Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
130 Chemistry DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Analyzes the design of elements under combined stresses; bending and torsional stresses in thin-walled beams; energy and other methods applied to statically determinate and indeterminate aerospace structural elements; buckling of simple structural members; and matrix and finite element analysis. Prerequisite: MAE 2310.
Applies mechanical analysis to the basic design of machine elements; basic concepts in statistics and reliability analysis, advanced strength of materials, and fatigue analysis; and the practical design and applications of materials to fastening systems, weldments, power screws, springs, journal and anti-friction bearings, gears, brake clutches and flexible power transmission elements. Prerequisites: MAE 2000 and MAE 3310.
Application of experimental methods to the design of experiments. Topics include data acquisition, hypothesis testing, and uncertainty assessment. Includes two experiments to investigate wing aerodynamic behaviors in a low speed wind tunnel and supersonic flow over a model or through a nozzle. Additional activities and experiments may vary to meet student interest.
Application of experimental methods to the design of experiments. Topics include data acquisition, hypothesis testing, and uncertainty assessment. Students will complete an array of experiments requiring the examination of test equipment and procedures for heat transfer, mechanical and fluid systems.
Coverage of the design process including project management, specifications, budgeting and case histories, Conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. Technical proposal and report preparation and technical presentations. Organization of design teams to work on specific semester long mechanical design projects selected to illustrate the design process. Engineering 4th Year Standing or instructor permission.
A continuation of MAE 4610 that applies the design process to projects. Organization of design teams to work on specific semester-long design projects, including oral presentations and written reports. Pre- or Co-Requisite MAE 4610
Discusses the mathematics of feedback control systems; transfer functions; basic servo theory; stability analysis; root locus techniques; and graphical methods. Applications to analysis and design of mechanical systems, emphasizing hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical devices. Prerequisite: MAE 2320 and 3710.
For master's students.
For doctoral students.