Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Engineering and Society
Office location and address
351 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
ENGR 1620 is a prerequisite for this course. If you have not taken ENGR 1620, take ENGR 1624 instead of this course. If you have already completed ENGR 1620, take this course. Introductory course in the use of quantitative engineering tools to model, characterize and predict system behavior. Excel and Matlab are applied to engineering problems posed in each of the engineering majors offered and several cross-curricular engineering endeavors.
Cornerstone course for first-year SEAS undergraduates, introducing them to engineering practice and design philosophy, via exposure to open-ended, realistic , hands-on challenges. Students engage in both individual and team work, and consider the contexts in which engineering challenges arise. SEAS majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Students who have taken ENGR 1620 or 1621 or both, can't enroll in ENGR 1624.
Basic concepts of mechanics, systems of forces and couples: equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines; internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams; distributed forces; friction, centroids and moments of inertia; introduction to stress and strain; computer applications. Cross-listed as CE 2300. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425. Corequisite: APMA 2120.
Kinematic and kinetic aspects of motion modeling applied to rigid bodies and mechanisms. Focus on free-body-analysis. Use of work-energy and impulse-momentum motion prediction methods. Use of Cartesian and simple non-Cartesian coordinate systems. Rotational motion, angular momentum, and rotational kinetic-energy modeling; body mass rotational moment of inertia. Relative-velocity and acceleration. Prerequisite: MAE 2300
A third-year level undergraduate course focused on a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the systems and information engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
For master's students.
For doctoral students.