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COMPULSORY COURSES

GEEN 5301: Applied Mathematics for Engineers (3, 0, 3):

Fourier Analysis and Partial differential equations: separation of variables and Laplace transforms, The heat equation, Laplace equation, and wave equation. Complex Numbers and Functions, Complex Integration, Power Series, Taylor Series, Laurant Series and Residue Integration, Complex Analysis to Potential Theory.

MEEN 5302: Computer Aided Engineering (2, 3, 3):

Fundamental of design process, stress analysis, thermal and fluid flow analysis, concurrent engineering, geometric modeling, parametric modeling, visualization techniques in engineering, optimization of the product or process. A widely used proprietary design packages is to be used for system simulation and design (ANSYS).

MEEN 6303: Design of Experiments (2, 3, 3):

Introduction to industrial experimentation, fundaments of design of experiments, understanding key interactions

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mean effect plots, interaction plots, full factorial design, error and variance, partial factorial design, basic statistical measurements and their application in engineering, statistical analysis of data. The main course objective is to learn how to plan, design and conduct experiments efficiently and effectively, and analyze the resulting data to obtain objective conclusions, mini project.

GEEN 6304: Research Methodology and Seminar (3, 0, 3):

Emphasis on research and writing strategies in proposing and completing an evidence-based academic paper. Drafting and revising thesis statements, literature reviews, sources citation in text. Selection of an appropriate research approach, and constructing a reference list in compliance with international manual style for students and researchers. The use of library in both traditional and electronic methods of finding and making use of evidence.  The background and foundations for writing the capstone proposal are provided.

ELECTIVES

Thermo-fluids Track

MEEN 5311: Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3 (3,0):

This course is a survey of principal concepts and methods of fluid dynamics. Topics include Conservation laws; Navier-Stokes equation for viscous flows; similarity and dimensional analysis; boundary layers and flow separation; circulation and vorticity theorems; potential flow; introduction to turbulence in pipes and on a flat plate.

MEEN 5312: Advanced Heat Transfer (3, 0, 3):

This course consists of the following topics, 1D and 2D conduction and applications, transient conduction, thermal boundary layers‐free and forced convection, boiling and condensation, pool boiling, two phase flow, laminar and turbulent film condensation, heat exchangers: types, analysis and design procedure, thermal radiation processes and   properties, blackbody radiation, gray surfaces.

MEEN 5313: Computational Fluid Dynamics (2, 3, 3):

Introduction to the methods and analysis techniques used in computational solutions of fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems. Finite difference method, partial differential equations, discretization approaches, stability, consistency, and convergence. Finite-volume formulations, explicit and implicit methods, code and solution verification. A widely used proprietary design package is to be used for system simulation and design (ANSYS/Fluent commercial CFD code).

MEEN 6314: Design of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (2, 3, 3):

HVAC design process, occupant comfort and health, load calculations, HVAC components, all-air HVAC systems, air-and-water systems, all-water systems, special HVAC systems: desiccant systems, thermal storage, energy-efficient subsystems, HVAC&R controls. A widely used proprietary design package is to be used for system simulation and design.

MEEN 6315: Gas Turbines Technology (2, 3, 3):

Gas turbine engine and component performance; gas turbine thermodynamic cycles; combustors fuels and emissions; gas turbine applications and implications to the user; gas turbine control system; gas turbine maintenance strategies; reliability and availability; gas turbine procurement; condition monitoring; usage and retention.

MEEN 6316: Thermal Power Plants (3, 0, 3):

Forms of energy; oil, gas and coal; combustion processes; gas power plants; steam power plants; combined power plants; nuclear power plants; steam generators and their component design; turbines load curves and power plant economy; matching of power plant elements; project: thermal analysis and performance of a power stations.

MEEN 6317: Renewable Energy Technology (3, 0, 3):

Survey of current energy generation, projected demand, political targets, environmental and economic risks, theory of turbines, hydro-energy, wind energy (on-shore/off-shore); fluid mechanics of wind-turbines, solar energy systems, geothermal systems, wave power, tidal streams and tidal barrages. Problems challenging grid placement and dissemination throughout a source network are also studied.

MEEN 6318: Advanced Thermodynamics (3, 0, 3):

First law of thermodynamics; second law of thermodynamics and entropy (review); availability analysis and availability‐cycles; multi‐component systems; HVAC systems; combustion systems; optimization of systems; thermodynamic design.

MEEN 6319: Energy Conversion (3, 0, 3):

Energy sources and their classification; conventional energy conservation: power plant and vapor cycles; renewable energy: Solar energy with emphasis on solar cells, and wind energy; ocean thermal energy conversion "OTEC" systems; geothermal energy; nuclear fission and types of fission reactors; fuel cells.

MEEN 6320: Turbo-Machinery (3, 0, 3):

Radial flow turbines; axial flow turbines; flow through axial stages; theory of twisted blades; multi‐stage turbines; design of the turbine blades; governing of steam and gas turbines; coefficients of performance and design considerations for axial flow compressors and ducted fans; coefficients of performance and design considerations for centrifugal compressors; centrifugal pumps: performance, losses, cavitation, water hammer and impeller design; water turbines; characteristics, design considerations, performance.

MEEN 6321: Desalination (3, 0, 3):

Concepts in thermodynamics; water treatments; fouling and scaling on tubes; fouling removal; thermal desalination: multistage evaporation systems (MES); multistage flash systems (MSF); vapor compression desalination systems(VCD); solar desalination systems; co‐generation power systems; reverse osmosis systems: types of membranes; membrane arrangements; energy recovery; back washing; membrane fouling; ultra and nanofiltration.

MEEN 6329: Special Topics in Thermofluid (3, 0, 3):

This course is delivered in light of the advent of new specializations in the field of thermofluid design in addition to the availability of a faculty member in the required specialty. Independent study is part of the course.

Mechanical System Track

MEEN 5341: Experimental Mechanics (2, 3, 3)

Analysis and presentation of experimental data. Displacement measurement and sensors. Signal conditioning and measurement interpretation. Theory and application of strain measurement using electrical resistance strain gages, strain gage circuits. Digital data acquisition systems. Transducer design, calibration and applications. Dynamic measurements. Theory and application of photoelasticity.

MEEN5342: Mechanical Vibration (2, 3, 3):

This course intended for engineers with background in mechanical, structural or related engineering disciplines Formulation of vibration problems, Free vibrations of Single‐Degree‐of‐Freedom (SDOF) systems, Harmonic forced vibrations of SDOF system, General periodic and non‐periodic response, Multi‐degree‐of‐freedom systems, Vibration control techniques, Continuous systems, Vibration measurement.

MEEN 5343: Finite Element Analysis (2, 3, 3):

Basics of Finite Element Method, ‐Matrix notation, General steps of FEM, Applications of FEM, Advantage and Limitations, Stiffness (Displacement) Method, Stiffness Matrix, Spring Element,  Matrix Derivation, Assembly, Shape Functions, Boundary Conditions, Truss Equations, Bar Element, Derivation of Stiffness Matrix, Global Stiffness Matrix, Solution of Plane Truss, Weighted Residual (Galerkin’s Residual Method), Shape Functions, Higher Order Shape Functions, Heat Transfer, Basic Differential Equations,

MEEN 5344: Digital Control Systems (2, 3, 3):

Review of the continuous control, introductory digital control, discrete time systems analysis, Sampled‐Data Systems, Discrete Equivalents, Design Using Transform Techniques, Design Using State‐Space Methods, Case Study: Design of a Disk Drive Servo.

MEEN 6345: Advanced Systems Dynamics and Control (3, 0, 3):

This course introduces the Modeling and Simulation, Linearization, Review of the classical Control Theory, State space representation, Controllability and observability, State feedback and linear quadratic regulator, State observers, Kalman filters, Modeling/performance trad-offs in control system design, Real Application.

MEEN 6346: Advanced Dynamics of Mechanical Systems (3, 0, 3):

This course includes an Introduction to dynamics systems, Fundamental principles, Equations of motion using Newton’s laws, Work‐energy principle, Simulation of dynamical systems, Kineto‐static and time response analysis, Principle of virtual work, Potential energy principle, Lagrange’s equations, Hamilton’s principle

MEEN 6347: Mechanics of Materials (3, 0, 3):

Stress & Strain, Stress transformation, principle stress, Plane stress, Mohrs Circle 2D, 3D, Stain theory, transformation, principle strain, Small displacement theory, Stress‐Strain‐Temperature Relations, Hooke’s law: anisotropic, isotropic elasticity, Equ. of thermo‐elasticity (isotropic material), Failure Theories, Yield criteria, Yield of Ductile metals, Alternative yield criteria, Energy Methods, Catigliano’s theorem on deflection, Deflection of statically determinate structures, Statically indeterminate structures, Torsion, Bending.

MEEN 6348: Engineering Materials (3, 0, 3):

Smart/functional materials, smart/functional materials, high‐strength ferrous alloy, high‐strength nonferrous alloys, super alloys, high performance polymers, eco‐materials, processing‐structure‐property relationship, damage tolerance, toughening mechanisms structure integrity and reliability.

MEEN 6349: Advanced Corrosion Analysis (3, 0, 3):

This course covers the topics of forms of corrosion, electrochemical mechanisms, thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion, steel corrosion, corrosion inhibitors, anodic protection, cathodic protection, metallic and organic coatings.

MEEN 6350:Advanced Manufacturing Processes (3, 0, 3):

Rapid Prototyping, Polymer processing / processing of composites, Metal forming, Sheet metal working, Material removal processes, Non‐traditional machining, SPC/Lean Manufacturing.

MEEN 6351: Fracture Mechanics (3, 0, 3):

Crack tip solutions, displacements of fracture surfaces, Stress and strain fields and path‐independent integrals, Basic tensor algebra, Concepts of dissipated energy, stiffness reduction and compliance methods, Limits of linear fracture mechanics, stress intensity factors and fracture toughness, Fatigue, Paris' law and stress corrosion laws, Non‐linear                fracture mechanical concepts and fracture resistance curves.

MEEN 6352: Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (2, 3, 3):

Basic concepts of Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation. Instrumentation and materials. Radiographic techniques, ultrasonic and acoustic emission techniques, infrared and optical techniques. Eddy current testing. Magnetic and Liquid Penetrant Methods. Applications and laboratory sessions.

MEEN 6353: Tribology 3 (3,0):

Introduction to tribology and tribological failure modes. Contact mechanics. Wear modeling and analysis. Roughness, hardness, friction. Thick pressurized fluid films in both hydrostatic and hydrodynamic bearings. Elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication, boundary lubrication mechanisms. Dry and lubricated bearing design. Applications: journal and rolling element bearings, cams and followers, gear teeth.

MEEN 6354: Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping (2, 3, 3):

Introduction, terminology and principles. The role of CAD. Three-dimensional measurement and scanning, surface digitization strategies, curve and surface modeling. Characteristics and capabilities of specific Rapid Prototyping processes. Laboratory techniques will provide the necessary hands on experience.

MEEN 6359: Special Topics in Mechanical (3, 0, 3):

 This course is delivered in light of the advent of new specializations in the field of mechanical systems design. Independent study is part of the course.