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The University of Tennessee Space Institute

Spring 2021 Course Listings

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

 

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AE 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 012 CRN 23785 Abedi
013 CRN 23786 Kreth
014 CRN 23787 Moeller
015 CRN 23788 Schmisseur
021 CRN 33279 Solies
022 CRN 33281 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 23793 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 512 Viscous Flow (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 23794
TEXT: Viscous Fluid Flow; Frank M. White; McGraw Hill; 3rd Edition
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 2:40 – 3:55 Zoom
PROF: Dr. 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.

AE 518 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 28322
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 Online
PROF: Dr. 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 Mechanical Engineering 518; Biomedical Engineering 518.)
Recommended Background: Fluid mechanics, differential equations, and compressible flows.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

AE 557 Aerospace Vehicle Flutter and Vibration (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 29717
TEXT: Aircraft Vibration and Flutter; Scanlan, R.H. and Rosenbaum, R; Dover Publications;
New York, NY; 1968
TIME: Tuesday and Friday 2:30 – 3:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Aeroelastic phenomena. Structural and aerodynamic operators. Stability criteria for airfoils operating in oscillating stream. Two- and three-dimensional flutter of wings, control surfaces and empennages.
(DE) Prerequisites 551.

AE 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 001 CRN 23799 Abedi
007 CRN 25073 Kreth
012 CRN 33283 Moeller
013 CRN 33284 Schmisseur
014 CRN 33286 Solies
015 CRN 33287 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 23800
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: Nuclear Space Propulsion (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 23802 (Same as ME 599 002 CRN 26343)
TEXT: Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion; 1st Edition; William Emrich, Jr., Butterworth-Heinemann; July 2016; Paperback ISBN 9780128044742; ebook ISBN 9780128045305
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 1:00 – 2:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. 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.

AE 599 Special Topics: Partial Differential Equations (3)
SEC. 011 CRN 27343 (Same as ME 599 030 CRN 32444)
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: Aircraft Flight Control (3)
SEC. 013 CRN 28305 (Same as AVSY 516 001 CRN 23862)
TEXT: Nelson, Robert C; Flight Stability and Automatic Control; 2nd Edition 1988 or newer; McGraw-Hill, NY; 1988; ISBN 0-07-046273-9
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 11:00 – 12:15 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Static and dynamic longitudinal, directional, and lateral stability of aerospace vehicles,
contribution of vehicle components to stability and control, motion with fixed and free control
surfaces, steady flight and maneuvering flight, flight test techniques, introduction to control
theory and design of automatic controls.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics: Experimental Flight Mechanics Fixed Wing Stability & Control (3)
SEC. 014 CRN 28307 (Same as AVSY 522 001 CRN 33703)
TEXT: Flight Testing of Fixed Wing Aircraft; Ralph D. Kimberlin; AIAA; First Edition;
ISBN 1-56347-564-2
TIME: Wednesday 1:00 – 3:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Fundamental theories, flight test techniques, and data collection and analyses for fixed wing aircraft stability and control. Topics: static and dynamic longitudinal stability, longitudinal maneuvering stability and control, static and dynamic lateral-directional stability, lateral control power, and departure testing. Weekly classroom academics with several virtual flight simulator labs.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): AVSY 516. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 010 CRN 23808 Abedi
013 CRN 23811 Kreth
015 CRN 25074 Moeller
018 CRN 33787 Schmisseur
016 CRN 33785 Solies
017 CRN 33786 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 28191
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Kivanc Ekici

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

AVSY 516 Aircraft Flight Controls (Same as AE 599 013 CRN 28305) (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 23862
TEXT: Nelson, Robert C; Flight Stability and Automatic Control; 2nd Edition 1988 or newer; McGraw-Hill, NY; ISBN 0-07-046273-9
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 11:00 – 12:15 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Static and dynamic longitudinal, directional, and lateral stability of aerospace vehicles will be investigated. Topics include contribution of vehicle components to stability and control, motion with fixed and free control surfaces, steady flight and maneuvering flight, flight test techniques, and introduction to control theory and design of automatic controls.

AVSY 522 Experimental Flight Mechanics: Fixed Wing Stability and Control (3)
(Same as AE 599 014 CRN 28307) (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33703
TEXT: Flight Testing of Fixed Wing Aircraft; Ralph D. Kimberlin; AIAA; First Edition;
ISBN 1-56347-564-2
TIME: Wednesday 1:00 – 3:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Fundamental theories, flight test techniques, and data collection and analyses for fixed wing aircraft stability and control. Topics: static and dynamic longitudinal stability, longitudinal maneuvering stability and control, static and dynamic lateral-directional stability, lateral control power, and departure testing. Weekly classroom academics with several virtual flight simulator labs.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): AVSY 516.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 012 CRN 25559 Johnson

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

BME 518 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 28323
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 Online
PROF: Dr. 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; Mechanical Engineering 518;)
Recommended Background: Fluid mechanics, differential equations, and compressible flows.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

BME 560 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 32602
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:50 – 3:05 Online
PROF: Dr. 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.

BME 588 Cell and Tissue-Biomaterials Interaction (3)
SEC. 003 CRN 33353
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 Online
PROF: Dr. 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.

BME 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 001 CRN 26436 Johnson
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students in problems option.
Registration Permission: Consent of advisor.

BME 595 Biomedical Seminar (1)
SEC. 002 CRN 25694
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: Neuroscience & Neurotechnology (3)
SEC. 005 CRN 25708
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 7:10 – 8:25 Online
PROF: Dr. Sara Hanrahan

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

BME 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 011 CRN 25560 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 28192
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Kivanc Ekici

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.

BME 678 Magnetic Nanoparticles – From Fabrication to Clinical Applications (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 32995
TEXT: Magnetic Nanoparticles – From Fabrication to Clinical Applications; Nguyen T.K. Thanh; CRC Press; ISBN 978-1-4398-6932-1
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 12:10 – 1:25 Zoom
PROF: Dr. Jackie Johnson
Magnetic nanoparticles have a wide and varied use in medicine. They can be used in magnetic separation, molecular carriers for gene separation, drug delivery or drug carriers, and hyperthermia treatment and as an enhancer for magnetic resonance imaging. The course addresses synthesis, properties and characterization of the nanoparticles as well as optional functionalization and applications, in particular pertaining to cancer therapy, toxin removal, imaging, lab-on-a-chip and thrombosis.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 578; Materials Science and Engineering 567.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

IE 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 009 CRN 21652 Simonton
010 CRN 21653 Yu
014 CRN 33885 Shi

Grading 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. 016 CRN 33886 Tolk UT Space Institute Campus
017 CRN 33887 Tolk UT Distance Education Campus

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 502 Registration for Use of Facilities (1-15)
SEC. 003 CRN 33888 Simonton UT Space Institute Campus
004 CRN 33889 Simonton Distance Education Campus
005 CRN 33890 Yu UT Space Institute Campus
006 CRN 33891 Yu Distance Education Campus

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.

IE 533 Theory and Practice of Engineering Management (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33087 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 33088 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 33089 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday 4:00 – 6:00 Zoom
PROF: Dr. Denise Jackson
Principles of engineering management, including: business and organization design, culture, leadership, marketing and competition in global economy, motivation and performance management, empowerment, organizational behavior, and diversity. Systems thinking, learning organizations, and systems dynamics modeling. Principle application to work settings and case studies.

IE 534 Financial Management for Engineering Managers (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33090 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 33091 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 33092 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday 10:00 – 12:30 E-113
PROF: Dr. Andrew Yu

Financial and managerial accounting in engineering and technology management. Transaction recording, financial statements, ratios and analysis, activity-based accounting, and standard practices for costing, budgeting, assessment, and control.

IE 539 Strategic Management in Technical Organization (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33093 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 33094 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 33095 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday 10:30 – 12:30 Zoom
PROF: Dr. Lynn Reed

Strategic planning process and strategic management in practice; corporate vision and mission; product, market, organizational, and financial strategies; external factors; commercialization of new technologies; and competition and beyond.
Recommended Background: Graduate standing in Engineering or Business.

IE 542 Design of Experiments for Engineering Managers (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33096 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 33097 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 33098 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Wednesday 10:30 – 12:30 E-113
PROF: Dr. Tony Shi

Methodology for experiments in product, service, and process improvements. Factorial experiments, screening designs, variance reduction, and other selected topics for engineering managers. Taguchi philosophy and concepts. Optimization and response surface methods. Case studies.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): Industrial Engineering 516.

IE 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 009 CRN 21689 Simonton UT Space Institute Campus
017 CRN 32160 Simonton Distance Education Campus
010 CRN 21690 Yu UT Space Institute Campus
018 CRN 32162 Yu Distance Education Campus
013 CRN 28335 Shi UT Space Institute Campus
016 CRN 31837 Shi Distance Education Campus

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

IE 601 Systems Theory and Engineering (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33102 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 33103 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 33104 Distance Education Campus
TIME: Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 E-113
TEXT: TBD
PROF: Dr. Christopher Mears

Technology course that will examine theoretical foundations of General System Theory applied to engineering and organizational enterprises addressing issues concerning systems, the effectiveness of organizations in the context of traditional management related issues, as well as incorporating the critical impact of systems thinking on the socio-technical environment. Among the topics to be covered in the course are: the meaning of General Systems Theory (GST); GST and the unity of science; the concept of Equifinality; the characteristics and modeling of open systems; the concepts of the Learning Organization; the principle of Leverage; building Learning Organizations; and issues related to Socio-Technical Systems. Systems Engineering focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem including operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost, and schedule. This subject emphasizes the links of systems engineering to fundamentals of decision theory, statistics, and optimization.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 533.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 21552 Abedi
021 CRN 21572 Kreth
022 CRN 21573 Moeller
023 CRN 21574 Schmisseur
024 CRN 21575 Solies
025 CRN 21576 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 24874 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 512 Convection Heat Transfer (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 21588
TEXT: Adrian Bejan; Convection Heat Transfer; 4th Edition; John Wiley
Reference:
R.B. Bird, W.E. Stewart, and E.N. Lightfoot, Transport Phenomena, Second Edition, Wiley, 2001. F.P. Incropera, D.P. DeWitt, T.L. Bergman and A.S. Lavine, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, Sixth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 2:40 –3:55 Zoom
PROF: Dr. Feng Yuan Zhang

Models and equations for fluid motion, the general energy equation, and transport properties. Exact, approximate, and boundary layer solutions for laminar flow heat transfer problems. Heat transfer in internal and external forced and buoyancy driven flows. Application of similarity concepts and analogies to convection heat transfer.
Recommended Background: Undergraduate heat transfer course.

ME 518 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3)
SEC. 003 CRN 28338
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 Online
PROF: Dr. 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.

ME 569 Principles of Additive Manufacturing (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 32760
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 Online
PROF: Dr. Sudarsanam Babu

Fundamentals of additive manufacturing processes within the context of traditional manufacturing life cycle including the basics of product design, processing mechanics and materials science to highlight the advantages of additive manufacturing.
Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 469 and 569.
Recommended Background: Computer-aided design, materials science.
Registration Permission: Consent of Instructor.

ME 585 Turbomachinery Systems II (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 33026
TEXT: Elements of Propulsion: Gas Turbines and Rockets; Jack D. Mattingly and Keith M. Boyer;
AIAA Education Series; Second Edition – 2016; ISBN: 978-1-62410-371-1
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 10:00 – 11:15 Online
PROF: Dr. Milt Davis

This course will provide an in-depth analysis of rotating component performance for compressors and turbines. Compressor and turbine analysis will include: the Euler turbomachinery equation, velocity triangles, degree of reaction, blade performance and efficiency, and stage loading. Axial and centrifugal turbomachines will be analyzed. This course will further examine non-rotating turbine engine components, inlets, nozzles and combustors/augmentors. The course will emphasize the use of numerical simulations as tools for use in analyzing gas turbine engine/component performance.

Ideal cycle analysis of turbine engines, real cycle analysis, component performance analysis, component design and systems integration (inlets, nozzles, combustors, compressors, turbines), flowthrough theory, turbine engine component matching, transient operation, surge and rotating stall, engine control systems, structural considerations.
Comment(s): First-year graduate standing required.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 002 CRN 21597 Abedi
003 CRN 25291 Kreth
005 CRN 25292 Moeller
006 CRN 25293 Schmisseur
007 CRN 25294 Solies
008 CRN 25295 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 21598
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: Nuclear Space Propulsion (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 26343 (Same as AE 599 001 CRN 23802)
TEXT: Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion; 1st Edition; William Emrich, Jr., Butterworth-Heinemann; July 2016; Paperback ISBN 9780128044742; ebook ISBN 9780128045305
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 1:00 – 2:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

This is an introductory course nuclear thermal 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.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 599 Special Topics: Aerospace Ground Test Simulations and Facilities (3)
SEC. 013 CRN 27344
TEXT: None
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 2:30 – 3:45 Online
PROF: Dr. Milt Davis

• Provide a Fundamental Understanding of Aerospace Ground Test Simulation and Facilities
• How Ground Testing Provides Accurate Engineering Information
• Application of GT Information to Aerospace System
• Applicable Analysis Techniques
• Suitable Measurement Systems

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 599 Special Topics: Partial Differential Equations (3)
SEC. 030 CRN 32444 (Same as AE 599 011 CRN 27343)
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 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 016 CRN 21617 Abedi
018 CRN 21619 Kreth
019 CRN 21620 Moeller
027 CRN 21628 Schmisseur
028 CRN 21629 Solies
029 CRN 25299 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 28193
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Kivanc Ekici

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 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 23288 Parigger

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

Phys 503 Physics Colloquium (1)
SEC. 002 CRN 23296
TEXT: Classic texts and literature
TIME: 2nd & 4th Thursday TBD TBD
PROF: Dr. Christian Parigger

Lectures and discussion on current research topics. Continuous registration required for current graduate students.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Phys 541 Electromagnetic Theory (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 24573
TEXT: I will use four book references: the first one is the major course book. (1) M. Chaichian et al. “Electrodynamics – An Intensive Course”, Springer Verlag, 2016, ISBN 978-3-642-17380-6 ISBN 978-3-642-17381-3 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17381-3 (2) W. Greiner “Classical Electrodynamics”, Springer Verlag, New York, NY, USA, ISBN 0-387-94799-X (3) B. Thidé “Electromagnetic Field Theory”, Upsilon books, Uppsala, SE, www.plasma.uu.se/CED ; (4) J.D. Jackson “Classical Electrodynamics”, Wiley, NH, USA, 3rd Ed. ISBN 047130932X
TIME: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:20 Zoom
PROF: Dr. Christian Parigger

Review of electrostatics, magnetostatics, and quasi-static problems; Maxwell’s field equations and their solutions in dielectric and conducting media; electrodynamics and relativity, retarded potentials and gauge transformations, radiation produced by accelerating charges.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 571.

Phys 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 23315 Parigger

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