ENER 6260 – Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Energy Applications: Introduction to the use of commercial CFD codes to analyze flow and heat transfer in energy-related problems. Finite difference and finite volume methods, a SIMPLE model for incompressible flow, models of simple geometries are developed and studied, post-processing and visualization. Overview of turbulence and turbulence modeling.
ENER 4244 – Applied Heat Transfer: Principles of heat transfer. Theory and applications of conduction, free and forced convection and radiation heat transfer. Heat exchangers and heat transfer measurement.
ETME 4143L – Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Laboratory: Experimentation involving the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer, as applied to internal combustion engines, steam engines, engine dynamometers, refrigeration and heat pumps, solar energy systems, and heat exchangers. Three laboratory hours per week.
ETME 4100 and 4200/ ETGR 3643 – Capstone Design Project: A capstone course in which individual students or teams propose and design a device, system, or process using senior-level tools and abilities in their chosen disciplines; teamwork skills; instruction and writing practice in problem definition, design objectives, writing proposals and progress reports, creative problem solving, project planning, design evaluation, final formal technical reports and oral presentations.
ENER 3113– Dynamics: The dynamic behavior of particles; translation, rotation and plane motion of a rigid body, the principles of conservation of energy and momentum.
ETME 3100 – Junior Design Practicum: It is focused on a more complex, but still completely defined thermo-fluids and energy system based design challenge. Projects are completed in teams (4-6) and introduce students to group project dynamics, advanced machine shop techniques, data acquisition, and analysis. Also reinforces topics learned in previous courses such as the design process, project management, formal report style writing, math modeling (Excel, MATLAB, and EES), documentation generation (Drawings + Procedure), final project demonstrations, and analytical modeling.
ETME 2102 – Mechanisms: Plane motion and devices used to generate plane motion. Topics include analysis of displacement, velocity, acceleration, gears, cams, and other mechanical systems.
ETGR 1100L – Engineering Technology Computer Applications Laboratory: Introduces the use of computer applications required for engineering technologists. Topics include: using the computer to solve technical problems, an introduction to engineering computer applications, the use of standard office software, and the use of scientific calculators.