E247: An Introduction to Aerodynamics

This mini-course aims at providing basics of Aerodynamics for students and professionals who are considering Aerospace industry as a university major, a job target, or for those who are aircraft enthusiasts. A basic knowledge of mathematics (undergraduate level) is recommended for students to follow everything discussed in the course, but even without that the audience…

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E242: Introduction to Composite Materials

Imagine a material that can offer mechanical properties competitive with aluminum and steel but are at fractions of their weight – a type of material with that capability are composites. Composite materials are used for many applications such as aircraft structures, biomedical devices, racing car bodies, and many others for their capability of possessing more…

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E244A: Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials

The main goal is to provide students with a basic understanding of linear and nonlinear elastic behavior, deformation under multiaxial loading, plastic deformation and yield criteria, strain hardening, strengthening mechanisms, stress concentration effects, fracture mechanisms, brittle and ductile fracture, and low-cycle/high-cycle fatigue. This course will cover failure by plastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, and environmental factors….

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E246C: Contact Mechanics

The course includes both analytical and numerical approaches in contact mechanics of both macroscopically smooth and microscopically rough surfaces and examines elastic and elastic-plastic deformation, adhesion, fracture, frictional heating, and electrical conduction of contact-mode devices found in various engineering applications. The main objective of the course is to provide participants with a solid background of…

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E246B: Surface Engineering

This course is concerned with interacting surfaces in relative motion under various settings, including traditional engineering (e.g., bearings, gears, guideways, metal forming and machining), microelectronics (e.g., MEMS devices), and biotechnology (e.g., implantable components, such as total joint replacements, stents, and intra-vessel catheterization procedures). The interactions occurring at contact interfaces control the friction and wear behavior…

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E240: The Essentials of Mechanics of Physical Systems-A Primer

As we are entering the golden age of industrial design, simulation, robotics and manufacturing, a deep and crystal-clear understanding of the topics of statics, strength of materials and dynamics is needed more than ever. This primer is a condensed synopsis of statics, strength of materials and dynamics, and is designed to augment (not replace) the…

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E241A: Introduction to structural materials I

This course takes the students from atomic arrangements, thermodynamic assessment of materials to microstructure. The students will learn crystal structure, grain structure, texture, defects. The main focus is on steel metallurgy and steel classification while an introduction to ceramics are provided. Basic introduction in materials characterization is provided to give the students the background necessary…

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