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ME 348: Experimental Stress Analysis

Theory and applications of photoelasticity, strain gages, and holographic interferometry. Comparison of test results with theoretical predictions of stress and strain. Discussion of other methods of stress and strain determination (optical fiber strain sensors, acoustoelasticity, thermoelasticity, brittle coating, Moire interferometry, residual stress determination). Six labs plus mini-project. Limited enrollment. Lab fee.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Nelson, D. (PI)

ME 349: Variational Methods in Elasticity and Plate Theory

An introduction to variational calculus methods and their applications to the theories of elasticity and plates.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ME 350A: Design @ the Intersection of Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

This 1 credit class is for graduate students who are passionate about turning their research into a product or service. This is a chance to explore the potential impact of your work beyond your lab or research group. We are looking for students from the sciences, engineering, or mathematics, or students who have business acumen or start-up experience focused on technology driven companies. If you want to get out of your lab, away from your machine, and start to design your future come join us. The class will begin your journey from research to product conceptualization and user centered design through exercises and group activities. We¿ll meet once a week over the quarter in 10 self-contained 2 hour workshops where students will focus on their own work as well as explore the practical applications of fellow students¿ ideas, experience team formation and collaboration, and begin to explore product and service design. Aside from class time you will need to commit up to one hour per week outside the class on customer and market exploration. Advisors from industry and academia will mentor student teams. The class will be structured for individuals with team formation optional.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Feiber, J. (PI)

ME 352B: Fundamentals of Heat Conduction

Physical description of heat conduction in solids, liquids, and gases. The heat diffusion equation and its solution using analytical and numerical techniques. Data and microscopic models for the thermal conductivity of solids, liquids, and gases, and for the thermal resistance at solid-solid and solid-liquid boundaries. Introduction to the kinetic theory of heat transport, focusing on applications for composite materials, semiconductor devices, micromachined sensors and actuators, and rarefied gases. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Goodson, K. (PI)

ME 354: Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics

Experimental methods associated with the interfacing of laboratory instruments, experimental control, sampling strategies, data analysis, and introductory image processing. Instrumentation including point-wise anemometers and particle image tracking systems. Lab. Prerequisites: previous experience with computer programming and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 355: Compressible Flow

Topics include quasi-one-dimensional isentropic flow in variable area ducts, normal shock waves, oblique shock and expansion waves, flow in ducts with friction and heat transfer, unsteady one-dimensional flow, and steady two-dimensional supersonic flow.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 358: Heat Transfer in Microdevices

Application-driven introduction to the thermal design of electronic circuits, sensors, and actuators that have dimensions comparable to or smaller than one micrometer. The impact of thin-layer boundaries on thermal conduction and radiation. Convection in microchannels and microscopic heat pipes. Thermal property measurements for microdevices. Emphasis is on Si and GaAs semiconductor devices and layers of unusual, technically-promising materials such as chemical-vapor-deposited (CVD) diamond. Final project based on student research interests. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Asheghi, M. (PI)

ME 359: ReDesigning the Neonatal ICU

Redesigning the Neonatal ICU will inform students about current challenges in the NICU environment through expert speakers, literature, CAPE simulations and field trips. Simultaneously, we will be studying the users: their environment, their behavior, and their emotions. Our goal is to identify needs that will lead to product, system or service innovation that will improve safety and quality of care. Student groups will have structured access to NICU clinicians at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, as well as parents of preterm infants for conducting ethnography. Opportunities for direct observation in the hospital will be planned as well. Physical prototypes and/or scenarios can be tested and presented at CAPE's simulation lab in order to give students a realistic environment in which to evaluate and present their ideas. For more information, and to see a confirmed list of guest speakers for this class, please visit our class website: http://www.redesignhealthcare.org/redesigning-the-neonatal-icu/
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ME 359A: Advanced Design and Engineering of Space Systems I

The application of advanced theory and concepts to the development of spacecraft and missile subsystems; taught by experts in their fields. Practical aspects of design and integration. Mission analysis, systems design and verification, radiation and space environments, orbital mechanics, space propulsion, electrical power and avionics subsystems, payload communications, and attitude control. Subsystem-oriented design problems focused around a mission to be completed in groups. Tours of Lockheed Martin facilities. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in related engineering field or consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 359B: Advanced Design and Engineering of Space Systems II

Continuation of 359A. Topics include aerospace materials, mechanical environments, structural analysis and design, finite element analysis, mechanisms, thermal control, probability and statistics. Tours of Lockheed Martin facilities. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in related field, or consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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