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Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics - Course Descriptions

EM 102 Graphical Communications for Civil Engineers 1R-2L-2C S
Prerequisites: CE major only or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the basic techniques used in engineering and scientific communication. Topics will include sketching of pictorials, computer-aided drawing, orthographic drawings, auxiliary views, reading engineering drawings and using electronic forms of communication. Focus on civil engineering applications.

EM 103 Introduction to Design 1R-3L-2C S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the engineering design process including problem definition, analysis, alternate solutions, specifications of final solution, and techniques of oral and written communications. Stresses the importance of teamwork through group design efforts.

EM 104 Graphical Communications 1R-2L-2C F
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the basic techniques used in engineering and scientific communication. Topics will include sketching of pictorials, computer-aided drawing, orthographic drawings, auxiliary views, reading engineering drawings and using electronic forms of communication.

EM 120 Engineering Statics 4R-0L-4C F, S
Prerequisites: MA 111 Calculus I 5R-0L-5C F,W
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, shear and bending moment diagrams, friction, and area moments of inertia. Emphasizes free-body diagrams.

EM 121 Statics & Mechanics of Materials I 4R-0L-4C F, W, S
Prerequisites: MA 111 Calculus I 5R-0L-5C F,W
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, and strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to loads applied axially. Emphasizes free-body diagrams.

EM 202 Dynamics 4R-0L-4C S
Prerequisites: MA 112 Calculus II 5R-0L-5C F,W,S, and EM 120 Engineering Statics 4R-0L-4C F, S or PH 111 Physics I 3.5R-1.5L-4C F,W
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Kinematics and kinetics of particles in space and rigid bodies in plane motion. Applications of the principles of Newton's laws, work-energy, impulse-momentum, and conservation laws to solutions of simple two-dimensional dynamics problems.

EM 203 Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C W
Prerequisites: EM 120 Engineering Statics 4R-0L-4C F, S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to loads applied axially, in torsion, in bending, and in shear. Combined stresses and principal stresses. Applications to design of beams and shafts.

EM 204 Statics & Mechanics of Materials II 4R-0L-4C F, S
Prerequisites: EM 121 Statics & Mechanics of Materials I 4R-0L-4C F, W, S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to loads applied in torsion, in bending, and in shear. Shear diagrams, bending moment diagrams, and area moments of inertia. Combined stresses and principal stresses. Applications to design of beams and shafts.

EM 301 Fluid Mechanics 4R-0L-4C S
Prerequisites: EM 202 Dynamics 4R-0L-4C S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, including pipe flow, and turbomachinery. Stresses the control volume approach, Eulerian description of flow, and conservation principles (mass, momentum, and energy).

EM 402 Three-Dimensional Dynamics 4R-0L-4C F
Prerequisites: ES 204 Mechanical Systems 2 2/3R-1L-3C W,S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies undergoing three-dimensional motion. Topics include the application of linear and angular momenta conservation, energy, Euler angles and other representations of a rotation, and numerical simulation of equations of motion. Additional topics may be added as needed.

EM 403 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C S
Prerequisites: EM 203 Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C W or EM 204 Statics & Mechanics of Materials II 4R-0L-4C F, S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Covers advanced topics in mechanics of deformable bodies and theories of failure. Introduces the theory of elasticity.

EM 406 Vibration Analysis 4R-0L-4C F
Prerequisites: ES 205 Analysis & Design of Engineering Systems 3R-3L-4C S,F
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Dynamic analysis of vibrating mechanical systems. Includes studies of single- and multiple-degrees-of-freedom, damped and undamped systems in both free and forced motion. Applications to vibration isolation and absorption, design of vibration measurement instrumentation, rotating unbalance, and torsional vibration of rotors.

EM 493 Selected Topics in Engineering & Technology As assigned
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Topics arranged by instructor.

EM 501 Topics in Fluid Mechanics Arranged
Prerequisites: ME 401 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics 3R-3L-4C S,F or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Course may be repeated for different topics in fluid mechanics.

EM 502 Advanced Dynamics 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: ES 205 Analysis & Design of Engineering Systems 3R-3L-4C S,F
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensional motion. Includes Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of equations of motion. Applications to conservative, nonconservative, holonomic and non-holonomic systems.

EM 503 Advanced Vibration Analysis 4R-0L-4C W
Prerequisites: EM 406 Vibration Analysis 4R-0L-4C F
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Dynamic analysis of multiple-degree-of-freedom lumped parameter vibrating systems as well as continuous systems. Lagrange's equations of motion. Applications include numerical methods and matrix formulation. Introduction to nonlinear and random vibration analysis. Methods of Rayleigh and Rayleigh-Ritz.

EM 505 Theory of Elasticity 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: EM 203 Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C W or EM 204 Statics & Mechanics of Materials II 4R-0L-4C F, S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the classical formulation of problems in elasticity. Emphasizes the derivation and the applications of the basic constitutive equations of elasticity such as strain-displacement, equilibrium, compatibility, and stress-strain. Covers St. Venant's problems, energy principles, and variational methods.

EM 508 Energy Methods in Engineering Mechanics 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: EM 403 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C S, and MA 330 Vector Calculus 4R-0L-4C F,S
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

General concepts and principles in mechanics, conservative mechanical systems, and variational methods. Applications to deformable bodies.