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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 550 - Combustion

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: S
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: ME 301 or CHE 303
  • Corequisites: None

Study of the thermodynamics and kinetics of combustion processes and the underlying chemical processes. Topics covered include deflagration and detonation waves, combustion of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels, and environmental impacts of combustion. Laboratory experience via in-class, hands-on exercises. Students enrolled in ME 550 must complete a design project not covered in ME 450. Students may not receive credit for both ME 450 and ME 550.

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