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ME 227: Vehicle Dynamics and Control

The application of dynamics, kinematics, and control theory to the analysis and design of ground vehicle behavior. Simplified models of ride, handling, and braking, their role in developing intuition, and limitations in engineering design. Suspension design fundamentals. Performance and safety enhancement through automatic control systems. In-car laboratory assignments for model validation and kinesthetic understanding of dynamics. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: ENGR 105, consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Gerdes, J. (PI)

ME 22N: Designing Meaningful Collaboration across Differences with Robots as part of the team

This course invites students to explore rules of engagement in a global digitally interconnected world they will create with the robots in their society. The material will be taught in the context of ubiquitous integrated technology that will be part of their future reality. Human-robot interactions will be an integral part of future diverse teams. Students will explore what form will this interaction take as an emerging element of tomorrow's society, be it medical implanted technology or the implications of military use of robots and social media in future society. Students will learn to foster their creative confidence to explore collaboration by differences for social innovation in a digitally networked world.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 238: Patent Prosecution

The course follows the patent application process through the important stages: inventor interviews, patentability analysis, drafting claims, drafting a specification, filing a patent application, and responding to an office action. The subject matter and practical instruction relevant to each stage are addressed in the context of current rules and case law. The course includes four written assignments: an invention capture, a claim set, a full patent application, and an Office Action response. Pre-requisites: Law 326 (IP:Patents), Law 409 (Intro IP), or ME 208.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Schox, J. (PI)

ME 23Q: The Worldly Engineer

Preference given to sophomores. Engineering, its practice and products placed in multi-disciplinary context. Topics include the history of the engineering profession and engineering education; cultural influences on design; the role of national and international public policy and economics; dependence on natural resources; environmental impact; contemporary workforce development. Emphasis is on cultivating an appreciation of these issues to enrich the educational and professional pursuit of engineering.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Su, L. (PI)

ME 244: Mechanotransduction in Cells and Tissues (BIOE 283)

Mechanical cues play a critical role in development, normal functioning of cells and tissues, and various diseases. This course will cover what is known about cellular mechanotransduction, or the processes by which living cells sense and respond to physical cues such as physiological forces or mechanical properties of the tissue microenvironment. Experimental techniques and current areas of active investigation will be highlighted.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 24N: Designing the Car of the Future

Preference to freshmen. Automotive design drawing from all areas of mechanical engineering. The state of the art in automotive design and the engineering principles to understand vehicle performance. Future technologies for vehicles. Topics include vehicle emissions and fuel consumption, possibilities of hydrogen, drive-by-wire systems, active safety and collision avoidance, and human-machine interface issues.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 250: Internal Combustion Engines

Internal combustion engines including conventional and turbocharged spark ignition, and diesel engines. Lectures: basic engine cycles, engine components, methods of analysis of engine performance, pollutant emissions, and methods of engine testing. Lab involves hands-on experience with engines and test hardware. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: 140.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Edwards, C. (PI)

ME 257: Turbine and Internal Combustion Engines (ME 357)

Principles of design analysis for aircraft gas turbines and automotive piston engines. Analysis for aircraft engines performed for Airbus A380 type aircraft. Design parameters determined considering aircraft aerodynamics, gas turbine thermodynamics, compressible flow physics, and material limitations. Additional topics include characteristics of main engine components, off-design analysis, and component matching. Performance of automotive piston engines including novel engine concepts in terms of engine thermodynamics, intake and exhaust flows, and in-cylinder flow.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ihme, M. (PI)

ME 25N: Energy Sustainability and Climate Change

One of the primary global challenges of the 21st century is providing the energy required to meet increasing demands due to population growth and economic development. A related challenge is mitigation of the effect of this energy growth on climate. This seminar will examine various scenarios for the energy resources required to meet future demand and the potential consequences on climate. The scientific issues underlying climate change and the coupling of energy use with changes in the global atmosphere that impact climate will be discussed.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ME 261: Dynamic Systems, Vibrations and Control (ME 161)

(Graduate students only enroll in 261.) Modeling, analysis, and measurement of mechanical and electromechanical systems. Numerical and closed form solutions of ordinary differential equations governing the behavior of single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Stability, resonance, amplification and attenuation, and control system design. Demonstrations and laboratory experiments. Prerequisite: Calculus (differentiation and integration), ordinary differential equations (e.g., CME 102 or MATH53), basic linear algebra (determinants and solving linear equations), and familiarity with basic dynamics (F=m*a) and electronics (v=i*R). ME undergraduates must enroll for 4 units with lab. All others should enroll for 3 units without lab.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Mitiguy, P. (PI)
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