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  • MEC 110 - Energy and the Environment
    Energy shapes our culture and is at the centre of some of the greatest challenges faced by our technological society. This course describes energy usage patterns in Canada and worldwide, which remain dominated by fossil fuels. The environmental issues associated with energy for transportation, industrial processes and electrical power generation are discussed in detail. Methods to mitigate the environmental consequences of energy use and production, including an overview of sustainable alternatives, are presented. Some topics include energy-related calculations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Liberal Studies: LL
    Custom Requisites: Not available to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.
  • MEC 222 - Engineering Graphical Communication
    Introduction to technical drawing in compliance with Canadian and international standards: orthographic and auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and detailed drawings. Dimensioning, standard notation symbols, drawings with off-the-shelf parts and parts lists will be covered. Labs will introduce both free-hand sketching and CAD-based methods.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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  • MEC 309 - Basic Thermodynamics
    Introductory concepts and definitions: Thermo-dynamic systems, fluid properties. Energy, work, heat. First law. Cycles. Properties of a pure, simple compressible substance: substances that appear in different phases, ideal gas model. Control volume analysis: conservation of mass and energy. Second law: irreversible and reversible processes, Carnot cycle. Entropy: Clausius inequality, entropy change, entropy balance for closed and open systems, isentropic processes and efficiencies. Gas power systems; Air Standard Otto, Diesel, Dual and Brayton cycles. Engine testing.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MTH 240, MTL 200 and PCS 211
  • MEC 311 - Dynamics
    Particles in motion. Rigid bodies in motion. Work and Energy. Impulse and Momentum. Methods. Applications: clutch and brake systems. Vibrating systems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: PCS 211, MTH 141, MTH 240
  • MEC 322 - Manufacturing Fundamentals
    An overview of manufacturing processes and methods with emphasis on understanding of the physical fundamentals of processes. The course will cover material removal processes, metal-casting processes forming and shaping processes and shaping processes for plastics. Students will also be introduced to areas of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD and T), engineering metrology including coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and the principles of reverse engineering.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CEN 100, MTL 200, MEC 222, CPS 125
  • MEC 323 - Statics and Mechanics of Materials
    Statics will cover rigid body equilibrium, including: two and three-force members, trusses, frames and machines. Mechanics of materials will cover introductory stress and strain, Hooke's Law, axial and torsional loading and statically indeterminate problems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: PCS 211, MTH 240, MTH 141
  • MEC 325 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    The role of design in engineering; design process; conceptual design and evaluation; human factors in design; systems thinking; design for product life cycle; occupational safety; and environmental impact. A semester-long, team-based design project will be used to connect all material into an overview of real design situations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 222, CEN 100, MTL 200
  • MEC 411 - Mechanics of Machines
    Dynamics of complex, multi-component systems; gears, simple, compound and epicyclic gear trains; power screws and belt drives; flywheels and gyroscopes.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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  • MEC 430 - Stress Analysis
    Stresses and deflections; statically indeterminate problems. Stress transformation; principal stresses; Mohr's Circle; theories of failure. Flexural analysis; the method of superposition; design of beams and shafts for strength. Columns: Euler's formulae for buckling; various end attachments; transition slenderness ratio; the parabolic formulae; eccentric loading and the secant formulae.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 323, MTL 200, (MTH 309 or MTH 425), CEN 199
  • MEC 431 - Advanced Manufacturing
    Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and the fabrication of materials by various shaping processes. Fundamentals of CNC programming, from manual coding to computer integrated software for 4 and 5 axis machining. EDM, powder metallurgy, laser and chemical machining. Advanced manufacturing topics such as rapid prototyping/tooling and quality management techniques using statistical process control and other methods are introduced.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 322, CMN 432, MEC 323, MEC 325 and (MTH 309 or MTH 425)
  • MEC 511 - Thermodynamics and Fluids
    The scope and limitations of thermodynamics, macroscopic-approach heat, work, energy and first law. Properties and state of simple substances and fluids. Control-mass and control-volume energy analysis. The second law of thermodynamics, entropy limiting cycle efficiencies, criteria for equilibrium. Conservation equations for the flow of fluids. Application to one dimensional fluid flow.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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  • MEC 514 - Applied Thermodynamics
    Rankine cycle, steam turbine cycles, reheat and regenerative feed-water heating. Gas turbine cycles, regenerators. Combustion, stoichiometric, lean and rich mixtures. Nozzles. Convergent and convergent-divergent nozzles. Principles of vapour compression refrigeration cycles. Basic air-conditioning processes.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 309, MEC 311, CMN 432
  • MEC 516 - Fluid Mechanics I
    Dimensions and units, continuum fluid mechanics. Properties of fluids. Fluid statics, the standard atmosphere. Manometry and pressure measurement. Forces on submerged planes. Flow characteristics: laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow, streamlines. Flow analysis: control volume/control system and differential approaches for mass, momentum and energy conservation. Applications of the conservation equation, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Dimensional analysis, similitude and model testing. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 311, (MTH 309 or MTH 425), PCS 213, CEN 199
  • MEC 531 - Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
    Stress Analysis. The stiffness method. Thick shell cylinders, interference fits; rotating discs and cylinders. Discussion of the moment-area method and its application to various complex beam problems. Strain energy; Castigliano's Theorem; application to truss and beam structures.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 430, MTL 300, (MTH 309 or MTH 425)
  • MEC 613 - Machine Design I
    Review of stress analysis procedures; combined stresses; simple Design Factor approach; Variable loads and stresses with stress concentrations; bolts, bolted joints and springs; shaft and bearing design; brakes and brake systems; welded joints.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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  • MEC 616 - Fluid Mechanics II
    Laminar and turbulent pipe flow. Friction and minor losses. Non-circular conduits. Pipes in series and in parallel. Relaxation techniques and numerical methods of solution. Boundary layers. Drag and lift. Flow measurements. Pumps and turbines. Cavitation. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 325, MEC 516, ECN 801, CMN 432
  • MEC 617 - Manufacturing System Control
    This course introduces the fundamental elements of industrial automation control logic systems using fluid power and microprocessor based circuits, standard sensor technology and peripheral equipment. Industrial operation circuits are studied and designed using Boolean Algebra for the combinational and sequential logic requirements. These circuits are constructed and tested on pneumatic and electronic-pneumatic (i.e. Programmable Logic Controller) equipment. Circuits are documented using ANSI circuit symbology and PLC software.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 222, MEC 325, EES 512, MEC 709
  • MEC 626 - Applied Finite Elements
    Fundamentals of finite elements method will be explained. Direct stiffness method. Application of finite elements to stress, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Trusses, beams, frames and plate elements will be introduced. Applications using engineering software. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 325, MEC 411, MEC 701, and MTH 510
  • MEC 701 - Heat Transfer
    A fundamental course in heat transfer including conduction, convection and radiation. Analytical, graphical and numerical solutions for conduction in the steady and unsteady state. Experimental and analytical techniques in convection. Basic ideas in black and gray surface radiation including the effect of geometry. Heat exchanger theory and design, including compact heat exchangers. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 309 and MEC 516
  • MEC 709 - Control Systems
    Mathematical model representation of physical control systems which involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components. Open and closed-loop control system analysis. Block diagram algebra. First, second and higher order system stability analysis using techniques such as: Bode diagrams, Routh-Horowitz analysis, Root Locus analysis. Introduction to system compensation such as Lead-Lag Compensators.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: EES 512 and MEC 311 and MEC 325 and (MTH 309 or MTH 425)
  • MEC 713 - Project Management
    The objective of this course is to examine the fundamentals of project management within a life-cycle approach, i.e., from idea generation to termination/close phase. It treats human, mathematical, engineering and managerial issues surrounding project management to equip students with tools to effectively manage engineering projects. This course will cover topics such as: project screening and selection, evaluation methods of projects, project structures, management and control, project scheduling, resource management, life-cycle costing, research and development projects, computer support for project management, and project termination. (Equivalent to IND 713)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CMN 432 and ECN 801 and MTH 510
    Antirequisites: EMS 304, CVL 742
  • MEC 721 - Vibrations
    The dynamic behaviour of vibrating mechanical systems is studied. Topics include: Single degree of freedom systems in free and forced vibration, with and without damping. Instrumentation for vibration measurement. Vibration isolation. Vibration of multi-degree of freedom and continuous systems. Introduction to sound and acoustics, with emphasis on the prediction and abatement of industrial noise. Acoustics of enclosures and barriers. Noise control criteria.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 311, MEC 325, CMN 432 and (MTH 309 or MTH 425)
  • MEC 722 - Thermal Systems Design
    The design problem. Systems selection for energy-based problems. Principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer integrated in a number of design projects. Equipment selection. Use of commercial catalogs. Piping and instrumentation design for energy efficiency. Environmental impact. Commercial software. Estimating. Economics. The bid process. Inspection requirements. Lab work entails individual and group design of 3 to 4 projects. Project management techniques and creative thinking are encouraged.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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  • MEC 723 - Mechanical Systems Design
    The science of design, and the impact of design on society and the environment. Working in teams of 3 or 4, students will complete a series of projects in which they will be expected to integrate efficient production methods, cost effectiveness, modern materials and methods such as fibre composites and plastic deformation. Also, the 'best' solution will be chosen from a group of solutions presented to them, based on the above criteria.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CMN 432, MTH 410, ECN 801, MTH 510 and MEC 613
  • MEC 733 - Microprocessor Systems
    This course introduces industrial microprocessor systems with emphasis on software and integration. Introduction to Microprocessor-based Systems. Introduction to Digital Systems: Digital Logic and design of logic networks. Microprocessor architecture and structure 8, 16, and 32-bit systems. Assembly language and high-level languages. Basic input/output serial and parallel communications overview of single-chip microprocessors and controllers. Memory design and analysis. The internal structure and design of peripheral devices. Hardware and software timing. Interrupts and exceptions. Use of compilers, assemblers, simulators. Case studies will include sample microprocessor system studies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 325, EES 612, EES 508, MTH 510 and (MTH 309 or MTH 425)
  • MEC 734 - Design for Manufacturing
    This course introduces the student to concepts for successful product design in consideration of manufacturing processes. Principles of concurrent engineering, design for assembly, environmentally conscious design and manufacturing and the competitive aspects of manufacturing will be studied. Methods of assessment for engineering life cycles, manufacturing systems, assembly/disassembly processes in relation to rapid product manufacturing will be examined. Numerous case studies will be reviewed. Lab work will entail individual and group design of three to four projects.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CMN 432, MTH 410, MEC 325, ECN 801 and MEC 322
  • MEC 740 - Environmental Control in Buildings
    Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Psychometrics and psychometric processes. Sensible heating and cooling, cooling and dehumidification, mixing and humidification. Human comfort, ventilation and room air distribution. Design of air conditioning and heating systems. Equipment selection. Duct and fan design. Pump and piping design. Refrigeration and refrigeration systems. Energy management in buildings.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 701, MEC 325, MEC 323
  • MEC 751 - Measurements, Sensors and Instruments
    Application of modern instrumentation to experimental measurements of mechanical and thermal systems is covered in this course. Fundamental concepts of static and dynamic measurements are reviewed. Transducers, signal conditioning, data transmission, and digital data acquisition systems are discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 309, MEC 322, MEC 709, EES 612
  • MEC 809 - Integrated Manufacturing
    This course covers integrated manufacturing from CAD to CAM. Topics to be covered include: Computer Aided Process Planning, Production Planning and Control, Material Handling, Manufacturing Databases, Quality Control, Information Flow and Networks. Robot topics such as, sensors, actuators, kinematics and dynamics, motion control, programming and advanced applications will be investigated. Course work will consist of assignments, projects and laboratories. (Equivalent to IND 715)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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  • MEC 810 - Thermal Power Generation
    Electrical systems loads, peaks, reliability. Types of power plants and interconnectivity. Boilers and nuclear reactors. Steam turbine and gas turbine calculations. Auxiliary equipment: heat exchangers, fuel preparation, water treatment, cooling equipment. Combined-cycle power plants. Co-generation. Environmental impact of energy production. Pollution abatement devices. Economics.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 616, MEC 701, MTH 510
  • MEC 811 - Machine Design II
    A second course in Machine Design, this course will emphasize the art and skill of actual design process. A number of small to medium size projects will be undertaken on an individual basis or as small group efforts. Reports submitted, must include all pertinent design information, including manufacturing, assembly. Strength and control considerations, as well as component deformation, vibrations, system operations and costs.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 613, MEC 721, MTH 510
  • MEC 813 - Flexible Manufacturing Systems
    This course provides students with an overview of the planning, design, implementation, and control of flexible manufacturing systems. It discusses the concept of flexible manufacturing and types of manufacturing systems such as cellular manufacturing and the application of various artificial intelligence techniques to the design of cellular manufacturing systems. It also includes an overview of the basic components of flexible manufacturing systems: selection of automated material handling systems, part type selection and tool allocation models, workpieces and tools routing, capacity planning, and scheduling for flexible manufacturing systems. (Equivalent to IND 810)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 322, MTH 510, CMN 432, ECN 801
  • MEC 816 - Fabrication and Tool Engineering
    In the first part of the course fundamentals of tool design will be covered. Open-ended tool design problems will be used to illustrate the design process for jigs, fixtures and press tools. Common fabrication processes will be covered in the second half of the course. Permanent joining processes including welding, brazing and soldering will be discussed. Assembly processes both manual and automated will be presented and design for assembly principles reviewed. Fabrication of semi-conductor devices will also be presented.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: ECN 801, CMN 432, MEC 411, MEC 322
  • MEC 817 - Combustion Engineering
    This course will cover combustion fundamentals and their application to engineered combustion systems such as furnaces and fossil-fuelled engines, with an emphasis on maximizing combustion efficiency and minimizing pollutant formation. Topics covered will include flame stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, flame temperature, pre-mixed and diffusion flames, fuel properties, continuous and unsteady combustion systems, pollution reduction techniques and safety issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 701, MEC 616
  • MEC 825 - Mechanical Design
    Integrated design of mechanical or electromechanical products or systems. Working in teams, students will develop design solutions to applied problems. Methods of collaborative engineering will be emphasized. Design methods to address function, form, manufacturability, cost, environmental impact, safety, reliability, integrity and other factors will be treated. A formal technical report and oral presentation will be made at the end of the term.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 411 and MEC 430 and (MEC 722 or MEC 723 or MEC 734 or MEC 830)
  • MEC 830 - Mechatronics Systems Design
    This course provides a focused interdisciplinary theme for electromechanical systems design. Introduction to Mechatronic Systems. Modeling and simulation of physical systems. Review of Electrical and Computer Engineering fundamentals. Review of Analog signal processing using Amplifiers, Integrators, Differentiators, Comparators, Sample and Hold circuits. Review of Digital Circuits: binary logic, Karanaugh Maps, flip-flops, time, trigger, counter. Real-time interfacing: data acquisitions, A/D, D/A, I/O. Signal conditioning. Sensors and Traducers. Actuators. Microprocessor-based control. Mechatronic systems case studies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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  • MEC 832 - Reliability and Decision Analysis
    The purpose of this course is to present analytical approaches to reliability engineering, decision analysis and risk assessment. In the first part of the course, students will be introduced to reliability functions, reliability distributions, analysis of failure data, reliability of systems, design for reliability, maintenance, reliability testing. The focus of the second part of the course is placed on the methodology to model, construct, solve and interpret various decision problems. Decision tree, value of information, risk assessment, utility theory, and multiple objective decision-making will be presented.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 325, MTH 410, MTH 510
  • MEC 850 - Environmental Impact of Thermal Systems
    The course describes the environmental impact of thermal systems such as power generation, industrial processes and transportation. Air, soil and water pollution. Pollution prevention, pollution abatement devices and equipment. Legislation. Sustainable development solutions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 514, MEC 616
  • MTL 200 - Materials Science Fundamentals
    Atomic structure, atomic bonding in materials, crystallinity, lattice structure. Crystal systems, x-ray diffraction, amorphous materials. Imperfections and diffusion in solids. Phase diagrams and phase transformations. Structures of metals, polymers and ceramics. Corrosion and degradation. Thermal and electrical properties of materials. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CHY 102
  • MTL 300 - Materials Science II
    Mechanical Properties of materials, materials testing - tensile properties, hardness, impact, fatigue, creep; failure and modes of fracture; engineering materials systems, interrelationships of structure, properties and processing; structural modifications in metals, polymers, ceramics and composites; strengthening mechanisms, heat treatment; processing and applications of engineering materials. (2 hr. Lab every other week)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MTL 200
  • MTL 700 - Materials Selection for Engineering Design
    Comparison of materials, advances in materials, role of materials in design; methodology of materials selection; evaluation of property data, failure analysis, fracture mechanics, crack growth rate; analysis of material performance requirements; reliability and probability; materials data bases, case studies in materials selection.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: MEC 325 and MTL 300