Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ME 444 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering


3 cr.


ME 417 or concurrently; and senior standing.

Course Description

This advanced course is offered to Mechanical Engineering majors. Students learn to use computational methods and numerical techniques in conjunction with spreadsheet packages to solve practical engineering problems encountered in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, dynamics, machine design, measurements, and vibrations. The development of computer algorithms/macros for either design or analysis is also emphasized. Students use case studies to investigate problems requiring a multidisciplinary approach. A total of 10 computer projects will be assigned. Each student is expected to work on two independent design projects and submit a final written report for each project. The methods of assessing students include computer assignments and the design projects.