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## Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

## Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering **(AME)**

- http://ae-www.usc.edu/
- D class assignments for undergraduates available in RRB101; phone (213) 740-5353.
- To be enrolled in an off-campus course, you MUST also be enrolled in the Distance Education Network (DEN). For more information, call 740-4488 or go to den.usc.edu. DEN courses are indicated by a location of OFF CAMPUS.

Gateway to the bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Introduction to mechanical engineering disciplines and practice; graphical communication and layout of machine parts; introduction to computer-aided drafting and drawing.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28700R | 001 | Lecture | 8:00-9:20am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 50 | Paul Ronney | GFS101 | ||

28701R | 001 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 50 | Paul Ronney | GFS101 | ||

28702R | 001 | Lab | 12:30-1:50pm | Tuesday | 0 of 35 | Paul Ronney | SAL109 | ||

28703R | 001 | Lab | 12:30-1:50pm | Tuesday | 0 of 35 | Paul Ronney | SAL127 | ||

28704R | 001 | Lab | 12:30-1:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 35 | Paul Ronney | SAL127 |

Gateway to the Aerospace Engineering major. Introduction to flight vehicle performance and propulsion. Elements of the physics of gases. Laboratory: computers and graphics; model rocket and glider test flights.

**Note:**Register for lecture and one lab

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28706R | 001 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 40 | Charles Radovich | WPHB28 | ||

28707R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 20 | Charles Radovich | SAL127 |

Analysis of forces acting on particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium; equivalent systems of forces; friction; centroids and moments of inertia; introduction to energy methods.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28709R | 001 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 40 | Inna Abramova | SOSB44 | ||

28716R | 001 | Lecture | 11:00-12:20pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 40 | Oussama Safadi | ZHS163 | ||

28717R | 001 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 40 | Inna Abramova | VHE217 |

Stress, strain and deflection of mechanical elements due to tension, shear, bending, or torsion; combined loads; energy methods, statically indeterminate structures; strength-based design.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28718R | 001 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 35 | Bocheng Jin | VHE210 | ||

28719R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 34 | Oussama Safadi | ZHS163 |

2-D and 3-D kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; systems of particles and rigid bodies; coupled rigid bodies; introduction to vibrations.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28725R | 001 | Lecture | 8:00-8:50am | MWF | 0 of 65 | Geoffrey Shiflett | GFS116 | ||

28726D | 001 | Lecture | 9:00-9:50am | MWF | 0 of 65 | Geoffrey Shiflett | GFS116 | ||

28727R | 001 | Discussion | 5:00-5:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 105 | Geoffrey Shiflett | WPHB27 |

Modeling of lumped parameter elements and systems; free and forced response of first and second order systems; design oriented approach to dynamic systems. Prerequisites: MATH 245.

**Recommended preparation:**AME-309 or CE-309; AME-301 or CE-325.**Prerequisite:**MATH 245

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28728R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 30 | Bingen Yang | KAP140 | ||

28729R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 30 | Henryk Flashner | VHE206 | ||

28731R | 001 | Discussion | 10:00-11:50am | Friday | 0 of 60 | GFS101 |

Design and analysis of mechanical elements including shafts, bearings, springs, screws, belts, and gears; strength, fatigue, and deflection considerations in machine design.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28730R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 40 | Oussama Safadi | ZHS252 |

Introduction to the finite element method; practical application of computer analysis tools for structural analysis and design. Prerequisite: AME 204. Corequisite: AME 301.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28732R | 001 | Lecture-Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Monday | 0 of 30 | Yann Staelens | SAL127 | PDF (282704 KB) | |

28733R | 001 | Lecture-Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 0 of 30 | Yann Staelens | SAL127 | PDF (282704 KB) | |

28734R | 001 | Lecture-Lab | 8:00-10:50am | Thursday | 0 of 30 | Bocheng Jin | SAL127 |

Fluid statics; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in integral and differential form; applications. Laminar and turbulent pipe flow; compressible flow; potential flow over bodies.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28737R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 35 | Charles Radovich | MHPB7B | ||

28736R | 001 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 45 | Ivan Bermejo-Moreno | MHPB7B |

Fundamental laws of thermodynamics applied to actual and perfect gases and vapors; energy concepts, processes, and applications.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28738R | 001 | Lecture | 11:00-12:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 50 | Anita Penkova | LVL17 | ||

28739R | 001 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 50 | Julian Domaradzki | THH208 | ||

28740R | 001 | Discussion | 5:00-5:50pm | Wednesday | 0 of 100 | THH102 |

General principles underlying heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; steady and transient conditions; heat exchangers. Prerequisite: AME-310. Co-requisite: AME-309 or CE-309.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28735R | 001 | Lecture | 1:00-3:50pm | Friday | 0 of 25 | Leslie King | GFS213 |

A coordinated laboratory and lecture sequence on aeromechanical instrumentation and device control stressing the symbiotic integration of mechanical, optical and electronic components.

**Prerequisite:**1 from (PHYS 152 or PHYS 162) and 1 from (MATH 126 or MATH 127 or MATH 129)**Note:**Register for one lecture and one lab

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28741R | 001 | Lecture | 8:00-8:50am | MWF | 0 of 70 | Matthew Gilpin, John McArthur | SGM124 | ||

28742R | 001 | Lecture | 8:00-8:50am | MWF | 0 of 70 | John McArthur, Matthew Gilpin | SGM101 | ||

28743R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Monday | 0 of 36 | Matthew Gilpin, John McArthur | BHE301 | ||

28745R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Tuesday | 0 of 36 | Matthew Gilpin, John McArthur | BHE301 | ||

28746R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Wednesday | 0 of 36 | Matthew Gilpin, John McArthur | BHE301 | ||

28747R | 001 | Lab | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 35 | Matthew Gilpin, John McArthur | BHE301 |

Mathematical aspects of the solutions to typical advanced mechanical engineering problems. Modeling, simulation, computational aspects, computer solutions, and computational tools.

**Recommended preparation:**FORTRAN, MATLAB, and MapleSection | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28754R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-3:50pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 50 | Takahiro Sakai | GFS118 | ||

29005D | 014 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Mon, Wed | 0 of 10 | Takahiro Sakai | DEN@Viterbi | ||

28755R | 001 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Mon, Wed | 0 of 45 | Takahiro Sakai | OHE100D |

Design of mechanical systems using advanced graphics techniques; computer-aided drafting, design optimization, elements of computer graphics, solids modeling; introduction to computer-aided manufacturing. Prerequisite: AME 204 or CE 225.

**Recommended preparation:**AME 308.Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28758R | 001 | Lecture | 6:30-9:20pm | Tuesday | 0 of 32 | Babak Boloury-Azad | SAL127 | ||

28759R | 001 | Lecture | 6:30-9:20pm | Thursday | 0 of 32 | Babak Boloury-Azad | SAL127 |

Product planning and task clarification, voice of customers, quality function deployment, conceptual and embodiment design, axiomatic theory of design, product quality and manufacturability, design decision-making. Junior standing.

**Recommended preparation:**AME 305**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28762D | 001 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Thursday | 0 of 55 | Jonathan Sauder | GFS118 |

Physics of turbine operation; design and analysis for the development of turbine hardware for propulsion and power generation.

**Recommended preparation:**Familiarity with Matlab.**Restriction:**Registration open to the following school(s): Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28765D | 001 | Lecture | 5:00-7:40pm | Thursday | 0 of 27 | Bogdan Marcu | KAP166 |

Design methodology for thermal systems; boilers, condensers, air conditioning, power generation, air pollution control, combustion and alternative fuels. Prerequisite: AME-331;

**Recommended preparation:**AME-312.**Prerequisite:**AME 331

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28772D | 001 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Monday | 0 of 30 | Zuhair Ibrahim | |||

29072D | 014 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Monday | 0 of 10 | Zuhair Ibrahim | DEN@Viterbi |

Individual engineering projects designed and constructed to model and test a physical principle or system.

**Prerequisite:**AME 341B**Note:**Register for lecture and lab

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28775R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Monday | 0 of 50 | John McArthur | GFS106 | ||

28774R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Monday | 0 of 50 | Matthew Gilpin | KDC240 | ||

28776R | 001 | Lecture | 12:00-1:50pm | Monday | 0 of 50 | VKC156 | |||

28778R | 001 | Lab | 10:00-12:00pm | Wednesday | 0 of 60 | BHE310 | |||

28779R | 001 | Lab | 8:00-10:00am | Tuesday | 0 of 50 | BHE310 | |||

28780R | 001 | Lab | 12:00-2:00pm | Thursday | 0 of 50 | BHE310 |

Transform methods, block diagrams; transfer functions; stability; root-locus and frequency domain analysis and design; state space and multiloop systems. Prerequisites: AME 302 and MATH-245. (Duplicates credit in EE-482)

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28821R | 001 | Lecture | 5:00-6:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 30 | Henryk Flashner | VHE210 | ||

28823R | 001 | Discussion | 11:00-11:50am | Friday | 0 of 30 | Henryk Flashner | OHE100D | ||

29021D | 014 | Lecture | 5:00-6:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 30 | Henryk Flashner | DEN@Viterbi | ||

29022D | 014 | Discussion | 11:00-11:50am | Friday | 0 of 30 | Henryk Flashner | DEN@Viterbi |

Laminar and turbulent boundary layer flow with and without heat transfer; boundary layer separation, stability, transition and control; introduction to compressible fluid flow.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28827R | 001 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Thursday | 0 of 30 | Charlie Campbell | OHE100D | ||

29027D | 014 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Thursday | 0 of 30 | Charlie Campbell | DEN@Viterbi |

Applications of basic aerodynamics to aircraft and missile performance, power and thrust, stability and control, compressibility effects.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Senior

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28829R | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-4:50pm | Friday | 0 of 30 | Kamal Shweyk | KAP147 |

Concepts of petroleum geology, interpretation of downhole surveys and measurements including well logs, MWD, mud logs and samples

**Corequisite:**PTE 464**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the PTE department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in PTE 461.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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32204D | 001 | Lecture | 11:00-1:40pm | Tuesday | 0 of 76 | Donald Hill | OHE136 | ||

32206D | 014 | Lecture | 11:00-1:40pm | Tuesday | 0 of 25 | Donald Hill |

Properties of porous rocks; capillarity effect, single-phase and multiphase fluid flow through porous media; diffusion and dispersion, miscible displacement, heat transfer. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.

**Prerequisite:**1 from (CHEM 105A or CHEM 115A) and (MATH 245 and PHYS 151)**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the PTE department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in PTE 463.**Note:**Register for lecture and lab

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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32208D | 001 | Lecture | 2:00-4:40pm | Wednesday | 0 of 36 | Kristian Jessen | WPH106 | ||

32210R | 001 | Lab | 3:30-5:50pm | Monday | 0 of 12 | Kristian Jessen | PCE313 | ||

32288R | 001 | Lab | 3:30-5:50pm | Tuesday | 0 of 12 | Kristian Jessen | PCE313 | ||

32290R | 001 | Lab | 3:30-5:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 12 | Kristian Jessen | PCE313 |

Theory and practice in drilling technology; mechanical properties of reservoir rocks; well completion; acidizing and fracturing, oilproduction gechnology. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours

**Prerequisite:**PTE 464**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the PTE department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in PTE 465.**Note:**Register for lecture and lab

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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32212D | 001 | Lecture | 5:30-8:00pm | Tuesday | 0 of 30 | Bradford Pierce | |||

32214R | 001 | Lab | 8:10-9:10pm | Tuesday | 0 of 30 | Bradford Pierce | PCE313 |

Design, qualification, and workmanship verification of aerospace structures. Analysis for assessing buckling and crippling, welds, and analysis of connections and thin-walled structures.

**Prerequisite:**AME 204

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28801R | 001 | Lecture | 5:15-7:25pm | Wednesday | 0 of 30 | Vinay Goyal | GFS222 |

Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior

Section | Session | Units | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28795D | 001 | 1.0-4.0 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 30 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Analysis, design, fabrication, and evaluation of devices intended for entry in local and national design competitions. Intended for students with prior project experience. Upper division standing. Graded CR/NC.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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Aerodesign Project | |||||||||

28796D | 001 | Lecture | 7:00-9:00pm | Monday | 0 of 30 | Charles Radovich | BHE301 | ||

Formula SAE Project | |||||||||

28797D | 001 | Lecture | 5:00-6:20pm | Tuesday | 0 of 25 | Yann Staelens | KAP166 | PDF (189923 KB) | |

Human Powered Vehicle Project | |||||||||

28798D | 001 | Lecture | 5:00-6:20pm | Tuesday | 0 of 25 | Matthew Gilpin | KAP147 | ||

Hyperloop Project | |||||||||

28799D | 001 | Lecture | 6:00-8:30pm | Tuesday | 0 of 80 | John McArthur | SLH100 |

Current topics in Aerospace Engineering are addressed by a number of industry panelists. Students, under panelists' supervision and guidance, complete independent research reports and briefings.

**Recommended preparation:**AME 261, AME 441, AME 481 or equivalents. Genuine interest in design of flight vehicles. Open only to Senior, Master, and Doctoral students.**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Senior, Master Student, Doctoral Student**Restriction:**Registration open to the following school(s): Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering**Note:**Class will regularly meet on Fridays from 1-3pm, but 3 times during the semester industry panel discusssiond will be held on Fridays from 10-3pm. Tentative dates are still TBD.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28860D | 048 | Lecture | 1:00-3:00pm | Friday | 0 of 15 | GFS210 |

Analysis of stress and strain; constitutive equations for elastic materials; plane stress and strain; torsion; introduction to plates and shells; energy methods.

**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the CE department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in CE 507.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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29732D | 034 | Lecture | 3:30-6:10pm | Wednesday | 0 of 20 | DEN@Viterbi | |||

29733R | 048 | Lecture | 3:30-6:10pm | Wednesday | 0 of 47 | OHE100C |

Thermochemistry, equilibrium, chemical kinetics, flame temperature, flame velocity, flame stability, diffusion flames spray combustion, detonation. Equations of motion including reaction, heat transfer, and diffusion.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28873R | 048 | Lecture | 9:00-11:50am | Friday | 0 of 40 | Fokion Egolfopoulos | OHE100C | ||

29044D | 034 | Lecture | 9:00-11:50am | Friday | 0 of 20 | Fokion Egolfopoulos | DEN@Viterbi |

Review of analytical methods in heat conduction; moving boundaries melting and freezing; sources and sinks, anisotropic and composite media; numerical methods for steady and unsteady problems.

**Recommended preparation:**AME 331, AME 526.Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28895R | 048 | Lecture | 10:00-11:50am | Mon, Wed | 0 of 37 | Satwindar Sadhal | VKC203 |

Multi-degree of freedom systems; modal analysis. Rayleigh's quotient. Continuous systems; modal analysis. Beams, rods,membranes. Colocations, Gelerkin, Rayleigh Ritz methods; finite elements.

**Prerequisite:**AME 420

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28881R | 048 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Wednesday | 0 of 40 | Bingen Yang | OHE100C | ||

29051D | 034 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Wednesday | 0 of 20 | Bingen Yang | DEN@Viterbi |

Lagrange equations; nonlinear maps and differential equations; fixed points; periodic motion; qualitative/quantitative and local/global analysis; higher order systems; stability; bifurcations; chaos; fractals.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28882R | 048 | Lecture | 12:30-3:10pm | Monday | 0 of 40 | Paul Newton | OHE136 | ||

29052D | 034 | Lecture | 12:30-3:10pm | Monday | 0 of 20 | Paul Newton | DEN@Viterbi |

Principle of virtual work, constraints, Lagrange's equations, Gibbs-Appell equations, Guass's principle, theory of rotations, dynamics of rigid bodies, Hamiltonian mechanics, Hamilton-Jacobi equation.

**Recommended preparation:**AME 521, AME 525.Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28884R | 048 | Lecture | 11:00-1:40pm | Thursday | 0 of 30 | Firdaus Udwadia | OHE120 | ||

29054D | 034 | Lecture | 11:00-1:40pm | Thursday | 0 of 20 | Firdaus Udwadia | DEN@Viterbi |

Typical engineering problems discussed on a physical basis. Vector analysis; functions of complex variables, infinite series, residues.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28885R | 048 | Lecture | 5:00-6:15pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 81 | OHE132 | |||

29055D | 034 | Lecture | 5:00-6:15pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 32 | DEN@Viterbi |

Typical engineering problems discussed on a physical basis. Fourier series; Fourier integrals; Laplace transform; partial differential equations; Bessel function.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28886R | 048 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 52 | Niema Pahlevan | OHE132 | ||

29056D | 034 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 35 | Niema Pahlevan | DEN@Viterbi |

Design synthesis of aero/hydro/mechanical systems; techniques of design; conceptual thinking; problem definition, configurational development, analytic engineering approximation, oral briefings and group problem solving. Graduate standing.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Master Student, Doctoral Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28889R | 034 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Wednesday | 0 of 40 | David Lazzara | |||

29059D | 034 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Wednesday | 0 of 10 | David Lazzara | DEN@Viterbi |

Basic concepts; stiffness method; variational methods; displacement method; isoparametric formulation; plane stress and strain; plates and shells; dynamics; stability; nonlinear analysis, heat transfer; computer applications.

**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the CE department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in CE 529a.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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29756R | 048 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Tuesday | 0 of 60 | OHE136 | |||

29757D | 034 | Lecture | 6:40-9:20pm | Tuesday | 0 of 20 | DEN@Viterbi | |||

29755D | 034 | Lab | 5:30-6:20pm | Friday | 0 of 20 | DEN@Viterbi | |||

29759R | 048 | Lab | 5:30-6:20pm | Friday | 0 of 60 |

A unified discussion of low-speed fluid mechanics including exact solutions; approximation techniques for low and high Reynolds numbers; inviscid flows; surface waves; dynamic stability; turbulence.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28890R | 048 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 42 | Mitul Luhar | OHE100D | ||

29060D | 034 | Lecture | 2:00-3:20pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 30 | Mitul Luhar | DEN@Viterbi |

Convergence, consistency, stability: finite difference, finite element, and spectral methods; direct and iterative procedures for steady problems; linear diffusion and advection problems; nonlinear advection problems.

**Recommended preparation:**AME 526.Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28896R | 048 | Lecture | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 40 | Alejandra Uranga | OHE100C | ||

29065D | 034 | Lecture | 2:00-4:50pm | Thursday | 0 of 20 | Alejandra Uranga | DEN@Viterbi |

State space representation, linearization, solution of state equations; controllability and observability; state feedback, state observers; optimal control; output feedback.

**Prerequisite:**AME 451

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28901R | 048 | Lecture | 5:00-6:20pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 55 | Nestor Perez Arancibia | OHE136 | ||

28902R | 048 | Discussion | 12:00-12:50pm | Friday | 0 of 40 | Nestor Perez Arancibia | OHE100C | ||

29071D | 034 | Lecture | 5:00-6:20pm | Tue, Thu | 0 of 20 | Nestor Perez Arancibia | DEN@Viterbi | ||

29073D | 034 | Discussion | 12:00-12:50pm | Friday | 0 of 20 | Nestor Perez Arancibia | DEN@Viterbi |

Introduction to systems architecture in aerospace, electrical, computer, and manufacturing systems emphasizing the conceptual and acceptance phases and using heuristics.

**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the SAE department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in SAE 549.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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32319D | 034 | Lecture | 3:30-6:10pm | Monday | 0 of 30 | DEN@Viterbi | |||

32349D | 048 | Lecture | 3:30-6:10pm | Monday | 0 of 30 |

Recent developments and research in aerospace and mechanical engineering and related fields. Oral and written reports.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student, Master Student**Restriction:**Registration open to the following school(s): Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28949D | 048 | Lecture | 3:30-4:50pm | Wednesday | 0 of 50 | SSL150 |

Mechanical properties of materials; macroscopic mechanical behavior related to structure and microstructure of the material; elementary dislocation theory related to basic strengthening mechanisms; fatigue and fracture; nanomaterials.

**Recommended preparation:**MASC 310.**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the MASC department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in MASC 551.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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32178D | 048 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 50 | Michael Kassner | |||

32179D | 034 | Lecture | 9:30-10:50am | Tue, Thu | 0 of 20 | Michael Kassner | DEN@Viterbi |

Alternative energy/power conversion including fuel cells, photovoltaic, batteries, and biologically inspired energy processes; biomass conversion and utilization; environmental implications of alternative energy processes.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28941R | 048 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 33 | John Hall | OHE100B | ||

29092D | 034 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 12 | John Hall | DEN@Viterbi |

Materials selection in relationship to design and fabrication, economic considerations, methodology of selection, performance parameter; case studies.

**Crosslist:**This course is offered by the MASC department but may qualify for major credit in AME. To register, enroll in MASC 583.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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32115D | 048 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 58 | Lessa Grunenfelder | OHE132 | ||

32116D | 034 | Lecture | 12:30-1:50pm | Mon, Wed | 0 of 33 | Lessa Grunenfelder | DEN@Viterbi |

Research leading to the Master's Degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28950D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 15 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Thesis.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Master Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28951D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 10 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Thesis. Graded CR/NC.

**Prerequisite:**AME 594A**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Master Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28952D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 10 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Thesis.

**Prerequisite:**AME 594B**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Master Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28953D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 10 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
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28990D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 60 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Dissertation.

**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28991D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 15 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Dissertation.

**Prerequisite:**AME 794A**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28992D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 15 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Dissertation.

**Prerequisite:**AME 794B**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28993D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 15 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Thesis.

**Prerequisite:**AME 794C**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28994D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 15 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |

Credit on acceptance of Dissertation.

**Prerequisite:**AME 794D**Restriction:**Registration open to the following class level(s): Doctoral Student

Section | Session | Type | Time | Days | Registered | Instructor | Location | Syllabus | Info |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

28995D | 048 | Lecture | TBA | TBA | 0 of 15 | Julian Domaradzki | OFFICE |