**Course Listings:**

The University reserves the right to revise any information listed in this timetable of classes.

## Aerospace Engineering

*SEC.*

*001 CRN 33731 Abedi**002 CRN 33732 Acharya**003 CRN 33733 Gragston**004 CRN 33734 Kreth**005 CRN 33735 Moeller**012 CRN 23948 Palies**013 CRN 23949 Schmisseur**014 CRN 23950 Zhang**015 CRN 23951 Zhao*

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

*SEC.**002 CRN 23959 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*

*SEC. **001 CRN 23960*

TEXT: *Viscous Fluid Flow*; Frank M. White; McGraw Hill; 3^{rd} Edition; ISBN 0072402318

*TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 3:05 – 4:20 Online*

*PROF: Mark Gragston*

Derivation of fundamental equations of compressible viscous flow; boundary conditions for viscous heat-conducting flow; exact solutions for Newtonian viscous flow (Navier-Stokes) equations for special cases; similarity solutions. Thermal boundary layers, stability of laminar flows, transition to turbulence, 2-D turbulent boundary layer equations. Incompressible-turbulent mean flow, and compressible boundary layer flow.*Registration Permission:* *Consent of instructor.*

SEC.

001 CRN 34284 (Same as ME 516 001 CRN 34868)

*TEXT: Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures*; Julius S. Bendat and Allan G. Piersol; Wiley; 4^{th} Ed.; ISBN 978-0-470-24877-5

*TIME: Monday & Wednesday 8:45 – 10:00 E-111*

*PROF: Phil Kreth*

Various tools and techniques used in the analysis of random data. Data classification; statistics and probability; spectral and correlation functions; data acquisition fundamentals; input-output system models; and an introduction to modern data analysis procedures.*Cross-listed:* *(Same as: Mechanical Engineering 516.)**(DE) Prerequisite(s):* *Undergrad degree in engineering. Consent of instructor.**Recommended Background:* *Logic-based programming knowledge (preferably within MATLAB) and some laboratory research.*

*SEC. **002 CRN 28686 (Same as ME 518 004 CRN 35483)*

TEXT: TBD

*TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:45 – 10:00 E-110*

*PROF: Kivanc Ekici*

Finite difference and finite volume techniques for solving compressible and incompressible fluid flow problems. Classification of partial differential equations and their discrete approximations. Explicit and Implicit techniques for solving unsteady Euler and Navier-Stokes equations including finite volume and finite difference formulations. Formulation of boundary conditions, artificial viscosity and multigrid acceleration. Stability analysis and convergence. Grid generation.*Cross-listed:* *(Same as Aerospace Engineering 518; Biomedical Engineering 518.)**Recommended Background:* *Fluid mechanics, differential equations, and compressible flows.**Registration Permission:* *Consent of instructor.*

SEC.

001 CRN 23965 Abedi

002 CRN 33737 Acharya

003 CRN 33738 Gragston

004 CRN 33739 Kreth

005 CRN 33740 Moeller

007 CRN 25292 Palies

012 CRN 35544 Schmisseur

013 CRN 35545 Zhang

014 CRN 35546 Zhao

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

*SEC. **001 CRN 23969 (Same as ME 599 013 CRN 27651)*

TEXT: *Stabilization and Dynamics of Premixed Swirling Flames*; 1st Edition; Paul Palies; Academic Press; July 2020; Available electronically at the library.

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:20 – 11:35 E-113

PROF: Paul Palies

This course follows Combustion I course and focuses on combustion dynamics and unsteady combustion process in gas turbine engines for commercial aviation. The goal is to describe the fundamentals of combustion processes at work in these propulsion systems including turbulent combustion and combustion instability. A major emphasis is on flame stabilization and combustion dynamics. Flame stabilization includes non-reacting flow processes and chemical reactions complexities associated to the flame front which are described. Combustion dynamics include phenomenon such as flashback, combustion oscillation, and blowoff. Elements of analytical, computational modeling and experimental measurements in the field are introduced and discussed. The operation and principles of gas turbines engines are also described. Finally, the perspective for research and development are outlined and include clean propulsion, sustainable aviation fuel, premixed combustion, and hydrogen combustion. Some of the material presented and this course are also relevant to other combustion and propulsion systems and specifics (fighter aircraft and rocket engines…) and will be discussed too.

This is a three-credit hour course. Combustion I is recommended, but not required.

*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.*

SEC.

003 CRN 26620 (Same as ME 599 030 CRN 33099)

*TEXT: Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion; 1 ^{st} Edition; William Emrich, Jr., Butterworth-Heinemann; July 2016; Paperback ISBN 9780128044742; ebook ISBN 9780128045305*

*TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 – 2:45 E-113*

*PROF: Trevor Moeller*

This is an introductory course nuclear thermal propulsion and nuclear electric propulsion. The primary focus will be on propulsion aspects of nuclear thermal rockets. Topics covered include: rocket engine fundamentals, nuclear rocket engine cycles, thermal fluid aspects of nuclear rockets, materials for nuclear rockets, and an introduction to interplanetary mission analysis. Nuclear electric propulsion will be introduced, leaving in-depth coverage of electric propulsion to AE 566 Electric Propulsion. AE 581 Rocket Propulsion I is recommended, but not required.*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.*

SEC.

005 CRN 25163 (Same as ME 599 006 CRN 25765)

TEXT: *Measurement Uncertainty, Methods and Applications*; Ronald Dieck; International Society of Automation; 5^{th} Edition; ISBN-10 1941546943, ISBN-13 978-1941546949

TIME: Monday & Wednesday 11:55 – 1:10 E-113

PROF: Ragini Acharya

With the increasing complexity and more demanding requirements for engineered systems, it has become vital to include Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in engineering analysis. This course will cover uncertainty identification and quantification arising from sources like measurement inaccuracies, material properties, boundary and initial conditions, and modeling approximations, numerical errors in the computational fluid dynamics based workflow including validation with experimental data, introduces forward and inverse propagation of uncertainty and uncertainty quantification methods, discuss potential implementations on use case studies to demonstrate the benefits of going beyond deterministic analysis.

The competitive benefits of UQ include reduced development time and cost, improved designs, better understanding of risk, and quantifiable confidence in analysis results and engineering decisions. Unfortunately, there are obstacles and technical challenges which can prevent organizations from utilizing UQ methods and techniques in their engineering practice. This graduate course will enable students to be prepared for these technical challenges.

*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.*

*SEC.**011 CRN 27650 (Same as ME 599 002 CRN 26621)*

TEXT: *Applied Partial Differential Equations*; 5^{th} Edition; Richard Haberman; Pearson Modern Classic; ISBN 978-0-13-499543-4.

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:45 – 10:00 E-111

PROF: 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.*

*SEC. **010 CRN 23980 Abedi**013 CRN 23983 Acharya**015 CRN 25295 Gragston**016 CRN 33741 Kreth**017 CRN 33742 Moeller**018 CRN 35547 Palies**019 CRN 35548 Schmisseur**020 CRN 35549 Zhang**021 CRN 35550 Zhao*

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

*SEC. **002 CRN 28551*

*TEXT: TBD*

*TIME: TBD*

*PROF: 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.*

*SEC.**004 CRN 26835*

*TEXT: Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics; John D. Anderson; AIAA Education Series* *Second Edition; ISBN 978-1-62410-514-2*

*TIME: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3:10 – 4:00 Online*

*PROF: Mark Gragston*

This course covers aspects of high-temperature gas dynamics associated with hypersonic flight. The course begins with an introduction to statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and the quantum theory of diatomic molecules. Following that, focus shifts to accounting for equilibrium gas chemistry, activation of additional molecular energy states, and the impacts these have on the hypersonic flow field. Finite rate processes leading to thermal and chemical non-equilibrium are discussed along with the impacts on viscous and inviscid flows. Finally, radiative gas effects are introduced.

*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.**Registration Restriction(s):* *Minimum student level – graduate.**Registration Permission:* *Consent of instructor.*

## Biomedical Engineering

*SEC. **012 CRN 25804 Johnson*

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

SEC. 001 CRN 33064 (Video Recorded)

TEXT: None

TIME: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 – 2:05 Online

PROF: Jackie Johnson

Carbon is the basis of life; as such biomedical engineering students have the ability to study this element along with associated biological applications. Diamond-like carbon has potential as a coating for orthopedic implants. Nano-crystalline diamond can be used as a biosensor. Carbon nanotubes have applications in pharmacy and medicine due to their large surface area. Carbon is a suitable coating for magnetic nanoparticles, which can be used for hyperthermia and magnetic resonance imaging. In summary, the ability of carbon to enhance medical diagnostics and treatment is wide-ranging and not fully exploited. Students will learn current applications of carbon in medicine and be able to project future uses once this course is completed.

SEC.

002 CRN 33260

TEXT: TBD

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 – 2:45 Online

PROF: Sara Hanrahan

Develop an understanding of cell-cell interactions and the role of the extracellular matrix in the structure and function of normal and pathological tissues. Topics include the harvesting of stem cells from specific tissues, the use of artificial and natural scaffolds in three-dimensional tissue culture, and the role of maintaining the stem cell state in culture.

*(DE) Prerequisite(s): 503, 511, 521.*

SEC.

003 CRN 33788

TEXT: TBD

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 Online

PROF: Sara Hanrahan

Study of the fundamental principles involved in materials / cell and tissue interactions. Students will learn the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms in host response to biomaterials. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of biomaterials/neuronal cells and tissue interactions into the design of neural implants (sensors, scaffolds, and therapeutics delivery modalities, etc.). Additional research paper assignments will be given to graduate students registered for this course.

*Recommended Background: BME 474.*

*Comment(s): Prior knowledge may satisfy prerequisites, with consent of instructor.*

SEC. 001 CRN 26717 Johnson

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

*SEC. 007 CRN 28695 *

*TEXT: TBD*

*TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 7:10 – 8:25 Online*

*PROF: Sara Hanrahan*

*Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.*

*Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.*

*SEC. 011 CRN 25805 Johnson**Grading Restriction:P/NP only.**Repeatability:May be repeated.**Registration Restriction(s):Minimum student level – graduate*

*SEC. 002 CRN 28552*

*TEXT: TBD*

*TIME: TBD*

*PROF: 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.*

## Mechanical Engineering

*SEC. **001 CRN 21580 Abedi**021 CRN 21600 Acharya**022 CRN 21601 Gragston **023 CRN 21602 Kreth**024 CRN 21603 Moeller**025 CRN 21604 Palies**026 CRN 21605 Schmisseur**034 CRN 25526 Zhang**035 CRN 27280 Zhao*

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

*SEC. 002 CRN 25081 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.*

SEC. 001 CRN 34868 (Same as AE 516 001 CRN 34284)

*TEXT: **Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures*; Julius S. Bendat and Allan G. Piersol;

Wiley; 4^{th} Ed.; ISBN 978-0-470-24877-5

*TIME: Monday & Wednesday 8:45 – 10:00 E-111*

*PROF: Phil Kreth*

Various tools and techniques used in the analysis of random data. Data classification; statistics and probability; spectral and correlation functions; data acquisition fundamentals; input-output system models; and an introduction to modern data analysis procedures.*Cross-listed:* *(Same as: Aerospace Engineering 516.)**(DE) Prerequisite(s):* *Undergrad degree in engineering. Consent of instructor.**Recommended Background:* *Logic-based programming knowledge (preferably within MATLAB) and some laboratory research.*

*SEC. 004 CRN 35483 (Same as AE 518 002 CRN 28686)*

TEXT: TBD

*TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:45 – 10:00 E-110*

*PROF: Kivanc Ekici*

Finite difference and finite volume techniques for solving compressible and incompressible fluid flow problems. Classification of partial differential equations and their discrete approximations. Explicit and Implicit techniques for solving unsteady Euler and Navier-Stokes equations including finite volume and finite difference formulations. Formulation of boundary conditions, artificial viscosity and multigrid acceleration. Stability analysis and convergence. Grid generation.*Cross-listed:* *(Same as Aerospace Engineering 518; Biomedical Engineering 518.)**Recommended Background:* *Fluid mechanics, differential equations, and compressible flows.**Registration Permission:* *Consent of instructor.*

SEC. 001 CRN 21618

TEXT: *Thermodynamics*; Sanford Klein/Gregory Nellis; Cambridge; Any Edition; ISBN 978-0-521-19570-6

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 – 2:45 Online

PROF: Peng Zhao

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.*Recommended Background:* *Undergraduate thermodynamics.*

*SEC. **002 CRN 21626 Abedi**003 CRN 25514 Acharya**005 CRN 25515 Gragston **006 CRN 25516 Kreth**007 CRN 25517 Moeller**008 CRN 25518 Palies**009 CRN 25519 Schmisseur**010 CRN 25520 Zhang**011 CRN 25521 Zhao*

*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.*

SEC. 002 CRN 26621 (Same as AE 599 011 CRN 27650)

TEXT: *Applied Partial Differential Equations*; 5^{th} Edition; Richard Haberman; Pearson Modern Classic; ISBN 978-0-13-499543-4.

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:45 – 10:00 E-111

PROF: 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.*

SEC. 006 CRN 25765 (Same as AE 599 005 CRN 25163)

TEXT: *Measurement Uncertainty, Methods and Applications*; Ronald Dieck; International Society of Automation; 5^{th} Edition; ISBN-10 1941546943, ISBN-13 978-1941546949

TIME: Monday & Wednesday 11:55 – 1:10 E-113

PROF: Ragini Acharya

With the increasing complexity and more demanding requirements for engineered systems, it has become vital to include Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in engineering analysis. This course will cover uncertainty identification and quantification arising from sources like measurement inaccuracies, material properties, boundary and initial conditions, and modeling approximations, numerical errors in the computational fluid dynamics based workflow including validation with experimental data, introduces forward and inverse propagation of uncertainty and uncertainty quantification methods, discuss potential implementations on use case studies to demonstrate the benefits of going beyond deterministic analysis.

The competitive benefits of UQ include reduced development time and cost, improved designs, better understanding of risk, and quantifiable confidence in analysis results and engineering decisions. Unfortunately, there are obstacles and technical challenges which can prevent organizations from utilizing UQ methods and techniques in their engineering practice. This graduate course will enable students to be prepared for these technical challenges.

*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.*

*Registration Permission:* *Consent of instructor.*

SEC. 013 CRN 27651 (Same as AE 599 001 CRN 23969)

TEXT: *Stabilization and Dynamics of Premixed Swirling Flames*; 1st Edition; Paul Palies; Academic Press; July 2020; Available electronically at the library.

TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:20 – 11:35 E-113

PROF: Paul Palies

This course follows Combustion I course and focuses on combustion dynamics and unsteady combustion process in gas turbine engines for commercial aviation. The goal is to describe the fundamentals of combustion processes at work in these propulsion systems including turbulent combustion and combustion instability. A major emphasis is on flame stabilization and combustion dynamics. Flame stabilization includes non-reacting flow processes and chemical reactions complexities associated to the flame front which are described. Combustion dynamics include phenomenon such as flashback, combustion oscillation, and blowoff. Elements of analytical, computational modeling and experimental measurements in the field are introduced and discussed. The operation and principles of gas turbines engines are also described. Finally, the perspective for research and development are outlined and include clean propulsion, sustainable aviation fuel, premixed combustion, and hydrogen combustion. Some of the material presented and this course are also relevant to other combustion and propulsion systems and specifics (fighter aircraft and rocket engines…) and will be discussed too.

This is a three-credit hour course. Combustion I is recommended, but not required.

*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours*

*Registration Permission:* *Consent of instructor.*

*SEC. 030 CRN 33099 (Same as AE 599 003 CRN 26620)*

*TEXT: Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion; 1 ^{st} Edition; William Emrich, Jr., Butterworth-Heinemann; July 2016; Paperback ISBN 9780128044742; ebook ISBN 9780128045305*

*TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 – 2:45 E-113*

*PROF: Trevor Moeller*

This is an introductory course nuclear thermal propulsion and nuclear electric propulsion. The primary focus will be on propulsion aspects of nuclear thermal rockets. Topics covered include: rocket engine fundamentals, nuclear rocket engine cycles, thermal fluid aspects of nuclear rockets, materials for nuclear rockets, and an introduction to interplanetary mission analysis. Nuclear electric propulsion will be introduced, leaving in-depth coverage of electric propulsion to AE 566 Electric Propulsion. AE 581 Rocket Propulsion I is recommended, but not required.*Repeatability:* *May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.*

*SEC. **015 CRN 21645 Abedi**016 CRN 21646 Acharya **018 CRN 21648 Gragston **019 CRN 21649 Kreth **027 CRN 21657 Moeller**028 CRN 21658 Palies**029 CRN 25522 Schmisseur**030 CRN 25523 Zhang**039 CRN 32702 Zhao*

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

*SEC. 002 CRN 28553*

*TEXT: TBD*

*TIME: TBD*

*PROF: 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.*