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The University of Tennessee Space Institute

Fall 2021 Course Listings

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
AVIATION SYSTEMS
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
MATHEMATICS
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
PHYSICS

 

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AE 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 42421 Abedi
009 CRN 42437 Kreth
010 CRN 42441 Moeller
011 CRN 42443 Schmisseur
012 CRN 42446 Zhang

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

AE 502 Registration for Use of Facilities (1-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 42466 Moeller

Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate

AE 511 Inviscid Flow (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 45422
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 12:10 – 1:25 E-110
PROF: Dr. James Coder

Kinematics and dynamics of inviscid fluids; potential flow about body, conformal mapping.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 541 and Mathematics 425.

AE 513 Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53370
TEXT: Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids, 2nd ed. by Ethirajan Rathakrishnan
from CRC Press
ISBN: 978-1-4987-8485-6
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 8:50 – 10:05 E-111
PROF: Dr. Phil Kreth

Experimental techniques with laboratory experiments; representative experiments: hot wire anemometry and turbulence measurements, flow visualization, wind tunnel tests, water table experiments, supersonic flow experiments, boundary layer measurements, laser-optical measurements.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 541.

AE 515 Air Vehicle Aerodynamics and Performance (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44633
TEXT: M. Asselin; An Introduction to Aircraft Performance; AIAA Education Series, Reston, VA 1997; 1st Edition; ISBN 1-56347-221-X
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 11:00 – 12:15 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Application of aerodynamics principles to air vehicles to provide estimates of performance, stability, and control characteristics for subsonic to hypersonic speeds. Relations among thrust, drag, lift and attitude, propulsion systems, vehicle performance characteristics, and trajectory optimization.

AE 517 Finite Elements for Engineering Applications (3)
SEC. 001 49296 (Same as ME 517 001 CRN 49275)
TEXT: All required course materials will be provided. Recommended references:
Zienkiewicz, Olek C., and Robert L. Taylor. The finite element method for solid and structural mechanics. Elsevier, 2005
K. J. Bathe; Finite Element Procedures. Cambridge, MA: Klaus-Jurgen Bathe, 2007
ISBN: 9780979004902
T. J. R. Hughes; The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover Publications, 2000. ISBN: 978-0486411811
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:50 – 3:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Reza Abedi

Modern computational theory applied to conservation principles across the engineering sciences. Weak forms, extremization, boundary conditions, discrete implementation via finite element, finite difference, finite volume methods. Asymptotic error estimates, accuracy, convergence, stability. Linear problem applications in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions, extensions to non-linearity, non-smooth data, unsteady, spectral analysis techniques, coupled equation systems. Computer projects in heat transfer, structural mechanics, mechanical vibrations, fluid mechanics, heat/mass transport.
Cross-listed: (Same as Mechanical Engineering 517)
Comment(s): Bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural science required.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

AE 521 Aerodynamics of Compressible Fluids (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 45240
TEXT: John D. Anderson; Modern Compressible Flow: With Historical Perspective; 3rd Edition;
McGraw Hill; ISBN 978-0072424430
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 E-113
PROF: Dr. Phillip Kreth

One-dimensional internal and external flow; waves; small perturbation theory; slender body theory; similarity rules; method of characteristics.

AE 525 Hypersonic Flow (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53567
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 – 2:15 E-111
PROF: Dr. John Schmisseur

Slender body flow; similitude; Newtonian theory; blunt body flow; viscous interactions; free molecule and rarefied gas flow.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 512

AE 532 Introduction to Turbulence (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53372
TEXT: An Introduction to Turbulent Flow; Jean Mathieu and Julian Scott; Cambridge University Press; 1st Edition ISBN 978-0521775380
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 E-110
PROF: Dr. Ragini Acharya

Macroscopic effects, analogies, statistical treatment, correlation functions, energy spectra, diffusion; application of turbulent jets and pipe flow.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 511 and 512.

AE 536 Continuum Mechanics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 50251 (Same as ME 536 001 CRN 48589)
TEXT: All required course materials will be provided.
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 3:50 – 4:45 E-110
PROF: Dr. Reza Abedi

Cartesian tensors, transformation laws, basic continuum mechanics concepts; stress, strain, deformation, constitutive equations. Conservation laws for mass, momentum, energy. Applications in solid and fluid mechanics.
Cross-listed: (Same as Mechanical Engineering 536.)
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

AE 569 Plasma Dynamics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 47702
TEXT: Foundation of Plasma Dynamics Hardcover; E.H. Holt and R.E. Haskell; The Macmillan Co.; ASIN: B00924EWCW; 510 pages; January 1, 1965
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 1:00 – 2:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

Fundamental concepts of plasma including electromagnetic theory, collision processes, kinetic theory, microscopic and macroscopic descriptions, transport properties, and magnetohydrodynamic analysis.
Recommended Background: Vector calculus and graduate fluid mechanics.
Registration Permission: Consent of Instructor.

AE 581 Rocket Propulsion (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53375
TEXT: George P. Sutton and Oscar Biblarz, Rocket Propulsion Elements, 8th ed. Wiley.

TIME: Monday & Thursday 1:00 – 2:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

Rocket propulsion fundamentals; thermodynamics of nonreacting and chemically reacting ideal gases, rocket nozzle design; ideal rocket performance parameters; rocket heat transfer; chemistry of propellants; liquid rocket engine systems; ground testing; introduction to solid propellant rockets.
Registration Permission: Consent of Instructor.

AE 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 002 CRN 42474 Abedi
003 CRN 42475 Kreth
004 CRN 45241 Moeller
005 CRN 45242 Schmisseur
006 CRN 45243 Zhang

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students in problems option.
Registration Permission: Consent of advisor.

AE 595 Aerospace Engineering Seminar (1)
SEC. 001 CRN 42478
TEXT: None
TIME: Will be announced through email
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

All phases of aerospace engineering, reports on current research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and UTSI.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 20 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Partial Differential Equations (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 42481 (Same as ME 599 003 CRN 47102)
TEXT: Applied Partial Differential Equations; 5th Edition; Richard Haberman; Pearson Modern Classic; ISBN 978-0-13-499543-4.
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Monty Smith

Mathematical and numerical solutions to classic problems in partial differential equations and their physical interpretation. Topics to be covered include: the heat equation, separation of variables methods, Fourier series, vibrating strings and membranes, the wave equation, Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue and eigenfunction problems, and introduction to finite difference methods.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 42482 (Same as BME 599 001 CRN 42524, ME 599 010 CRN 47126)
TEXT: No specific textbook is required for this class, as many texts on the subject exist. Students are free to choose whichever text best facilitates learning for each topic. Recommended texts include:
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig
• Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by M. Boas
• Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Mark Gragston

This course provides an introduction and review of analytical mathematical concepts relevant for advanced studies in engineering and science for modeling and problem solving. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, perturbation techniques, partial differential equations, complex variable calculus, Fourier analysis, and probability/statistics. The intent is to prepare students for advanced study in topics like heat transfer, dynamical systems, viscous/inviscid fluid flow, turbulence, and more. **Note that this course has departmental approval to count as a graduate math credit for MABE departmental degree programs.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Experimental Flight Mechanics-Fixed Wing Performance (3)
SEC. 006 CRN 47884
TEXT: Flight Testing of Fixed Wing Aircraft; Ralph D. Kimberlin; First Edition; AIAA; 2003;
ISBN 1-56347-564-2
TIME: Wednesday 1:00 – 3:30 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Fundamental theories, flight test techniques, data collection and analyses for fixed wing aircraft
performance. Topics: air data system calibration, takeoff and landing performance, turn performance,
cruise performance, energy concepts and aerodynamic modeling. Weekly classroom academics
with several flight simulator labs.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in AE: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems/Sensors (3)
SEC. 010 CRN 50456 (Same as ME 599 008 CRN 46301, BME 599 005 CRN 47700)
TEXT: Liu, C., Foundations of MEMS, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education: New Jersey, 2010,
ISBN 10: 0132497360, ISBN 13: 9780132497367.
Reference:
Marc J. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology; 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2011; ISBN 9780849331800.
G. Kovacs, Micromachined Transducer Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, 1998.
Sami Franssila; Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley, 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:45 – 5:00 Online
PROF: Dr. Feng-Yuan Zhang

The lectures will cover fundamentals and elements of micro/nano-scale design, fabrication, integration, and systems, including lithography, deposition, etching, thin film, surface modification, bonding, and characterization. The videos/movies will be presented to introduce the state-of-the-art fabrication process and integration. Their applications to transducers and actuators will be discussed.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 004 CRN 42492 Abedi
005 CRN 42494 Kreth
006 CRN 42496 Moeller
007 CRN 42498 Schmisseur
008 CRN 42500 Zhang

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
AE 601 Doctoral Research Methodology (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 48140
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Jeffrey Reinbolt

Methods of planning and conducting original research and proposal writing.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: Maximum 6 hours. May be repeated once.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate / doctoral students.
Registration Permission: Departmental approval.

AVIATION SYSTEMS

 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 012 CRN 46086 Johnson

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

BME 485 Advanced Biomaterials: Biological Application of Nanomaterials (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53444
TEXT: Nanomaterials; Dieter Vollath; Wiley; 2nd Edition; ISBN 978-3-527-33379-0
Cost of textbook $115 (Course materials will be provided – book purchase is not needed)
TIME: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 – 12:50 CT Live Zoom Link
PROF: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson

0-d, 1-d and 2-d nanomaterials synthesis and characterization with emphasis of surface properties. Chemical and biological functionalization of nanomaterials and nano-bio interfaces. Biological and biomedical application of nanomaterials.

Biological/medical uses of nanoscale materials. Includes the following topics: 0-d, 1-d, and 2-d nanomaterials synthesis and characterization with an emphasis on surface properties. Chemical and biological functionalization of nanomaterials and nano-bio interfaces. Biological and biomedical application of nanomaterials.

(RE) Prerequisite(s): MSE 474.

BME 578 Advanced Biomaterials: Biological Application of Nanomaterials (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 51983
TEXT: Nanomaterials; Dieter Vollath; Wiley; 2nd Edition; ISBN 978-3-527-33379-0
Cost of textbook $115 (Course materials will be provided – book purchase is not needed)
TIME: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 – 12:50 CT Live Zoom Link
PROF: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson

Focuses on the biological/medical uses of nanoscale materials. Includes the following topics: 0-d, 1-d, and 2-d nanomaterials synthesis and characterization with an emphasis on surface properties. Chemical and biological functionalization of nanomaterials and nano-bio interfaces. Biological and biomedical application of nanomaterials. The state-of-the-art research papers will be reviewed and discussed.
Biological/medical uses of nanoscale materials. Includes the following topics: 0-d, 1-d, and 2-d nanomaterials synthesis and characterization with an emphasis on surface properties. Chemical and biological functionalization of nanomaterials and nano-bio interfaces. Biological and biomedical application of nanomaterials.
Recommended Background: 474.
Comment(s): Prior knowledge may satisfy prerequisites, with consent of instructor.

BME 595 Biomedical Seminar (1)
SEC. 002 CRN 45811
TEXT: None
TIME: Will be announced through email
PROF: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson

All phases of biomedical engineering, reports on current research at UTK and UTSI.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 20 hours.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

BME 599 Special Topics in BME: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems/Sensors (3)
SEC. 005 CRN 47700 (Same as AE 599 010 CRN 50456, ME 599 008 CRN 46301)
TEXT: Liu, C. Foundations of MEMS, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education: New Jersey, 2010,
ISBN 10: 0132497360, ISBN 13: 9780132497367.
Reference:
Marc J. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology; 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2011; ISBN 9780849331800.
G. Kovacs, Micromachined Transducer Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, 1998.
Sami Franssila; Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley, 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:45 – 5:00 Online
PROF: Dr. Feng-Yuan Zhang

The lectures will cover fundamentals and elements of micro/nano-scale design, fabrication, integration, and systems, including lithography, deposition, etching, thin film, surface modification, bonding, and characterization. The videos/movies will be presented to introduce the state-of-the-art fabrication process and integration. Their applications to transducers and actuators will be discussed.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

BME 599 Special Topics in BME: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 42524 (Same as AE 599 002 CRN 42482, ME 599 010 CRN 47126)
TEXT: No specific textbook is required for this class, as many texts on the subject exist. Students are free to choose whichever text best facilitates learning for each topic. Recommended texts include:
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig
• Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by M. Boas
• Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Mark Gragston

This course provides an introduction and review of analytical mathematical concepts relevant for advanced studies in engineering and science for modeling and problem solving. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, perturbation techniques, partial differential equations, complex variable calculus, Fourier analysis, and probability/statistics. The intent is to prepare students for advanced study in topics like heat transfer, dynamical systems, viscous/inviscid fluid flow, turbulence, and more. **Note that this course has departmental approval to count as a graduate math credit for MABE departmental degree programs.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

BME 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 011 CRN 48141 Johnson

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

BME 601 Doctoral Research Methodology (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 48400
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Jeffrey Reinbolt

Intensive, individualized experience in reviewing literature, evaluating experimental or theoretical methods, planning a research project, and presenting research project plans orally and in writing.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: Maximum 6 hours. May be repeated once.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. PhD students only.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

IE 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 010 CRN 47546 Simonton
011 CRN 47547 Yu
012 CRN 47548 Shi

Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

IE 501 Design Project (1-3)
SEC. 009 CRN 50215 UT Space Institute Campus Tolk
012 CRN 53326 Distance Education Campus Tolk

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s): Enrollment limited to industrial engineering students in non-thesis option.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

IE 516 Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44752 UT Knoxville Campus
002 CRN 44753 Distance Education Campus
003 CRN 44754 UT Space Institute Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday 5:30 – 7:10 E-113
PROF: Dr. Tony Shi

Application of classical statistical techniques to industrial engineering problems. Statistics and statistical thinking in managerial context of organizational improvement; descriptive statistics and distribution theory; relationship between statistical process control techniques and classical statistical tools; parameter estimation and hypothesis testing; goodness-of-fit testing; linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance; single and multiple factor experimental design.
Recommended Background: Statistics 251 or equivalent.

IE 535 Productivity and Quality Engineering (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 52672 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 52673 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 53331 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday 4:00 – 6:30 Online
PROF: Dr. Lynn Reed

Productivity and quality measures defined and used to analyze current competitive position of important sectors of American industry with respect to national and international competition. Study of management theories and systems which promote or inhibit productivity or quality improvements.

IE 537 Analytical Methods for Engineering Managers (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 52676 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 52677 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 53334 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday 4:00 – 6:30 Online
PROF: Dr. Denise Jackson

Survey of management analysis and control systems through industrial engineering techniques. Qualitative and quantitative systems: methods analysis, work measurement, incentive systems, wage and salary development, production and inventory control, facility layout, linear programming, and applied operations research techniques.

IE 544 Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 52680 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 52681 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 53335 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday 10:00 – 12:30 E-113
PROF: Dr. Andrew Yu

Introduces the classical modeling and analysis methods for modern manufacturing systems. The main topics of this course will cover a broad range of concepts, including modeling of manufacturing systems; performance analysis of manufacturing systems; production planning and scheduling; and modeling, monitoring, diagnosis, and quality control of manufacturing processes.

IE 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 010 CRN 47556 Simonton UT Space Institute Campus
018 CRN 53338 Simonton Distance Education Campus
011 CRN 47557 Yu UT Space Institute Campus
019 CRN 53340 Yu Distance Education Campus
012 CRN 47952 Shi UT Space Institute Campus
020 CRN 53342 Shi Distance Education Campus

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

MATHEMATICS

Math 443 Complex Variables (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 53378
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Christian Parigger

Introduction to the theory of functions of a complex variable, including contour integrals and conformal mapping properties.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 241 or 247.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 43116 Abedi
021 CRN 43136 Kreth
022 CRN 43137 Moeller
023 CRN 43138 Schmisseur
024 CRN 43139 Zhang

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

ME 502 Registration for Use of Facilities (1-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 45256 Moeller

Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
ME 511 Fundamentals of Heat Conduction (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 45035
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:50 – 4:45 E-110
PROF: Dr. Shin

Physical and mathematical formulations for Fourier heat conduction problems for lumped systems, transient and steady-state distributed systems. Solutions by separation of variables, generalized integral transforms (Fourier and Laplace) for finite and infinite domains, Green’s function method, and perturbation methods for nonlinear systems.
Recommended Background: Undergraduate heat transfer course.

ME 517 Finite Elements for Engineering Applications (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 49275 (Same as AE 517 001 CRN 49296)
TEXT: All required course materials with be provided. Recommended references:
Zienkiewicz, Olek C., and Robert L. Taylor. The finite element method for solid and structural mechanics. Elsevier, 2005
K. J. Bathe; Finite Element Procedures. Cambridge, MA: Klaus-Jurgen Bathe, 2007
ISBN: 9780979004902
T. J. R. Hughes; The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover Publications, 2000. ISBN: 978-0486411811
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:50 – 3:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Reza Abedi

Modern computational theory applied to conservation principles across the engineering sciences. Weak forms, extremization, boundary conditions, discrete implementation via finite element, finite difference, finite volume methods. Asymptotic error estimates, accuracy, convergence, stability. Linear problem applications in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions, extensions to non-linearity, non-smooth data, unsteady, spectral analysis techniques, coupled equation systems. Computer projects in heat transfer, structural mechanics, mechanical vibrations, fluid mechanics, heat/mass transport.
Cross-listed: (Same as Aerospace Engineering 517.)
Comment(s): Bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural science required.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 521 Thermodynamics (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 45423
TEXT: Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics; Moran, Shapiro, Boettner & Bailer; 9th Edition;
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; ISBN 978-1-119-57150-6 — Print
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 – 11:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Milt Davis

Macroscopic thermodynamics, including First and Second Law analyses, availability, phase and chemical equilibrium criteria, combustion, gas mixtures, and property relations, determination of thermodynamic properties from molecular structure, spectroscopic data, kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, quantum physics, Schroedinger equation.

Fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics concentrating on 1st & 2nd Law with applications to vapor and gas cycles and application of ideal mixture analysis along with an introduction into combustion.
Recommended Background: Undergraduate thermodynamics.

ME 536 Continuum Mechanics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 48589 (Same as AE 536 001 CRN 50251)
TEXT: All required course materials will be provided.
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 3:50 – 4:45 E-110
PROF: Dr. Reza Abedi

Cartesian tensors, transformation laws, basic continuum mechanics concepts; stress, strain, deformation, constitutive equations. Conservation laws for mass, momentum, energy. Applications in solid and fluid mechanics.
Cross-listed: (Same as Mechanical Engineering 536.)
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 001 CRN 43153 Abedi
002 CRN 43154 Kreth
003 CRN 44883 Moeller
004 CRN 45257 Schmisseur
005 CRN 45258 Zhang

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students in problems option.
Registration Permission: Consent of advisor.

ME 595 Mechanical Engineering Seminar (1)
SEC. 001 CRN 43155
TEXT: None
TIME: Will be announced through email
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

All phases of mechanical engineering, reports on current research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 20 hours

ME 599 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Partial Differential Equations (3)
SEC. 003 CRN 47102 (Same as AE 599 001 CRN 42481)
TEXT: Applied Partial Differential Equations; 5th Edition; Richard Haberman; Pearson Modern Classic; ISBN 978-0-13-499543-4.
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Monty Smith

Mathematical and numerical solutions to classic problems in partial differential equations and their physical interpretation. Topics to be covered include: the heat equation, separation of variables methods, Fourier series, vibrating strings and membranes, the wave equation, Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue and eigenfunction problems, and introduction to finite difference methods.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 599 Special Topics in ME: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems/Sensors (3)
SEC. 008 CRN 46301 (Same as AE 599 010 CRN 50456, BME 599 005 CRN 47700)
TEXT: Liu, C. Foundations of MEMS, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education: New Jersey, 2010,
ISBN 10: 0132497360, ISBN 13: 9780132497367.
Reference:
Marc J. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology; 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2011; ISBN 9780849331800.
G. Kovacs, Micromachined Transducer Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, 1998.
Sami Franssila; Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley, 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:45 – 5:00 Online
PROF: Dr. Feng-Yuan Zhang

The lectures will cover fundamentals and elements of micro/nano-scale design, fabrication, integration, and systems, including lithography, deposition, etching, thin film, surface modification, bonding, and characterization. The videos/movies will be presented to introduce the state-of-the-art fabrication process and integration. Their applications to transducers and actuators will be discussed.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 599 Special Topics: Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics for Propulsion (3)
SEC. 009 CRN 47029
TEXT: Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics; Robert Zucker; John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; Second Edition;
ISBN #: 0-471-05967-6
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 1:50 – 3:05 E-111 Monday
PROF: Dr. Milt Davis E-113 Wednesday

Fundamentals of gas dynamics including varying area flow, flow through nozzles, standing normal shocks, Oblique shocks, flow with friction, flow with heat addition and an introduction to propulsion.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 599 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
SEC. 010 CRN 47126 (Same as AE 599 002 CRN 42482, BME 599 001 CRN 42524)
TEXT: No specific textbook is required for this class, as many texts on the subject exist. Students are free to choose whichever text best facilitates learning for the topic. Recommended texts include:
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig
• Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by M. Boas
• Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Mark Gragston

This course provides an introduction and review of analytical mathematical concepts relevant for advanced studies in engineering and science for modeling and problem solving. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, perturbation techniques, partial differential equations, complex variable calculus, Fourier analysis, and probability/statistics. The intent is to prepare students for advanced study in topics like heat transfer, dynamical systems, viscous/inviscid fluid flow, turbulence, and more. **Note that this course has departmental approval to count as a graduate math credit for MABE departmental degree programs.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 015 CRN 43174 Abedi
016 CRN 43175 Kreth
018 CRN 43177 Moeller
019 CRN 43178 Schmisseur
026 CRN 43185 Zhang

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

ME 601 Doctoral Research Methodology (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 48588
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Jeffrey Reinbolt

Methods of planning and conducting original research and proposal writing.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: Maximum 6 hours. May be repeated once.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – doctoral student.
Registration Permission: Departmental approval.

PHYSICS

Phys 500 Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 41742
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Christian Parigger

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Phys 531 Classical Mechanics (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 41839
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Christian Parigger

Variational formulation, Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, constraints, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory and action-angle variables.

Phys 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 41867 Parigger

Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.