Mechanical Engineering

Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.
Henry Petroski

by Ashok K Mallik

Mechanical Engineering

by George Barbastathis

Mechanical Engineering

by Laurens de Vries

Mechanical Engineering





Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics

by UC Irvine

In Chemistry 131C, students will study how to calculate macroscopic chemical properties of systems. This course will build on the microscopic understanding (Chemical Physics) to reinforce and expand your understanding of the basic thermo-chemistry concepts from General Chemistry (Physical Chemistry.) We then go on to study how chemical reaction rates are measured and calculated from molecular properties. Topics covered include: Energy, entropy, and the thermodynamic potentials; Chemical equilibrium; and Chemical kinetics.

Offshore Hydromechanics II

by TU Delft

Offshore Hydromechanics includes the following modules: 1. Hydrostatics, static floating stability, constant 2-D potential flow of ideal fluids, and flows in real fluids. Introduction to resistance and propulsion of ships. Review of linear regular and irregular wave theory. 2. Analytical and numerical means to determine the flow around, forces on, and motions of floating bodies in waves. 3. Higher order potential theory and inclusion of non-linear effects in ship motions. Applications to motion of moored ships and to the determination of workability. 4. Interaction between the sea and sea bottom as well as the hydrodynamic forces and especially survival loads on slender structures. Study Goals: Participants who have successfully completed the course will be able to carry out computations at a superior knowledge level involving: Module 1 (2 cr): Hydrostatics, floating stability and 2-D potential flows, as well as regular and irregular waves and their spectra. Module 2 (2 cr): Computations relevant for first order forces on and resulting motions of ships. Module 3 (2 cr): Nonlinear forces on and resulting ships motions; workability prediction. Module 4 (2 cr): Hydrodynamic forces on slender structures including marine pipelines. In addition, successful participants completing module 1 will have a basic awareness of ship propulsion systems and their computations. Those completing module 4 will have an advanced knowledge of sea bed morphology.

Offshore Hydromechanics I

by TU Delft

Basic principles: Hydrostatics, constant flow phenomena and waves The treated theory includes:Archimedes' Law, hydrostatic pressure. Stability computations for floating structures - including the effect of shifting loads, and partially filled fluid tanks. Potential flow basics, 2D potential flow elements, superposition principle. Real (viscous) flows, scaling laws, flow regimes. Fluid forces on structures, drag and lift, resistance and propulsion, wind and current loads. Linear wave theory in regular and irregular waves and wave statistics

Fundamentals of Photovoltaics

by MIT

In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis. Some of the course will also be devoted to discussing photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment.

Engineering Dynamics

by MIT

This course is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Topics covered include kinematics, force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion, work-energy concepts, virtual displacements and virtual work. Students will also become familiar with the following topics: Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion, and linearization of equations of motion. After this course, students will be able to evaluate free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems and matrix eigenvalue problems.

Nano to Macro Transport Processes

by MIT

Parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale. Topics include the energy levels, the statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport in the forms of waves and particles, scattering and heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation and derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale and their appropriate descriptions, with applications in nano- and microtechnology.

Electricity and Gas; Market Design and Policy Issues

by TU Delft

European gas and electricity markets have largely been liberalized. Due to the specific physical characteristics and public interest aspects of electricity and gas, and to the fact that the networks continue to be natural monopolies, these markets require careful design. In this class, it is analyzed what the market design variables are and how the ongoing process of market design depends on policy goals, starting conditions and physical, technical and institutional constraints. In addition, a number of current policy issues will be discussed, such as security of supply, the CO2 emissions market, the integration of European energy markets and privatization. Participation in a simulation game, in which long-term market dynamics are simulated, is mandatory.

Non Equilibrium Thermodynamics

by TU Delft

The course describes in a simple and practical way what non-equilibrium thermodynamics is and how it can contribute to engineering fields. It explains how to derive proper equations of transport from the second law of thermodynamics or the entropy production. The obtained equations are frequently more precise than used so far, and can be used to understand the waste of energy resources in central process units in the industry. The entropy balance is used to define the energy efficiency in energy conversion and create consistent thermodynamic models. It also provides a systematic method for minimizing energy losses that are connected with transport of heat, mass, charge and momentum. The entropy balance examines operation at the state of minimum entropy production and is used to propose some rules of design for energy efficient operation.


by MIT

This course provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product. Analytical and numerical tools used in optical design are emphasized. Graduate students are required to complete assignments with stronger analytical content, and an advanced design project. Lecture 10, 12, 19, 21, 24 are not available due to copyright restrictions.

Kinematics of Machines

by IIT Kanpur

Kinematics of Machines by Ashok K Mallik of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Supply Chain Management RFID Conference

by MIT

These lectures are from a Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) Academic Conference which was held at MIT in January 2006. The conference was in connection to the MIT course Special Topics in Supply Chain Management. This course is centered on how RFID systems will transform the business landscape, with a particular emphasis on the supply chain. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the various aspects of a modern RFID system. Topics covered include technical components of RFID systems, supply chain management process analysis, value and productivity performance measurement of IT investments, legal, policy and regulatory aspects of auto-identification and the impact of RFID on business strategy. Students will leave with a detailed understanding of the important components of an RFID system, and how it interacts with most aspects of a business, from logistics to finance, strategy and IT.

Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture and Law


Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, & Law is a class that examines the historical and scientific study of genetic engineering in medicine, agriculture, and law, including examination of social, ethical, and legal issues raised by new technology. About the Professor: Dr. Bob Goldberg is a plant molecular biologist who specializes in the area of plant gene expression. The goal of his research has been to understand how plant cells differentiate and how genes are activated selectively in specialized cell types during plant development. He has received UCLA Distinguished Teaching Awards from the Department of Biology and the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, and was awarded the all-campus Luckmann Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate.