MECHENG 2630 Thermodynamics 3 Credits

Basic concepts and definitions, properties of ideal gases and real substances. Conservation of mass. First law of thermodynamics and entropy. Vapor power cycles.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CHEMSTRY 1450 or CHEMSTRY 1240 and MATH 2740
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3030 Dynamical Systems 3 Credits

Mathematical modeling and response analysis of various dynamic systems. Formulation of system governing equations by Newtonian and Lagrangian approaches. Laplace transform and numerical techniques of solution. Transfer function and state-space approaches to modeling dynamic systems. Time and frequency response of dynamic systems. Computer solutions of system responses.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 3630 and MECHENG 3430 and a grade of C- or better in GENENG 2230
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3040 Engineering Materials 3 Credits

A study of metals and polymers. Crystal structures, microstructures, molecular structures and imperfections. Relationship between structures and observed mechanical properties. Material failure.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CHEMSTRY 1450 or 1240; C: GENENG 2340
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3230 Manufacturing Processes 3 Credits

Overview of materials such as metals, alloys, composites and ceramics. Primary manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, rolling and extrusion. Secondary processes such as forming, bending, drawing and swaging. Mechanics and economics of metal cutting. Economics of process planning. Special processes such as powder metallurgy. Design and manufacturing. Manufacturing systems, CAD/CAM/CNC/CIM.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3040 and a grade of C- or better in GENENG 2340
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3300 Fluid Dynamics 3 Credits

Fluid properties, fluid statics, fundamental equations of fluid motion, dimensional analysis, external flow and boundary layers, viscous flow in pipes, compressible flow.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GENENG 2230 with a C- or better or ENGRPHYS 3240; and MATH 2840 and MECHENG 2630
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3330 Design of Machine Elements 3 Credits

Nonstandard loading, deflection analysis, failure theories for static and cyclic loading followed by safety considerations. Design and selection of a wide range of machine elements such as fasteners, springs, shafts, bearings, and gears. Dimensioning, fits and tolerances and design communication. Open-ended design project.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3040 and a minimum grade of "C-" in GENENG 2030 and GENENG 2340
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3430 Introduction to Computational Methods 3 Credits

An introduction to structured programming with engineering applications. Fundamental programming concepts, algorithm development, and debugging. Introduce and apply concepts in linear algebra to engineering problems in statics, dynamics and other professional engineering courses. Problems include solving systems of linear equations, root finding, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and regression.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: C: MATH 3630 and student must be in a degree granting engineering program
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3640 Heat Transfer 3 Credits

One and two-dimensional steady state heat conduction, transient heat conduction, numerical methods in conduction transfer. Forced and free convection. Heat exchangers. Radiation heat exchange, shape factors and shielding. Introduction to mass transfer.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3430 (or COMPUTER 1430 and MATH 3630); C: MECHENG 3300
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3720 Mechanical Systems Laboratory 3 Credits

Introduction to engineering laboratory equipment, experimental procedures, report writing, automated data acquisition, including computer programming and statistical analysis. Emphasis is on the experimental analysis of mechanical systems, including topics such as vibrations, strain gauges, and DC motors, along with the electronics used to instrument and measure these systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 4030 and "C-" or better in GENENG 2930; C: MECHENG 3030 or ELECTENG 3220
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3830 Mechanisms and Machines 3 Credits

Design and analysis of mechanisms and machines. A study of simple machines such as linkages, geared systems, and cam-follower systems. Topics include mechanism motion and performance (position, velocity, acceleration, force transmission, etc.), actuators, and design considerations to improve machine performance. The use of a customer-based, systematic design process to design and develop a working mechanism.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: A grade of "C-" or better in GENENG 2230 or ENGRPHYS 3240 and GENENG 2030
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3950 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education 4 Credits

Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. During co-op the student is expected to be away from his/her studies at UW-Platteville and work for an industry for a semester and summer. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements.
Components: Field Studies
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 3970 Mechanical Engineering Internship 1 Credit

Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. NOTE: This program is separate and distinct from the cooperative education program and is principally designed to cover the summer work experience. Internship is designed to provide experiential learning experience to the student during the summer period. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing (Note: credits do not fulfill any graduation requirements
Typically Offered: Summer

MECHENG 4230 Design & Control of Manufacturing Systems 3 Credits

Design and implementation of manufacturing processes using the process control model. Involves the evaluation of a material removal manufacturing process and then utilizing the characteristics uncovered to design an improved process. Various manufacturing epistemologies will be reviewed for their strengths and weaknesses.Common industrial methodologies will be used to understand the process as it develops. Methodologies reviewed will include capability studies, poka yoke, 5S, GRR, DOE, SPC, Lean, ISO 9000, QS, TQS, DFSS, flow diagrams, cause/effect diagrams, control plans, TRIZ, value engineering, design for X, histograms, pareto charts, and creating test plans for product and process validation.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 4030 and MECHENG 3230
Typically Offered: Spring

MECHENG 4330 Automatic Controls 3 Credits

The design and analysis of feedback control systems using root locus, frequency response and state space methods. The specification, analysis, and compensation of feedback systems. Laboratory demonstrates the practical application of theoretical concepts.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3030 and GENENG 2930, or ENGRPHYS 3240 and ELECTENG 3220
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 4340 Noise Control 3 Credits

This technical elective provides an introduction to acoustics, with an emphasis on noise reduction and hearing conservation. Topics include the wave equation, sound intensity and power, hearing conservation, standing waves, room acoustics, sound instrumentation and measurement, barriers, mufflers and silencers, gear noise, enclosures, and building criteria.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3030 or ELECTENG 3220
Typically Offered: EVERY/3RD

MECHENG 4430 Advanced Materials 3 Credits

Discussion of specialty materials in engineering design and design for manufacture. Stainless steels, light alloys, and corrosion. Composite Materials. Current topcs and advances.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3040
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4440 Failure of Materials 3 Credits

Fatigue and fracture of materials are covered. Included are stress-life and strain-life analysis, fracture mechanics, stress concentration influences and variable amplitude loading. The design component of the course is done using CAD, FEA simulation, and fatigue life prediction software. Using commercially available software gives the students experience designing realistic components subjected to variable fluctuating load histories. Mechanical testing principles and principles for recognition of fatigue failure from fracture surfaces are also introduced in the course.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3040 and MECHENG 3330
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4500 Biomedical Engineering 3 Credits

An overview of the human physical system as a context for engineering design. Introduction to the functional basis of physiologic systems. Instrumentation, biomechanics, and design of medical devices. Principles of accessibility, and universal design.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: senior standing in engineering or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4520 Power Plant Design 3 Credits

Analysis and design of steam power systems. Combustion turbines. Renewable energy. Environmental aspects and economics of power generation. Recent developments, future trends, and societal issues in power industry.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 2630
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4550 Heat Transfer Applications 3 Credits

Review of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. Extension to variable properties and more complex geometries. Current heat transfer problems and applications such as electronic cooling, heat pipes, capillary pumped loops, and cryogenic heat transfer. Survey of currently used correlations and numerical techniques. Application of current state-of-the-art to design problems.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3640
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4560 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3 Credits

Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with emphasis on using a commercial software package. Concepts of consistency, stability, convergence, scheme order, and turbulence modeling from the practitioners viewpoint are covered. Simulations of steady and unsteady flows, compressible and incompressible flows, forced and natural convection heat transfer, and conduction in solids are performed.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3300 and MECHENG 3430 (or COMPUTER 1430 and MATH 3630)
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4600 Energy Systems Design 3 Credits

Design and analysis of energy conversion systems with emphasis on solar energy. Flat plate and concentrating collectors for air and liquids, storage flow and control systems requirements, solar electric power generation. Wind energy conversion, biomass.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3640
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4630 Internal Combustion Engine Design 3 Credits

Design of internal combustion engines for various applications. Gasoline engines, diesel engines, 4 stroke cycles and 2 stroke cycles.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3640
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4640 Mechanical Design of Internal Combustion Engines 3 Credits

Mechanical design and experimental development of internal combustion engines to meet comprehensive design criteria: marketability, thermodynamic performance, dynamic issues, efficiency, lubrication, emissions, economy, drivability, design for manufacture.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 4730; C: MECHENG 4630
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4650 Environmental Control Design 3 Credits

Theory and design of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration units. Heating and cooling loads for air conditioning, heat pump, psychrometry.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3640 and MECHENG 4730
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4720 Thermal Systems Laboratory 2 Credits

Instrumentation and measurement techniques in thermal systems; verification of basic principles; laboratory tests on components of thermal systems; experimental approach for solving engineering problems; application of computer to data acquisition and data processing.
Components: Laboratory
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3300 and MECHENG 3640. C: MECHENG 3720
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 4730 Thermo-Fluid Systems Design 3 Credits

A course treating the concepts of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and mechanics in a unified presentation. Particular emphasis will be directed towards applications to actual physical systems including the gas power cycles, refrigeration cycles, heat exchangers, ideal gas mixtures, psychrometrics and 1st law combustion. Some design of devices involved in these applications will also be included.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3300 and MECHENG 3640
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 4740 Mechanical Systems Design 3 Credits

Advanced topics in the design of machines and mechanical systems. Selection of machine elements implementing the design process and considering factors such as: the environment, manufacturability, assembly, ergonomics, aesthetics, safety, societal impact, reliability and maintainability. Also, economic factors, fits and tolerances, design communication and ethics. Application of fundamental concepts via a project.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3330
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4750 Computational Methods in Engineering 3 Credits

Use of digital computers to solve equations encountered in mechanical engineering problems. Numerical integration and differentiation, solution of linear and nonlinear equations, ordinary and partial differential equations (finite element and finite difference methods), systems of equations (matrix equations). Programming using MATLAB. How to choose the proper numerical method, and pitfalls that lead to bad solutions.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 3630 and [(MECHENG 3430) or (COMPUTER 1430 and ENGRPHYS 3240)]
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4800 Finite Element Method 3 Credits

Introduction to the finite element method. Emphasis on truss, beam and frame analysis, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric and three-dimensional stress analysis. Dynamic analysis and field problems, such as heat transfer. Readily available finite element computer programs utilized to solve stress analysis, heat transfer and other engineering related problems.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 3630 and MECHENG 3330 and (MECHENG 3430 or COMPUTER 1430)
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4820 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 Credits

The course covers non-traditional manufacturing processes. Additive manufacturing for polymers, metals, ceramics and composite materials. Laser material processes such as laser welding, forming and surface modification. Friction stir welding, electro-chemical machining, and electric discharge machining and wire cutting.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3230
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4830 Mechatronics 3 Credits

Study of electro-mechanical systems and their interfaces. Programming of microcontrollers, fractional-horsepower motors, sensors, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and control electronics. Binary number systems and logic are introduced. Application of control theory. Project.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: C: MECHENG 4330
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4840 Vibration Systems Design 3 Credits

Modeling and analysis of single and multiple-degree of freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations. Vibrations applications such as balancing, whirling, vibration instruments, vibration isolation, and suspension. Computer applications involving matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and differential equations. Design of mechanical systems involving vibrations.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3030, or ENGRPHYS 3240 and ELECTENG 3220
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4850 Computer-Aided Engineering 3 Credits

Use of current tools in the design and simulation of mechanical systems. Generation of a paperless project, including solid modeling and computer assembly of mechanical systems, system dynamic analysis, and system optimization. Interfaces between various computer software packages and the creation of computer routines to extend built in software modeling capabilities.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3830
Typically Offered: Occasional

MECHENG 4930 Senior Design Project 3 Credits

Team based projects, primarily from industry. Rigorous application of design processes and methods. Consideration of real-life technical, economic, social, aesthetic, environmental and other constraints. Consideration of several related topics such as creativity, analysis, synthesis, project management, scheduling, time management, engineering ethics, communication, personality types, product safety and liability, copyrights and patents, design for manufacture, economics, and robust engineering. Integration of technical and management knowledge in an open-ended design environment. Oral and written reports. Open to graduating seniors only.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MECHENG 3230 and MECHENG 3330 and MECHENG 3830 and MECHENG 3720
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 4940 Undergraduate Research 2-3 Credits

Introduction to research methods in mechanical engineering, literature review, data analysis, and design. A written report will be submitted to the sponsoring faculty member. A student may register for two to three credits in a given semester for a maximum of three credits.
Components: Research
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: Junior standing and permission of department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 4980 Current Topics in Engineering 1-3 Credits

In-depth study of a current topic of interest to the engineering profession. The topic to be covered will be identified in the course title.
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

MECHENG 4990 Independent Study 1-3 Credits

Advanced study in the area of specialization.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: senior standing and consent of department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer