Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (MME)

MME 102. Introduction to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. (3)

This course introduces students to engineering, with a focus on mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Topics include how to use state-of-the-art tools to: draw, perform computational analyses, model physical systems, and manipulate and present data. The course covers the Engineering Design Process; a systematic approach to problem solving used by all engineering disciplines. Additionally, the course addresses skills including effective time management, an ability to study and work effectively in groups, and professionalism. The course culminates in a team based engineering design project that draws upon all the lessons covered. This course is open to all majors.

MME 177. Independent Studies. (0-5)

MME 211. Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems. (3)

Introduction to mechanics. Study of the theory and application of the mechanics of rigid bodies in equilibrium.
Prerequisite: MTH 151 or equivalent; and PHY 191, sophomore standing.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MME 102 or equivalent.

MME 213. Computational Methods in Engineering. (3)

Study and use of fundamental computational methods as applied to engineering analysis and design. Computational methods are explored via discussion of errors and approximations, iterative methods of solving equations. Graphical methods are explored via 3-D modeling with emphasis on assembly and design including limit dimensioning and geometric tolerancing.
Prerequisite: MME 102 or equivalent; sophomore standing.

MME 223. Engineering Materials. (3)

Study of metals, ceramics, and plastics; dependence of properties on structure; selection and application of engineering materials.
2 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHM 141.

MME 231. Manufacturing Processes. (3)

Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes with emphasis on process modeling and laboratory measurement of process conditions and product variables. Consideration of relations among material properties, process settings, tooling features, and product attributes. Design and implementation of a process for manufacture of a given component.
2 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: MME 211, 223.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: STA 301.

MME 277. Independent Studies. (0-5)

MME 303. Computer-Aided Experimentation. (3)

Study of theory and application of instrumentation and experimentation including: components and concepts of computer-machine interface systems; design of computer-controlled experimentation for real-time industrial measurement, monitoring, and control; AC power analysis; applications of the Laplace Transform. Laboratory component included.
3 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: ECE 205.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MTH 245 or MTH 347.
Cross-listed with ECE.

MME 311. Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems. (3)

Displacement, velocity, and acceleration of a particle; relations between forces acting on a rigid body and changes in motion produced; translation; rotation, plane motion. Solutions using principles of force, mass, and acceleration; work and energy; and impulse and momentum.
Prerequisite: MME 211, MME 213, MTH 251 or equivalent.

MME 312. Mechanics of Materials. (3)

Elastic relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and resulting stresses and deformations. Theory, analysis, and applications of these relationships.
Prerequisite: MME 211.

MME 313. Fluid Mechanics. (3)

Fundamentals and application of the mechanics of fluids including properties, statics and dynamics of fluids, dimensional analysis and similitude, steady state flow, and topics in compressible flow.
Prerequisite: MTH 251 or equivalent, PHY 191, and either CPB 219 or MME 211, or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with CPB.

MME 314. Engineering Thermodynamics. (3)

Study of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. Emphasis placed on engineering applications such as power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer systems.
Prerequisite: MME 211 or CPB 204 or CPB 219.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MTH 251 or equivalent.
Cross-listed with CPB.

MME 315. Mechanical Vibrations. (3)

Modeling and analysis of the vibrational response characteristics of single-degree-of-freedom, multi-degree-of-freedom, and continuous systems.
Prerequisites: MME 311 and MTH 245 or MTH 347.

MME 320. Professional Practice. (0)

Students participating in the MME co-op program register for this course during semesters when they are away from Oxford on work assignment. This enables students to remain in good standing with the University Registrar.

MME 334. Quality Planning and Control. (3)

Study of principles and techniques of precision linear measurement, analysis of these measurements, design of experiments, total quality management concepts and applications in the manufacturing environment. Philosophy, structure, and implementation of quality assurance programs.
Prerequisite: MME 231 and STA 301 or equivalent industrial experience.

MME 335. Design of Experiments for Quality Control. (1)

This course develops the fundamentals of Design of Experiments and applies them to Quality Control concepts. Projects require the design and implementation of experiments that address engineering problems in quality control, process control and manufacturing. Subsequent data analysis emphasizes robust statistical techniques.
Prerequisite: STA 301.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MME 334.

MME 340. Internship. (0-20)

MME 341. Engineering Economics. (3)

Engineering economic decisions; breakeven and minimum cost analysis; engineering methods of resource allocation; concepts of interest; time evaluation of tactical and strategic alternatives.
Prerequisite: MTH 151 and (CPB 102 or CEC 102 or MME102 orequivalent).
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: STA 301 or STA 261 or CEC 345.
Cross-listed with CPB.

MME 360. Special Topics. (1-3)

MME 360A. Fundamentals Med Device Design. (3)

MME 375. Human Robot Interaction. (3)

This course introduces basic robotic principles including kinematics, robot architecture and control. The historic context of robotics will be discussed. Students research current technical and societal issues related to human robot interaction. Throughout the course, students develop a project to observe a small humanoid robot interacting with people. The project includes the design and implementation of the robotic activity.
Prerequisite: MME/ECE 303.

MME 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

MME 403/MME 503. Heat Transfer. (3)

Continued study of unit operations with emphasis on heat transfer. Study of steady and unsteady conduction, and laminar, turbulent, boiling, and condensing convective heat transfer. Radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers, evaporators, and transfer units.
Prerequisite: CPB/MME 313, CPB/MME 314, MTH 245 or MTH 347.
Cross-listed with CPB.

MME 410. Undergraduate Research Seminar. (1)

Seminar course for initiating research problems in consultation with the faculty advisor and participation in the seminars. For grade only.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MME 411. Machine and Tool Design. (4)

Applications of fundamental engineering principles for implementing all phases of the design of machines and tooling, including economic and manufacturability considerations. Emphasis on design, analysis, and engineering judgment.
3 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: MME 231, 312.

MME 412/MME 512. Advanced Mechanics of Materials. (3)

This course is the advanced study of mechanical behavior of structures. Analysis, design and computational techniques for curved beams, spinning disks, thick-walled cylinders, asymmetric beams, torsion, and buckling will be introduced with the foundations for energy and Finite element methods.
Prerequisites: MME 223 and 312; MTH 245 or MTH 347.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MME 411.

MME 413/MME 513. Introduction to Compressible Flow. (3)

Introductory concepts to compressible flow; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; methods of treating one-dimensional gas dynamics including flow in nozzles and diffusers; normal and oblique shock waves; Prandtl-Meyer flow, Fanno flow, and Rayleigh flow.
Prerequisite: MME/CPB 313.

MME 414. Engineering Thermodynamics II. (3)

Thermodynamics of ideal and real power and refrigeration cycles and devices, mixtures, combustion, and compressible flow, property relations and determination, advanced energy considerations.
Prerequisite: MME/CPB 314.

MME 419. Undergraduate Research Seminar. (1-2; maximum 2)

Research problems in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, or engineering science chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Requires a public presentation and oral examination of completed work. For grade only.
Prerequisite: MME 410.

MME 434. Manufacturing Design. (3)

This course focuses on the process of transforming a design concept into a producible artifact. Workparts produced via machining operations will provide the primary context for this process, with supplemental coverage of design considerations for solidification and bulk deformation processes where feasible. Additionally, students will augment their "toolbox" for manufacturing design by gaining both breadth and depth in processes and current topics that are beyond the scope of the typical introductory manufacturing processes course.
2 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: MME 231.

MME 435. Manufacturing Competitiveness. (3)

This course provides an in-depth study of the proper selection and sequencing of manufacturing enterprise processes and resources in order to continuously improve operations. The course focuses on process improvement methodologies and their integration into overall production aims to provide value, improve quality, and reduce cost.
2 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: MME 231.

MME 436/MME 536. Control of Dynamic Systems. (3)

An in-depth study of the theory, design, and analysis of feedback control of dynamic systems. Integrate the problem-solving techniques and concepts of electric circuits and computer-aided experimentation into the design and construction of programmable-logic based control systems and its application in modern manufacturing systems. Design methodologies applied in lab exercises and short-term design projects.
2 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: MME/ECE 303.
Cross-listed with ECE.

MME 437. Manufacturing Automation. (3)

This course examines the integration of automation into the manufacturing environment. Through instruction, practical activities and case studies, students will be exposed to programmable logic controllers, robotics, flexible manufacturing sytems, computer integrated manufacturing and control technology.
2 Lec. 1 Lab.
Prerequisite: MME 231 and ECE/MME 303.

MME 441/MME 541. Applications of Technical Computing Environments. (1)

This course provides engineering and science students with knowledge of technical computing environments, such as MATLAB or Mathematica, to solve a wide range of engineering and science problems. The emphasis is on the numerical solution of problems in linear algebra, differential equations, and optimization. Several toolboxes or libraries, such as those for signal processing, bioinformatics, and symbolic manipulation will be covered.
Prerequisites: CEC 102 or equivalent, MTH 245 or MTH 347, and STA 368 (or equivalent).
Concurrent courses: CSE 153 and 174, or 603, or equivalent.
Cross-listed with CSE 441/CSE 541.

MME 448. Senior Design Project. (2) (MPC)

Student teams, with varied academic backgrounds, conduct major open-ended research/design projects. Elements of the design process are considered as well as real-world constraints, such as economic and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics; feasibility studies performed.
Prerequisite: ECE 306 or MME 312 or MME 314 and senior standing in student's major.
Cross-listed with ECE.

MME 449. Senior Design Project. (2) (MPC)

Continuation of MME 448. Student teams, with varied academic backgrounds, conduct major open-ended research/design projects; implementation, testing, and production of design. Nonmajors can register for 1-2 credits. Prerequisite: senior standing in student's major.
Prerequisite: senior standing in student's major and (MME 448 or ECE 448).
Cross-listed with ECE.

MME 451/MME 551. Sustainability Considerations in Design and Development. (3)

This course presents sustainability issues to be considered in the planning process and provides tools to evaluate these for a balanced design. Topics include analysis of interactions between the technical, economic, and societal and policy aspects of sustainability, balance of the technical evaluation (life cycle costs, etc.) against the product's impact on the environment and societal preferences, and applying decision analysis methods to evaluate these preferences and tradeoffs.
Prerequisite: MTH 151 or equivalent.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ISA 205 or STA 301 or equivalent.

MME 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)

MME 495/MME 595. Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics. (3)

Study of nonlinear dynamics of dynamical systems with application of associated one-dimensional and two-dimensional flows/maps, bifurcations, phase plane dynamics, stability and control. Applications from physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering will be utilized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: MTH 245 or MTH 347 or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with MTH.

MME 610. Graduate Seminar. (1)

Invited presenters and faculty provide lectures and demonstrations on current research topics in computational science and engineering of interest to the faculty and students. Required of all MME CS&E graduate students in residence. Approved for credit/no-credit grading only. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: graduate student standing or consent of instructor.

MME 612. Engineering Analysis. (3)

Analytical considerations involving the construction and solutions of mathematical models for processes and systems pertinent to chemical and mechanical engineering. The analytical methods will cover the modeling of steady and unsteady state engineering problems. Recommended prerequisites: CPB 403/CPB 503, 414, 415; MME 412/MME 512, 414, 436 (or equivalent); or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with CPB.

MME 613. Computational Fluid Dynamics. (3)

Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Covers classification of PDEs, discretization and stability conditions. Finite difference methods, solution of elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations. Navier-Stokes equation. Introduction to finite volume problems and grid generation techniques.
Prerequisite: MME 403/MME 503, MME 412/MME 512 or permission of instructor.

MME 615. Advanced Vibration. (3)

Advanced research and computational topics in vibration and its applications. Topics will include Modeling and response of discrete and continuous vibratory systems; Active and passive vibration control; Computational methods for estimating response of vibratory system; and Research problems in vibration.
Prerequisites: MME 315 or equivalent and MME 436/MME 536 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

MME 621. Finite Element Analysis. (3)

Introduction to the finite element method in terms of theory and implementation. Weak variational form boundary value problems. Formulations in one and two dimensions. Accuracy estimation.
Prerequisite: MME 412/MME 512 or permission of instructor.

MME 623. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. (3)

Mechanics and materials aspects of elastic and inelastic deformation. Basic concepts of stress and strain in 3-D representation. Specific phenomena considered include fracture mechanics, creep behavior, and fatigue of materials. The implications towards the part design will be considered. Principal approaches to metallic and polymer deformation modeling will be introduced.
Prerequisites: MME 412/MME 512 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

MME 677. Independent Studies. (0-5)

MME 695. Graduate Research Project. (1-2; maximum 3)

Individual research in a selected area of computational mechanics for the MS in Computational Science and Engineering. A maximum of three credits can be applied to graduation for the course intensive (non-thesis) option. Not open to Research (thesis) option students.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of advisor.

MME 700. Research for Master's Thesis. (0-10)

Study under graduate faculty supervision of a research problem related to mechanical engineering. Maximum of six credit hours of ECE 700 may be applied toward fulfillment of the thesis research requirement for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Prerequisite: permission of student's graduate advisor.