**University of Benin (UNIBEN)** Mechanical Engineering Courses from 1st year to final year. Course Content and Structure to guide UNIBEN Students, Aspirants, Jamb Candidates and the General Public.

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**UNIBEN 200 Level Mechanical Engineering Courses**

SEMESTER | COURSE TITLE | CREDIT |

1ST | ||

CVE211 | Strength of Materials | 3 |

ECP281 | Engineering Computer Programming | 2 |

EEE211 | Electrical Engineering I | 3 |

ELA201 | Laboratory / Workshop Practice | 2 |

EMA281 | Engineering Mathematics I | 2 |

ENS211 | Engineering in Society | 2 |

MEE211 | Engineering Mechanics I | 3 |

MEE221 | Engineering Drawing | 3 |

PRE211 | Manufacturing Technology I | 2 |

2ND | ||

CHE222 | Material Science | 3 |

EEE212 | Electrical Engineering II | 3 |

ELA202 | Laboratory / Workshop Practice | 2 |

EMA282 | Engineering Mathematics II | 4 |

MEE212 | Engineering Mechanics II | 3 |

MEE222 | Engineering Drawing II | 3 |

PRE212 | Manufacturing Technology II | 2 |

Total credits |

**UNIBEN 300 Level Mechanical Engineering Courses**

SEMESTER | COURSE TITLE | CREDIT |

1st | ||

CVE311 | Theory of Structures & Strength of Materials | 3 |

EEE317 | Electrical Engineering III | 3 |

ELA301 | Laboratory and Workshop Practice | 6 |

EMA381 | Engineering Mathematics III | 3 |

MEE311 | Mechanics of Machines I | 3 |

MEE321 | Engineering Drawing III | 3 |

MEE351 | Thermodynamics I | 2 |

MEE361 | Fluid Mechanics I | 2 |

PRE311 | Manufacturing Technology III | 2 |

Total credits | ||

2nd | ||

ELA302 | Laboratory & Workshop Practice | 2 |

EMA382 | Engineering Mathematics IV | 4 |

MEE312 | Mechanics of Machines II | 3 |

MEE322 | Elementary Engineering Design | 3 |

MEE332 | Strength of Materials I | 2 |

MEE342 | Manufacturing Science and Technology | 2 |

MEE352 | Thermodynamics II | 2 |

MEE362 | Fluid Mechanics II | 2 |

MEE372 | Computer Graphics | 1 |

Total Credits |

**UNIBEN 400 Level Mechanical Engineering Courses**

SEMESTER | COURSE TITLE | CREDIT |

1ST | ||

ELA401 | Laboratory / Workshop Practice | |

EMA481 | Engineering Mathematics V | 3 |

MEE411 | Mechanical Vibration | 3 |

MEE421 | Engineering Design | 3 |

MEE431 | Strength of Materials II | 2 |

MEE441 | Metallurgy I | 2 |

MEE451 | Thermodynamics III | 2 |

MEE461 | Fluid Mechanics III | 3 |

MEE471 | Heat Transfer | 2 |

TOTAL CREDITS | ||

2nd | ||

UBT400 | Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) | 6 |

TOTAL CREDITS |

**UNIBEN 500 Level Mechanical Engineering Courses**

SEMESTER | COURSE TITLE | CREDIT |

1ST | ||

MEE501 | Project | 3 |

MEE505 | Computer Aided Design (CAD) | 2 |

MEE511 | Systems Dynamics I | 3 |

MEE521 | Design of Machine Elements | 3 |

MEE531 | Stress Analysis I (Optional) | 3 |

MEE541 | Metallurgy II (Optional) | 3 |

MEE551 | Thermal Power Engineering I | 2 |

MEE561 | Fluid Mechanics IV (Optional) | 3 |

MEE571 | Heat Transfer II | 2 |

MEE581 | Maintenance and Reliability I (Optional) | 3 |

MEE591 | Building Services Engineering I (Optional) | 3 |

PRE571 | Engineering Economics and Administration I | 3 |

2ND | MEE502 | Project |

MEE506 | Mechanical Engineer in Society | 3 |

MEE512 | Systems Dynamics II | 3 |

MEE522 | Machine Design | 3 |

MEE532 | Advance Strength of Materials (Optional) | 3 |

MEE542 | Metallurgy III (Optional) | 3 |

MEE552 | Thermal Power Engineering II | 2 |

MEE562 | Fluid Mechanics V (Optional) | 3 |

MEE572 | Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning | 2 |

MEE582 | Maintenance and Reliability II (Optional) | 3 |

MEE592 | Building Services Engineering II (Optional) | 3 |

PRE572 | Engineering Economics and Administration II | 3 |

TOTAL CREDITS |

### UNIBEN Mechanical Engineering Course Details

#### 200 LEVEL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEE 211: ENGINEERING MECHANICS I (3 CREDITS)

Mechanics, Fundamental quantities of mechanics. Division of Mechanics, Coordinates and dimension in a space Problem solving. Vector, system of forces and couples. Rigid bodies and Equilibrium. Distributed forces. Structures and machines. Friction. Moments and product of inertia. Work and virtual work.

MEE 221: ENGINEERING DRAWING I (3 CREDITS)

Introduction. Geometrical Constructions. Principles of tangency. Construction of slopes. Tapers and Gradients. Fundamentals of descriptive geometry and projection drawing.

Central, parallel, Azonometric and orthographic Projections. Projections of points, lines, plane figures and simple objects. True lengths. Orthographic projections of simple geometrical solids.

Cylinder, Cone, Pyramid, Prism, Sphere, Hemisphere. Popus I and II, Ring. Drawing of three orthographic projections in first angle from the isometric views of a detail. Non-circular curves. Construction of an ellipse, parabola, hyperbole, Sinusoid, spiral of Archimedes, involute, cycloid, epiry doid, hypocycloid.

MEE 212: ENGINEERING MECHANICS II (3 CREDITS)

Position, reference frames and coordinates. Types of coordinates, Scalar and vector functions, function differentiation. Derivatives of vectors and moving references, frames, velocities and accelerations relative motion.

Kinetics of Rigid Bodies: Translation and rotation about a fixed axis

for rigid bodies, general two-dimensional motion of rigid bodies, vectoral and non-vectoral techniques, impulse, momentum, energy methods, moments of inertia, equivalent mass and moment of inertia. Simple cases of equivalent dynamic systems. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion. Simple harmonic motion.

MEE 222: ENGINEERING DRAWING II (3 CREDITS)

First and third angle orthographic projections of complex objects. Axonometric projection and their basic types igometry. Construction of anboid, prism, pyramid, circle, long cylinder in isometry.

Construction of isometric views for three and two orthographic projections of an object. Freehand Drawing. Development of surfaces curves of intersection. Interpenetration solids. Basic mechanical engineering drawing. Basic civil engineering drawings including topographical, geological structural and architectural. Basic wiring drawings, electronic components circuits.

#### 300 LEVEL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEE 311: MECHANICS OF MACHINES I (3 CREDITS)

Basic principles of kinematics and motion. Mechanisms or linkages, displacement, motion and instantaneous centers. Relative velocities and accelerations in mechanisms. Rolling and sliding contact. Cams. Gear and gearing. Gear trains.

MEE 321: ENGINEERING DRAWING III (3 CREDITS)

Section and conventions. Auxiliary views. Pictorial drawings. Conventions. Practices and standards. Drawing of machine elements. Working drawing. Pipe drawing. Fasteners, welding drawing. Building drawing.

MEE 351: THERMODYNAMICS I (2 CREDITS)

Introduction: Systems, Properties, equilibrium, cycles point and path functions. Thermodynamic properties of pure substance: phases of pure substance (solid, liquids and gases), specific and latent heat, perfect gas.

Phases Equilibrium and changes in critical point, properties of vapour, use of thermodynamics tables. Heat and work transfer; first law of thermodynamics, general energy and Bernoullis equation. Engine cycles, air-standard cycles, otto-cycle, simple gas turbine cycle, Carnot cycle

MEE 361: FLUID MECHANICS I (2 CREDITS)

Fundamental notions and Definitions: Continuum property, density, pressure, specific volume, surface tension, viscous compressibility, etc. Fluid Statics: Hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces in incompressible fluid, pressure variation in static fluids, floatation, stability considerations of floating bodies.

Dynamics of Fluid Flow: Systems and control volume approach to the basic and subsidiary laws for continuous media leading to the development of conservation equations of mass and momentum.

Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation. Introduction to Incompressible Viscous Flow: Flow of Newtonian fluids in pipes – pressure drop and shear stress in pipe flows, velocity distribution, Reynolds number and its significance.

Dimensional Analysis: Philosophy of dimensional analysis in engineering, dimensional homogeneity, similitude, Buckingham’s Pi-Theorem, important dimensionless groups in engineering. Flow Measurements: Flow meters and flow measurement, head flow meters in closed and open conduits mechanical and electromagnetic flow meters, scale errors in flow measurement.

MEE 312 MECHANICS OF MACHINES II (3 CREDITS)

Forces Analysis of Mechanisms (Statics and Dynamics). Dynamically equivalent systems. Balancing of rotating and reciprocating masses. Turning moment diagrams and flywheels. Governors. Friction in Machines.

MEE 322: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (3 CREDITS)

Concepts, thinking and language. Problem-solving (philosophical and psychological elements). Heuristic and Non-Heuristic problem-solving. Creativity and Creative problem solving. Problem –solving techniques. Conceptual blocks. Overcoming conceptual blocks. Emphasis is on real or practical problem solving throughout the course.

MEE 332: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS I (2 CREDITS)

Shear stresses and strains in beams, horizontal shear force in wide flange beams. Shear center. Bending of beams of varying cross-section. Beams of uniform strength. Bending of compound and composite beams. Simple reinforced concrete beams. Strain energy in bending unsymmetrical bending.

Deflection of Beams: Differential equation of elastic line. Double integration, area-moment and superposition methods. Introduction to energy methods. Deflection due to shear. Biaxial Stresses: Stresses on an oblique plane. Two-dimensional transformation equations. Concepts of principal stresses and principal planes.

Mohr’s circle. Principal strains, relation between elastic constants. Application to this walled pressure vessels. Theories of Failure: Maximum principal stress, maximum shear stress and other theories of failure. Strings: Open coil and close helical springs. Lead springs.

MEE 342: MATERIAL SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES (2 CREDITS)

Deformation of solids – dislocations and their role in deformation of single and polycrystalline materials; elastic and plastic deformation; twinning, in polymers.

Strengthening materials – principles of strengthening; cold work, grain size, single and multiphase materials, precipitation hardening. Polymers; cross linking, additives; composite materials.

Diffusion in metals – mechanism and applications; phase transformations – principles – nucleation working; production processes – Recrystallization and grain growth; hot working; production processes Detailed casting methods; power metallurgy; forming operations- extrusion, forging, rolling and drawing welding and soldering.

MEE 352: THERMODYNAMICS II (2 CREDITS)

Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Substances: Properties of ideal and real gases, kinetic theory of gases. Mixtures: mixtures of perfect gases, mixture of gas and saturated vapour psychometry applications.

Power Transfer System: introduction to vapour power cycles, Rankine cycle with reheat. Second Law Topics: Gibbs and Helmholtz free energies. Irreversibility and availability, principle of maximum work, thermodynamics potentials.

MEE 362: FLUID MECHANICS II (2 CREDITS)

Viscous Flow Theory: Mechanism of viscosity; Equations of motion for viscous Newtonian fluids; Navier-Stokes equation for laminar flows; simplified forms and some exact solution; Laminar velocity distribution. Elementary channel flow, introduction to turbulence.

Some application of viscous flow theory – the Introduction to the concepts of circulation, irrotationality, velocity potential and stream functions. Inviscid equations in general forms; boundary conditions for inviscid flows.

Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations and their elementary solutions, elementary flows and the principle of superposition. Lift and drag on cylinders; D’Alenbert’s paradox. Kutta-joukoweski condition.

Introduction to aerofoil theory. Power Systems: Mechanical power systems, their application and operations. Drive requirements for mechanical equipment’s; pumps, fans, machine tools cranes and heitraction. Thermodynamics. Thermal and hydraulic power system, their principles and operation principles of air conditioning and refrigeration. Introduction to heat transfer. Heat exchangers.

MEE 372: COMPUTER GRAPHICS (1 CREDIT)

AutoCAD Fundamentals: Keyboard commands and Methods of choosing commands; Starting a new drawing; Basic drawing techniques. Object Construction and Manipulation: Methods of selecting Drawing and Editing commands.

Geometric Construction, Shape description Multiview projection: Shapes description; Relationship Between views; Line types and Convention; One-view Drawings; Two- view Drawings; Three-view Drawings, Fillets and Rounds, Chamfers, Runout.

Dimensioning Techniques: Dimensions basics; Placement of Dimensions; Dimensioning Isometric Drawings; Tolerances; Geometric Dimensioning Isometric Drawings; Tolerance; Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (G D & T.); General

Dimensioning Symbols; Character Mapping for Dimension symbols; Generating Dimension Symbols Grip and Dimension; The Dimension Styles Dialog Box. Analyzing 2D Drawings: Using Inquiry, STATUS and Time Commands.

Isometric Drawings: Isometric Basics; Isometric Modes; Isoplane Aids; Crating Isometric Circles; Basic Isometric Circles; Creating Angles in Isometric Drawing; Isometric Construction Using Ellipses; Creating Isometric Sections; Exploded Isometric Views; Isometric Assemblies

#### 400 LEVEL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEE 411: MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (3 CREDITS)

Basic concepts in vibration, free vibration, Damped free vibration. Harmonically forced vibration. Vibration of 2-degree of freedom systems. Multi-degree of freedom vibrating systems. Vibration of lumped parameter systems.

MEE 421: INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (3 CREDITS)

Philosophy of Design. Design flow charts, design selection charts, design components, design specifications – basis, justification. Detail design (quantitative and qualitative). Engineering materials in design. Stress and deflection analysis, Design against failure, power screws. Detachable fasteners. Shafting design.

MEE 431: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS II (2 CREDITS)

Bending of Beams: Bending curved beams. Crane hook. Principal stresses in beams. Beams with axial loads. Beam columns, combined bending and torsion.

Deflection of Indeterminate Beams: Deflection of simple indeterminate beams. Continuous beams. Energy methods. Advanced Problems of Stress Analysis: Torsion of thin walled tubes. Thick cylinders and spheres under internal and external pressures. Stresses due to shrink fit.

Stress concentration contact stresses. Stresses due to dynamic loading. The equivalent static load. Strength of riveted, bolted and bonded joints. Stress and strain analysis. Introduction to stresses and strains in two and three-dimensional problems.

Generalized stress-strain relations. Introduction to electrical resistance strain gauge and photo elastic methods of experimental stress analysis. Additional Topics: an exposure to fatigue, creep and brittle fracture.

MEE 441: METALLURGY (2 CREDITS)

Steels – cast irons, plain carbon steels, iron- carbon diagram; time-temperature – transformation (T.T.T) diagrams (austenite, bainite, martensite structure); heat treatment of steels (annealing and tempering processes); surface hardening of steels, alloy steels. Non-ferrous metals and alloys – copper, aluminum, tin, zinc, gold, lead. Diffusion in solids; Oxidation and Corrosion of metals.

MEE451: THERMODYNAMIC III (2 CREDITS)

Thermodynamics Relations:

Maxwell Relations. Clapeyron Equations. Relations involving u, h and s. joule-Thomson Coefficient. Property diagrams – T-S, h – s, p – h, etc. Specific heat relations. Behaviour of real gases.

Gas power Plants:

Joule cycle; work ratio and efficiency. Improvement of performance; intercooling, reheating. Ericsson cycle Internal Combustion Engines: Operating of I.C Engines. I.C Engine cycles, performance. Criteria, Fuel supply, Heat balance, Combustion phenomena.

Reciprocating Expanders and Compressors: Work and Heat Transfer; Analysis of Air Compressors; the Reciprocating Expander; Rotary positive Displacement Compressors. Steam Engine. Introduction to Refrigeration and Heat Pump: Revised Carnot Cycle; performance criteria. Classification of refrigerators.

MEE 461: FLUID MECHANICS (2 CREDITS)

Boundary layer equations for laminar flows. Turbulent boundary layers, transition to turbulence and flow separation. Introduction to turbulence, Prandtl’s mixing length the theory, laminar and turbulent velocity distribution.

Pipe and Duct Flows and Pipe Network: Turbulent pipe flows and empirical relations. Moody diagram, pipe network surge tank, head loss – major and minor losses in pipe flows. Pressure drop and velocity relations in gas duct, losses in joints and bends of gas ducts.

MEE 471: COMBUSTION AND HEAT TRANSFER (2 CREDITS)

Fuels and oxidants. Chemical reactions and equation; mass conservation, mass balance, ideal and real reactions. Standardized energy and enthalpy, maximum and adiabatic flame temperature.

Dissociation and chemical equilibrium. Introduction to Heat Transfer. Modes of heat transfer, conduction heat transfer. Steady state one-dimensional conduction equation for plane wall, circular cylindrical and spherical bodies, pipe lagging. Heat electricity analogies. Fluid – solid – fluid systems: Convection transfer, type of convection heat transfer – forced, free, dimensionless groups, thermal boundary layer, its development.

EMA481: ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS V (3CREDITS)

- Complex variables: Complex functions of a real variable. Elementary functions of a complex variable. Differentiation of a complex variable. Cauchy-Riemann equations. Analytic and Harmonic functions. Integration of complex variables. Cauchy’s theorem, poles and residues. Simple examples of expansion in Taylor and Laurent series. Conformal mappings.
- Integral Transforms: Laplace and Fourier Transforms. Application to Boundary value Problems in Mathematical Physics.
- Introduction to non-linear Differential Equations:
- Stability of linear systems and the phase portraits
- Long time Behaviour of the solution of non-linear differential equations deduced from related linear systems.
- Calculus of Variations: Lagrange’s equation and applications. Hamilton’s principle and Geodesic problems (formal proofs of the related theorems will not be required).

Iso-perimetric problems.

- Probability: Probability Laws, conditional probability and dependence of events. Discrete and continuous probability distribution. The probability function; the density function and the distribution function. Expected values, moments, standard distribution, Binomial, Poison and normal.
- Statistics: Regression and Correlation; total, partial and multiple. Large sampling Theory: Sampling distribution of mean, proportion, difference of two means and proportion. Confidence intervals for mean, proportion, difference of two means and proportions.
- Test of Hypotheses: types I and II errors. Power of a test. Large sample test concerning the mean, proportion, difference of two means and proportions.
- Quality control.

#### 500 LEVEL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MEE 501: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (2 CREDITS)

Computer applications in design, thermodynamics, fluids, thermal power, heat transfer and combustion; applied mechanics and metallurgy.

MEE 505 – COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) (2 CREDITS)

Introduction to CAD

Definition of CAD; Input/Output devices; Flow of CAD Data/information; Graphics and Drafting; Introduction to SOLIDWORKS™.

Finite Element Methods (FEM)

Introduction to the basic concepts of FEM, Approximation polynomials, Galerkin’s method, meshing and discretization, post processing. Commercial FE Codes (ANSYS Software)

Modeling Curves, Surfaces, Solid, Fluids Splines, Equation driven curves, Lofts, etc

Parametric Design

Parametric design of solids, surfaces and curves; Parameter optimization, Design exploration

Reverse Engineering

Principles of reverse engineering, Reverse engineering tools, Introduction to rapid prototyping and Additive manufacturing Capstone Project

MEE 506: THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN INDUSTRY (2 CREDITS)

This is a seminar-type course. Technical report writing 4 – 6 guest lectures from practicing mechanical engineers and three (3) field trips to industries. A group report carrying 50% of the course grade is submitted at the end of the session by each group of not more than 3 students.

MEE 511: SYSTEM DYNAMICS 1 (3 CREDITS)

Physical engineering systems, models and modeling distributed and lumped parameter systems. Assumptions and modeling. Governing equations for mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical and thermal, fluid transducer components and systems. System analogues, systems response (natural and forced modes) stability. Introduction to non-linear and time-varying systems.

MEE 521: DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS (3 CREDITS)

Bolts, brakes, clutches and couplings, gears, spring, rope, belt and chain drives hoists. Weloment design. Surface finish, friction and bearings. Pressure cylinders. Motor selection. Vibration and design.

MEE 531: STRESS ANALYSIS (3 CREDITS)

Concept of a general three-dimensional state of stress. Equilibrium equations, stress transformation equations. Principal stresses. Maximums shear stress. Mean deviator and octahedral stresses. Strain analysis, Strain-displacement relations, Compatibility equations; Plane stress and Plane strain; Airy’s Stress Function and its application. Experimental mechanics – Principles and Application of: Electrical resistance, resistance strain gauges, Photo elasticity, Brittle lacquers.

MEE 541: METALLURGY OF MATERIALS PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING (3 CREDITS)

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys (iron, aluminum, copper, etc.); processing from their ores, production and quality control.

Physical mechanical properties, applications and usage; theory of heat treatment and phase transformation for improved properties (directional and anisotropic; alloy theory and strengthening mechanisms). Design of alloys with emphasis on steel; polymeric and ceramic materials; production processes; physical and mechanical properties/behaviors; applications and usage.

MEE 551: THERMAL POWER ENGINEERING 1 2 CREDITS

Vapour Power Plants: Carnot Cycle, Rankine Cycle, Binary Cycles, Special Turbines, the working fluid. Direct Energy Conversion: Thermionic, thermoelectric and magnetohydrodynamic converters, Fuel Cells. Other energy sources, energy management, energy storage. Statistical Mechanics: Elementary treatment of kinetic theory of gases

MEE 561: FLUID POWER SYSTEMS AND CONTROL (3 CREDITS)

Fluids for power transmission, basic fluid power components – pump, relief valve, non-return valve, fixed and variable area restrictors, pressure compensated pump, motors, actuators, hydraulic stiffness, of a pneumatic system, aeration, applications to automatic control, systems, dynamics, actuator systems pressure and speed control, hydraulic and pneumatic servomechanisms, fluidics – Coanda effect; logic theory and Boolean algebra, fluid amplifiers, block and signal flow diagrams.

Advantages and disadvantages of non-moving part devices, auxiliary equipment, circuit design and applications. Unsteady Flow: oscillatory flows in manometers oscillator of two reservoirs; inertia pressure in pipelines opening and closing of valves; propagation of elastic waves, water hammer, surge tank and vavitation. Further topics on boundary layer theory and one-dimensional gas dynamics.

MEE 571: HEAT TRANSFER (2 CREDITS)

Natural and forced convection, radiation, combined heat transfer, heat transfer with change of phase, solar energy. Extended surfaces, heat exchangers, selection criteria.

MEE 581: ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY I (3 CREDITS)

Maintenance: Concepts and Definitions of maintenance, Role of Engineering organization, Engineering maintenance and corporate survival.

Relevant Maintenance Functions: Human understanding/appreciation, Planning, Human resource development, Materials and spare parts Management, Documentation and Behavioral influence.

Need for Maintenance Strategy Deferent Types of Maintenance Strategies: Technological Strategies: Breakdown maintenance, Scheduled Maintenance, and Design-out maintenance, Administrative Strategies:

Shift arrangement, decentralization of maintenance work, use of external contractor and acquisition of Plant/Equipment. Terotechnology as Maintenance Strategy Reliability in maintenance: Concept of reliability, probability theory, indices of reliability and application of reliability to maintenance Engineering.

MEE 591: BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING I (3 CREDITS)

Scope of Building services: Control of the indoor environment (temperature, humidity, quality and movements of air); electrical services, plumbing service, fire protection and smoke control, lift and escalator services.

Piping and water storage systems. Fluid flow equations, pumps, pipe fittings and valves, piping system design. Fans and air distribution system. Fan performance, selection and installation, air flow in ducts and fittings, design of ducts and air distribution systems.

MEE 512: PRINCIPLES OF CONTROL SYSTEM (3 CREDITS)

Types of Control Systems: The Laplace and Inverse Laplace transforms and solution of differential equations. Transfer functions, block diagrams and signal flow charts, proportional, derivative and integral control actions, error analysis transient response, stability, the root-locus technique. Frequency response techniques of Nyquist, Bode, and Nichols. Introduction to control systems design.

MEE 522: MACHINE DESIGN PROJECT (3 CREDITS)

Project students will solve actual design problems from industry, they are to work in small groups directly with the industries and must implement their solutions and write a report at the end.

MEE 532: ADVANCED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS (3 CREDITS)

Torsion of non-circular sections. ST. Venant’s stress function. Rotating Disks: strain-displacement relations in polar coordinates. Stresses in rotating disks, disks of variable thickness, disk of uniform strength. Beams of Elastic Foundation: Bending of beams on elastic foundation.

Equation of elastic line. Zimmermann-Wikler hypothesis. Beams of infinite length. Semi-infinite and finite beams. Problems of railroad tracks. Grid beams. Circular Plates. Bending of thin circular plates and rotationally symmetric thin shells. Plasticity: elementary theory of plasticity, yield criterion, stress-strain relations, elastic-plastic deformations. Conditions for plastic collapse, incremental collapse, elastic shake down and high-strain fatigue.

MEE 542: MATERIALS FAILURE AND PREVENTION (3 CREDITS)

Testing for failure including N.D.T. and metallography; metallic corrosion and prevention; fracture mechanisms; creep and creep mechanisms. Fatigue and fatigue mechanisms; ductile fracture mechanism; brittle fracture mechanisms; failure of components; fractography, design considerations to overcome fracture/future applications of N.D.T.

MEE 552: THERMAL POWER ENGINEERING (2 CREDITS)

Axial-flow turbines, radial-flow turbines, axial-flow compressors, radial-flow compressors. Jet Propulsion Engines: features and principles, energy transfers, design of jet nozzles.

MEE 562: FLUID MACHINERY (3 CREDITS)

Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory: Introduction to flight, conformal mapping and transformations, the basis of aerofoil theory, aerofoil in two dimensions, relation between lift and circulation generation of lift and drag, airscrew momentum and bald element theory, aerofoil characteristics and wing section nomenclature.

Hydraulic Turbines: Dimensional analysis and similitude, performance characteristics, conditions for efficient operation, unit and specific speeds, draft tube design, manufacture and installation techniques, hydrodynamics couplings.

Similarly, considerations, components and design and construction, performance characteristics, reci0porcating and centrifugal types, theoretical and actual discharge head curves, configurations, scale effects, selection charts.

MEE 572: REFRIGERATION AND AIRCONDITIONING (2 CREDITS)

Refrigeration. Properties and characteristics of refrigerants, multi-pressure vapour. Compression Refrigeration Systems. Absorption refrigeration. Air conditioning. Fundamental properties of moist air. The psychrometry of air conditioning. Processes estimation of the cooling load. The analysis of various HVAC systems and equipment.

MEE 582: ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY II (3 CREDITS)

Maintenance Strategies: Importance of Maintenance, responsibility for maintenance. Design in Maintenance: Maintenance in design Contest, Role of design in maintenance.

Terotechnology in maintenance: Elements of Terotechnology, application of Terotechnology to maintenance management, case study, consequences for industrial development. Condition Monitoring in Maintenance Engineering: Vibration monitoring, sound monitoring, lubricant monitoring, thermal monitoring and corrosion monitoring, Measurement and Analysis technique, interpretation and standards, special methods of condition monitoring. Establishing a condition-based maintenance programme.

Economics of Maintenance Engineering: Maintenance cost components and cost control. Introduction to Quantitative Tools in Maintenance Engineering, Failure model.

MEE 592: BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING II (3 CREDITS)

Building Energy Systems: Components of building energy systems (boilers, pumps, chillers, cooling, heating, etc. Design of building energy systems, control operation and maintenance of energy systems.

Fire Service Systems: Causes of fires in buildings, fire detectors and alarms, fire and smoke control, equipment codes and regulations for firefighting installation in buildings. Aluminum and Acoustics: Lighting sources and their Lighting design and applications, basic principles of sound control for HVAC system.

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