KU Graduate
Departments & Majors

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Objective of Education

Cultivation of mechanical engineers with creative and general design capability who become leaders for the knowledge and information era.

Departmental Programs

Master of Science(MS) Program : Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Program : Thermal and Fluid Engineering, Energy and Power Engineering Solids and Structural Mechanics, Materials and Fracture Design and Manufacturing, Dynamics and Control

MS & Ph.D. Program : Thermal and Fluid Engineering, Energy and Power Engineering Solids and Structural Mechanics, Materials and Fracture Design and Manufacturing, Dynamics and Control

Departmental Regulations

1. For MS program, at least 15 credits among the total requirement of 24 credits should be completed in this department. The completed courses should be approved by both the advisor and the department chair.

2. For the Ph.D. program, at least 18 credits among the total requirement of 36 credits should be completed in this department. The completed courses should be approved by both the advisor and the department chair.

3. For MS & Ph.D. program, at least 30 credits among the total requirement of 54 credits should be completed in this department. The completed courses should be approved by both the advisor and the department chair.

Qualifying Examination

1. Students in MS program should take 3 courses including two courses in the fundamental common courses. The selected courses for qualifying examination should be approved by both the advisor and the department chair

2. Students in Ph.D. program should take 4 courses including two courses in their majors and two courses in their minors(The selected courses should be approved by both the advisor and the department chair). However, the courses taken in their qualifying examination of Master program should be excluded.

3. Students in MS & Ph.D. program should take 4 courses including two courses in their majors and two courses in their minors(The selected courses should be approved by both the advisor and the department chair). However, the courses taken in their qualifying examination of Master program should be excluded.

- Courses in Mechanical Engineering -

Fundamental Common Courses

MEC 501Advanced Fluid Mechanics I[3]
Derivation of continuity, momentum and energy equation; vorticity transport equation and circulation; Kelvin and Helmholtz's theorem; derivation of Navier-Stokes equation; exact solution at low-Reynolds number flow; laminar and turbulent boundary layer theories.
MEC 511Advanced Thermodynamics[3]
Dynamic equilibrium and nonequilibrium of system; stability of two system; relation between energy and entropy and graphical analysis; availability function; exergy; phase equilibrium of system; chemical reaction and chemical equilibrium.
MEC 512Advanced Heat Transfer[3]
Physical phenomenon of heat transfer; derivation of basic equations and analysis; conduction, convection and radiation heat transfers.
MEC 531Continuum Mechanics[3]
Mathematical preliminaries; kinematics of deformations; conservation of mass; lagrangian forms of balance laws and equation of motion; balance of energy; constitutive equations of linear viscous fluid and elastic solids.
MEC 532Theory of Elasticity I[3]
Fundamental problems of linear elasticity; problem of St. venant; associated plane strain and generalized plane stress solutions.
MEC 533Finite Element Analysis[3]
Basic principles of the finite element method and its application to engineering problems; formulation of truss, beam, plate, shell, 2D, and 3D elements; the finite element modeling and computer numerical solution of static and dynamic analysis.
MEC 541Material Science[3]
Description of crystals, non-crystals and semi-conductors; introduction of defects in crystals; phase transformation under equilibrium; lectures on mechanical strength, stiffness, plasticity, electrical characteristic.
MEC 551Design of Mechanical Systems[3]
General methodologies of mechanical system design is introduced with the following topics: product planning, identification of design tasks, brainstorming, function structure construction and analysis, patents and design evaluation. Each attendant are expected to apply the design methodologies to a term project.
MEC 561Advanced Precision Engineering[3]
Precision related topics; analysis of errors and their effect on system performance; principles and application of sensors.
MEC 571Advanced Vibration[3]
Vibration of 1 degree of freedom systems; convolution integral; influence coefficient; vibration of multi-degree of freedom systems; Hamiltonian principle; Lagrange's equation of motion; modal analysis; eigenvalue problem; semidefinite problem; enclosure theorem; Rayleigh's quotient; vibration of continuous system; approximation method.
MEC 572Advanced Dynamics[3]
Lagrangian dynamics; constraint equations; virtual displacement and virtual velocity; general coordinates; Hamiltonian principle; dynamics of rigid body; application to vibration and gyrodynamics.
MEC 581Advanced Automatic Control[3]
State space description of dynamic systems; linear spaces and linear operators; analysis of state equations; Lyapunov stability analysis, controllability and observability; design of state feedback; output feedback and state observers; computer-aided design with MATLAB.
EGR 501Applied Mathematics I[3]
Partial differential equation, special function, distribution, Green function.
EGR 502Applied Mathematics II[3]
Transformation of integration, approximate solution, Tensor analysis.

Major Courses

MEC 601Computational Fluid Mechanics I[3]
Computational analysis of laminar and turbulent flow, computational fluid mechanics for non-orthogonal coordinates, derivation of discretized equations and excercise with computer, convergence.
MEC 602Advanced Fluid Mechanics II[3]
Low Reynolds number and creeping flows, solution for boundary layer equations, laminar stability and turbulence transition, mixing theory and momentum transport by Reynolds stresses, free and boundary shear flows.
MEC 603Turbomachinery[3]
Thermodynamic analysis of energy transfer between fluid and rotor, dimensionless analysis in turbomachinery, principles and design methods of various turbomachinery such as radial or axial pumps, fans, compressors and turbines.
MEC 604Compressible Fluid Mechanics[3]
Thermodynamics and equations of motions for compressible flow; theory for shock wave; a Prandtl-Meyer flow; variation of flow characteristics by viscosity and heat transfer; characteristic theory; aerodynamics; experimental measurement for compressible flow; characteristics for subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows.
MEC 605Turbulent Flow[3]
Basic mechanism for turbulent flows and analysis of flow phenomena for isotopic turbulence, homogeneous turbulence, turbulence diffusion theory, grid turbulence, near wall turbulence, free shear layer turbulence, two phase turbulence flow.
MEC 611Conductive Heat Transfer[3]
Derivation of basic conduction equations, steady and unsteady, one-and multi- dimensional conduction with and without heat sources.
MEC 612Convective Heat Transfer[3]
Derivation of basic energy equation, heat transfer in laminar and turbulent boundary layers and duct flow, free convection, condensation and evaporation.
MEC 613Boiling Heat Transfer[3]
Basic models of liquid-vapor two phase flow, empirical treatment of two-phase flow, nucleation and bubble growth, pool and convective boiling, critical heat flux, and condensation.
MEC 614Statistical Thermodynamics[3]
Basic concept of statistical thermodynamics, molecular dynamics, derivation of equation of state for ideal gas and high density fluid.
MEC 615Thermal Environmental Engineering[3]
Air conditioning systems, moist air properties and conditioning process, indoor air quality, solar radiation and heat transmission in buildings, space heat load, cooling load, and energy calculation.
MEC 616Advanced Refrigeration[3]
Fundamentals of refrigeration cycle, analysis of refrigeration system, refrigerants, compressor design and analysis, heat exchanger design, expansion devices, heat pumps, absorption heat pumps, cryogenic systems.
MEC 617Combustion I[3]
Concept of combustion, chemical kinetics, governing equation of multi-components system, ignition, characteristics of diffusion and premixed flames, and combustion of gaseous, liquid droplet and solid fuels.
MEC 618Particle Engineering[3]
Particle theory including physiochemical characteristics, synthesis, kinetics, measurement and detection, etc will be studied. In addition, its applications including air pollution and cleaning, clean room, nanoparticle technology, bioengineering will be discussed.
MEC 619Optical Nanoengineering[3]
The fundamental optics including basic properties of light, lens, detection, laser, etc will be covered. Based on this, micro/nano engineering application including micro/bio detection, photolithograpy, near field optics, particle image velocimetry, laser and e-beam material processing will be discussed.
MEC 621Advanced Internal Combustion Engine I[3]
Analyzing c3ombustion, gas exchange and turbo charger in internal combustion engine by thermodynamics and gas dynamics.
MEC 631Theory of Plasticity I[3]
Basic theory of continuum plasticity is introduced with the following topics: stress and strain as tensors, yield conditions, plastic potential and flow rule, work hardening laws and principle of maximum plastic work. The course also covers the approximate solution methods such as slab method, slip-line theory and upper bound theory. The solution methods are applied to various metal forming processes including upsetting, extrusion, wire/tube drawing, rolling, bending and deep drawing.
MEC 632Theory of Viscoelasticity[3]
One dimensional models, linear viscoelastic behavior, creep, boundary value problems, linear elastic beam in pure bending, torsion of shafts, plane strain ,plane stress.
MEC 634Computational Solid Mechanics[3]
The objective in the course is to survey the important modern methods that can be used to generate a mathematical model for solids and structures, and to survey modern techniques that are employed to obtained the solution of the mathematical model and to develop the expertise required to interpret the results. The contents include the finite element method, finite difference method, and the boundary element method.
MEC 635Theory of Elasticity II[3]
Foundations of solid mechanics and variational methods, the method of total potential energy, theory of plates, fundamentals of elastic dynamics, the method of numerical analysis.
MEC 637Special Topics in Applied Solid Mechanics[3]
Special topics in applied solid mechanics.
MEC 641Fracture Mechanics I[3]
Phenomena of stress concentration, energy equilibrium, stress intensity factor, a form and kind of fracture, crack propagation, elastic or elastoplastic fracture.
MEC 642Fracture Engineering[3]
Fundamentals and application of engineering fracture mechanics based on solid mechanics, elastic crack tip stress field, crack tip plastic zone, energy principle.
MEC 643Mechanical Behavior of Materials I[3]
Theoretical strength, strengthening mechanism of material, reliability of strength, linear elastic fracture mechanics, required information for fracture mechanics approach, plain strain fracture toughness.
MEC 644Theory of Dislocation[3]
Geometry of edge and screw dislocation, force on a dislocation, slip theory, dislocation reactions, dislocation pile up, intersection of dislocation.
MEC 645Advanced Fatigue Strength I[3]
Comparison between theoretical and actual fatigue strength, application of stress spectrum, strain hardening and softening during fatigue, characteristics of stress theory, crack growth integration.
MEC 651Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms[3]
Kinematic structure of mechanisms, synthesis of mechanisms according to kinematic structure and function, dimensional synthesis of mechanisms, circle point and center point curves, computer-aided mechanisms synthesis, structural errors and Chebyshevs theorem, design optimization, introduction to the synthesis of spatial mechanisms, current applications.
MEC 652Optimum Design[3]
General methodologies of optimum design is introduced with the following topics: objective function, local and global optimum, constraints, numerical search methods, sequential unconstrained minimization techniques (SUMT), genetic algorithm, neural network and simulated annealing.
MEC 654CAD/CAM[3]
Mathematical foundations for CAD/CAM; theory and practice of surface and solid modeling; CNC principle and language structure; CNC programming practice and machining; automatic tool path generation algorithms and programming.
MEC 662Advanced Manufacturing Engineering[3]
Various manufacturing technologies related to production, machine tools and related topics.
MEC 664Tribology[3]
Surface characteristics, contact and friction, corrosion, wear, environmental fatigue, fretting, cavitation, errosion.
MEC 666MEMS[3]
In the first half of the semester, advanced MEMS processes as well as basic undergraduate level MEMS processes are introduced and reviewed. In the second half, newly emerging topics of MEMS and nanoengineering are discussed. Then, based on the covered material, independent, creative and systematic approaches to MEMS design projects are carried out. This course requires undergradue level MEMS course.
MEC 671Design and Control of Vibration[3]
1 degree of freedom system, modeling of discrete mass system, stability, forced response of discrete-mass system, control of vibration, modal test, modeling of continuous mass system, free response and control, approximation of continuous mass system.
MEC 672Control of Vibration and Noise[3]
Basic acoustics, wave equation, response to arbitrary noise source, transmission coefficient, critical angle, dipole radiation, longitudinal quadrupole noise source, acoustics in duct, acoustics in room, sound radiation by acoustically rigid material and elastic material.
MEC 681Digital Control[3]
The z-transform and difference equations, sampling and reconstruction, analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern control methods, system identification, implementation of digital control systems.
MEC 682Fluid Power Control I[3]
Steady-state characteristics and dynamic modeling of hydraulic system components, techniques of dynamic systems analysis, dynamic modeling of transmission lines, analysis and design of electrohydraulic control systems.
MEC 683Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement System[3]
Fundamentals of mechanical measurements; treatment of experimental data; measuring system response; sensors; signal conditioning and computer data acquisition; measurements of displacement, vibration, motion, stress/strain, force, torque, pressure and temperature.
MEC 684Optimal Control[3]
Design of nonlinear optimal controllers using variational principle, Pontryagin's maximum principle, performance index, time-optimal control, robustness and performance analysis of multi-variable control systems, Kalman filtering. LQR(linear quadratic regulator) and LQG/LTR(linear quadratic Gaussian/loop transfer recovery) techniques.
MEC 685Special Topics in Automatic Control[3]
Special topics in the state-of-the-art theories and recent research trends in automatic control.
MEC 686Advanced Robotics[3]
Kinematic and dynamic analysis, design, and control of robotic systems; inverse kinematics and inverse dynamics; various control issues including position control, force control, hybrid position/force control, and adaptive control; robotic sensors; mobile robots; telerobotic systems.
MEC 687Advanced Mechatronics[3]
Architecture and application of microprocessors, analog and digital electronics, assembly and C languages, implementation of modern control systems, computer interfacing, servo control systems, term projects and laboratory demonstrations.
MEC 688Human-Machine Interaction[3]
Accidents associated with "human error" often reflect the failure to recognize human factors in the design stage. In this class we will discuss the interaction of humans with complex machines. The topics cover the roles and authority between humans and machines, different levels of automation, enhanced human interface technologies such as telepresnece and virtual presence.
MEC 689Intelligent Systems[3]
This class introduces various aspects of artificial intelligent systems. The topics include neural networks, fuzzy method, knowledge-based systems, reinforcement learning, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithm, agents, state machines, petri nets, behavior-based robotics.
MEC 701Experimental Methods in Fluid Flow[3]
Measurement theories and analysis method of velocity and turbulent components using various measurement methods including hot wire and LDV.
MEC 702Computational Fluid Mechanics II[3]
Grid generation and adaptive grid method, derivation and discretization of compressible flow equation in the generalized coordinates, higher-order upwind differencing scheme, unstructured solver algorithm, triangular mesh generation algorithm.
MEC 704Turbulent Modeling[3]
Eddy viscosity coefficient model, two equation model, second moment model, low Reynolds turbulence model, large eddy simulation, direct numerical, simulation, turbulence model for transient turbulence flow and industrial application
MEC 705Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics[3]
Analysis and computation of the viscous model, and other properties in laminar and turbulence.
MEC 706Biofluid Mechanics[3]
Vascular diseases, names of arteries, pressure and flow, heart physiology, autoregulation of arterial wall, atherosclerosis, diabetes, Windkessel model, Wormersely number, CFD, hemorheology, transport of oxygen, measurement of blood properties.
MEC 707Special Topics in Fluid Engineering[3]
Literature survey and presentation for the recent topics as to fluid engineering.
MEC 709Renewable Energy[3]
In this course, all the aspects of wind, hydro, tidal, geothermal, ocean, solar power and their conversion system, and bio-cell, fuel-cell, photovoltaic system will be covered. Impacts of renewable energy sources on the future environment and energy analysis of renewable technologies will also be studied
MEC 710Energy conversion systems[3]
This class covers variety of devices and processes that convert natural resources into forms of energy useful in practice. A special emphasis is put on environment-friendliness and long-term reliability. Example systems include fuel cells, secondary or rechargeable batteries, solar cells, wind power systems, and nuclear power plants.
MEC 712Radiative Heat Transfer[3]
Basic concept of radiative heat transfer, computation of shape factor, absorptivity and reflectivity, characteristics of radiative heat transfer in liquid, vapor and solid state.
MEC 714Combustion II[3]
Spray combustion of liquid fuels, governing equation of multi-phases multi- components reacting system, turbulent combustion non-premixed and premixed flames and spray, pulverized coal combustion.
MEC 715Multi-Phase Flow[3]
Analysis of momentum, heat and mass transfer of two-phase flow and the characteristics of liquid-vapor flow.
MEC 716Special Topics in Thermal Engineering[3]
Special topics in the state-of-the-art theories and recent research trends in thermal engineering MEC 717 Nanoscale Temperature, Thermal Conductivity and Thermoelectric Coefficient
Measurement Techniquesand their application[3]
Nanoscale temperature, thermal conductivity, and thermoelectric coefficient measurement techniques are the essential components of the nano thermal engineering. In this course various kinds of measurement techniques, their development history, and applications of each field are introduced. Energy transport phenomena related to the measurement methods, handling of measurement equipment, and the design and fabrication process of nano thermal sensors are discussed. The current status and challenge of the technique are discussed
MEC 718Micro Scale Thermal Engineering[3]
This course will provide a foundation for studying the interactions and transport of energy by crystal vibrations, electrons, and photons in solids. Elementary and advanced statistical transport theories will be discussed. Finally, the fundamental knowledge will be used to understand the operation of modern micro devices and to develop techniques of thermometry.
MEC 719Microfluidics[3]
basic concepts and governing equations, slip models, shear-driven and pressure-driven micro flows, thermal effects in micro scales.
MEC 720Cellular mechanics 
The course addresses students with an interest in the mechanical properties and architecture of cells and how these influence cell motion and motion inside the cell. Students who have taken this course will have a thorough understanding of the mechanical properties of the cells components, including basic understanding of micro/nanosystems.
MEC 721Propulsion Engineering[3]
Cycle and performance of gas turbine system; basic principles and matching technique of components, compressor, combustor, turbine, and nozzle; basic knowledge about design and development of gas turbine systems.
MEC 722Advanced Internal Combustion Engine II[3]
Method of the emission reduction, emission mechanism in the spark and compression ignition engine
MEC 723Building Energy Analysis and Management[3]
Building energy analysis, evaluation of energy conservation methods, measurement and monitering of building energy, energy management.
MEC 724Heat Pump[3]
Classification of heat pump, system analysis and design, solar assisted heat pump, ground coupled heat pump, absorption heat pump, gas engine heat pump, utilization of unused energy, exergy analysis, economic evaluation.
MEC 725Special Topics in Energy Engineering[3]
Literature survey and presentation for the recent topics as to energy engineering.
MEC 726Special Topics in Power Engineering[3]
Literature survey and presentation for the recent topics as to power engineering.
MEC 728Mechanobiology in Musculoskeletal System 
The Mechanobiology of skeletal growth, adaptation, regeneration, and aging. Introduction to musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. The role of mechanical loading to the skeletal form, function and disease process
MEC 730Continuum Theories[3]
Thermal and mechanical behavior of continuum, analysis of tensor, entropy, theory of constitutive equations.
MEC 731Theory of Plasticity II[3]
Advanced theories of continuum plasticity are introduced with the following topics: extremum and variational principles, anisotropy, isotropic and kinematic hardening and theory of viscoplasticity. Following topics are also discussed: torsion of prismatic bars, expansion of cylindrical shells, sheet forming and anisotropy, porous materials and finite element analysis of large deformation problems.
MEC 732Nonlinear Elasticity[3]
Finite deformation of elastic material, constitutive equations, anisotropic.
MEC 733Elastodynamics[3]
Wave propagation, stress wave, wave reflection and transmission, application of vibration and noise.
MEC 734Advanced Finite Element Analysis[3]
The objective of the course is to teach the continuum mechanics principles in conjunction with the finite element methods. The contents include the finite element analysis of solids and structures, especially the Lagrangian formulations involving large displacements and large strains. The course considers static analyses, steady-state problems.
MEC 735Elastic Stability[3]
System stability, problem of eigenvalue, post buckling, dynamic stability.
MEC 740Mechanical Behavior of Materials II[3]
Mechanical behavior of material strength based on crystal and dislocation, yield and ultimate strength, plastic flow theory, burgers vector, environmental effects on material behavior.
MEC 742Fracture Mechanics II[3]
Microscopic behavior of crack initiation and propagation, crack tip plastic zone, crack strength, fracture toughness and elstoplastic fracture, J integral and COD, fracture mechanic design and prediction of fatigue life.
MEC 743Dynamic Fracture Mechanics[3]
Topics of dynamic fracture toughness affected by loading condition, temperature and environment; elastoplastic dynamic fracture; dynamic crack propagation; theory and experiment of crack arrest by dynamic load; dynamic stress intensity factor; fracture toughness of transient temperature.
MEC 744Advanced Fatigue Strength II[3]
Statistical approach of fatigue crack initiation and propagation, fatigue life in engineering structure, fatigue cracking criteria of composite and new materials.
MEC 745Engineering Materials & Their Applications[3]
Introduction of basic engineering materials such as metal, alloy, ceramic, polymer and electro-magnetic materials; analyses and application of stress by combined loading.
MEC 746Composite Materials Behavior[3]
Mechanics and analysis of fiber reinforced composite material, lamina stress-strain, engineering constants, lamination theory, damage and development in composite, fiber, matrix, fiber-matrix interface, and composite mechanical properties, fatigue and fracture of composite.
MEC 747Fatigue of Polymer Matrix Composites I[3]
Introduction of fatigue crack initiation and propagation of polymers, analysis and application of the basic mechanism of rheology, fracture and fatigue retardation.
MEC 748Fatigue of Polymer Matrix Composites II[3]
Effects of time-temperature curves, mechanism of deformation and fracture, structures of polymer matrix composites, viscoelastic behavior of polymer, crystallization of polymers, prediction of fatigue life of polymer, fracture and fatigue behavior of polymer matrix composites by biaxial loading.
MEC 751Kinematic Analysis of Mechanisms[3]
Analytic representation of motion, curvature theory and instantaneous invariants, higher curvatures and acceleration, three-dimensional mechanisms, computer-aided kinematic analysis, current applications.
MEC 752Dynamics of High-Speed Machines[3]
Review of classical dynamics, including Lagranges equations; analysis of dynamic response of high-speed machine elements and systems, including mass-spring systems, cam-follower systems, and gearing; shock isolation and introduction to gyro dynamics.
MEC 753Design by Stress Analyses of Plant Components 1 - Static Analysis[3]
Based on studying various design codes of plant components (nuclear, fossil, petro-chemical and gas plants), students will understand the significance of static stress analyses on design of plant components. By applying detailed stress analyses using 3-D Finite Element Methods to design components, students will be trained to perform optimal design of plant components.
MEC 754Design by Stress Analyses of Plant Components 2 - Dynamic and Seismic Analysis[3]
Based on studying dynamic and seismic design in various design codes of plant components, students will understand the significance of dynamic stress analyses on seismic design of plant components. By applying detailed numerical stress analyses to design components, students will be trained to perform dynamic and seismic design of plant components.
MEC 755Advanced Plant Design[3]
EPC Plant Architecture Engineering, Turbine Basic Design & Trouble Shooting
MEC 762Theory of Cutting[3]
Cutting mechanism in micro and macro scales, cutting dynamics including chatter \ vibration, mathematical description of chatter dynamics, cutting condition monitoring and control, tool wear and breakage detection, cutting force monitoring and adaptive control.
MEC 763Advanced Manufacturing Automation[3]
Factory automation, principal of numerical control and programming, APT, automatic tool-path generation method, free machining.
MEC 764Welding[3]
Theory and analysis of welding using electrical energy, chemical energy, mechanical energy, photo energy, etc.
MEC 765Special Topics in Machine-Tools[3]
Design and control of precision machine-tools; analysis of static and dynamic stiffness; spindle and feed control of high speed and composite machine-tools; cutting dynamics; actuators for machine-tools, and precision measurement methods.
MEC 766Microprocessor Based System Design[3]
State-of-the-art in embedded controller hardware and software design utilizing microprocessor, microprocessor architecture, embedded real-time operating system, application programming, motion control programming, control system design project
MEC 771Nonlinear Vibration[3]
Difference between linear and nonlinear vibration, fundamental concept of stability, limit cycles, liapunov method, perturbation method, secula term, lindstedt method, jump phenomena, subharmonics, superharmonics, Mathieu equations, Floquet theory, duffing equations, Hill equations.
MEC 772Random Vibration[3]
Random vibration, theory of probability, theory of random number, random process, ergodic random process, central limit theorem, spectral density, random excitation, analysis of vibration of randomly-excited structure by use of software package.
MEC 774Special Topics in Dynamics[3]
Special topics in the state-of-the-art theories and recent research trends in dynamics.
MEC 781Nonlinear Control[3]
Nonlinear systems analysis: phase plane analysis, Lyapunov theory, describing function analysis. Nonlinear control systems design: feedback linearization, input/output linearization, sliding mode control. Applications of nonlinear control.
MEC 782Intelligent Control[3]
Various intelligent control schemes including neural networks, fuzzy control, genetic algorithm. Control architectures of intelligent robot systems. Software modelling techniques.
MEC 783Adaptive Control[3]
Parameter estimation. System identification. Various adaptive control schemes including model reference adaptive control and self-tuning control. Auto-tuning and gain scheduling schedules. Applications of adaptive control.
MEC 784Special Topics in Mechatronics[3]
Special topics in the state-of-the-art theories and recent research trends in mechatronics.
MEC 785Fluid Power Control II[3]
Dynamic analysis and synthesis of electrohydraulic control systems. Hydraulic line dynamics and its modal approximations. Computer-aided-design of hydraulic systems. Survey of recently-published papers.
MEC 786Robust Control[3]
Mutivariable control systems. H2 and H spaces. Internal stability. Model reduction. Model uncertainty and robustness. Stability robustness and performance robustness. Linear fractional transform. Controller parameterization. H2 and H control techniques. μ-synthesis. Applications of robust control.
MEC 788Mobile Robotics[3]
Wheel mechanism design, sensors (GPS, ultrasonic / Infrared / laser range finders), Maps, Kinematics, localization (Markov localization, Kalman filter, range sensor based feature extraction), path planning, motion control, controllability analysis based on control Lie algebra
MEC 789Biomedical Engineering[3]
This class offers an introduction to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology and covers system dynamics approaches to modeling biological systems. We will also discuss the topics in biomedical engineering, including surgical robots and medical image processing.
MEC 799Robot Control[3]
Various techniques required for control of industrial and service robots. Implementation of digital control system, Feedback linearization, Manipulator dynamics, Position control (Independent joint control, Inverse dynamics control), Force control (Impedance control, Direct force control), Control of service robot, Vision-based control.
MEC 801Research in Fluid Engineering[3]
Research on special topics in fluid engineering.
MEC 812Research in Thermal Engineering[3]
Research on special topics in thermal engineering.
MEC 821Research in Energy Engineering[3]
Research on special topics in energy engineering.
MEC 822Research in Power Engineering[3]
Research on special topics in power engineering.
MEC 830Research in Solids and Structural Engineering[3]
Research on special topics in solid and structural engineering.
MEC 840Research in Materials & Fracture Engineering[3]
Research on special topics in materials & fracture engineering.
MEC 870Research in Vibration and Noise[3]
Research on special topics in vibration and noise engineering.
MEC 880Research in Systems and Control[3]
Research on special topics in systems and control engineering.
MEC 891Mechanical Engineering Seminar I[3]
Seminar on the state-of-the-art topics in mechanical engineering from invited lecturers.
MEC 892Mechanical Engineering Seminar II[3]
Seminar on the state-of-the-art topics in mechanical engineering from invitedlecturers.