MET 1515 Mechanics 1 3 s.h.
Study of forces as vector quantities; resultants of force systems; principles of mechanical equilibrium; application of principles to problems, devices and structures commonly encountered in industry. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: "C" or better in ENTC 1505 and MATH 1513.
MET 2616 Mechanics 2 3 s.h.
Continuation of MET 1515 with further application of statics, introduction to dynamics of solids, study of various types of motion, Newton's second law, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MET 1515 "C" or better.
MET 2630 Manufacturing Techniques 3 s.h.
The study of materials and processes used in manufacturing, including casting, heat treatment, hot and cold working, plastics processing and machining, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
Prereq.: "C" or better in ENTC 1505.
MET 2630L Manufacturing Techniques Laboratory 1 s.h.
MET 3705 Thermodynamics 4 s.h.
Properties of ideal and real gases, first and second laws of thermodynamics, application to thermodynamic cycles involving power plants and cyclic machinery.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CHEM 1515 or CHEM 1505, "C" or better in EET 3725.
MET 3706 Machine Design 1 4 s.h.
Principles of stresses and deflections, shear and moment diagrams, combined stresses, fatigue, measurement of strain, and theories of failure. Application of these principles to design of machine components. Includes a capstone experience for MET AAS degrees. 4 s.h.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CCET 2604, "C" or better in DDT 1503.
MET 3707 Machine Design 2 3 s.h.
Continuation of MET 3706, progressing to the design of machine elements such as gears, belts, clutches, chains, bearings, welded and bolted joints. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: "C" or better in MET 3706.
MET 3710 Tool Design 3 s.h.
Design and selection of cutting tools, fixtures, bending and forming dies, inspection and gauging instruments, and material feed mechanisms. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: "C" or better in MET 3707.
MET 3711 Heat and Power Cycles 4 s.h.
A continuation of MET 3705, including the study of heat transfer, the Rankine cycle, the Otto cycle, the Diesel cycle, and the performance of pumps and heat exchangers.
Prereq.: 'C" or better in MET 3714, "C" or better in MET 3705.
MET 3714 Fluid Mechanics 4 s.h.
Principles of fluid statics and fluid dynamics and their application to incompressible flow in pipes and channels; Bernoulli's equation, laminar and turbulent flow; energy and momentum in fluid flow.
Prereq.: "C" or better in MET 1515.
MET 3714L Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1 s.h.
MET 3720 Mechanisms 3 s.h.
Graphical and analytical solution of problems involving displacement, velocity, and acceleration in machine mechanisms. Design of linkages with drafting software to provide required motions of machine members. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week.
Prereq.: C or better in MET 2616, "C" or better in MATH 1570 or "C" or better in MATH 1571.
MET 3730 Energy and Financial Modeling 4 s.h.
The analysis and evaluation of financial factors that affect alternative energy systems explored in several common systems, such as soar, fuel cells, biodiesel, and wind, along with existing fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear.
Prereq.: MET 3705.
MET 3731 Grant Proposal 4 s.h.
The field of Alternative Energy Technologies requires significant writing skills to prepare the many parts of a proposal. Students will learn about funding sources for grants, prepare all portions of a grant proposal including Statement of Need, Work Plans, Budgets, Outcomes and Periodic Reports.
Prereq.: ENGL 1551 and MET 3730.
MET 3735 Hydrogen Production and Storage 4 s.h.
The methods of hydrogen production are discussed, including stem reforming, coal gasification, fermentation, and electrolysis. Storage systems are presented, along with national codes for the storage equipment, and best practices. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 lab. of CHEM 1505, CHEM 1505L or CHEM 1515, CHEM 1515L.
Prereq. or concurrent MET 3705 and Prereq.
MET 3736 Design of Solar Systems 1 4 s.h.
Use of the sun as an energy source is explored in forms of electricity or heat. Topics include regions that are best suited for solar, solar energy capture methods, energy conversion to electricity, steam or hot water. Actual systems are evaluated, including electrical and mechanical design, economic calculations, and related codes. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 lab. of CHEM 1505, CHEM 1505L or CHEM 1515, CHEM 1515L.
Prereq. or concurrent EET 1502/L and Prereq.
MET 3737 Design of Solar Systems 2 4 s.h.
This course builds upon MET 3736 Design of Solar Systems I and adds more detailed analysis to the capture and use of solar energy. The radiation spectrum is defined and integration methods presented. Further discussion of solar use in heat pumps and absorption systems is explored. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 computational lab. Prereq. MATH 2670 and MET 3736.
MET 3739 Geothermal Processes 4 s.h.
This course provides students with basic knowledge on geothermal systems, the most-favorable areas for geothermal, principles of heat pumps and geothermal steam systems, common design principles, followed by economics, code requirements and LEED contributions. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 computational lab.
Prereq.: MET 3705.
MET 3740 Design of Wind Systems 1 4 s.h.
Evaluation of wind energy as a low-impact alternative energy source. Topics include selection of an appropriate wind site, types of turbines, and capture efficiency of wind devices. The electrical and mechanical systems are reviewed in detail, along with economic calculations and discussion of related codes. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 computational lab. Prereq. or.
Coreq.: with EET 1502, EET 1502L.
MET 3742 Biodiesel Processes 4 s.h.
Several methods of biodiesel production are surveyed, such as algae, palm, and soy. The chemical process of each method is explored and analyzed. Existing production systems and campus research projects are used in class demonstrations. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 computational lab. Prereq. CHEM 1505, CHEM 1505L or CHEM 1515, CHEM 1515L, BIOL 2601, BIOL 2601L, and MET 3705.
MET 3743 Fuel Cell Systems 4 s.h.
Several methods of fuel cells are explored including Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC), Solid Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (SPEFC) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). The principles of operation existing barriers for each system will be presented, along with the current reach and economical feasibility. Three hours lecture and 1-1 1/2 computational lab.
Prereq.: MET 3705 and CHEM 1515, CHEM 1515L or CHEM 1505, CHEM 1505L.
MET 4810 Manufacturing Systems Analysis 3 s.h.
Study of manufacturing systems including manufacturing process design, analysis, selection and sequencing; value analysis, machine tool cost and functions; computer and statistical simulation of production systems. Two hours lecture and three hours of computational lab per week.
Prereq.: "C" or better in MET 3707.
MET 4812 Numerical Control 3 s.h.
A study of the programming of numerically-controlled machine tools. Students program NC machines using manual and computer-assisted techniques.
Prereq.: "C" or better in DDT 2606, and "C" or better in MET 3707.
MET 4812L Numerical Control Lab 1 s.h.
A study of the programming of numerically-controlled machine tools. Students program NC machines using manual and computer-assisted techniques. Three hours lab per week. Coreq. or.
Prereq.: MET 4812.
MET 4820 Machine Systems 3 s.h.
Analysis and comprehensive design of complex machine systems incorporating hydraulic and pneumatic subsystems and electrical controls as a capstone experience. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week. "C" or better or concurrent with MET 4810.
Prereq.: "C" or better in MET 3720.
MET 4850 Air Conditioning Principles and Practice 3 s.h.
The practical techniques used in the design of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, including load calculations, unit selection, and duct system layout. The laboratory work includes the use of design charts and manufacturer's catalogs in a project. Two hours lecture, two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MET 3711.
MET 4860 Robotics Technology 2 s.h.
An application-oriented course on the technology and use of industrial robots, including classification, tooling, sensors, workcell design, safety, and programming.
Prereq.: MET 3714 "C" or better.
MET 4860L Robotics Technology Laboratory 1 s.h.
Practice in the programming and application of industrial robots and associated equipment. Construction of simulated robotic workcells using actual industrial robots, programmable controllers, sensors, and grippers. Two hours lab per week.
Prereq.: MET 3714 "C" or better.
Concurrent with: MET 4860.
MET 4870 Applied Finite Element Method 3 s.h.
Principles of the finite element method and its application to the analysis of stress, strain, and heat transfer. Computer aided solutions to two- and three-dimensional problems in structural analysis, mechanical design and heat transfer. Two hours lecture, three hours lab per week. Prereq. or.
Coreq.: with MET 3707 or "C" or better in CCET 3709.
MET 4890 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology 1-4 s.h.
New developments in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Subject matter, special prerequisites, and credit hours to be announced in advance of each offering. May be repeated with different subject matter to a maximum of 8 s.h.
Prereq.: Senior standing in MET or consent of the instructor.