Design of Machine Elements (MNE 381)
Course Description: Comprehensive survey of the analytical design methods that are valuable to mechanical engineers. Some of the areas covered are: stress analysis, fatigue, stress concentration, design of curved beams, selection of standardized elements, and lubrication. The objective of the course is to enable the student to handle design problems with confidence and assurance.
Continuum Mechanics (MNE 503)
Course Description: A comprehensive study of the fundamental principles of Continuum Mechanics. The following topics are covered: stress, strain, and strain rated tensors; Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions; conservation laws; constitutive relations; Navier-Cauchy and Navier Stokes equations; Newtonian fluids.
FEM Simulations for Additive Manufacturing (MNE 591)
Course Description: This course introduces finite element method (FEM) simulation and its application to additive manufacturing (AM) for quality/reliability improvement. Topics to be covered are: Introduction to the fundamentals of FEM; Hands-on experience with FEM software and practical aspects of solids, heat transfer, and nonlinear problems; Review of AM processes and quality/reliability issues; FEM simulation to predict part distortions, residual stresses, and in-service performance of AM part; Simulation-based optimization of AM process parameters for quality improvement.