Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Engineering

(College of Engineering)

Stephen K. Robinson, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Benjamin D. Shaw, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson for Undergraduate Studies

Department Office. 2132 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0580; Fax 530-752-4158; http://mae.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mae.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

(College of Engineering)

Stephen K. Robinson, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Benjamin D. Shaw, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson for Undergraduate Studies

Department Office. 2132 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0580; Fax 530-752-4158; http://mae.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mae.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

The defining element of graduate study in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program is interdisciplinary design. Research within this graduate program advances design in diverse fields such as vehicles, plasma MHD propulsion, biomechanics, aerostructures, sensors, combustion, and energy systems. Graduate students acquire skills both to address fundamental issues in these areas and to design complex, multi-component systems. The highly collaborative environment fosters multidisciplinary research while drawing on the study of mathematics, experimental and space plasma science, electrical engineering, materials science, materials modeling, molecular dynamics and numerical analysis, bioengineering, space physics, and nanotechnology in addition to the core areas. Recruiters from industry are active here, knowing that, in addition to having hands-on design experience, our students are well grounded in engineering fundamentals. They study with professors who “wrote the book” on their discipline, and work on design projects with researchers who are international authorities in their field. Our graduate students are able to work closely with faculty in a friendly but demanding environment where teamwork and faculty mentoring are important, as is the cross-disciplinary, collaborative culture that is unique to UC Davis.

Research Highlights:

  • Aeronautics and aerostructures
  • Spacecraft design and operation
  • Space environmental studies
  • Remote sensing
  • Electrical propulsion
  • Flight dynamics and control
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Experimental MHD turbulence studies
  • Dynamic systems and controls
  • Robotics
  • Materials modeling
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical design
  • Reacting flows
  • Heat transfer
  • Automotive system dynamics
  • Biosensors/Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Molecular self-assembly
  • Radiation effects in solids
  • Nonlinear dynamics and phase-locking
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Biosolid mechanics
  • Sports biomechanics
  • Energy Systems/Fuel Cell/Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  • High energy density science and applications
  • Nuclear fusion energy
  • Wind energy

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Center for Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology
  • GATE Center for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Aeronautical Wind Tunnel Facility

Complete Information on our website at http://mae.ucdavis.edu/graduate/.

(College of Engineering)

Stephen K. Robinson, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Benjamin D. Shaw, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson for Undergraduate Studies

Department Office. 2132 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0580; Fax 530-752-4158; http://mae.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mae.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

The defining element of graduate study in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program is interdisciplinary design. Research within this graduate program advances design in diverse fields such as vehicles, plasma MHD propulsion, biomechanics, aerostructures, sensors, combustion, and energy systems. Graduate students acquire skills both to address fundamental issues in these areas and to design complex, multi-component systems. The highly collaborative environment fosters multidisciplinary research while drawing on the study of mathematics, experimental and space plasma science, electrical engineering, materials science, materials modeling, molecular dynamics and numerical analysis, bioengineering, space physics, and nanotechnology in addition to the core areas. Recruiters from industry are active here, knowing that, in addition to having hands-on design experience, our students are well grounded in engineering fundamentals. They study with professors who “wrote the book” on their discipline, and work on design projects with researchers who are international authorities in their field. Our graduate students are able to work closely with faculty in a friendly but demanding environment where teamwork and faculty mentoring are important, as is the cross-disciplinary, collaborative culture that is unique to UC Davis.

Research Highlights:

  • Aeronautics and aerostructures
  • Spacecraft design and operation
  • Space environmental studies
  • Remote sensing
  • Electrical propulsion
  • Flight dynamics and control
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Experimental MHD turbulence studies
  • Dynamic systems and controls
  • Robotics
  • Materials modeling
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical design
  • Reacting flows
  • Heat transfer
  • Automotive system dynamics
  • Biosensors/Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Molecular self-assembly
  • Radiation effects in solids
  • Nonlinear dynamics and phase-locking
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Biosolid mechanics
  • Sports biomechanics
  • Energy Systems/Fuel Cell/Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  • High energy density science and applications
  • Nuclear fusion energy
  • Wind energy

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Center for Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology
  • GATE Center for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Aeronautical Wind Tunnel Facility

Complete Information on our website at http://mae.ucdavis.edu/graduate/.

Courses in EME:
EME 001Mechanical Engineering (1) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s). Description of the field of mechanical engineering with examples taken from industrial applications, discussions of the practice with respect to engineering principles, ethics, and responsibilities. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
EME 005Computer Programming for Engineering Applications (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016A (can be concurrent) or MAT 021A (can be concurrent). Structured programming in C for solving problems in engineering. Introduction to MATLAB and comparison study of C/C++ with MATLAB. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 050Manufacturing Processes (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 004 C- or better; PHY 009A C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Modern manufacturing methods, safety, manufacturing instructions, computer-aided manufacturing and their role in the engineering design and development process. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 092Internship in Mechanical Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work-study experience in engineering. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EME 097TCMentoring and Tutoring Engineering in the Community (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Mentoring, coaching, tutoring and/or supervision of students in K-12 schools in Engineering-related topics. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
EME 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EME 106Thermo-Fluid Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103 C- or better; ENG 105 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Inviscid incompressible flow, compressible flow, ideal gas mixtures, psychrometrics, reacting mixtures and combustion. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
EME 108Measurement Systems (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better; ENG 104 recommended. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science & Engineering and Mechanical/Materials Science & Engineering. Experiments to illustrate principles of mechanical systems. Signal analysis; Demonstration of basic sensors for mechanical systems; Experimental project design; Experiments involving voltage measurement; strain gauges, dynamic systems of 1st order. Three units of credit for students who have previously taken BIM 111; two units of credit for students who have previously taken EBS 165; one unit of credit allowed for students who have completed EME 107B (former version of EME 108). (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 109Experimental Methods for Thermal Fluids (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—1.5 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science & Engineering and Mechanical/Materials Science Engineering Majors. Experiments illustrating principles of thermal-fluid systems and related measurement devices. Statistical design of experiments and uncertainty analysis of data; thermodynamic cycles, combustion, compressible and incompressible flows. Three units of credit for students who have previously taken ECH 155A; two units of credit for students who have previously taken ECH 155B; three units of credit for students who have previously taken ECI 141L; one unit of credit for students who have already completed EME 107A (former version of EME 109). (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 115Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Methods (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better or ECM 006 C- or better); (MAT 021A C- or better, MAT 021B C- or better, MAT 021C C- or better, MAT 021D C- or better, MAT 022A C- or better, MAT 022B C- or better); (PHY 009A C- or better, PHY 009B C- or better, PHY 009C C- or better). Number representation, Taylor expansions, error and stability analysis, roots of nonlinear equations, sets of linear equations, numerical integration, ordinary differential equations. Not open for credit to students who have taken EAD 115. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EME 121Engineering Applications of Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; (ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better). Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Technical elective that revisits dynamic principles with emphasis on engineering applications; Equations of motion are derived and put into a format for computer solution; There is a computer laboratory where real engineering systems are simulated. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 134Vehicle Stability (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering majors. Analytical and experimental studies of the dynamics, stability and control of vehicles such as cars, trailers, airplanes, motorcycles, bicycles and rail cars. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 139Stability of Flexible Dynamic Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; ENG 103 C- or better. Stability of flexible systems. Introduction to fluid-structure interaction. Mechanical vibrations. Design of mechanical subsystems or systems under constraints. Dynamic instabilities. Flutter. Control effectiveness. Energy extraction from fluid-structure interactions. Design applications to aerospace, mechanical and biomedical systems. No credit for students who have completed EAE 139. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
EME 150AMechanical Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); (ENG 104 C- or better, EME 050 C- or better (can be concurrent)). Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering majors. Principles of mechanics applied to design. Deformation and stress analysis. Structural integrity under static and fluctuating loads. Projects demonstrate progression from concept to engineering analysis, with emphasis on strength and durability. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 150BMechanical Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 150A C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Principles of engineering mechanics applied to the design and selection of mechanical components. Design projects, which concentrate on conceptual design, engineering analysis, methods of manufacture, material selection, and cost. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 151Statistical Methods in Design and Manufacturing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 150A C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Methods of statistical analysis with emphasis on applications in mechanical design and manufacturing. Applications include product evaluation and decision making, probabilistic design, systems reliability, and fatigue under random loading. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 152Computer-Aided Mechanism Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; (EME 005 C- or better or ENG 006 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better). Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Principles of computer-aided mechanism design. Computer-aided kinematic, static, and dynamic analysis and design of planar mechanisms such as multiple-loop linkages and geared linkages. Introduction to kinematic synthesis of mechanisms. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 154Mechatronics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better; EME 050 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Overview of mechatronics system and control system design concepts, control software architecture, control hardware architecture, microcontroller and interface technology for mechatronics control, sensor for mechatronics systems, actuator drives. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 161Combustion and the Environment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Introduction to combustion kinetics; premixed and diffusion flames; turbulent combustion; pollutant formation; examples of combustion devices such as internal combustion engines, gas turbines, furnaces and incinerators; alternative fuels. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 163Internal Combustion Engines and Future Alternatives (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 050 C- or better; EME 106 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Fundamentals of internal combustion engine design and performance. Future needs to adapt to environmental concerns, and the feasibility of better alternatives in the future. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 164Introduction to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better; EME 165 C- or better. Introduction to basic mechanisms and processes associated with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), including equipment and systems used for HVAC in residential and commercial buildings. Only 2 units for students who have completed ECI 125. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EME 165Heat Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better or ECS 030 C- or better); ENG 103 C- or better; ENG 105 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. Computational modeling of heat transfer in engineering. Applications to engineering equipment with the use of digital computers. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EME 171Analysis, Simulation and Design of Mechatronic Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Modeling of dynamic engineering systems in various energy domains. Analysis and design of dynamic systems. Response of linear systems. Digital computer simulation and physical experiments. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 172Automatic Control of Engineering Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 C- or better; ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering. Classical feedback control systems; block diagrams; performance specifications; steady state errors; rise and settling times; root locus; PID controllers; Bode and Nyquist plots; stability; phase and gain margins; advanced topics as time allows. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 185AMechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (EME 150A C- or better, EME 165 C- or better (can be concurrent)); CMN 001 or CMN 003 recommended; upper division composition recommended. Restricted to Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering (EMEC). Major mechanical engineering design experience; the mechanical engineering design process and its use in the design of engineering systems incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 185AMechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 050 C- or better; EME 150A C- or better; EME 165 C- or better (can be concurrent); ENG 003, CMN 001 or CMN 003 recommended; upper division composition recommended. Restricted to Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering (EMEC). Major mechanical engineering design experience; the mechanical engineering design process and its use in the design of engineering systems incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
EME 185BMechanical Engineering Systems Design Project (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 185A; senior standing in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Major mechanical engineering design experience; the mechanical engineering design process and its use in the design of engineering systems incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EME 189ASelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Energy Systems and the Environment (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Energy Systems and the Environment. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189BSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Controls (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Engineering Controls. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189CSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Dynamics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Engineering Dynamics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189DSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Biomechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Biomechanics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189ESelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Fluid Mechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Fluid Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189FSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Manufacturing Engineering. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189GSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Product Design (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189HSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics Systems (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Mechatronics Systems. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189ISelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; MEMS/Nanotechnology (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in MEMS/Nanotechnology. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189JSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Solid and Structural Mechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Solid and Structural Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189KSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Thermodynamics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Thermodynamics. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 189LSelected Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Vehicle and Transportation Systems (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Vehicle and Transportation Systems. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EME 192Intership in Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in mechanical engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
EME 197TCMentoring and Tutoring Engineering in the Community (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Mentoring, coaching, tutoring and/or supervision of students in K-12 schools in Engineering-related topics. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
EME 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EME 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
Courses in EAE:
EAE 001Introduction to Aerospace Science Engineering (1) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s). Description of the field of aerospace engineering with examples from industry, government, and research. Aerospace engineering principles, ethics, and responsibilities. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
EAE 010From the Wright Brothers to Drones and Quadcopters (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). History of aircraft and its influence on society. Topics covered will include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, safety considerations, economics and privacy issues. Aerodynamics, stability and control will also be introduced. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2015 Summer Session 1.
EAE 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAE 126Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 180 C- or better or EAD 115 C- or better or MAT 128C C- or better or EME 115 C- or better); EAE 127 C- or better. Development of general equations of fluid motion. Study of flow field kinematics and dynamics. Flow about a body. Thin airfoil theory. Viscous effects. Applications of numerical methods to wing analysis and design. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EAE 127Applied Aircraft Aerodynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Principles, governing equations, and predictive theories for aircraft aerodynamics. Lift and drag of 2D airfoils, 3D wings, and high-lift devices. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EAE 129Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to upper division standing. Aircraft and spacecraft stability and control. Derivation of fundamental equations of motion for aircraft/spacecraft. Fundamentals of feedback. Aircraft flight control systems. Spacecraft attitude control systems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EAE 130AAircraft Performance and Design (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EAE 127 C- or better; EAE 129 C- or better (can be concurrent). Major aircraft design experience with multiple realistic constraints including aerodynamics, performance analysis, weight estimation, stability and control, and appropriate engineering standards. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EAE 130BAircraft Performance and Design (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EAE 130A C- or better. Restricted to upper division standing. Major aircraft design experience including detailed design, cost analysis, analysis of aircraft structure, propulsion system, aerodynamics, aircraft handling qualities, manufacturing, or meeting relevant engineering standards. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EAE 133Finite Element Methods in Structures (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better. Open to College of Engineering Students. Introduction to the aerospace structural design process. History of aircraft and spacecraft materials. Effects of loading beyond elastic limit. Deflections and stresses due to combined loading. Virtual work principles, and finite element methods. Applications to aerospace structures. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
EAE 135Aerospace Structures (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better; EAE 126 or EAE 127 recommended. Analysis and design methods used in aerospace structures. Shear flow in open, closed and multicell beam cross-sections, buckling of flat and curved sheets, tension field beams, local buckling. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EAE 137Structural Composites (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better. Overview of materials and technology for creating structures from fiber reinforced resin matrix composite material systems. Elementary design analysis and case studies emphasizing aeronautical applications. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
EAE 138Aircraft Propulsion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Analysis/design of modern aircraft gas turbine engines. Development/application of cycle performance prediction techniques. Introduction to design of inlets, compressors, burners, turbines, and nozzles. Cycle design for specific applications. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EAE 140Rocket Propulsion (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106 C- or better. Restricted to upper division standing. Fluid and thermodynamics of rocket engines, liquid and solid rocket propulsion. Space propulsion concepts and space mission requirements. Not open for credit to students who have taken identical EAE 189A prior to Fall Quarter 2013. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
EAE 141Space Systems Design (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; EME 106 C- or better. Introduction to space systems design including space project organization, requirements definition and specification, concepts formulation, system tradeoffs, subsystem design. Prototype space mission concepts are presented and a multidisciplinary mission design is developed that considers all relevant architecture elements. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EAE 142Orbital Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better. Restricted to upper division standing. Satellite orbits, multistage rockets, current global boosters, and new technologies. Design application problems include satellites, trajectory optimizations, and interplanetary trajectories. Not open for credit to students who have completed EAE 189B prior to Fall Quarter 2013. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EAE 189CFlight Simulation and Testing in Design of Aircraft and Spacecraft (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102; and Consent of Instructor. Teaches flight test techniques together with data analysis methods to prepare students for any type of flight testing including fixed wing, rotary wing and launch vehicles. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EAE 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EAE 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.