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Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

MECH: Mechanical Engineering

MECH 220 (4) Technical Skills Practicum
Engineering graphics, spatial visualization, CAD, equation solvers, machine shop practice, electronic circuit construction and troubleshooting, elements of engineering science. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-3-3]
Prerequisite: All of MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 and one of APSC 150, APSC 151 and either (a) PHYS 153 or (b) all of PHYS 157, PHYS 158, PHYS 159.
Corequisite: All of ENGL 112, MECH 221.
MECH 221 (12) Engineering Science I
Rigid body kinetics and kinematics, basic electrical circuits, work and power, stress and strain, torsion, bending, engineering materials, probability and statistics. This course includes the content of ELEC 203. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [11-2-1]
Prerequisite: All of MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 and either (a) PHYS 153 or (b) all of PHYS 157, PHYS 158, PHYS 159.
Corequisite: All of MECH 220, MECH 224 and one of ENGL 112, APSC 176.
MECH 222 (6) Engineering Science II
Fluid properties, equations of state. Pressure, buoyancy, hydrostatic forces. Conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Work and heat; internal energy and enthalpy. Bernoulli's equation. Dimensional analysis, modeling. Turbulent flow in pipes; turbomachinery. Second law and the Carnot cycle; entropy; first and second law analysis of systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [5-2-1]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 220, MECH 221.
Corequisite: All of MECH 223, MECH 225.
MECH 223 (7) Introduction to the Mechanical Design Process
Design methodology, synthesis and analysis. Design projects representing both mechanical mechanism design and thermofluid systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-8-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 220, MECH 221.
Corequisite: MECH 222.
MECH 224 (1) Integration of Engineering Concepts I
Integration of the theory and practice of Mechanical Engineering to illustrate the commonality and conceptual connectivity of seemingly different technical areas. Emphasis on dynamics, solid mechanics, materials, electronics, and mathematics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-1]
Corequisite: MECH 221.
MECH 225 (1) Integration of Engineering Concepts II
Integration of the theory and practice of Mechanical Engineering to illustrate the commonality and conceptual connectivity of seemingly different technical areas. Emphasis on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mathematics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-1]
Corequisite: MECH 222.
MECH 226 (3) Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers
Written and oral communication. Preparation of design reports, business correspondence, verbal, online, and visual presentation of technical material. Restricted to students in the second year of Mechanical Engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-1;1-0-1]
Prerequisite: A score of 65% or higher in one of APSC 176, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, ENGL 120, ENGL 121.
Corequisite: All of MECH 220, MECH 221, MECH 222, MECH 223, MECH 224, MECH 225.
MECH 227 (5) Approaches to Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers
Written and oral communication. Preparation of design, business correspondence, verbal, online and visual presentation of technical material. Focus on the linguistic structure and style of technical communication. Restricted to students in Mechanical Engineering. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 226 or MECH 227. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-4]
Prerequisite: MECH 220 and one of APSC 176, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, ENGL 120, ENGL 121.
MECH 260 (3) Introduction to Mechanics of Materials
Statically determinate frames and trusses; normal and shear stresses and strains; shear force and bending moment diagrams; theory of beam bending, torsion of circular rods; transformation of stress and strain in two and three dimensions, Mohr's circle; yield and ultimate failure criteria. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of MATH 101, PHYS 170.
MECH 280 (3) Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Fluid properties; statics; kinematics, dynamics, energy, and momentum principles for control volumes; dimensional analysis and similarity; laminar and turbulent flow; pipe flow; principles of centrifugal pumps. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of MATH 152, PHYS 170 and one of MATH 217, MATH 253 and either (a) all of PHYS 101, PHYS 102 or (b) PHYS 153 or (c) all of PHYS 157, PHYS 158, PHYS 159.
MECH 305 (6) Data Analysis and Mechanical Engineering Laboratories
The use of probability and statistical methods for engineering applications. Mechanics of materials, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Instrumentation, data acquisition, and data manipulation using modern computational tools. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-6-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 220, MECH 223, MECH 224, MECH 225.
MECH 306 (4) Data Analysis and Mechatronics Laboratories
The use of probability and statistical methods for engineering applications. Mechanics of materials and heat transfer. Instrumentation, data acquisition, and data manipulation using modern computational tools. Common mechanical devices. For students in the Mechatronics Option only. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-3*-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 220, MECH 223, MECH 224, MECH 225.
MECH 325 (4) Mechanical Design I
Selection of flexible drives, bearings, hydraulic system components, and couplings. Design of bolted joints and power screws. Design and selection of gears, gear trains, and mechanisms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-3]
Prerequisite: One of MECH 223, MECH 260.
Corequisite: MECH 360 and one of MECH 328, ENPH 253, IGEN 330.
MECH 326 (3) Mechanical Design II
Design of shafts and welded joints. Fatigue and fracture considerations in design: failure types, failure under static and dynamic loading, fatigue failure, crack initiation, and propagation. Introduction to the FEM in mechanical design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-3]
Prerequisite: One of MECH 223, MECH 260.
Corequisite: All of MECH 325, MECH 360 and one of MECH 328, ENPH 253, IGEN 330.
MECH 327 (3) Thermodynamics II
Air standard and vapor cycles; first and second law of cycles. Exergy. Gas mixtures. Energy conservation. Equilibrium. Reacting systems. Application to thermofluid systems such as power plants. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: Either (a) MECH 225 or (b) one of CHBE 241, ENPH 257 and one of CHBE 251, CIVL 215, MECH 280.
Corequisite: MECH 325 and one of MECH 328, ENPH 479, IGEN 330.
MECH 328 (3) Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Design project course linked to MECH 325, MECH 326, or MECH 327. Applying the design process, making educated assumptions and decisions, and working in teams to provide a new mechanical design. Weekly lecture discussing product development and various factors affecting the design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-4-1]
Corequisite: MECH 325.
MECH 329 (3) Materials for Mechanical Design
Selection of material properties and processing techniques for mechanical design. Properties of steel and other alloys. Heat treatment. Ceramics, composites, plastics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2*]
Prerequisite: Either (a) MECH 224 or (b) all of APSC 278, MECH 260.
MECH 356 (3) Machine Components
Machines used for wood products manufacturing, design, maintenance, purchasing. Selection of components including drives, bearings, brakes, clutches, fasteners, springs. Not open to students in the Faculty of Applied Science. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 376.
Corequisite: WOOD 386.
MECH 358 (3) Engineering Analysis
Fourier series; auto- and cross-correlation; power spectra; discrete Fourier transform; boundary-value problems; numerical methods; partial differential equations; heat, wave, Laplace, Poisson, and wave equations. Applications to mechanical engineering and practical computing emphasized. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 358 and MATH 358. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 224, MECH 225.
MECH 360 (3) Mechanics of Materials
Beam deflections, singularity functions; use of tabulated solutions; column buckling; Castigliano's theorem, statically indeterminate beams, bending of beams with asymmetric cross-sections, shear centre; principal stresses and stress invariants in three dimensions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: One of MECH 224, MECH 260.
MECH 366 (3) Modeling of Mechatronic Systems
Modeling of mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid elements and mixed mechatronic systems. Signal processing, signal conditioning. Sensors, data acquisition systems, actuators. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of MECH 220, MECH 223, MECH 224, MECH 225 or (b) all of ENPH 253, MECH 260 and one of ELEC 201, EECE 251.
MECH 368 (3) Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation
Industrial measurement needs including: architecture of electronic instrumentation systems; electrical representation of physical quantities; sensors and actuators; analog signal processing using linear and non-linear circuits; computer based readout including programming for user-interface and data acquisition. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) two of MECH 220, MECH 224, ELEC 203 or (b) two of MECH 220, MECH 224, EECE 263.
MECH 375 (3) Heat Transfer
Steady and transient conduction. Radiation heat transfer. Convective heat and mass transfer in pipes and from external surfaces. Design of heat exchangers. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: Either (a) MECH 225 or (b) one of CHBE 241, ENPH 257 and one of CHBE 251, CIVL 215, MECH 280.
MECH 380 (3) Fluid Dynamics
Review of principles, compressible flow, potential flow, simple laminar viscous flow, boundary layers, flow around bluff bodies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: Either (a) MECH 225 or (b) MATH 255 and one of CHBE 251, CIVL 215, MECH 280 and one of CHBE 241, ENPH 257.
MECH 386 (3) Industrial Fluid Mechanics
Analysis of piping networks. Review of pumps, turbines and hydraulic motors. Flow measurement devices such as flow meters and transducers for measuring velocity and pressure. Multiphase flows. Introduction to turbulence, mixing and buoyancy driven flows. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1*-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 380.
MECH 392 (2) Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing characteristics of materials and their control. Metal forming processes, plastic deformations, rolling, forging, drawing, extrusion, sheet metal forming. Machining processes and machine tools, turning, milling, drilling, grinding. Metal fabrication, welding and casting. An introduction to process planning. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
MECH 405 (3) Acoustics and Noise Control
Wave properties; the decibel; hearing, deafness, and hearing protectors; noise criteria and regulations; sound measurement; sound-source characterization; real noise sources, sound propagation outdoors, in ducts and pipes and in rooms; sound transmission; silencers; sound absorbers; partitions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1-0]
MECH 410 (2-12) d Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Lectures and readings on specialized topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 420 (3) Sensors and Actuators
Measurement of motion, stress, force, torque, temperature, flow and pressure; principles of sensors and signal conditioning methods; selection and sizing of actuators. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 360, MECH 463, MECH 366 and one of ELEC 343, EECE 376.
MECH 421 (3) Mechatronics System Instrumentation
Architecture of mechatronics devices; integration of mechanical, electronics, sensors, actuators, computer and real time software systems; PLC and PC based systems; discrete and continuous automation system design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-1]
Prerequisite: MECH 366.
Corequisite: MECH 420.
MECH 422 (3) Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems
Fundamentals of MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). Microfabrication of MEMS with solid-state technology. LIGA and micro injection molding. Physics of MEMS. Operational principles of various MEMS devices. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: One of ELEC 302, EECE 363, ELEC 344, EECE 365 and all of MECH 360, MECH 463.
MECH 423 (3) Mechatronic Product Design
Design of mechatronic systems for industrial and human-centric applications; compliant structures; electronic circuits to interface with sensors and actuators; embedded systems; precision timing and control; data acquisition and processing; user interfaces; and product innovation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 366 and one of ELEC 302, EECE 363. 4th year standing.
Corequisite: One of CPEN 312, EECE 355.
MECH 430 (3) Engineering Data Analysis
The use of probability and statistical methods for engineering applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MECH 431 (3) Engineering Economics
Discounted cash flows. Sources of funds, cost of capital. Effects of depreciation, taxes, inflation. Evaluation and comparison of economic models for engineering projects. Replacement decisions. Public project analysis. Risk analysis. Project control, inventory analysis, simulation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MECH 433 (3) Biofluids
Review of principles, biorheology, circulatory biofluid mechanics, synovial fluid in joints, biofluid dynamics of the human brain, respiratory biofluid mechanics, flow and pressure measurement techniques in human body. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: MECH 380.
MECH 435 (3) Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Musculoskeletal anatomy. Muscle and joint loads. Muscle mechanics. Musculoskeletal dynamics. Gait. Tissue mechanics of tendon, ligament, articular cartilage, and bone. Biomaterials. Application examples in orthopaedics including joint replacement and fracture fixation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: Either (a) MECH 221 or (b) all of APSC 278, MECH 260.
MECH 436 (3) Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics
Introduction to injury biomechanics. Anatomy. Impact experiments. Multi-body dynamic simulation and finite element analysis. Skull, face, brain, spine, eye, pelvis, abdomen, and extremity injury. Anthropomorphic test devices, seat belts, airbags, child restraints, and helmets. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH 436 and MECH 536. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 360, MECH 463.
MECH 439 (1) Biomechanics Research
Seminar in Biomechanics research. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
MECH 445 (3) Fuel Cell Systems
Energy system architecture and electrochemical energy conversion: fuel cell thermodynamics and electrochemistry; Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PMFCs) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCSs); hydrogen production, storage, and distribution. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH 445 and MECH 545. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 327, MECH 375.
MECH 454 (6) Thermofluids Capstone Design Project
A capstone course to provide students experience in the design/development of practical mechanical and thermofluids devices. Projects are provided by local industry and engineering research laboratories. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 454, MECH 457, MECH 458, MECH 459, or APSC 496. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-2-2; 1-2-2]
Prerequisite: MECH 328 and fourth-year standing in the Thermofluids Option.
MECH 457 (6) Mechanical Engineering Design Project
A capstone design project designed to give students experience in the design/development of practical mechanical devices. Projects are provided by local industry and engineering research laboratories. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 454, MECH 457, MECH 458, MECH 459, or APSC 496. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-2-2; 1-2-2-]
Prerequisite: MECH 328 and fourth-year standing in Mechanical Engineering.
MECH 458 (6) Mechatronics Design Project
A capstone design program designed to give students experience in the design/development of practical mechanical and mechatronics devices. Projects are provided by local industry and engineering research laboratories. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 454, MECH 457, MECH 458, MECH 459, or APSC 496. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-2-2; 1-2-2]
Prerequisite: MECH 328 and fourth-year standing in the Mechatronics Option.
MECH 459 (6) Biomedical Design Project
A capstone design program designed to give students experience in the design and development of practical biomedical devices. Projects are provided by local industry and engineering research laboratories. For students in the Biomedical Option only. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 454, MECH 457, MECH 458, MECH 459, or APSC 496. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-2-2; 1-2-2-]
Prerequisite: MECH 328 and fourth-year standing in the Biomedical Option.
MECH 460 (3) Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Axisymmetric membrane stresses in thin shells of revolution, stresses in thick-walled cylinders and rotating disks, beams on elastic foundations, axisymmetric bending of cylindrical shells, axisymmetric bending of circular plates. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 360.
MECH 462 (3) Finite Element Analysis
Theory and element selection. Virtual work and weighted residual formulation. Linear elastic analysis. Heat transfer analysis. Isoparametic elements. Development of computer programs for simple problems. Utilization of existing computer packages. Application to mechanical engineering problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-3*-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 360, MECH 375.
MECH 463 (4) Mechanical Vibrations
Theory of vibration of mechanical systems. Undamped 1 degree of freedom vibration, forced vibrations and resonance, damping, multiple degree of freedom systems, mode shapes and orthogonality, continuous systems, vibration measuring instruments and frequency spectrum analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: One of MECH 224, MECH 260.
MECH 464 (3) Industrial Robotics
Definition and classification of industrial robotic devices. Selection and implementation issues. Workcell environments. Forward and inverse kinematics, dynamics, trajectory planning. Sensing and manipulation tasks. Control architectures. Credit will be granted for only one of ELEC 442, EECE 487, MECH 464, or MECH 563. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Corequisite: One of MECH 466, MECH 467.
MECH 466 (4) Automatic Control
Process and system characteristics; transient response; the closed loop; block diagrams and transfer functions; control actions; stability; Nyquist diagrams; Bode diagrams; root locus methods; frequency response; system compensation; nonlinear control systems; digital computer control. Laboratory experiments to support the lecture content. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH 466 and MECH 467. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-3*-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of MECH 220, MECH 221, MECH 463 or (b) all of MATH 255, MECH 463 and one of ELEC 201, ELEC 202, EECE 251, EECE 253.
MECH 467 (4) Computer Control of Mechatronics Systems
Block diagrams and transfer functions, continuous and discrete domain transformations, feedback control system characteristics, control design in both continuous and discrete domain, absolute and relative stability, laboratory examples of Mechatronic systems design. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH 466 and MECH 467. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-3*-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 366.
MECH 468 (3) Modern Control Engineering
Introduction to state space control methods for linear systems including modal control, controllability, observability, linear quadratic regulators, optimal control. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: One of MECH 366, MECH 466.
MECH 469 (3) Dynamic System Modeling
Modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems; analytical models; model representations such as linear and bond graphs; response analysis; digital simulation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MECH 470 (3) Energy Conversion Systems
Energy supply and demand. Energy conversion chain. Electrical power generation using thermal power plants, renewable energy, and fuel cells. Rankine cycle steam power. Brayton cycle gas turbine power plants, intercooling, reheat, and regeneration. Internal combustion engines. Exhaust gas after treatment. Combined and binary cycles. Nuclear power. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 327, MECH 375.
MECH 473 (3) Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Principles of air conditioning; psychometrics and refrigeration. Heat transfer through building materials. Estimation of heating and cooling loads including the use of current software. System design. Ground, air and water source heat pumps. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: MECH 375.
MECH 475 (3) Heat Transfer II
Unsteady heat conduction. Radiative heat exchange between gray surfaces. Gas radiation. Free convection from plates and cylinders. Boiling. Mass transfer. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Heat exchanger design. Boilers, condensers, and cooling towers. Building heat transfer. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 375.
MECH 478 (3) Internal Combustion Engines
Analysis of spark and compression ignition engines. Calculation of fuel economy, power, and emission. Practical and regulatory considerations in engine design. Engine emission and control systems. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 478 or MECH 578. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 327.
MECH 479 (3) Computational Fluid Dynamics
Techniques for numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, including an introduction to the finite difference, finite volume and finite element approaches. Simulation of laminar and turbulent flows, including common turbulent models. Validation techniques. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 327, MECH 380.
MECH 481 (3) Aerodynamics of Aircraft I
Low speed aerodynamics of airfoils, wings, wind tunnels. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1*-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 380.
MECH 484 (3) Aircraft Design: Aerodynamics
Aircraft performance, stability and control, loading and air worthiness. Detailed example. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
MECH 485 (3) Aircraft Design: Structures
Development of aircraft wing structure, moments of inertia for complex shapes, crippling loads, shear lag. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
MECH 488 (3) Introduction to Ship Hydrodynamics
Ship terminology, lines plans, ship hydrostatics, transverse and longitudinal stability of ships, dimensional analysis, ship resistance prediction; ship propulsion methods, propeller selection and design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of MECH 380, CIVL 315 or permission of instructor.
MECH 489 (4) Experimental Thermofluids
Experimental uncertainty. Design of experiments. Test facilities. Temperature and pressure measurement techniques and instrumentation. Velocity and flow rate measurement techniques. Flow visualization. Case studies of industrial and research experimental practice. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 489 or MECH 582. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 375, MECH 380.
MECH 491 (3) Computer-Aided Manufacturing
NC programming and machining with interactive CAD/CAM systems. Curve and surface geometry for tool-path generation. Tool-path generation methodologies. Geometric modeling techniques for simulation and verification of manufacturing processes. Introduction to Computer-Aided Process Planning. Supplementary tutorial laboratory experiments. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2*-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 392.
MECH 492 (4) CAD/CAM
Introduction to computer assisted design and manufacturing with a focus on the fundamental issues of geometry and machine tools including an understanding of standard computer tools. Applications to secondary wood products manufacturing. Not open to students in the Faculty of Applied Science. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-4-0]
Prerequisite: WOOD 290.
MECH 493 (3) Introduction to Academic Research
Research project directed by a faculty member in Mechanical Engineeing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-5-1]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and at least 80% average in third-year courses and permission of instructor.
MECH 495 (3) Industrial Engineering
Organizational structure. Manufacturing systems and group technology. Classification and coding. Scheduling and sequencing of operations. Forecasting. Quality control for variables and attributes. Plant location. System reliability analysis. Advanced manufacturing automation concepts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MECH 496 (3) Engineering Management
Organization structures. Management styles. Cost systems and control. Financial statements; accounting procedures. Budgets and performance control. Project management. Human resources management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MECH 501 (3) Thermodynamics
Thermodynamic principles, Maxwell relations, availability, irreversibility, and equilibrium. Introduction to statistical mechanics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 502 (3) Fluid Mechanics
Governing equations; viscous incompressible flow, incompressible potential flow; incompressible boundary layers, stability and turbulence; compressible potential flow. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 505 (3) Industrial and Environmental Acoustics and Vibration
Fundamentals of acoustics and vibrations, physiologic effects, measurement, instrumentation, interpretation of data, industrial standards, and control. For students in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; other graduate students may enrol with permission of the instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: OCCH 515.
MECH 506 (3) Linear Vibrations
Transient and steady state vibration analysis of continuous and discrete mechanical systems. Lagrange's equation and Hamilton's Principle. Measurement of vibration. Machinery health monitoring. Frequency domain analysis. Experimental modal analysis. Vibration of rotating machinery. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 507 (3) Analytical Dynamics
Newtonian mechanics; generalized co-ordinates and analytical mechanics; Lagrange equations; Hamilton's Principle; rotational motion and rigid body dynamics; Gyroscopic motion; phase space, equilibrium, and stability of motion; stability characteristics of autonomous systems; Hamilton-Jacobi method; applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 510 (4) Computational Methods in Transport Phenomena I
Analytical, computational, and experimental methods in fluid mechanics. Overview of CFD program development. Finite volume methods, spacial discretization and spatial accuracy analysis. Boundary conditions. Time advance methods, time accuracy, and stability. Application to model problems and to the incompressible laminar Navier-Stokes equations. Validation techniques for CFD codes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2]
MECH 511 (3) Computational Methods in Transport Phenomena II
Selected advanced topics in CFD, typically chosen from: Finite volume methods on curvilinear meshes and structured mesh generation. Finite volume methods on unstructured meshes. Multigrid methods for elliptic PDE's. Reynolds-averaged form of the Navier-Stokes equations and turbulence modeling. Three-dimensional flows. Compressible flows. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MECH 510.
MECH 514 (3) Linear FEA in Solids and Heat Transfer
Theory and element selection. Virtual work and weighted residual formulation. Linear elastic analysis. Heat transfer analysis. Isoparametic elements. Computer program development. Utilization of existing computer packages. Credit is given for one of MECH 514 and MECH 462. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 515 (3) Finite Element Analysis of Non-linear and Field Problems
Review of finite element theory in linear static and dynamic analyses. Material and geometric non-linearity, various formulation and solution methods, convergence. Fracture mechanics problems. Non-linear transient conduction, convection, and radiation boundary conditions. Fluid flow problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 516 (3) Optimal Mechanical Design
Formulation of optimal design mechanical problems, unconstrained and constrained problems, search and quasi-Newton methods, finite element formulation for optimal design problems, optimal design of mechanical dynamic systems, interactive design optimization, applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 520 (3) Control Sensors and Actuators
Review of control, instrumentation and design. Performance specification of control components, component matching, error analysis. Operating principles, analysis, modelling, design considerations of control sensors and actuators such as analog sensors for motion measurement, digital transducers, stepper motors, DC motors, induction motors, synchronous motors, and hydraulic actuators. Control techniques pertaining to actuators. Applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 521 (3) Modeling and Design of Mechatronics Systems
Component interconnection and system integration. Performance specification and analysis. Role of sensors, transducers, and actuators in a mechatronic system. Control techniques. Case studies in mechatronic system development. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 522 (4) Foundations in Control Engineering
State space model; stability; controlability; observability; Kalman decomposition; state feedback; oberver; linear quadratic regulator; Kalman filter. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 468 or 522. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 523 (3) Intelligent Control
Review of traditional control techniques and comparison with intelligent control; methods of representing and processing knowledge; conventional sets and crisp logic; fuzzy logic; fuzzy logic control; hierarchical fuzzy control; control system tuning; industrial applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 527 (3) Advanced Mechatronics
Quasi-static approximations, modulation and demodulation, reversal, reciprocity, motor transformation, stiffness method, spatial filtering, Maxwell stress tensor, guarding, control limitations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MECH 421. Or equivalent.
MECH 528 (3) Multivariable Feedback Control
Well-posedness and internal stability of feedback systems, performance limitations, uncertainty, LFT representations, robust stability and robust performance, model reduction, linear matrix inequalities, H- infinity control, multi-objective control, mu-analysis and synthesis, H-infinity gain- scheduling, control applications. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 528 or EECE 508. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Completion of MECH 466, MECH 468, ELEC 341, or equivalent is recommended.
MECH 529 (3) Modelling of Dynamic Systems
Advanced modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, thermal and multi-domain systems; inter-domain analogies; analytical models in time and frequency domains; modeling tools; response analysis; digital simulation; practical project. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Prior undergraduate coursework in dynamics, vibration, or electrical circuits.
MECH 533 (3) Biofluids
Principles, biorheology, circulatory biofluid mechanics, synovial fluid in joints, biofluid dynamics of the human brain, respiratory biofluid mechanics, flow and pressure measurement techniques in the human body. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 433 or 533. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 535 (3) Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Musculoskeletal anatomy. Static and dynamic analysis of the musculoskeletal system. Gait. Musculoskeletal tissue mechanics. Biomaterials. Advanced study of relevant problems in orthopaedics, including joint replacement, fracture fixation, and spinal disorders. Credit given for only one of MECH 435 and MECH 535. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
MECH 536 (3) Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics
Introduction to injury biomechanics. Anatomy. Impact experiments. Multi-body dynamic simulation and finite element analysis. Skull, face, brain, eye, pelvis, abdomen, and extremity injury. Anthropomorphic test devices, seat belts, airbags, child restraints, and helmets. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH436 and MECH536. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
MECH 543 (3) Acoustics and Noise Control
Wave properties; the decibel; hearing, deafness and hearing protectors; noise criteria and regulations; sound measurement; sound-source characterization; real noise sources; sound propagation outdoors, in ducts and pipes and in rooms; sound transmission; silencers; sound absorbers; partitions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-1]
MECH 545 (3) Fuel Cell Systems
Energy system architecture and electrochemical energy conversion; fuel cell thermodynamics and electrochemistry; Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PMFCs) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCSs); hydrogen production, storage, and distribution. Credit cannot be received for both MECH 445 and MECH 545. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 327, MECH 375.
MECH 550 (2-6) d Special Advanced Courses
Special advanced lecture courses may be arranged for graduate students upon the approval of the department head. There will not be more than 6 credits in any one such course. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 551 (6) Electro-Mechanical System Design Project I
The design, analysis, manufacturability, instrumentation and computer control of a selected dynamic machinery assembly will be studied. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of MECH 421, MECH 467.
MECH 552 (6) Electro-Mechanical System Design Project II
The full assembly, instrumentation, computer and electronic interfacing, and testing of a dynamic machine. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-3-1]
Prerequisite: MECH 551.
MECH 555 (4) Fundamentals of Microelectromechanical Systems
Micro-fabrication of MEMS: solid-state technology and other micromachining techniques. Engineering principles of various MEMS devices. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2]
MECH 560 (3) Experimental Methods in Mechanics
Operating principles of transducers for measuring typical quantities; the construction of transducers and factors controlling their measurement accuracy; electronic signal conditioning equipment and computerized data acquisition system. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 561 (3) Linear Elasticity
Stress and strain in three dimensions, fundamental field equations of linear elasticity; equilibrium, compatibility, Hooke's law; Papkovitch-Neuber solution, plane stress and plane strain; torsion, torsion of thin-walled members with warping restraint; plate theory. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 563 (3) Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control
Definitions and classification Kinematics: homogeneous transformations, manipulator kinematic equations, forward and inverse kinematic solution methods, differential kinematic equations, motion trajectories. Dynamics: Lagrange-Euler formulations, Newton-Euler formulation. Control: methods of control, robot control hierarchy, control of single joint and multiple link manipulators, advanced control methods. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 568 (3) Theory of Plasticity
Yield conditions and flow rules; upper and lower bound theorems; elastic-plastic analysis of circular disks, thick-walled cylinders and spheres; torsion; slip-line fields; rigid-plastic analysis of plates and shells. Credit will be given for only one of MECH 568 or CIVL 536. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 569 (2/4) d Non-Linear Vibration
Phase plane representation, singular points, exact solutions, equivalent linearization, perturbation method, averaging method, variation of parameters, forced vibration, self-excited vibration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 572 (3) Convection Heat Transfer
Governing equations for laminar and turbulent flow. Forced convection in internal and external flow. Free, and combined free and forced convection. Heat transfer at high velocities, in rarefied gases and in two-phase flow. Mass transfer. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 575 (1-3) d Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 576 (3) Combustion
Thermodynamics of combustion, stoichiometry, heat of formation and reaction. Equilibrium composition and adiabatic flame temperature. Chemical kinetics of combustion. Flames in premixed gases; laminar and turbulent flame propagation. Diffusion flames, pollutant emissions and combustion in IC engines. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 578 (3) Internal Combustion Engines
Analysis of spark and compression ignition engines. Calculation of fuel economy, power and emission. Practical and regulatory considerations in engine design. Numerical engine modeling and analysis. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 478 or MECH 578. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 581 (3) Low Speed Aerodynamics
Circulation, vorticity and Kelvin's Theorem. Potential flow theory and the Kutta-Joukowski Law 2D Vortex Panel. Method. Laminar and turbulent boundary layer computations. Lifting line theory. Vortex Lattice Method. High lift devices. Total airplane drag. Credit cannot be obtained for both MECH 581 and MECH 481. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 582 (4) Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Modelling Test facilities. Wind tunnel force measurement. Theory of conventional and modern manometry. Classical velocimetry. Hotwire anemometry. Theory and application of laser Doppler velocimetry. Particle image velocimetry. Flow visualization techniques. Thermometry. Credit will not be given for both MECH 489 and MECH 582. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
MECH 584 (3) Advanced Engineering Acoustics
Sound sources waves and propagation; reflection and transmission at fluid and solid interfaces; sound propagation outdoors, in ducts and pipes, underwater, in rooms; sound-absorbing materials; experimental and numerical methods; acoustical signal processing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MECH 405.
MECH 586 (4) Turbulent Shear Flow
The basic equations of fluid motion; introduction to hydro-dynamic stability; Reynolds' equations; energy equations for turbulent motion; intermittency; similarity near a solid boundary and in free turbulence; approximate methods for predicting the growth of turbulent boundary layers and free symmetrical shear flows. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 587 (3) Fracture Control for Design
Transition temperature, linear-elastic and elastic-plastic theory, experimental testing methods, fracture-resistant design methodology, application to mechanical and structural components. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 588 (3) Fatigue
Review of smooth-body fatigue: high-cycle; low-cycle; cumulative damage; cycle counting methods; cracked-body fatigue theory; effects of load history and stress ratio; numerical crack-growth prediction models; application to components and structures; crack detection methods. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 589 (4) Computer Control of Multi-Axis Machines
Digital control laws for servo drives; state space and transfer function models of feed drives; tracking errors; trajectory generation of multi-axis machines; contouring analysis of multi-axes servo drives; real time linear and circular interpolation methods supported by laboratory applications. Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 467 or MECH 589. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 590 (3) Manufacturing Automation
Review of mechanics of metal cutting. Machine tool structures, static deformations, forced and self-excited vibrations and chatter. Design principles of CNC machines; state space and transfer function models of feed drivers, dc servo motors and amplifiers. Contouring analysis in multi-axes machining. Unmanned manufacturing topics: Sensors, adaptive control, and monitoring in metal-removing processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 592 (3) Machine Tool Structures and Vibrations
Review of metal cutting mechanics, milling, static deformations of machine tools. Machine tool vibrations, forced and self excited vibrations in machining, chatter, stability. Sensors for machine tool monitoring and adaptive control. Sensor assisted intelligent machining techniques. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of MECH 392, MECH 466.
MECH 594 (3) Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Objectives and elements of Computer-Integrated manufacturing, information control, computer/device networks. Sensor and sensor fusion, layout and material handling issues. Production line design, and design for manufacturing. Flexible automation, virtual manufacturing, rapid prototyping, quality control and reliability issues and Artificial Intelligence applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 595 (2) Systems Modelling and Simulation
Modelling of discrete and continuous systems on digital computers. Application of discrete simulation languages to the analysis and design of service and manufacturing systems. Statistical concepts in analysis and validation. Application of continuous simulation languages to the analysis and design of dynamic and control systems. Integration methods and algorithms, optimization and iterative problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 596 (3) CAD/CAM Principles and Practice
3D geometric modeling; parametric representation of curves and surfaces; CNC machine tool programming; milling operations and setup; tool path generation for three- and five-axis sculptured surface machining. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 597 (6) Project for M.Eng. Studies
Project on assigned topic of specialization. For students registered in the M.Eng. program whose project is supervised by a faculty member in the department of Mechanical Engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 598 (2) Research Seminar
Current topics in mechanical engineering research for M.A.Sc. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 599 (6-12) c Thesis
For M.A.Sc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 698 (3) Seminar
Current topics in mechanical engineering for doctoral students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MECH 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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