Mechanical Engineering

Open Courseware and Resources

- Mechanical Engineering: an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
(Wikipedia)

Design and Manufacturing

modern manufacturing with 4 areas of emphasis: manufacturing processes, equipment/control, systems & design for manufacturing, integration of engineering & management disciplines for determining manufacturing rate, cost, quality & flexibility, topics (process physics, equipment design & automation/control, quality, design for manufacturing, industrial management, systems design & operation), quiz, course download [Chinese version available]

How and Why Machines Work

how and why machines work, conceived, developed (drawn), utilized, hands-on experiences of taking things apart mentally and physically, drawing (sketching, 3D CAD) what they envision and observe, understanding the physics and history of machines: tools, study materials, animations

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical systems design, System simulation, control, and optimization, Design optimization and system performance evaluation, Design case studies, Equipment for overall system design, lab exercises: Course Outline, Supplemental Notes

Experimental Engineering

Principles of physical measurements (standards calibration, estimation of error), uncertainty analysis (static and dynamic performance of measuring systems), laboratory experience, experiment planning, report writing: labs, equipment list, examples

Basic Introduction to Aerodynamics

Fundamentals of Flight, Venturi Tube Bernouli’s first practical use of his theorem: 54 slides

Control of Manufacturing Processes

explores statistical modeling and control in manufacturing processes, use of experimental design and response surface modeling to understand manufacturing process physics, defect and parametric yield modeling and optimization, forms of process control including statistical process control, run by run and adaptive control, real-time feedback control, semiconductor manufacturing, conventional metal and polymer processing, emerging micro-nano manufacturing processes
 

Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes

photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale: energy levels, statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport, scattering, heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation, derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale, applications in nano- and microtechnology.

Engineering Statics

methods of quantifying the forces between bodies, e.g. parts of mechanical structural and biological systems: Concentrated Forces and Their Effects, Complex Interactions Between Bodies, Engineering Systems - Single Body Equilibrium, Multiple Body Equilibrium - Frames ems, Multiple Body Equilibrium - Trusses

Fluid Mechanics

Fundamental concepts, Fluid Statics, Kinematics of Fluid Flow, Dynamics of Fluid Flow, Laminar and Turbulent Flows, Dimensional Analysis, Navier-Stokes Equations and Applications, Boundary Layer Theory and Applications, Pipe Flow Systems

Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion

fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems, analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, photoelectric processes in transportation systems, efficiency, environmental impact and performance, fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, different forms of energy storage and transmission and optimal source utilization and fuel-life cycle analysis: projects, tools

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