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Undergraduate Courses

Design of Mechanical Engineering Components

This course is one of the design sequence course for juniors in the undergraduate program. The purpose of the course is:

  • Learn working principles of mechanical components and systems
  • Learn how to design important mechanical components
  • Develop the ability:
    • to find solutions to open-ended problems by applying various knowledge acquired through previous engineering courses
    • to interpret a design problem to model it into a solvable engineering problem
    • to understand and synthesize engineering analysis results
  • Experience a team-oriented long-term design project

Dual or Graduate Level Graduate Courses

Advanced Vibration I (Graduate Level, 1 or 2 vibration courses and knowledge on partial differential equations and introductory level of elasticity are assumed)

This course is to teach vibrations of shells and plate.  Shell vibration equations are derived based on the elasticity and energy principle in the most general form in Love's equation.  Other types of systems, plates, beams, arches, rings, and strings are treated as special sub-sets of the shell structure.  Emphasis is on qualitative understanding of vibration of elastic, continuous system.  Free and forced vibration problems, solution methods, interpretation of results, scaling of the results (similitude), design and experimental issues are discussed.       

Acoustic I (Dual level class)

The first, introductory course to acoustics.  Topics typically covered include:

  • Derivation of the linear wave equation
  • Plane wave and its propagation, reflection and transmission
  • Duct acoustics
  • Room acoustics
  • Measurement of sound, perception of sound
  • Brief discussion on radiation of sound
  • Practical design and application issues 

Acoustics II

The second of the introductory courses to acoustics.  Topics typically covered include:

  • Transfer (four-pole) matrix method and its application to duct acoustics
  • Higher order, loss effects on the wave equation and its solution (mean flow, absortion, non-linear effects)
  • Radiation of sound
  • Architectural acoustics based on room acoustics theory
  • Sound intensity and its measurement
  • Structure-acoustic interactions
  • Transduction: electro-acoustics (if time permits)

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