics and heat transfer. 3 credits.
ENME 473: Mechanical Design of Electronic Systems
Prerequisites: ENME 351. Design considerations in the packaging of electronic systems. Production of circuit boards and design of electronic assemblies. Vibration, shock, fatigue and thermal considerations. 3 credits.
ENME 476: Mircoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) I
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Fundamentals of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Introduction to transducers and markets. MEMS fabrication processes and materials, including bulk micromachining, wet etching, dry etching, surface micromachining, sacrificial layers, film deposition, bonding, and non-traditional micromachining. Introduction to the relevant solid state physics, including crystal lattices, band structure, semiconductors, and doping. The laboratory covers safety, photolithography, profilometry, wet etching. 3 credits.
ENME 481: Lab-on-a-chip Microsystems
Fundamentals and application of lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic technologies. A broad view of the field of microfluidics, knowledge of relevant fabrication methods and analysis techniques, and an understanding of the coupled multi-domain phenomena that dominate the physics in these systems. 3 credits.
ENME 483: Physics of Turbulent Flow
Prerequisite: ENME 331. Specific problems of turbulent flow including automobile and truck aerodynamics and canonical flows including pipes, jets and boundary layers that are measured and simulated to gain basic understanding of turbulence. A goal of the course is to impart the necessary background for students to be able to critically assess and most effectively employ the turbulent flow prediction codes (e.g. Fluent) that are a mainstay of how turbulence is analyzed in modern industries. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ENME 331. Relentless growth in the speed and size of supercomputers has encouraged the ever expanding use of numerical simulation in the practice of fluids engineering. For the flow past ground vehicles, in the urban grid, re-entering rockets, helicopters landing on ships at sea and countless other examples, the flow is turbulent, and simulation is becoming or will one day become the methodology of choice in analyzing and designing such technologies. The goal of this course is to give an introduction to the analysis of turbulent flow via simulation and the modeling that is used in its development. Among the questions to be considered: What can one hope to learn from flow simulation? What are the strengths of the approach and what obstacles inhibit its application? What kind of physical considerations are required in setting up simulations? How does one analyze the results of a simulation? 3 credits.
ENME 489A: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering:Optimal Control of Energy Systems
Optimal control and dynamic programming with application to energy systems. 3 credits.
ENME 489C: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Sustainable Energy Conversion and the Environment
Discussion of the major sources and end-uses of energy in our society with particular emphasis on renewable energy production and utilization. The course introduces a range of innovative technologies and discusses them in the context of the current energy infrastructure. Renewable sources such as wind and solar, and renewable enabling technologies such as energy storage are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the environmental impact of the various forms of energy. 3 credits.
ENME 489D: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Prerequisites: ENME 331, ENME 489F, PHYS 270. This course will cover the fundamentals of near earth flight mechanics associated with fixed wing air vehicle atmospheric flight. Primary topics will include review of basic aerodynamics and an introduction to basics of configurational aero effects, flight performance, vehicle stability, and aeromechanics control. This will be done through processes such as lectures, tests, homework assignments, lab events with flight simulators, and a special project involving an RC aircraft instrumentation and flight. Periodic relevance to real-world examples of applied aerodynamics based on the instructors 30+ years of experience within the area of aeromechanics toward military aviation will be included. 3 credits.
ENME 489E: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Design for Sustainability
This course looks at various definitions of sustainability and examines what it means to corporations, consumers and policy makers. It looks at sustainability from global perspective and scopes the opportunity for engineers in the USA. The course introduces 12 Design for Sustainability (DfS) principles and elaborates with examples that engineers can use to design sustainable products and processes. 3 credits.
ENME 489F: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight
Prerequisites: ENME 331, PHYS 270, MATH 246, MATH 206 or ENME 202. This course will cover the fundamentals of near earth aerodynamics associated with fixed wing air vehicle atmospheric flight. Primary topics will include review of basic fluid flow equations of motion, airfoil and wing theory, and compressible flow effects. This will be done through processes such as lectures, tests, homework assignments, and a special topic review project. Periodic relevance to real-world examples of applied aerodynamics based on the instructors 30+ years of experience within the area of aeromechanics toward military aviation will be included. 3 credits.
ENME 489J Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Fatigue
This course is only offered at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center for students enrolled in the UMD - Southern Maryland Program. Prerequisite: ENES 220; ENME 271, MATH 206, ENME 202, or equivalent. Development and application of the three major methods to quantify fatigue damage in order to predict/specify service life and design fatigue resistant structures. 3 credits.
ENME 489M: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Advanced Fluid Mechanics with Applications.
The course will provide an introduction to the fluid mechanics of flows at high Reynolds numbers, which is important in many applications including the flow around airplanes, cars, and ships: the flow around wind or hydro power turbines: the flow in internal combustion and gas turbine engines: atmospheric flows; and many other cases. These types of flows are characterized by an inviscid external flow coupled with viscous and generally turbulent flow in thin boundary layers. The course will provide an introduction to both aspects and will also include a more applied component where students will use CFD software to analyze applied flows in mini-projects.dvanced Fluid Mechanics with Applications. 3 credits.
ENME 489O: Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Prerequisites: ENME 351. Concepts and guidelines of product design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) for various manufacturing processes are presented. The differences and considerations of product design for manual assembly versus automatic assembly are discussed. The objective of this course is to students learn:
● The relation between product design and its manufacturability
● Concepts and application of design for manufacturing and design for assembly
This course helps mechanical engineering students to use DFMA guidelines in ENME472 - Integrated Product and Process Development or in product design projects in industry. 3 credits.
ENME 489P: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Control of Smart Structures
Prerequisites: ENES 232, ENME 331. This course introduces the theory and practice of control systems engineering of smart structures. These structures consist of an integration for mechanical systems with arrays of piezoelectric sensors and actuators. 3 credits.
ENME 489R: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering:Molecular Thermodynamics
An examination of the interactions between molecules, which govern thermodynamics relevant to engineering, will be conducted. We will investigate both classical and statistical approaches to thermodynamics for understanding topics such as phase change, wetting of surfaces, chemical reactions, adsorption, and electrochemical processes. Statistical approaches and molecular simulation tools will be studied to understand how molecular analysis can be translated to macroscopic phenomena. 3 credits.
ENME 489Q: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Managing for Innovation and Quality
Prerequisites: Senior standing. Product development and total quality management. 3 credits.
ENME 489R: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Fiber Optics
This course discusses the basics of optics, light guiding principles in optical fibers, properties of optical fibers, passive and active fiber optic devices, optical fiber sensor systems, optical modulation and detection techniques. 3 credits.
ENME 489T: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Nuclear Reactor Design
Prerequisites: ENME 430 and MATH 246. Control of Smart Structures" and the description is " This course introduces the theory and practice of control systems engineering of smart structures. These structures consist of an integration for mechanical systems with arrays of piezoelectric sensors and actuators.
ENME 489R: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Molecular Thermodynamics.
An examination of the interactions between molecules, which govern thermodynamics relevant to engineering, will be conducted. We will investigate both classical and statistical approaches to thermodynamics for understanding topics such as phase change, wetting of surfaces, chemical reactions, adsorption, and electrochemical processes. Statistical approaches and molecular simulation tools will be studied to understand how molecular analysis can be translated to macroscopic phenomena.
The major objective of ENME 489T is to have the student understand the fundamental concepts of nuclear reactor design in addition to the fundamental nuclear reactor physics concepts learned in ENME 430. 3 credits.
ENME 489U: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Fluid Structure Interactions
Fundamentals of fluid-structure interactions, fluid-elastic instabilities (buckling, flutter, galloping) and their engineering applications. Possible domains of applications are civil engineering, aerospace engineering, ocean engineering, biomechanics, and soft robotics. Examples include tall bridges, aircraft wing, parachutes, solid rocket motor, turbomachinery, offshore platform, subsea pipelines, paper printing, MEMS mircochannels, blood flow in arteries, and heart valves. The fish swimming mechanics with be studied to inspire novel efficient propulsion mechanisms for soft robotics applications. 3 credits.
ENME 489V: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical Contracting
Mechanical contracting concepts in the ‘real world’. Specifications, drawings, proposals, cost estimates, scheduling, project bill of materials, labor costs, subcontracting, vendor quote analysis. 3 credits.
ENME 489W: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Aircraft Propulsion, Power, and Thermal Systems Design, and Simulation
Principles of aircraft energy systems including design and analysis of propulsion, power, and thermal management systems. Students will become familiar with designs and challenges of common jet engines, thermal fluid transport systems, and electrical power systems. Applied fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluids, heat transfer, electrical power, and numerical analysis will be used to construct and optimize integrated transient mission level models. 3 credits.
ENME 489Z: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Structural Mechanics - Aerospace Applications
Prerequisite: ENES 220. The objective of this course is to provide the students with an understanding of structural mechanics as applied to aerospace structural and mechanical systems. Students will learn how to mathematically model structural elements and structural systems. The emphasis will be on a developing a “good sense” as to how structural systems behave. Matrix analysis and the stiffness method will be stressed in preparation for advanced studies. 3 credits.
ENRE 447: Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering
Topics covered include: fundamental understanding of how things fail, probabilistic models to represent failure phenomena, life-models for non-repairable items, reliability data collection and analysis, software reliability models, and human reliability models. 3 credits.