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Fall 2020

 

 

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The University of Tennessee Space Institute

Fall 2020 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. 001 CRN 42535 Abedi
009 CRN 42551 Brooks
010 CRN 42555 Kreth
011 CRN 42557 Moeller
012 CRN 42560 Schmisseur
013 CRN 42561 Solies
014 CRN 42562 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 42580 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. 004 CRN 53577
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 3:30 – 4:45 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 515 Air Vehicle Aerodynamics and Performance (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44796 (Same as Aviation System 503 001 CRN 53173)
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 CRN 49623 (Same as ME 517 001 CRN 49602)
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: Monday & Wednesday 12:10 – 1:25 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 45419
TEXT: John D. Anderson; Modern Compressible Flow: With Historical Perspective; 3rd Edition;
McGraw Hill; ISBN 978-0072424430
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 1:50 – 3:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Phillip Kreth

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

Revision of course content for AE 521: Aerodynamics of Compressible Fluids I will accelerate and broaden course content to provide a more comprehensive knowledge of compressible fluid dynamics for graduate students who have prior course experience covering compressible flows. Historically, for a non-trivial percentage of students in the course with Mechanical Engineering backgrounds, the course has been the students’ first exposure to the theory of compressible flow. With ME 599: Gas Dynamics, the intent is to provide an appropriate introduction to the material for graduate students; therefore, the course content of AE 521 can be enhanced to cover a much broader range of material at an accelerated pace.

Topics to be covered in the revised AE 521 course include the following:
• A review of normal and oblique shocks and Prandtl-Meyer expansions
• A review of Fanno and Rayleigh Flow
• Shock Interactions and Reflections
• A review of nozzle flows
• Unsteady wave motion
• Crocco’s Theorem and the Velocity Potential Equation
• Linearized Flow
• Conical Flow
• Method of Characteristics
• An introduction to Hypersonics / Newtonian Theory if time permits

Recommended pre-requisite is an undergraduate-level compressible flow course.

AE 532 Introduction to Turbulence (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53224
TEXT: Turbulent Flows; S.B. Pope; Cambridge University Press · Paperback · 771 pages
ISBN: 0521598869
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. John Schmisseur

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

AE532: Introduction to Turbulence will provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the theory of turbulent flows and their application within the analysis of flows of current engineering interest.
Course Goals:
• Familiarize students with the broad spectrum of current methods used to study turbulent flows
• Enable students to make discriminating choices with regard to the application of current methods

AE 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 002 CRN 42588 Abedi
003 CRN 42589 Brooks
004 CRN 45420 Kreth
005 CRN 45421 Moeller
006 CRN 45422 Schmisseur
007 CRN 45423 Solies
008 CRN 45424 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 42592
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: Experimental Flight Mechanics: Fixed Wing
Performance (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 42595 (Same as AS 521 001 CRN 53671)
TEXT: Flight Testing of Fixed Wing Aircraft; Ralph D. Kimberlin; AIAA; First Edition;
ISBN 1-56347-564-2
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 2:30 – 3:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Fundamental theories, flight test techniques, and 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 approximately 4-6 flight labs.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 503 or Aerospace Engineering 515.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Data Measurement & Analysis (3)
SEC. 003 CRN 47357 (Same as ME 599 001 CRN 43274)
TEXT: Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures; Julius S. Bendat and Allan G. Piersol; Wiley; 4th Edition; ISBN 978-0-470-24877-5
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 – 11:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Phil Kreth

Tools for random data analysis (including types of random data, mean values, mean-square values, probability density and distribution functions, moments and characteristic functions, spectral and correlation analyses); bias and random error estimates in data measurements; input-output system models; measurement examples.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
SEC. 006 CRN 48137 (Same as BME 001 CRN 42638, ME 013 CRN 50658)
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. Recommended texts include:
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig
• Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers by Bender and Orzog
• Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Mark Gragston

This course provides an introduction and review of mathematical concepts relevant for advanced studies in engineering and science for modeling and problem solving. Applications focus on fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, perturbation techniques, partial differential equations, complex variable calculus, Fourier analysis, and probability/statistics.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

AE 599 Special Topics in AE: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems/Sensors (3)
SEC. 010 CRN 50817 (Same as ME 599 008 CRN 46512, BME 599 005 CRN 47953)
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.
Nadim Maluf, An Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, Artech House Publishers; 2004, ISBN 978-1-58053-590-8.
Sami Franssila; Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley, 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 4:45 E-110
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 42606 Abedi
005 CRN 42608 Brooks
006 CRN 42610 Kreth
007 CRN 42612 Moeller
008 CRN 42614 Schmisseur
014 CRN 42620 Solies
015 CRN 42621 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 48399
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

AS 503 Air Vehicles (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53173 (Same as AE 515 001 CRN 44796)
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

Focuses on the study of air vehicles as they evolved to enable human flight or unmanned flight missions. In a historical review the development of aviation technology, mission requirements, and economical aspects are emphasized. Fundamentals of aerodynamic principles and their application to air vehicles will be developed to determine performance in level flight, climb, glide and maneuvering flight, as well as characteristic parameters as range and endurance. The state of the art of present air vehicles is investigated, as well as current problems in aviation and possible solutions. A technology forecast will be offered.

AS 521 Experimental Flight Mechanics: Fixed Wing Performance (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53671 (Same as AE 599 001 CRN 42595)
TEXT: Flight Testing of Fixed Wing Aircraft; Ralph D. Kimberlin; AIAA; First Edition;
ISBN 1-56347-564-2
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 2:30 – 3:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Peter Solies

Fundamental theories, flight test techniques, and 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 approximately 4-6 flight labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 503 or Aerospace Engineering 515.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 012 CRN 46288 Johnson

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

BME 529 Applications of Linear Algebra in Engineering Systems (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 42636 (Video Recorded)
TEXT: Advanced Linear Algebra for Engineers with MATLAB; Sohail A. Dianat and Eli S. Saber;
CRC Press; Latest Edition; ISBN 978-1-4200-9523-4
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Monty Smith

Fundamental concepts of linear algebra to problems in engineering systems: steady state and dynamic systems. Geometric and physical interpretations of relevant concepts: least square problems, LU, QR, and SVD decompositions of system matrix, eigenvalue problems, and similarity transformations in solving difference and differential equations; numerical stability aspects of various algorithms; application of linear algebra concepts in control and optimization studies; introduction to linear programming. Computer projects.

Methods of linear algebra with application to engineering problems. Systems of linear equations: matrix-vector notation, solutions to linear equations, matrix determinants, matrix inversion, Cramer’s rule, LU matrix decomposition. Vector spaces: spanning sets, vector norms, orthogonality, QR matrix decomposition, linear transformations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors: characteristic polynomials, modal matrices, singular value decomposition. The Cayley-Hamilton theorem: matrix polynomials, functions of matrices, solutions to systems of differential and difference equations. Optimization: least-squares and weighted least-squares methods.

Cross-listed: (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 529; Civil Engineering 529, Electrical and Computer Engineering 529; Environmental Engineering 529; Industrial Engineering 529; Materials Science and Engineering 529; Mechanical Engineering 529; Nuclear Engineering 529).
Comment(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor required.

BME 530 Thin Film Enhancement of Biomedical Devices (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 53085
TEXT: Thin film coatings for biomaterials and biomedical applications; Edited by: Hans J Griesser;
Woodhead; ISBN #: 978-1-78242-453-6
TIME: Monday & Tuesday 2:40 – 3:55 CT Live Zoom Link
PROF: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson

Overview of the fundamentals of selected thin film deposition techniques and pertinent instrumentation with an emphasis on applications to biomaterials. Structural characterization and tailoring of thin films for implant-specific applications. Growth of thin films on biomaterial surfaces, the biological interface and biocompatibility. Uniformity, adhesion, cytotoxicity and bacterial reduction synergy. Application of thin films in tissue engineering and stem cell technologies.
Recommended Background: Biomaterials and cell and tissue-biomaterials interaction.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

BME 590 Selected Biomedical Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 001 CRN 46527
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson

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

BME 595 Biomedical Seminar (1)
SEC. 002 CRN 45998
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 47953 (Same as AE 599 010 CRN 50817, ME 599 008 CRN 46512)
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.
Nadim Maluf, An Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, Artech House Publishers; 2004, ISBN 978-1-58053-590-8.
Sami Franssila; Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley, 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 4:45 E-110
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.

BME 599 Special Topics in BME: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 42638 (Same as AE 006 CRN 48137, ME 013 CRN 50658)
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. Recommended texts include:
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig
• Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers by Bender and Orzog
• Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Mark Gragston

This course provides an introduction and review of mathematical concepts relevant for advanced studies in engineering and science for modeling and problem solving. Applications focus on fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, perturbation techniques, partial differential equations, complex variable calculus, Fourier analysis, and probability/statistics.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.

BME 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 011 CRN 45999 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

EM 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 47217 Simonton
002 CRN 48802 Yu

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

EM 501 Capstone Project (3-6)
SEC. 001 CRN 42949 Tolk
002 CRN 47924 Tolk

Application-oriented project to show competence in major academic area.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s): Requires enrollment in engineering management.
Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

EM 502 Registration for Use of Facilities (1-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 42950 Simonton
002 CRN 48804 Yu

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.

EM 532 Productivity and Quality Engineering (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44838 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 44839 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 44840 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
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.

EM 537 Analytical Methods for Engineering Managers (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44842 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 44843 Distance Education Campus
003 CRN 44844 UT Knoxville Campus
TEXT: Operations Management; William Stevenson; McGraw-Hill; January 7, 2014; Edition 12th;
ISBN 13:978-0078024108, ISBN 10:0078024102
TIME: Monday 4:00 – 6:35 E-113
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.

EM 542 Design of Experiments for Engineering Managers (3) CANCELLED
SEC. 001 CRN 52431 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 52432 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 52433 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: Dr. Alberto Garcia

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.

EM 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 44852 Simonton UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 44854 Simonton Distance Education Campus
003 CRN 47993 Yu UT Space Institute Campus
004 CRN 52676 Yu Distance Education Campus

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

EM 602 Supply Chain and Logistics Systems Engineering (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 51376 UT Space Institute Campus
002 CRN 51377 UT Knoxville Campus
003 CRN 51378 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: Instructor will provide electronic files through Canvas
TIME: Monday 10:00 – 12:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Andrew Yu

Introduces the concepts, methods and techniques of supply chain management and logistics support from a systems engineering perspective. The discussion of different topics in the course will focus on the different stages in a system life cycle.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 537

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

IE 516 Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44917 UT Knoxville Campus
002 CRN 44918 Distance Education Campus
003 CRN 44919 UT Space Institute Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 11:40 – 12:55 EST 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 526 Advanced Applications of Systems Modeling and Simulation (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 44928 UT Knoxville Campus
002 CRN 44930 Distance Education Campus
003 CRN 44931 UT Space Institute Campus
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 9:40 – 10:55 EST UTK
PROF: Dr. Xueping Li

Modeling and simulation of business and industry systems to enhance management, strategic, and operational decision-making. Hands-on experiences of simulation software package (e.g., Arena) will be provided with case studies in manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, healthcare, etc.
Recommended Background: 306.

IE 527 Lean Production Systems (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 43173 Off-Campus Study US
TEXT: TBD
TIME: TBD
PROF: TBD

Strategies for planning, development and implementation of Lean. Emphasis on integration of people, technology, processes and information dimensions (including product development, production and extended supply chain) into unified frameworks. Applications will be implemented into industry with work to further develop lean principles.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 515 or consent of instructor.

IE 529 Applications of Linear Algebra in Engineering Systems (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 43174 UT Knoxville Campus (Video Recorded)
002 CRN 46373 UT Space Institute Campus
003 CRN 51908 Distance Education Campus
TEXT: Advanced Linear Algebra for Engineers with MATLAB; Sohail A. Dianat and Eli S. Saber;
CRC Press; Latest Edition; ISBN 978-1-4200-9523-4
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Monty Smith

Fundamental concepts of linear algebra to problems in engineering systems: steady state and dynamic systems. Geometric and physical interpretations of relevant concepts: least square problems, LU, QR, and SVD decompositions of system matrix, eigenvalue problems, and similarity transformations in solving difference and differential equations; numerical stability aspects of various algorithms; application of linear algebra concepts in control and optimization studies; introduction to linear programming. Computer projects.

Methods of linear algebra with application to engineering problems. Systems of linear equations: matrix-vector notation, solutions to linear equations, matrix determinants, matrix inversion, Cramer’s rule, LU matrix decomposition. Vector spaces: spanning sets, vector norms, orthogonality, QR matrix decomposition, linear transformations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors: characteristic polynomials, modal matrices, singular value decomposition. The Cayley-Hamilton theorem: matrix polynomials, functions of matrices, solutions to systems of differential and difference equations. Optimization: least-squares and weighted least-squares methods.

Cross-listed: (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 529; Civil Engineering 529, Electrical and Computer Engineering 529; Environmental Engineering 529; Materials Science and Engineering 529; Mechanical Engineering 529; Nuclear Engineering 529).
Comment(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor required.

IE 550 Graduate Seminar (1)
SEC. 001 CRN 45275 UT Knoxville Campus
002 CRN 45276 Distance Education Campus
003 CRN 45277 UT Space Institute
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Friday 2:30 – 3:30 EST UTK
PROF: Dr. Ming Jing

Seminar provides an opportunity for Master’s and Doctoral students to acquaint themselves with research being conducted by both faculty and graduate students in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, as well as select campus-wide and off-campus researchers from both academia and industry. Research work and relevant results are presented in a professional environment that promotes continued interaction among interested parties. Presentations are not restricted to thesis and dissertation work.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Comment(s): Admission to graduate program required.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 500 Master’s Thesis (1-15)
SEC. 001 CRN 43233 Abedi
021 CRN 43253 Brooks
022 CRN 43254 Kreth
023 CRN 43255 Moeller
024 CRN 43256 Schmisseur
025 CRN 43257 Solies
034 CRN 45434 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 45437 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: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 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 49602 (Same as AE 517 001 CRN 49623)
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: Monday & Wednesday 12:10 – 1:25 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 524 Fracture Mechanics (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 48158
TEXT: T. L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, USA, 2004 (main textbook).
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 1:50 – 3:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Reza Abedi

Mechanisms of fracture and crack growth; stress analysis; crack tip plastic zone; energy principles in fracture mechanics; fatigue-crack initiation and propagation; fracture mechanic design and fatigue life prediction. Analytical, numerical, and experimental methods for determination of stress intensity factors. Current topics in fracture mechanics.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 525 Combustion Chemical Reaction Flows I (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 49581
TEXT: An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications; 3rd Edition;
Stephen Turns; ISBN-13: 978-0073380193; ISBN-10: 0073380199
Available from Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Combustion-Concepts- Applications/dp/0073380199/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 1:30 – 2:45 E-113
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

Fundamentals: thermochemistry, chemical kinetics and conservation equations; phenomenological approach to laminar flames; diffusion and premixed flame theory; single droplet combustion; deflagration and detonation theory; stabilization of combustion waves in laminar streams; flammability limits of premixed laminar flames; introduction to turbulent flames.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 522 and 541 or consent of instructor.

ME 529 Applications of Linear Algebra in Engineering Systems (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 43268 (Video Recorded)
TEXT: Advanced Linear Algebra for Engineers with MATLAB; Sohail A. Dianat and Eli S. Saber;
CRC Press; Latest Edition; ISBN 978-1-4200-9523-4
TIME: Tuesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Monty Smith

Fundamental concepts of linear algebra to problems in engineering systems: steady state and dynamic systems. Geometric and physical interpretations of relevant concepts: least square problems, LU, QR, and SVD decompositions of system matrix, eigenvalue problems, and similarity transformations in solving difference and differential equations; numerical stability aspects of various algorithms; application of linear algebra concepts in control and optimization studies; introduction to linear programming. Computer projects.

Methods of linear algebra with application to engineering problems. Systems of linear equations: matrix-vector notation, solutions to linear equations, matrix determinants, matrix inversion, Cramer’s rule, LU matrix decomposition. Vector spaces: spanning sets, vector norms, orthogonality, QR matrix decomposition, linear transformations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors: characteristic polynomials, modal matrices, singular value decomposition. The Cayley-Hamilton theorem: matrix polynomials, functions of matrices, solutions to systems of differential and difference equations. Optimization: least-squares and weighted least-squares methods

Cross-listed: (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 529; Civil Engineering 529, Electrical and Computer Engineering 529; Environmental Engineering 529; Industrial Engineering 529; Materials Science and Engineering 529; Nuclear Engineering 529).
Comment(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor required.

ME 541 Fluid Mechanics I (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 45038
TEXT: TBD
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 – 11:45 E-110
PROF: Dr. Zhili Zhang

Derivation of equations governing flow of inviscid and viscous fluids (conservation of mass, Newton’s second law, conservation of energy). Equations of state and constitutive relations. Euler and Navier-Stokes forms and nondimensionalization. Exact solutions and introduction to potential and boundary-layer flows.
Cross-listed: (Same as Aerospace Engineering 541.)

Recommended Background: A fluid mechanics course.

ME 584 Turbomachinery Systems I (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 45043
TEXT: Elements of Propulsion – Gas Turbines and Rockets; Mattingly and Boyer; AIAA Education Series; Second Edition, 2016; ISBN #: 978-1-62410-371-1
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 10:10 – 11:25 E-111
PROF: Dr. Milt Davis

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.
Gas Turbine Engine propulsion, engine cycle analysis for turbojets and turbofan engines both on-design and off-design. Course analyzes ideal and real engines and uses supplied engine numerical models.
Comment(s): First-year graduate standing required.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 590 Selected Engineering Problems (2-6)
SEC. 001 CRN 43270 Abedi
002 CRN 43271 Brooks
003 CRN 45049 Kreth
004 CRN 45438 Moeller
005 CRN 45439 Schmisseur
006 CRN 45440 Solies
007 CRN 45441 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 43272
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 Mechanical Engineering: Data Measurement & Analysis (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 43274 (Same as AE 599 003 CRN 47357)
TEXT: Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures; Julius S. Bendat and Allan G. Piersol; Wiley; 4th Edition; ISBN 978-0-470-24877-5
TIME: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 – 11:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Phil Kreth

Tools for random data analysis (including types of random data, mean values, mean-square values, probability density and distribution functions, moments and characteristic functions, spectral and correlation analyses); bias and random error estimates in data measurements; input-output system models; measurement examples.
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 46512 (Same as AE 599 010 CRN 50817, BME 599 005 CRN 47953)
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.
Nadim Maluf, An Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, Artech House Publishers; 2004, ISBN 978-1-58053-590-8.
Sami Franssila; Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley, 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-74983-8.
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 4:45 E-110
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 47261
TEXT: Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics; Robert Zucker; John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; Second Edition;
ISBN #: 0-471-05967-6
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 2:40 – 3:45 E-111
PROF: Dr. Milt Davis

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. 013 CRN 50658 (Same as AE 599 006 CRN 48137, BME 599 001 CRN 42638)
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. Recommended texts include:
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig
• Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers by Bender and Orzog
• Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber
TIME: Monday & Wednesday 8:50 – 10:05 E-110
PROF: Dr. Mark Gragston

This course provides an introduction and review of mathematical concepts relevant for advanced studies in engineering and science for modeling and problem solving. Applications focus on fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, perturbation techniques, partial differential equations, complex variable calculus, Fourier analysis, and probability/statistics.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ME 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 015 CRN 43291 Abedi
016 CRN 43292 Brooks
018 CRN 43294 Kreth
019 CRN 43295 Moeller
026 CRN 43302 Schmisseur
027 CRN 43303 Solies
028 CRN 43304 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 48886
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.

ME 613 Advanced Radiation Heat Transfer (3)
SEC. 001 CRN 47061
TEXT: Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer; Robert Siegel and John R. Howell; Publisher: Taylor and
Francis; Edition 3rd or 4th; ISBN #: 1-56032-839-8
Supplemental Text: Maher I. Boulos, Pierre Fauchais, and Emil Pfender, Thermal Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications, Vol. 1, Plenum Press, ISBN 0-306-44607-3
TIME: Monday & Thursday 1:00 – 2:15 E-113
PROF: Dr. Trevor Moeller

Radiation heat transfer in absorbing, emitting and scattering media; interaction of thermal radiation with conduction and convection heat transfer.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 511 and 512.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

PHYSICS

Phys 531 Classical Mechanics (3)
SEC. 002 CRN 41936
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 599 Seminar (1)
SEC. 009 CRN 47954
TEXT: Classic Texts and Literature
TIME: 2nd, 4th Thursday /each month 3:00 – 4:30 H-111
PROF: Dr. Christian Parigger

a) Mechanics; (b) Radiation; (c) Heat and Thermodynamics; (d) Electricity and Magnetism; (e) Modern Physics.
Repeatability: May be repeated with consent of department. Maximum 18 hours.

Phys 600 Doctoral Research/Dissertation (3-15)
SEC. 002 CRN 41964 Parigger

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

 

 

 

 

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