Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Engineering

(College of Engineering)

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

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

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 & 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 & Aerostructures
  • Spacecraft Design & Operation
  • Space Environmental Studies
  • Remote Sensing
  • Electrical Propulsion
  • Flight Dynamics & Control
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Experimental MHD Turbulence Studies
  • Dynamic Systems & Controls
  • Robotics
  • Materials Modeling
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Design
  • Reacting Flows
  • Heat Transfer
  • Automotive System Dynamics
  • Biosensors/Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Molecular Self-Assembly
  • Radiation Effects In Solids
  • Nonlinear Dynamics & Phase-Locking
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Biosolid Mechanics
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Energy Systems/Fuel Cell/Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  • High Energy Density Science & Applications
  • Nuclear Fusion Energy
  • Wind Energy

Research Facilities & Partnerships:

  • Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Center for Advanced Highway Maintenance & 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

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 & 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 & Aerostructures
  • Spacecraft Design & Operation
  • Space Environmental Studies
  • Remote Sensing
  • Electrical Propulsion
  • Flight Dynamics & Control
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Experimental MHD Turbulence Studies
  • Dynamic Systems & Controls
  • Robotics
  • Materials Modeling
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Design
  • Reacting Flows
  • Heat Transfer
  • Automotive System Dynamics
  • Biosensors/Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Molecular Self-Assembly
  • Radiation Effects In Solids
  • Nonlinear Dynamics & Phase-Locking
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Biosolid Mechanics
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Energy Systems/Fuel Cell/Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  • High Energy Density Science & Applications
  • Nuclear Fusion Energy
  • Wind Energy

Research Facilities & Partnerships:

  • Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Center for Advanced Highway Maintenance & 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) 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 143ASpace Vehicle Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 C- or better; ENG 103 C- or better; ENG 105 C- or better. Governing equations and operational practices of robotic and human space travel. Principles of Systems Engineering are introduced and are used as a basis for a team project in spacecraft reverse-engineering and design. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 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.
Courses in MAE:
MAE 207Engineering Experimentation & Uncertainty Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 107A; EME 107B. Design and analysis of engineering experiments with emphasis on measurement standards, data analysis, regressions and general and detailed uncertainty analysis, including statistical treatment of experimental data intervals, propagation of bias and precision errors, correlated bias approximations, and using jitter programs. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
MAE 210AAdvanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105; EME 165. Development of differential equations governing continuity, momentum and energy transfer. Solutions in laminar flow for exact cases, low and high Reynolds numbers and lubrication theory. Dynamics of inviscid flow. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 210BAdvanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAE 210A. Study of stability and transition to turbulence. Introduction to the physics of turbulence. Modeling of turbulence for numerical determination of momentum and heat transfer. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 211Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105; EME 165; Or equivalent. Design aspects of selected topics such as: heat conduction, fins; heat transport in ducts, boundary layers and separated flows; heat exchangers. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 212Biomedical Heat and Mass Transport Processes (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 165; EBS 125; ECH 153; Or the equivalent. Application of principles of heat and mass transfer to biomedical systems related to heat exchange between the biomedical system and its environment, mass transfer across cell membranes and the design and analysis of artificial human organs. (Same course as BIM 212.) (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 213Advanced Turbulence Modeling (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAE 210B. Methods of analyzing turbulence; kinematics and dynamics of homogeneous turbulence; Reynolds stress and heat-flux equations; second order closures and their simplification; numerical methods; application to boundary layer-type flows; two-dimensional and three-dimensional hydraulic and environmental flows. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 216Advanced Thermodynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 105. Study of topics important to energy conversion systems, propulsion and other systems using high temperature gases. Classical thermodynamics and quantum statistical mechanics of nonreacting and chemically reacting gases, gas mixtures, and other substances. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 217Combustion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105; EME 106. Restricted to graduate students. Review of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Discussion of reacting flows, their governing equations and transport phenomena; detonations; laminar flame structure and turbulent combustion. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Spring Quarter.
MAE 218Advanced Energy Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105; Or the equivalent. Review of options available for advanced power generation. Detailed study of basic power balances, component efficiencies, and overall powerplant performance for one advanced concept such as a fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, or solar electric powerplant. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 219Introduction to Scientific Computing in Solid and Fluid Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 104. Scientific calculations with finite element and finite difference methods for multi-dimensional problems in solid and fluid dynamics are performed with examples in C,C++,FORTRAN,and MATLAB script files.Derivation of the basic equations of motion in finite volume form with applications to elasticity,waves. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
MAE 220Mechanical Vibrations (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 122. Multiple degrees of freedom; damping measures; Rayleigh's method; vibration absorbers; eigenvalues and modeshapes; modal coordinates; forced vibrations; random processes and vibrations; autocorrelation; spectral density; first passage and fatigue failure; nonlinear systems; phase plane. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 222Advanced Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102. Dynamics of particles, rigid bodies and distributed systems with engineering applications; generalized coordinates; Hamilton's principle; Lagrange's equations; Hamilton-Jacobi theory; modal dynamics orthogonality; wave dynamics; dispersion. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 223Multibody Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102. Coupled rigid-body kinematics/dynamics; reference frames; vector differentiation; configuration and motion constraints; holonomicity; generalized speeds; partial velocities; mass; inertia tensor/theorems; angular momentum; generalized forces; comparing Newton/Euler, Lagrange's, Kane's methods; computer-aided equation derivation; orientation; Euler; Rodrigues parameters. (Same course as BIM 223.) (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 225Spatial Kinematics and Robotics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAE 222; C Language. Spatial kinematics, screw theory, spatial mechanisms analysis and synthesis, robot kinematics and dynamics, robot workspace, path planning, robot programming, real-time architecture and software implementation. (Same course as BIM 225.) (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 226Acoustics and Noise Control (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 122. Description of sound using normal modes and waves; interaction between vibrating solids and sound fields; sound absorption in enclosed spaces; sound transmission through barriers; applications in design, acoustic enclosures and sound walls, room acoustics, design of quiet machinery. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
MAE 228Introduction to BioMEMS (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BS engineering discipline or consent of instructor. Ideal for beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate students interested in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) topics related to biological applications. Covers topics from various disciplines related to BioMEMS: mechanical, electrical, biomedical, chemical engineering, and materials science. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
MAE 229Design & Analysis of Micro-Electromechanical Systems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 or ENG 045Y); ENG 100; ENG 104; and Consent of Instructor. ENG 122 recommended. Mechanical design of micro-electronmechanical systems(MEMS). Device modeling: lumped parameter models; energy methods; nonlinearities; electrical and mechanical noise sources. Actuation and measurement methods: capacitive, piezoresistive, thermal, piezoelectric, and optical techniques. Review of basic electronics: bridge circuits, amplitude modulation; lock-in detection. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
MAE 232Skeletal Tissue Mechanics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104B. Overview of the mechanical properties of the various tissues in the musculoskeletal system, the relationship of these properties to anatomic and histologic structure, and the changes in these properties caused by aging and disease. Tissues covered include bone, cartilage and synovial fluid, ligament and tendon. (Same course as BIM 232.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 234Design and Dynamics of Road Vehicles (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 134. Analysis and numerical simulation of road vehicles with on design applications. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
MAE 237Analysis and Design of Composite Structures (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104; Or equivalent. Modeling and analysis methodology for composite structures including response and failure. Laminated plate bending theory. Introduction to failure processes. Includes discussion of aerospace structural analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
MAE 238Advanced Aerodynamic Design and Optimization (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Application of aerodynamic theory to obtain optimum aerodynamic shapes. Both analytic solutions and solutions obtained with numerical optimization techniques will be examined. Includes introduction to the calculus of variations and numerical optimization techniques. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 239Advanced Finite Elements and Optimization (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 180 or EAD 115 or MAT 128C. Introduction to advanced finite elements and design optimization methods, with application to modeling of complex mechanical, aerospace and biomedical systems. Application of states of the art in finite elements in optimum design of components under realistic loading conditions and constraints. (Same course as BIM 239.) (Letter.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
MAE 240Computational Methods in Nonlinear Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EAD 115 or MAT 128B or ENG 180. Deformation of solids and the motion of fluids treated with state-of-the-art computational methods. Numerical treatment of nonlinear dynamics; classification of coupled problems; applications of finite element methods to mechanical, aeronautical, and biological systems. (Same course as BIM 240.) (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
MAE 242Stability of Thin-Walled Structures (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104; Or equivalent. Static stability of thin-walled aerospace structures treated from both theoretical and practical design perspectives. Both monolithic and composite construction considered. Buckling of stiffened panels, shells and thin-walled beams, experimental methods and failure/crippling processes. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
MAE 245Micro- and Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biodevice design from engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication techniques; surface science and mass transport; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills on merging aforementioned themes. (Same course as ECH 245, EMS 245, and EEC 245.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
MAE 248Advanced Turbomachinery (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105. Preliminary aerodynamic design of axial and radial flow compressors and turbines. Design of diffusers. Selection of turbomachine and configurations and approximations to optimum dimensions and flow angles. Introduction to through flow analysis. Rotating stall and surge, and aeromechanical considerations. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 250AAdvanced Methods in Mechanical Design (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 150A; EME 150B; Or the equivalents or consent of instructor. Applications of advanced techniques of solid mechanics to mechanical design problems. Coverage of advanced topics in stress analysis and static failure theories with emphasis in design of machine elements. Design projects emphasizing advanced analysis tools for life cycle evaluation. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 250BAdvanced Methods in Mechanical Design (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAE 250A. Applications of advanced techniques of solid mechanics to mechanical design problems. Advanced topics in variational methods of mechanics with emphasis in design of machine elements. Design projects emphasizing advanced analysis tools. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 250CMechanical Performance of Materials (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate course in stress analysis and mechanical behavior of materials. Occurrence, mechanisms, and prediction of fatigue and fracture phenomenon. Use of stress and strain to predict crack initiation. Use of fracture mechanics to predict failure and crack propagation. Effects of stress concentration, manufacturing, load sequence, irregular loading, and multi-axial loading. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
MAE 251Mechatronics System Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (EME 154, EME 172) or (EEC 157A, EEC 157B). Motion mechanism design, electric actuator, power electronics motion contol, sensor technologies, personal computer-based control systems design, motion control general operating system and real time operating systems, motion control software design, discrete event control software design. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
MAE 252Information Processing for Autonomous Robotics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 154; EME 171; ENG 006; EME 005; Or equivalent programming experience to ENG 006 and EME 005. MAE 154, MAE 171, or consent of instructor. Computational principles for sensing, reasoning, and navigation for autonomous robots. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
MAE 253Network Theory and Applications (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 022A; MAT 022B; (STA 013 or STA 013Y or STA 120); Experience with computer software, or consent of instructor. Develops the mathematical theory underlying growth, structure and function of networks with applications to physical, social, biological and engineered systems. Topics include network growth, resilience, epidemiology, phase transitions, software and algorithms, routing and search control, cascading failures. (Same course as ECS 253.) (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
MAE 254Engineering Software Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 005; ENG 180. Principle and design of engineering software. Advanced topics in engineering software design, applications of object-oriented programming, very high-level languages, real-time multi-thread computing and sensor fusion, Web-based network computing, graphics, and GUI in engineering. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.
MAE 255Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Proficiency in a high level programming language such as Fortran, Pascal or C. Representation and processing of geometrical information in design and manufacturing. Numeric and symbolic computations. Coordinate systems and transformations. Bezier and B-spline curves and surfaces. Interpolation and approximation methods. Intersections, offsets, and blends. Path planning for machining, inspection, and robotics applications. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
MAE 256Sustainable Manufacturing and Design (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Open to graduate students; undergraduate students allowed only with consent of instructor. Definitions, methods, and dimensions of sustainability in manufacturing and product design. Emphasis on resource efficiency and life cycle engineering in the context of the production environment. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
MAE 258Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Theory and Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 150B; Graduate standing in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. Advanced vehicle design for fuel economy, performance, and low emissions, considering regulations, societal demands and manufacturability. Analysis and verification of computer design and control of vehicle systems in real vehicle tests. Advanced engine concepts. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
MAE 262Advanced Aerodynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EAE 126. Study of invicid and viscous flows about aerodynamic shapes at subsonic, transonic and supersonic conditions. Application of aerodynamic theory to design for reduced drag and increased lift. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 263Introduction to Computational Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; or Consent of Instructor. Introduction to numerical methods for solution of fluid flow problems. Discretization techniques and solution algorithms. Finite difference solutions to classical model equations pertinent to wave phenomena, diffusion phenomena, or equilibrium. Application to the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 267Parallel Computations in Fluid/Thermal Sciences (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106; EME 165; ENG 180; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent to ENG 180. Graduate or junior/senior undergraduate as a technical elective. Programming languages and constructs for engineering analysis on parallel computers including MPI (distributed), OpenMP (shared), and Fortran95. (Letter.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
MAE 268Wind Power Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102; ENG 103; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent courses. Fundamentals for understanding the conversion of wind power to mechanical power and electricity. Related engineering, economic and societal issues. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
MAE 269Fuel Cell Systems (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 106; EME 107; EME 165; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent courses. Graduate or junior/senior undergraduate as a technical elective. Basics of electrochemistry and fuel cell engines in mobile and stationary applications. Aspects of fuel cell energy converters and their subsystems including practice with existing fuel cell and hydrogen systems on campus. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
MAE 271Advanced Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 172; Or equivalent. Multiport models of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and thermal devices; bond graphs, block diagrams and state space equations; modeling of multiple energy domain systems; 3-dimensional mechanics; digital simulation laboratory. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
MAE 272Theory and Design of Control Systems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 172; Or the equivalent. Mathematical representations of linear dynamical systems. Feedback principles; benefits and cost of feedback. Analysis and design of control systems based on classical and modern approaches, with emphasis on applications to mechanical and aeronautical systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
MAE 273ASingle Input Single Output (SISO) Optimal Robust Control (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 172; MAE 272; or Consent of Instructor. EEC 250 recommended. Open to Graduate Students. Analysis and design of SISO (Single Input Single Output) feedback control systems utilizing Youla Parameterization technique. Optimal control concepts (controllability, observability, Linear Quadratic Regulator) and an introduction to Kalman filtering and robust optimal control theory for designing H2/LQG and Hinf controllers. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
MAE 273BMultiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Optimal Robust Control (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAE 272; MAE 273A; or Consent of Instructor. Open to Graduate Students. Analysis and design of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) feedback control systems utilizing Youla Parameterization technique. Uncertainty modeling and MIMO feedback control system design using loop shaping with Hinf/H2 system norm optimization techniques. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
MAE 274Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EME 172. Discrete systems analysis; digital filtering; sample data systems; state space and transform design techniques; quantization effects; multi-input, multi-output systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
MAE 275Guidance and Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102; EME 172; or Consent of Instructor. Familiarity with simulation tools, such as Matlab/Simulink, expected. Open to Graduate Students. Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Challenges in guiding and controlling limited-payload small and miniature aircraft systems. Coordinate frames, kinematics and dynamics, linear design models, autopilot design, sensor models, state estimation, design model for guidance, straight-line and orbit following,and path planning. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
MAE 276Data Acquisition and Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Application of computers for data acquisition and control. Topics include computer architecture, characteristics of transducers, hardware for laboratory applications of computers, fundamentals of interfaces between computers and experimental equipment, programming techniques for data acquisition and control, basic data analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 290CGraduate Research Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Individual and/or group conference on problems, progress, and techniques in mechanical and aeronautical engineering research. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
MAE 297SEMINAR (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Current topics in engineering including developments in mechanical and aeronautical engineering with presentations by students, faculty, and visitors. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
MAE 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 390The Teaching of Aeronautical Science and Engineering (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Meet qualifications for teaching assistant and/or associate-in in Aeronautical Science and Engineering. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MAE 396Teaching Assistand Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.