King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Mechanical Engineering

 

Undergraduate Program: Courses

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ME 436 : Fluid Power Systems

Semester: Spring

ME 436 : Fluid Power Systems. Credit 3. Study of fluid power systems as used in industrial applications to transmit power by the flow of hydraulic fluids. Fluid power circuits diagrams including components, such as valves, pumps, motors, filters, reservoirs and accumulators. Analysis of fluid leakage, hydrostatic bearings, hydraulic stiffness and performance of positive pumps and motors.

Prerequisites: ME 311


ME 437 : Design and Rating of Heat Exchangers

Semester: Any

ME 437 : Design and Rating of Heat Exchangers. Credit 3. Heat transfer mechanisms leading to basic heat exchanger equations, classification and analyses of heat exchangers including geometry; heat transfer and flow friction characteristics; compact and shell-and-tube heat exchanger application and design procedures; fouling and its effect on life cycle analysis; maintenance methodology; flow-induced vibration and noise in heat exchangers.

Prerequisites: ME 315


ME 438 : Pumping Machinery

Semester: Any

ME 438 : Pumping Machinery. Credit 3. Terminology and description of typical pump machinery. Momentum and energy transfer between fluid and rotor. Performance characteristics of centrifugal and axial flow fans, compressors and pumps. Various types of losses. Positive displacement pumps. Cavitation and water hammer problems in pump systems. Special problems in pump design and applications. Laboratory experiments will include performance evaluation of various types of pumps and problem solving sessions.

Prerequisites: ME 301


ME 439 : Solar Energy Conversion

Semester: Any

ME 439 : Solar Energy Conversion. Credit 3. Thermal aspects of solar energy conversion. Solar radiation measurement and prediction. Selected topics in heat transfer. Flat plate and focusing collector analysis. Solar energy storage. Solar systems, including hot water, space heating and cooling, distillation and thermal power conversion.

Prerequisites: ME 315


ME 440 : Convective Heat and Mass Transfer

Semester: Any

ME 440 : Convective Heat and Mass Transfer. Credit 3. Boundary layers; laminar boundary layer heat transfer; turbulent boundary layer heat transfer; free convection boundary layers; enclosures; convection mass transfer; boiling and condensation; pool boiling; two-phase flow; laminar and turbulent film condensation, and diffusion mass transfer.

Prerequisites: ME 315


ME 462 : Reliability for Mechanical Engineers

Semester: Any

ME 462 : Reliability for Mechanical Engineers. Credit 3. Fundamentals of probability theory. Probabilistic models of load (stress) and resistance (strength) variables. Stress-strength interference models. Monte Carlo simulation. Hazard functions and reliability models for random and wear out failures. Hazard plotting and reliability estimation. Systems reliability. Failure rate endurance testing and failure data analysis. Accelerated life testing.

Prerequisites: ME 307


ME 463 : Production Engineering I

Semester: Any

ME 463 : Production Engineering I. Credit 3. Limits, fits, tolerance charts. Part analysis, process selection and operations sequence planning. Integrating and combining operations. Workpiece control, cutting tools, dies and work-holding devices. Mechanized assembly and functional gaging. Metal cutting economics and process selection.

Prerequisites: ME 307


ME 464 : Production Engineering II

Semester: Any

ME 464 : Production Engineering II. Credit 3. Principles of metrology and quality. Concepts of attaining and maintaining manufacturing quality. Principles of precision measuring. Process capability evaluation and quality control.

Prerequisites: ME 206


ME 466 : Fundamentals of Heat Treatment

Semester: Any

ME 466 : Fundamentals of Heat Treatment. Credit 3. Principles of phase, transformations, heat treatment. Mechanical properties as applied to ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys. Heat treatment processes, including normalizing, hardening, tempering, annealing, surface hardening. Applications of heat treatment and surface hardening techniques.

Prerequisites: ME 206


ME 467 : Plastics and Plastic Processing

Semester: Any

ME 467 : Plastics and Plastic Processing. Credit 3. Thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, their properties and engineering applications. Plastic manufacturing processes, equipment and mold design. Plastic materials and process selection.

Prerequisites: ME 206


ME 468 : Casting and Welding Engineering

Semester: Any

ME 468 : Casting and Welding Engineering. Credit 3. Metallurgical and engineering principles applied to melting, casting and solidification. Testing and evaluation of castings. Foundry processes. Introduction to the metallurgy of welding. Material and process selection, codes and specifications, weldment design and testing. Welding defects. Analysis of industrial welding processes. Laboratory experience in foundry. Production and evaluation of weldments.

Prerequisites: ME 206


ME 469 : Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Semester: Spring

ME 469 : Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Credit 3. High Volume discrete part production systems. CAD/CAM fundamentals. Numerical Control (NC) manufacturing systems. Part programming. NC justification, advances in NC (DNC, DNC, Adaptive Control). Tooling for NC and CNC. Overview of Group Technology, Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS), and Robotics in Manufacturing. Related laboratory experiments.

Prerequisites: ME 307


ME 471 : Mechanical Metallurgy

Semester: Spring

ME 471 : Mechanical Metallurgy. Credit 3. Review of mechanical properties of metals and alloys. Introduction of Theory of Elasticity. Elements of theory of plasticity: flow curve, yield criteria, plastic stress-strain relationship, introduction to slip-line fields. Metallurgical aspects of plastic deformation. Metal-working processes: forging, rolling, extrusion and drawing.

Prerequisites: ME 215


ME 472 : Corrosion Engineering I

Semester: Fall

ME 472 : Corrosion Engineering I. Credit 3. Technical and economical aspects of corrosion problems. Types of corrosion: pitting, crevice, intergranular, galvanic and stress corrosion cracking. Mechanism and prevention of corrosion failures. Cathodic protection of pipelines and submerged structures. Principles of inhibition of corrosion in process industries. Behavior of iron, copper, aluminum and their alloys in corrosive environments. Metallurgical aspects of corrosion. Design consideration in prevention of corrosion failures.

Prerequisites: ME 215


ME 473 : Corrosion Engineering II

Semester: Spring

 

ME 473 : Corrosion Engineering II. Credit 3. Review of important principles of corrosion protection. Effect of atmospheric composition, climatic condition and industrial pollution on metallic corrosion. Erosion and cavitation. High-pressure and high-temperature corrosion. Corrosion in steam generation plants, pressure vessels and its mitigation. Reinforced concrete corrosion. Design of cathodic protection systems for various structures. Surface preparation, applications and designing of coating systems. Sea water-induced corrosion and scaling in major desalination plant components. Laboratory studies related to inspection and testing of coating, evaluation of inhibitors, cathodic protection measurements and corrosion resistance of materials.

Prerequisites: ME 472


ME 474 : Physical Metallurgy

Semester: Any

ME 474 : Physical Metallurgy. Credit 3. Review of crystal structure, dislocation and slip phenomenon, strengthening mechanisms, metals and alloy systems, solidification of metals, the iron-carbon system, hardening of steels.

Prerequisites: ME 215


ME 475 : Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Semester: Any

ME 475 : Mechanical Behavior of Materials. Credit 3. Testing of materials under static and dynamic loading. Introduction to fracture mechanics. Fatigue, creep and wear mechanisms. Evaluation and presentation of materials testing and failure data.

Prerequisites: ME 307


ME 476 : Non-Metallic Materials

Semester: Any

ME 476 : Non-Metallic Materials. Credit 3. Structure of non-metallic materials. Ceramic materials, glass and vitreous products, concrete and related materials of construction, refractory materials, composite materials, polymers.

Prerequisites: ME 215


ME 477 : Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy

Semester: Any

ME 477 : Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy. Credit 3. Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction of non-ferrous metals. Principles of hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processes; extraction of aluminum, copper, nickel, silver and gold. Refining processes of non-ferrous metals.

Prerequisites: ME 204, ME 215


ME 478 : Iron and Steel Making

Semester: Any

ME 478 : Iron and Steel Making. Credit 3. Introduction to extractive metallurgy and iron ore dressing including the following topics: iron ores, mining and ore dressing. Production of pig iron and the blast furnace. Production of steel; the Bessemer process, basic oxygen process, the open-hearth process, direct reduction process, continuous casting process, and electric furnace process.

Prerequisites: ME 205 or ME 215


ME 479 : Modern Materials

Semester: Any

ME 479 : Modern Materials. Credit 3. Electrical, magnetic, optical and thermal properties of materials. Advanced ceramics, composites. Advanced engineering plastics. High temperature materials. Advanced coatings. Advanced materials processing system rapid solidification and powder metallurgy. Selection of modern materials.

Prerequisites: ME 215


ME 481 : Advanced Dynamics

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Semester: Fall

ME 481 : Advanced Dynamics. Credit 3. The foundation of dynamics leading to Lagrangeís equations and Hamiltonís principle. Variational problems in mechanics. General three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics. Stability of motion. Self-excited vibrations and nonlinear vibrations.

Prerequisites: ME 201


ME 482 : Mechanical Vibrations

Semester: Fall

ME 482 : Mechanical Vibrations. Credit 3. Free and forced vibrations. Applications to systems with one-, two- and multi-degree of freedom. Viscous, hysteretic and Coulomb damping. Response to general periodic excitations. Transient vibration and the phase method. Principal and coupled coordinates. Dynamic vibration absorbers. Energy methods and Rayleighís principle. Laboratory sessions are devoted to applications and experiments to illustrate various phenomena studied. Vibration measuring instruments and measuring techniques are emphasized.

Prerequisites: ME 309


ME 483 : Mechanisms

Semester: Fall

ME 483 : Mechanisms. Credit 3. Kinematic pairs, kinematic chain, mobility of planar and space mechanisms, inversion. Vector and complex algebra methods of analysis of planar mechanisms. Centros and mechanical advantage. Hartmanís construction and Euler-Salvary equation. Kinematics of gears; simple, compound, reverted and epicyclic gear trains. Synthesis of and analysis of cam mechanisms. Universal joints. Synthesis of function, path and motion generating mechanisms. Laboratory sessions to include graphical and computer methods of analysis and synthesis of mechanisms.

Prerequisites: ME 309


ME 484 : Acoustics

Semester: Fall

ME 484 : Acoustics. Credit 3. Fundamentals of vibration. Plane and spherical acoustic waves. Radiation, transmission and filters. Loudspeakers and microphones. Speech, hearing, noise and intelligibility. Architectural acoustics. Acoustic measurements and demonstration of measurement apparatus. Case studies.

Prerequisites: ME 309


ME 485 : Mechanical System Design

Semester: Spring

ME 485 : Mechanical System Design. Credit 3. Systematic approach to design problems, morphology of design, feasibility study, preliminary design phases, detailed design phase, searing for ideas, evaluation of design, use of computer techniques, designing for production, designing for ease of maintenance, organizing for design, assembly and detailed drawings, retrieval systems for future use, coding.

Prerequisites: ME 308


ME 486 : Optimization of Mechanical Systems

Semester: Spring

ME 486 : Optimization of Mechanical Systems. Credit 3. Formulation and simulation of mechanical engineering systems involving dynamics, kinematics, machine design and thermo-fluid systems. The concept of optimization. Analytical and numerical methods, such as unconstrained and constrained optimization. Lagrange multipliers, linear programming for optimum design of mechanical systems. Laboratory sessions involve formulation and solution of problems using microcomputers and the use of computer graphics and existing software packages during the design process.

Prerequisites: ME 307, ME 315


ME 487 : Mechanics of Materials

Semester: Spring

ME 487 : Mechanics of Materials. Credit 3. Analysis of stress and strain in two- and three-dimensions. Equilibrium, compatibility and stress-strain relations. Analysis of torsion: non-circulation sections, Saint Venantís theory, membrane analogy, hollow sections. Thick walled cylinders. Membrane stresses in thin shells. Bending of flat plates. Energy theorems.

Prerequisites: CE 203


ME 488 : Systems Control

Semester: Spring

ME 488 : System Control. Credit 3. Classical control techniques: basic control actions. Design of system by means of root-locus method and Bodes plots. Control system synthesis. Modern control techniques: state variable representation. State variable feedback. Linear quadratic controller. Laboratory sessions involve utilization of control software for analysis and design of control system.

Prerequisites: ME 413


ME 491 : Mechanical Engineering Experimentation

Semester: Fall

ME 491 : Mechanical Engineering Experimentation. Credit 3. Functional description of measuring instruments. Performance characteristics of instruments. Planning of experiments. Analysis of experimental data. Data acquisition and processing. Measuring devices for Mechanical Engineering applications and selected experiments.

Prerequisites: EE 204, ME 309, ME 311