ENGR 14: Intro to Solid Mechanics
Introduction to engineering analysis using the principles of engineering solid mechanics. Builds on the math and physical reasoning concepts in
Physics 41 to develop skills in evaluation of engineered systems across a variety of fields. Foundational ideas for more advanced solid mechanics courses such as ME80 or
CEE101A. Interactive lecture sessions focused on mathematical application of key concepts, with weekly complementary lab session on testing and designing systems that embody these concepts. Limited enrollment, subject to instructor approval. Prerequisite:
Physics 41.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
MATSCI 241: Mechanical Behavior of Nanomaterials (ME 241)
Mechanical behavior of the following nanoscale solids: 2D materials (metal thin films, graphene), 1D materials (nanowires, carbon nanotubes), and 0D materials (metallic nanoparticles, quantum dots). This course will cover elasticity, plasticity and fracture in nanomaterials, defectscarce nanomaterials, deformation near free surfaces, coupled optoelectronic and mechanical properties (e.g. piezoelectric nanowires, quantum dots), and nanomechanical measurement techniques. Prerequisites: Mechanics of Materials (
ME80) or equivalent.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Gu, W. (PI)
ME 80: Mechanics of Materials
Mechanics of materials and deformation of structural members. Topics include stress and deformation analysis under axial loading, torsion and bending, column buckling and pressure vessels. Introduction to stress transformation and multiaxial loading. Prerequisite:
ENGR 14.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Cai, W. (PI)
;
Chaudhuri, O. (PI)
ME 152: Material Behaviors and Failure Prediction
Exploration of mechanical behaviors of natural and engineered materials. Topics include anisotropic, elastoplastic and viscoelastic behaviors, fatigue and multiaxial failure criteria. Applications to biological materials and materials with natural or induced microstructures (e.g., through additive manufacturing). Prerequisite: ME80 or
CEE101A.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Levenston, M. (PI)
ME 241: Mechanical Behavior of Nanomaterials (MATSCI 241)
Mechanical behavior of the following nanoscale solids: 2D materials (metal thin films, graphene), 1D materials (nanowires, carbon nanotubes), and 0D materials (metallic nanoparticles, quantum dots). This course will cover elasticity, plasticity and fracture in nanomaterials, defectscarce nanomaterials, deformation near free surfaces, coupled optoelectronic and mechanical properties (e.g. piezoelectric nanowires, quantum dots), and nanomechanical measurement techniques. Prerequisites: Mechanics of Materials (
ME80) or equivalent.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Gu, W. (PI)
ME 309: Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Design
Basic concepts of finite elements, with applications to problems confronted by mechanical designers. Linear static, modal, and thermal formulations emphasized; nonlinear and dynamic formulations introduced. Application of a commercial finite element code in analyzing design problems. Issues: solution methods, modeling techniques, features of various commercial codes, basic problem definition. Individual projects focus on the interplay of analysis and testing in product design/development. Prerequisites:
Math 51, or equivalent. Recommended: ME80 or
CEE101A, or equivalent in structural and/or solid mechanics; some exposure to principles of heat transfer.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2017

Units: 3

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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