ME 120: History and Philosophy of Design
Major schools of 19th and 20thcentury design (Arts and Crafts movement, Bauhaus, Industrial Design, and postmodernism) are analyzed in terms of their continuing cultural relevance. The relation of design to art, technology, and politics; readings from principal theorists, practitioners, and critics; recent controversies in industrial and graphic design, architecture, and urbanism. Enrollment limited to 65.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Katz, B. (PI)
ME 131A: Heat Transfer
The principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation with examples from the engineering of practical devices and systems. Topics include transient and steady conduction, conduction by extended surfaces, boundary layer theory for forced and natural convection, boiling, heat exchangers, and graybody radiative exchange. Prerequisites: 70,
ENGR 30. Recommended: intermediate calculus, ordinary differential equations.
Terms: Aut

Units: 35

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Eaton, J. (PI)
ME 131B: Fluid Mechanics: Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery
Engineering applications involving compressible flow: aircraft and rocket propulsion, power generation; application of mass, momentum, energy and entropy balance to compressible flows; variable area isentropic flow, normal shock waves, adiabatic flow with friction, flow with heat addition. Operation of flow systems: the propulsion system. Turbomachinery: pumps, compressors, turbines. Angular momentum analysis of turbomachine performance, centrifugal and axial flow machines, effect of blade geometry, dimensionless performance of turbomachines; hydraulic turbines; steam turbines; wind turbines. Compressible flow turbomachinery: the aircraft engine. Prerequisites: 70,
ENGR 30.
Terms: Win

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Su, L. (PI)
ME 139: Educating Young STEM Thinkers (EDUC 139X, EDUC 239X, ME 231)
The course will introduce students to the design thinking process, the national conversations about the future of STEM careers, and provide opportunities to work with middle school students and K12 teachers in STEMbased afterschool activities and intercession camps. The course will be both theory and practice focused. The purpose is twofold; to provide reflection and mentoring opportunities for students to learn about pathways to STEM careers and to introduce mentoring opportunities with young STEM thinkers.
Terms: Win, Spr

Units: 35

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
ME 140: Advanced Thermal Systems
Capstone course. Thermal analysis and engineering emphasizing integrating heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics into a unified approach to treating complex systems. Mixtures, humidity, chemical and phase equilibrium, and availability. Labs apply principles through handson experience with a turbojet engine, PEM fuel cell, and hybrid solid/oxygen rocket motor. Use of MATLAB as a computational tool. Prerequisites:
ENGR 30,
ME 70, and 131A,B.
Terms: Spr

Units: 5

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Mitchell, R. (PI)
ME 161: Dynamic Systems, Vibrations and Control (ME 261)
(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: 34

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Mitiguy, P. (PI)
ME 166: Introduction to Physiology and Biomechanics of Hearing (BIOE 287, ME 266)
Hearing is fundamental to our ability to communicate, yet in the US alone over 30 million people suffer some form of hearing impairment. As engineers and scientists, it is important for us to understand the underlying principles of the auditory system if we are to devise better ways of helping those with hearing loss. The goal of this course is to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of hearing. Principles from acoustics, mechanics, and hydrodynamics will be used to build a foundational understanding of one of the most complex, interdisciplinary, and fascinating areas of biology. Topics include the evolution of hearing, computational modeling approaches, fluidstructure interactions, ionchannel transduction, psychoacoustics, diagnostic tools, and micrometer to millimeter scale imaging methods. We will also study current technologies for mitigating hearing loss via passive and active prostheses, as well as future regenerative therapies.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Puria, S. (PI)
ME 177: Global Engineers' Education
A project based course for those who would like to use their engineering backgrounds to address real world challenges faced by underserved communities globally. In direct collaboration with an underserved community from a rural village in India, students will develop engineering solutions to the challenge of sanitation and hygiene. Focus will be on working with the community rather than for them. Concepts covered will include designing with what designers care about at the center, articulating and realizing individual and community aspirations, ethics of engaging with underserved communities, and methodology of working sustainably with an underserved community.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Hariharan, B. (PI)
ME 181: Deliverables: A Mechanical Engineering Design Practicum
The goal of this course is to enable students to solve industry design challenges using modern mechanical design methods. Each week a new practical skill is introduced. These skills have been identified by recently graduated Stanford engineers as being critical to their work. Students then build their command of each skill by completing a simplified yet representative project and submitting deliverables similar to those required in industry. For example, students will learn about how to properly design parts with Orings and then will be required to design a watertight enclosure and submit CAD, mechanical drawings, and a bill of materials. Several of the classes feature recent Stanford graduates as guest lecturers. In addition to teaching applicable skills from their job and providing examples from industry, these engineers will also expose students to the range of responsibilities and daily activities that makeup professional mechanical design work. Prerequisites:
ME203, ME103d and ME112 OR consent of instructor. Enrollment limited, students complete application on first day of class
Terms: Aut, Spr

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Fenner, N. (PI)
;
Flynn, M. (PI)
ME 185: Electric Vehicle Design
This project based class focuses on the design and prototyping of electric vehicles. Students learn the fundamentals of vehicle design in class and apply the knowledge as they form teams and work on projects involving concept, specifications, structure, systems, integration, assembly, testing, etc. The class meets once a week to learn about the fundamentals, exchange their experiences, and coordinate between projects. The teams of 35 will work on their projects independently.
Terms: not given this year

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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