MAE 540 - ROCKET PROPULSION I

Semester Hours: 3

Introduction to the operation, analysis, and design of liquid and solid rockets.

MAE 541 - AIRBREATHING PROPULSION

Semester Hours: 3

Survey of airbreathing propulsion systems with special emphasis on gas turbine engines for aircraft and rotorcraft. Thermodynamic power cycles, design of components, and overall engine performance analysis. Discussion of practical design and operations considerations including engine controls, reliability, and durability.

MAE 561 - VIBRATIONS ELASTIC SYS

Semester Hours: 3

Formulation of the equations of motion of discrete and continuous systems, analytical and numerical methods of solution, eigenvalue problems, and dynamic response. (Same as MAE 461 and CE 461/561.).

MAE 563 - INTERMEDIATE DYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Kinematics and dynamics of particles, system of particles, and rigid-bodies. Variational principles and Lagrangian mechanics.

MAE 568 - ELEMENTS OF SPACECRAFT DESIGN

Semester Hours: 3

Fundamentals of spacecraft engineering and design. Topics include: orbital mechanics, space environment, attitude determination and control, communications, space structures, thermal control, propulsion and power, and systems and mission design. (Same as MAE 468.) Prerequisite: MAE 520.

MAE 574 - APP MECHANICS OF SOLIDS

Semester Hours: 3

Stresses and strains at a point, theories of failures, stress concentration factors, thick-walled cylinders, torsion of noncircular members, curved beams, unsymmetrical bending, and shear center. (Same as MAE 474 and CE 474/574.).

MAE 576 - COMP MATLS: FABRIC/DES/ANALY

Semester Hours: 3

Introduction to the mechanics of advanced composite materials. Design and analysis of composite structures. Analysis of orthotropic and transversely isotropic materials and systems. Hands on fabrication of a composite structure. (Same as MAE 476.).

MAE 577 - EXP TECH SOLID MECHANICS

Semester Hours: 3

Experimental methods to determine stress, strain, displacement, velocity, and acceleration in various media. Theory and laboratory applications of electrical resistance strain gages, brittle coatings, and photoelasticity. Application of transducers and experimental analysis of engineering systems. (Same as MAE 477 and CE 477/577.).

MAE 580 - AIRCRAFT STABILITY & CONTROL

Semester Hours: 3

Stability and control of aerodynamic vehicles. Design of aircraft to obtain good flying characteristics. Complete governing equations and analog solutions of linearized equations. (Same as MAE 480.) Prerequisite: MAE 530.

MAE 589 - COMPUTER AIDED ENGR

Semester Hours: 3

Application of computer methods in the analysis and design of structural, thermal, and dynamical systems. Use of state-of-the-art finite element and finite difference computer programs. Practical guidelines for discrete modeling; analysis of modeling errors. Comparison of exact and approximate solutions to boundary value problems. Use of microcomputers in engineering design and analysis. (Same as MAE 489.).

MAE 595 - SELECTED TOPICS MECH & AERO EG

Semester Hours: 1-6

MAE 610 - AERODYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Fundamental concepts in aerodynamics including conservation laws, complex potential theory, thin airfoil theories, finite-wing lifting-line theory, boundary layers and Von Karman momentum integral equations.

MAE 620 - COMPRESSIBLE FLOW

Semester Hours: 3

Study of compressible subsonic, transonic and supersonic flows as described by the Euler equations. Linear and nonlinear theories of shockwaves, expansion waves, and their interactions. Applications to wind tunnels, nozzles, diffusers and aerodynamic bodies.

MAE 623 - COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS I

Semester Hours: 3

Formulations by finite difference, finite element, finite volume, and spectral element methods for incompressible and compressible flows. Explicit and implicit methods, Von Neumann error analysis, consistency, convergence, and accuracy.

MAE 635 - AEROSPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Semester Hours: 3

Introduction to Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) and life cycle analysis with application to Aerospace Systems. Systems engineering and quality engineering methods and tools. Top-down design decision support process. Computer integrated environment and robust design simulation will be addressed. Prerequisite: ISE 601 or ISE 690.

MAE 640 - ROCKET PROPULSION II

Semester Hours: 3

MAE 641 - ADV THERMODYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Application of classical thermodynamics. Treatment of problems involving nonideal gases and liquids, phase equilibrium, and chemical equilibrium. (Same as CHE 641.).

MAE 642 - INTRO TO ELECTRIC PROPULSION

Semester Hours: 3

Physics and performance of electrically-driven in-space propulsion for Earth satellites and deep space missions. The physics of electromagnetics, plasmas, gas kinetics as applied to electrothermal, electrostatic, electromagnetic, and other electric propulsion systems. Characteristics and performance metrics of resistojets, arcjets, ion engines, Hall effect thruster, pulsed plasma thruster, and magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters. Review of orbital mechanics including low-thrust transfers. Overview of current research efforts including plasma behavior, new thruster designs, and novel concepts. Undergraduate students may take this course with instructor permission.

MAE 643 - ADVANCED HEAT & MASS TRANSFER

Semester Hours: 3

Continuation of MAE 450 in the study of conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfer and mass transfer. Emphasis is placed on heat transfer in turbulent flows and high speed flows, combined mode heat transfer, and mass transfer in reacting flows.

MAE 644 - ADVCD SOLID ROCKET PROPUL

Semester Hours: 3

Overview of the design, manufacture and testing of solid rocket propulsion systems. Specific topics include propellant ballistics and combustion, grain design, motor case and nozzle design, thermal protection, motor performance, and reliability and failure. Prerequisite: MAE 540.

MAE 645 - COMBUSTION I

Semester Hours: 3

Combustion chemistry, introduction to mass transfer, chemical kinetics, reactors, simplified governing equations for chemically reacting flow, laminar diffusion and premixed flames.

MAE 646 - COMBUSTION I

Semester Hours: 3

Combustion chemistry, introduction to mass transfer, chemical kinetics, reactors, simplified governing equations for chemically reacting flow, laminar diffusion and premixed flames.

MAE 647 - UNCERTAINTY ANAL IN EXPER

Semester Hours: 3

Uncertainty analysis concepts and techniques; application in planning, design, construction, debugging, execution, data analysis and reporting phases of experimental programs. Discussion of national and international standards and current engineering uncertainty analysis literature.

MAE 649 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

Semester Hours: 3

Mass, energy, and momentum transport in steady and transient motions in real and rheological substances. (Same as CHE 649.).

MAE 651 - VISCOUS FLUID MECHANICS

Semester Hours: 3

Fundamentals of incompressible viscous fluid motion, including development of Navier Stokes equation. Exact and approximate solutions for both large and small Reynolds number. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers.

MAE 657 - HELICOPTER THEORY

Semester Hours: 3

Vertical flight, forward flight, performance, design, mathematics of rotating systems, rotary wing dynamics, rotary wing aerodynamics, helicopter aeroelasticity, stability and control, stall, and noise. Prerequisite: MAE 530.

MAE 660 - STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Application of the theory of vibrations to discrete and continuous models of structures. Numerical methods of analysis for both spatial and temporal variables. Modal synthesis and step-by-step time integration methods. Finite element applications; substructuring techniques. (Same as CE 660.).

MAE 661 - ADVANCED DYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Variational methods, optimization, and dynamic stability. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation for dynamical systems and Hamilton-Jacobi methods to orbital mechanics.

MAE 662 - NONLINEAR DYNAM & CHAOS

Semester Hours: 3

Nonlinear and chaotic dynamical systems, phase plane, periodic and strange attractors, stability analysis, critical points, Piapunov exponents, bifurcation points, solitons, logistic maps, Poincare and Henon iterative maps, factals, Mandelbrot and Julia sets, chaos in complex dynamical systems.

MAE 663 - ASTRODYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Astronomical coordinates and time systems; the many-body problems and disturbing functions. General perturbation methods, and application of classical mechanics and Hamilton-Jacobi methods to orbital mechanics.

MAE 664 - ROBOTICS I

Semester Hours: 3

This course prepares students to analyze three-dimensional coordinate transforms, three-dimensional kinematic and dynamic modeling of multi-body systems, as applied to robotic manipulators. Topics are: Spatial descriptions and transformations, manipulator kinematics, inverse manipulator kinematics, Jacobians: velocities and static forces, manipulator dynamics, trajectory generation.

MAE 665 - ROBOTICS II

Semester Hours: 3

This course prepares students to analyze advanced robotic systems, as applied to redundant robots (highly flexible robots acting like an elephant trunk), mobile robots (self-driving cars), unmanned surface vessels (boats/ships), and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Topics are: Redundant and hyper-redundant manipulators, applied nonlinear control for manipulators, obstacle avoidance and path planning in 2D workspace for mobile robots, kinematics and control of mobile robots, marine robotic surface vessels dynamic modeling and control, aerial robotic vehicles dynamic modeling and control.

MAE 671 - CONTINUUM MECHANICS

Semester Hours: 3

Kinematics and kinetics, various coordinate systems, constitutive equations for continuous media; governing partial differential equations from first and second laws of thermodynamics; applications to solids, liquids, and gases. (Same as CE 671.).

MAE 672 - ELASTICITY

Semester Hours: 3

Formulation of boundary-value problems of classical elasticity. Application to plane problems, prismatic members, and axisymmetric problems. Introduction to three-dimensional problems. (Same as CE 672.).

MAE 673 - PLASTICITY

Semester Hours: 3

Fundamentals of mechanical behavior of metals and nonmetals for stress states greater than the yield stress state. Deformation and flow theories. Stress-strain relations and yield criteria. Solution of boundary value problems with plastic bodies. Limit analysis of structures. (Same as CE 673.).

MAE 674 - FINITE ELEMENT ANALYS I

Semester Hours: 3

Finite element theory, variational methods, weighted residuals; applications to linear partial differential equations in continuous media; solution of boundary-value and initial-value problems. (Same as CE 674.).

MAE 676 - VISCOELASTICITY

Semester Hours: 3

Mechanical behavior of materials having time-dependent and temperature-dependent material properties. Creep and relaxation phenomena. Elastic-viscoelastic analogies. Formulation of stressstrain laws. Solution of boundary value problems for viscoelastic bodies. (Same as CE 676.).

MAE 677 - OPTICAL TECH IN SOLID MECH

Semester Hours: 3

Overview of conventional methods for experimental stress analysis. Introduction to applied optics with emphasis on non-destructive, laser-based testing methods, fiber optic recording systems,photoelectronic-numerical data acquisition, and computer aided analysis. (Same as CE 677.).

MAE 680 - PERFORMANCE FLIGHT TESTING

Semester Hours: 3

Fundamentals of rotorcraft test and evaluation. Topics include: test planning, requirements analysis, helicopter performance evaluation, fundamentals of propulsion testing, aviation safety, use of modeling and simulation in flight testing, Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration requirements and procedures.

MAE 681 - MISSILE TRAJECTORY ANALYSIS

Semester Hours: 3

Methods for generating trajectories of missiles and projectiles are studied as well as control mechanisms. Point mass approximations are developed using approximations and exact representations of drag and atmospheric conditions Full six degree-of-freedoms models are developed and solved numerically. Aerodynamic models are developed for both slowly spinning missiles and spin stabilized projectiles. Projectile linear theory is developed and used to discuss gyroscopic and dynamic stability and introduce rapid trajectory generation. Prerequisite: MAE 580.

MAE 692 - GRAD ENGR ANALYSIS I

Semester Hours: 3

Ordinary differential equations (ODEs), Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials, Laplace transformations, simultaneous differential equations, application of ODEs to mechanical systems, partial differential equations (PDEs) and boundary-value problems, application of PDEs to mechanical systems.

MAE 693 - GRAD ENGR ANALYSIS II

Semester Hours: 3

Green's functions, Fourier series and integrals, linear algebra, vectors, vector analysis and integral theorems, introduction to tensor analysis, analytical functions of a complex variable, Taylor and Laurent expansions, the residue theorem, stability criteria, and Calculus of Variations. Prerequisite: MAE 692.

MAE 695 - SELECTED TOPICS MECH & AERO EG

Semester Hours: 1-9

MAE 696 - GRAD INTERN MECH & AERO ENGR

Semester Hours: 1-9

Active involvement in an engineering project in an engineering enterprise, professional organization, or government agency that has particular interest and relevance to the graduate student. Permission of MAE faculty member required.

MAE 698 - PLAN II MASTER'S PAPER

Semester Hours: 3

Required Plan II paper for a Plan II Masters degree. Completion of 18 semester hours of graduate course work required.

MAE 699 - MASTER'S THESIS

Semester Hours: 1-9

Required each semester in which a student is working and receiving direction on a master's thesis. Minimum of two semesters and 6 hours required for M.S.E. students. A maximum of 9 hours of credit is awarded upon successful completion of master's thesis. Requires thesis advisor permission. The 1 hour option is only available to students who have successfully defended their thesis and submitted it for approval, but do not meet the deadlines for graduation in the semester submitted. Students may only use the 1 hour option once in their career.

MAE 723 - COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNA II

Semester Hours: 3

Continuation of Computational Fluid Dynamics I, advanced topics in finite difference, finite element, finite volume, and spectral element methods. Prerequisite: MAE 623.

MAE 724 - COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMI III

Semester Hours: 3

Grid generation techniques with structured and unstructured meshes, adaptive meshes, domain decompositions, and parallel processing. Applications of generated meshes to any one of the following problems: turbulence, combustion, acoustics, radiation, multiphase flows, or magnetohydrodynamics. Prerequisite: MAE 723.

MAE 740 - AEROTHERMODYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Description of the dynamic and thermal fluid flow environments associated with hypervelocity vehicles and propulsion systems with emphasis on thermochemical nonequilibrium behavior. Topics include thermostatistical basis for internal energies, specific heats and shock strengths in dissociated and ionized gases; formulation of reacting flow conservation equations; and recent experimental advances in aerothermodynamics.

MAE 745 - COMBUSTION II

Semester Hours: 3

Droplet evaporation and burning, introduction to turbulent flow, turbulent diffusion and premixed flames, burning of solids, pollutant emissions, and detonation. Prerequisite: MAE 645.

MAE 746 - CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER

Semester Hours: 3

Advanced theory of convective transport processes in fluids, including transport of momentum and energy in laminar flow, boundary layers and turbulent transport in shear flow. Engineering applications include boiling and two phase processes.

MAE 749 - MASS TRANSPORT

Semester Hours: 3

Mass transfer in solid and fluid systems under steady and transient conditions. Integration of momentum, heat and mass transfer equations with application to reactive, rheological and multicomponent systems.

MAE 751 - BOUNDARY LAYER THEORY

Semester Hours: 3

Development of boundary layers using singular perturbation theory. Curvature and compressible effects and the order of their importance. Modern applications and computational approaches.

MAE 754 - HYPERSONIC FLOW

Semester Hours: 3

Theories for treating the laminar and turbulent boundary layers of reacting fluids, mixtures, related chemical, thermodynamic, and physical phenomena in hypersonic flows. Leading edge bluntness, shock wave interactions, and vorticity effects.

MAE 755 - ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS

Semester Hours: 3

Transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flows. Application of compressible potential theory, similarity rules, slender body theory and Newtonian flow theory to the analysis of aerodynamics of aircraft, missiles, re-entry vehicles, and other flight vehicles.

MAE 757 - OPT TECH/FLUID MECHANICS

Semester Hours: 3

Laser sources, molecular interactions with light and diatomic spectroscopy needed fluorescence, Brillouin scattering, four wave mixing, CARS and other applications in optical fluid diagnostics. (Same as CHE 757.).

MAE 758 - TURBULENCE

Semester Hours: 3

Turbulence in gases and liquids; boundary layers, atmospheric phenomena. Prerequisites: MAE 651 and MAE 671.

MAE 762 - WAVE MOT/CONT ELAS BODIES

Semester Hours: 3

Elements of stress wave propagation in bounded elastic media. Propagation of elastic waves in infinite and semi-infinite bodies, cylinders, rods and beams. (Same as CE 762.).

MAE 765 - RANDOM VIBR/ELASTIC SYSTEMS

Semester Hours: 3

Dynamic analysis of elastic systems including the response of complex structures to random excitations. Typical excitations include random wind, thermal, earthquake, aerodynamic, and ocean wave phenomena. Probabilistic mechanics methods. Concepts of reliability. Stationary and ergodic processes.

MAE 768 - DYN AEROSPACE VEHICLES

Semester Hours: 3

Elements of advanced rotational kinematics of rigid bodies. Attitude motion of space vehicles in circular and elliptic orbits. Methods of gravitation and spin stabilization of gyrostat.

MAE 772 - THEORY STRUCT STABILITY

Semester Hours: 3

Energy criterion for stability of elastic structure under conservative loading. Stability concept for general continuous systems. Rigorous and approximate methods of analysis. Buckling of structural elements under impulsive and nonconservative loading. Postbuckling behavior. Prerequisite: MAE 671.

MAE 774 - FINITE ELEM ANALY II

Semester Hours: 3

Advanced topics in finite element analysis; application to nonlinear partial differential equations in continuum mechanics; theoretical studies of convergence and stability of solutions. (Same as CE 774.) Prerequisite: MAE 674.

MAE 778 - FRACTURE MECHANICS

Semester Hours: 3

Theory of crack propagation, stress intensity factors, mapping techniques, series expansion, asymptotic approximations, field singularities, integral transforms, numerical solutions. (Same as CE 778.) Prerequisite: MAE 672.

MAE 780 - THEORY OF ACOUSTICS

Semester Hours: 3

Simple harmonic oscillators, damped and forced oscillators, 1-D wave equation, vibration of a string, 2-D wave equation, vibration of membranes, the acoustic wave equation, plane waves, cylindrical and spherical waves, reflection and transmission, radiation and reception of acoustic waves, absorption and attenuation of sound, cavities and wave guides, and architectural acoustics. Prerequisite: MAE 692.

MAE 795 - SELECTED TOPICS MECH & AERO EG

Semester Hours: 1-9

MAE 799 - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

Semester Hours: 3-9

Required each semester student is enrolled and receiving direction on doctoral dissertation.