# Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MECH)

This is an archived copy of the 2021-2022 calendar. To access the most recent version of the calendar, please visit https://queensu-ca-public.courseleaf.com.

MECH 180  Rhetoric Of Everyday Engl Text  Units: 3.00

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 202  Mathematical and Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers I  Units: 3.50

This course will provide students with an introduction to vector calculus, analytical, and numerical solution methods for ordinary differential equations. The topics of the course will be prresented through problems, models and applications relevant to the Mechanical Engineering Program. On completion of the course students will be able to: manipulate vectors; perform numerical integration; solve first- and higher-order ordinary differential equations analytically and numerically. Students will solve problems analytically and computationally in an active learning, tutorial environment.

Requirements: MECH 202 Pre-reqs. APSC 111, APSC 143 or MNTC 313, APSC 171, APSC 172 and APSC 174. Excl: MTHE 225, MATH 225 and MTHE 272
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 203  Mathematical and Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers II  Units: 3.50

This course will introduce numerical and statistical methods for the solution of engineering problems, to complement those discussed in MECH 202. The topics of the course will be presented through problems, models and applications relevant to the Mechanical Engineering Program. On completion of the course students will be able to: solve linear systems of equations; analyze random processes; perform local optimization and hypothesis testing; interpolate and fit discrete data sequences. The course will include a design project.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 210  Electronic Circuits and Motors for Mechatronics  Units: 4.50

This introductory course for mechanical engineering students begins with a review of the concepts of resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Circuit analysis techniques are then applied to characterize the behaviour of commonly used mechatronic circuits including devices such as transformers, diodes, solenoids, DC motors and actuators. Transistors are introduced in switching applications. Selection and testing of electric motors and drivers/controllers for stationary and mobile mechanical applications. Lab activities will focus on design, construction, and testing of microcontroller based mechatronic systems for practical applications, building on skills typically developed in MECH 217.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 211  Manufacturing Methods  Units: 3.50

The objective of this course is to achieve a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing processes involving plastics and metals. This course forms the basis for improved product and machine design, and will assist the mechanical engineer to function in the areas of design, manufacturing and general engineering. Training in the use of machine and welding tools found in a modern job shop is a required activity practiced in the machine tool laboratory in MECH 212.

Requirements: MECH 211 Exclusion
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 212  Machine Tool Laboratory  Units: 1.00

Training in the use of machine and welding tools found in a modern job shop is a required activity practiced in the machine tool laboratory in this course.

Requirements: Exclusions: MECH 213
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 213  Manufacturing Methods  Units: 4.50

The objective of this course is to achieve a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing processes involving plastics and metals. This course forms the basis for improved product and machine design, and will assist the mechanical engineer to function in the areas of design, manufacturing and general engineering. Training in the use of machine and welding tools found in a modern job shop is a required activity practiced in the machine tool laboratory. Note: It is highly advised that MME students take MECH 270 concurrently with this course.

Requirements: Exclusions: MECH 211 and MECH 212
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 214  Computer-Aided Engineering  Units: 2.50

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 217  Measurement in Mechatronics  Units: 4.25

This course is composed of online instruction in measurement theory and active lab and tutorial modules that provide hands-on practical experience making measurements, doing analysis, and drawing conclusions from them. On completion of the course, students will be able to: Identify and Quantify measurement objectives in practical engineering applications; Apply statistical analysis, including uncertainty, for interpreting test results; Specify, Select, and Apply transducers, acquisition systems, and procedures to measure pressure, strain, temperature and position; Apply physical principles to predict static and dynamic system performance for pressure, strain, temperature and position measurements; Install and test a micro controller system for data acquisition and control; Acquire and process digital and analog data; Formulate conclusions supported by data and comparison of results to appropriate models; Discuss the limitations of data employed, key findings, trends evident, uncertainty and error; Students will use mathematical and computational skills typically acquired in  MTHE 225 & APSC 143. (CEAB App. 3 qualified)

Requirements: Prereq: APSC 112
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 221  Solid Mechanics I  Units: 4.00

Review of statics, forces and equilibrium, internal forces in simple structures and other material from first year. Further development of axial, torsion, shear and bending moment diagrams, and concepts of stress and strain. Introduction to mechanical properties of materials, centroids and moments of areas, axial stress, flexural stress, transverse shear stress, calculation of displacement by integration, combined loading, and stress transformation. This course is designed primarily for mechanical engineering students.

Requirements:
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 225  Mechanics Of Solids I  Units: 3.50

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 228  Kinematics And Dynamics  Units: 3.50

This course will cover the following topics in the field of dynamics. Kinematics of particles: planar and three-dimensional motion (rectilinear, curvilinear), choosing a coordinate system, conversions between systems, space curvilinear motion using vector derivatives, free and constrained paths, relative motion between particles. Kinetics of systems of particles: generalized Newton's Second Law, work and energy, impulse and momentum, conservation of energy and momentum, impact. Students will solve dynamics problems analytically and computationally in an active learning environment.

Requirements: APSC111 and 112 and APSC171
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 230  Applied Thermodynamics I  Units: 3.50

An introductory course in thermodynamics. Topics include: properties and behaviour of pure substances, concepts of heat, work and energy, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and the analysis of a variety of power and refrigeration cycles.

Requirements: Must be registered in BSCE or BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 241  Fluid Mechanics I  Units: 3.50

An introductory course in fluid mechanics. Topics include properties of fluids, fluids at rest, manometers and other pressure measuring devices, dimensional analysis, the laws of conservation of mass and momentum, Bernoulli's equation for incompressible flow and the energy equation, flow measurements, elementary pipe flow problems including losses, pumps, etc. On completion of the course students will be able to: Explain Bernoulli based energy equations with reference to energy and hydraulic grade lines, static and dynamic pressure; Explain control volume and control mass analysis with reference to Eulerian and Lagrangian frames, applied forces and flows; Solve simple flow systems for velocity distributions using continuity and Navier Stokes equations with appropriate boundary conditions; Solve flow and force problems in an integral framework using Bernoulli, conservation of mass and momentum; Solve piping system performance problems using Bernoulli with friction, minor losses, pump and turbine performance curves; Calculate pressures and forces on submerged surfaces in a static fluid; Solve scaling problems using dimensionless groups.

Requirements: Prerequisite of APSC111 and registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program.
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 260  Appl Of Computers To Mech Engr  Units: 2.00

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 262  Numerical Methods For Mech Eng  Units: 3.50

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 270  Materials Science and Engineering  Units: 3.50

This course provides the student with a background in the basic structural concepts of materials and the relationships between processing, structure, properties and performance. The topics will range from atomic bonding and arrangements, through micro-and macro-structures and their influence on properties, to the processing techniques required to produce the desired structures. All current types of engineering materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and semiconductors are covered. There is an experimental laboratory to illustrate the principles presented in the course along with some ASTM testing techniques.

Requirements: Must be registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program.
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 273  Materials Science and Engineering Lab  Units: 1.00

This course provides a hands-on exploration of some of the concepts introduced in MECH 270. This will include mechanical testing at room and elevated temperature as well as subsequent examination of microstructure. Results obtained will be related to the mechanisms discussed in MECH 270.

Requirements: MECH 273 Corequisite
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 281  Basic Communications  Units: 0.75

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 295  Mechanical Labratory I  Units: 1.50

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 302  Mathematical and Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers III  Units: 3.50

This course will introduce advanced numerical and statistical methods for the solution of engineering problems, to complement those discussed in MECH 202 and 203. The topics of the course will be presented through problems, models and applications relevant to the Mechanical Engineering Program. On completion of the course the students will be able to: perform spectral analysis, use Laplace transforms, perform multi-variate statistical analysis and global optimization, and implement Bayesian inference.

Requirements: Pre-requisite MECH 203
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 310  Digital Systems for Mechatronics  Units: 4.50

Microcontroller based operation of programmable digital sensors, servo motors, stepper motors, and activation of pneumatic and hydraulic drivers. PLC control of sequential logic operations in mechanical systems. Introduction to frequency response of systems with FFT application for machine health monitoring. Industrial communication standards for local and internet-based information transfer; Internet of Things (IOT) concepts. Off grid systems, photovoltaics, and inverters. Lab activities will focus on design, construction, and testing of microcontroller based mechatronic systems for practical applications, building on skills developed in MECH 217 and MECH 210.

Requirements: Pre-requisite MECH 210
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 318  Tech Writing & Project Commun  Units: 3.50

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 321  Solid Mechanics II  Units: 3.50

Requirements: MECH 221 and registered in a BASC Academic Program.
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 323  Machine Design I  Units: 4.50

This course emphasises the application of theoretical and engineering background taught in other courses, but also relies heavily on empirical approaches and simplifications of theory. Core material includes static and fatigue failure theories and the design/specification of selected machine elements. The course is centered around a major design project which is undertaken in groups.

Requirements: Prerequisite: APSC 200, or 202, MECH 321
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 324  Machine Design II  Units: 3.50

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 328  Dynamics And Vibration  Units: 3.50

This course covers the kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, as well as an introduction to vibrations. Topics in dynamics include: mathematically rigorous kinematic analysis, Newton's laws, energy methods, impulse and momentum methods, mass moments of inertia, and gyroscopic motion. Topics in vibrations include: free and forced vibration of single-degree-of-freedom systems, undamped and damped systems, equivalent single degree of freedom system of continuous elements/systems using energy equivalence and equation of motion.

Requirements: MECH228
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 330  Applied Thermo II  Units: 3.50

A continuation of MECH 230 with selected topics such as gas and vapour power cycles, refrigeration, mixtures of gases and vapours, combustion and available energy.

Requirements: MECH230 OR ENPH274
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 333  Gender, Engineering and Technology  Units: 3.00

This course examines relations between gender and technology. The main topics covered are: the role of technology on the shaping of society particularly in terms of gendering of jobs and exclusion of women, gender issues in the workplace, the impact of technology on women's lives, and women's impacts on technology. Historical perspectives are presented and contemporary examples from western and developing countries are discussed.

Requirements: Must be registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program.
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 341  Fluid Mechanics II  Units: 3.50

A second course in fluid mechanics covering the differential form of conservation laws, boundary layer and external flows, compressible flows and the operation of rotational fluid machinery. On completion of the course students will be able to: Apply control volume analysis to mass, momentum and energy conservation; Apply differential form of mass and momentum conservation to the concept of flow field and its properties, including Navier Stokes equations; Apply stream function and velocity potential to the analysis of two-dimensional inviscid flows, and use the superposition principle to build complex flow fields from building block ingredients; Calculate drag and lift on solid bodies such as airfoils; Explain boundary layer flows, including the concept of various boundary layer thicknesses, shape factor, flow separation and the difference between laminar and turbulent boundary layers; Explain compressible flow features based on one-dimensional compressible subsonic and supersonic flows, with and without normal shock waves; Calculate design parameters of rotational fluid machinery, including centrifugal pumps and wind turbines.

Requirements: MECH 241
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 346  Heat Transfer  Units: 3.50

An introductory course which covers conduction, convection and radiation modes of heat transfer. Both analytical and numerical analysis will be discussed, and concepts will be reinforced through tutorial and laboratory sessions. Latter topics will include combined modes of heat transfer and the design of heat exchangers.

Requirements: PREREQUISITES: MECH 230 or ENPH 274 (PHYS 274) and MECH 241 or MECH 341 and registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program.
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 350  Automatic Control  Units: 3.50

An introduction to the basic principles of modelling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Topics include: modes of control, principles of feedback, Laplace and transfer functions, transient response of first and second order systems, stability criteria, root locus, Bode and frequency response. After completion of this course a student will be able to design a control system by classical techniques and will have an awareness of modern techniques.

Requirements: PREREQUISITES: MTHE 225 or MECH 203 and MECH 328 or ENPH 211 and ENPH 225 or MTHE 235 and MECH 228 and registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program.
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 361  Project Based Engineering: Conceive, Design, Implement & Operate  Units: 3.50

This course provides academic credit for 3rd year students who take a lead role in design and implementation of an engineering device of substantial complexity that is part of a student project. The student has to demonstrate significant involvement with the project during the Fall term and be recommended by an academic advisor in order to qualify and be approved by the course coordinator. Students who are permitted to take this course will be required to "conceive, design, implement and operate" a sub-system or complete competition entry using the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses. Successful course completion will consist of specification of function, analysis, selection of materials and/or components, preparation of working drawings, manufactured prototype, completed with a major report and poster presentation. The evaluation will be based on joint assessment by the project academic advisor and the course coordinator

Requirements: PREREQUISITES: Completion of 2nd Year and permission of the course coordinator upon the recommendation by the academic advisor.
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 364  Comp-Aided Drawing\Modelling  Units: 3.50

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 370  Prin Of Materials Processing  Units: 3.50

The basic mechanisms of mass transport and phase transformations in materials are developed from thermodynamic and kinetic principles.  Topics include phase equilibria, diffusion, solidification and solid-state transformations.  The application of these phenomena to materials processing methods, such as casting, forming, heat treatment and sintering is described.

Requirements: MECH 270
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 371  Fracture Mech & Dislocation  Units: 3.50

Fracture Mechanics are developed to explain crack propagation in materials and structures. This includes development of the strain energy release rate (GIC) and the critical stress intensity factor (KIC). Emphasis will be placed on developing the correlation between microstructure control and the resistance to crack propagation which this variable produces. Dislocation theory will be evoked to analyse the stress fields of point, line and plane defects. Plasticity and fracture will be detailed, which includes the time dependent aspects of such processes as static fatigue and creep fracture.

Requirements: MECH 270
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 380  Effective Tech Communication  Units: 3.00

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 381  Report Writing  Units: 1.00

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 383  Cohesion In English  Units: 3.00

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 384  Investigating English Style  Units: 3.00

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 393  Biomechanical Product Developm  Units: 3.50

This course focuses on design, manufacturing and product management of various implantable biomechanical devices, such as artificial joints, ligaments and various other external devices for persons with disabilities. Some aspects, such as the determination of the geometry and different sizes for artificial joints are product specific, while safety criteria, standards, rational choice of alternatives, design procedures and product management are applicable when designing a much larger variety of products. Much of the theory will be based on examples of artificial joints, and on external devices and instruments.

Requirements: Registered in BSCE or BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 394  Frontiers in Biomechanical Engineering  Units: 3.50

This course addresses the fundamental principles of biomechanical engineering through four introductory modules, each dedicated to one topic: biology, biomechanics, biotransport, and mechatronics. Each module introduces the background and technical principles required to understand topics in biomechanical engineering. This course content emphasizes the multidisciplinary approaches needed to understand a problem from both biology and mechanical engineering perspectives and includes guest lectures given by biomechanical engineering experts with a goal of providing students with exposure to the current biomechanical engineering research landscape. Students are presumed to have sound background in mechanical measurement, solid mechanics, kinematics and dynamics typically acquired from MECH 217, 221, 228, 321 and 328.

Requirements: Prerequisites: MECH 217, MECH 221, MECH 228, or the permission of the instructor.
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 396  Mechanical and Materials Engineering Laboratory I  Units: 2.00

This is the first of two laboratory courses in the third year of the Materials Option of the Mechanical Engi nal news is presented and analyzed on a professional, legal, social, ethical, and economic basis.

Requirements: MECH370
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 397  Mech And Material Eng Lab II  Units: 2.00

This is the second of two laboratory courses in the third year of the Materials Option of the Mechanical Engineering program.  Lecture topics and course assignments are selected to provide the background required to undertake the laboratory work. Approximately half of the material is common with MECH 399.

Requirements: MECH371
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 398  Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I  Units: 2.00

This is the first of two laboratory courses in the third year of the General Option of the Mechanical Engine nternational news is presented and analyzed on a professional, legal, social, ethical, and economic basis.

Requirements: PREREQUISITES: Completion of 2nd year or permission of the instructor. Must be registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program. EXCLUSION: MECH 396
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 399  Mechanical Eng Lab II  Units: 2.00

This is the second of two laboratory courses in the third year of the General Option of the Mechanical Engineering program.  Lecture topics and course assignments are selected to provide the background required to undertake the laboratory work.  Lab modules from  MECH 396/397/398 completed but not counted for credit may be included for credit in this course.

Requirements: PREREQUISITES: Completion of 2nd year or permission of the instructor. Must be registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program. EXCLUSION: MECH 397
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 401  Engineering & Society In Can.  Units: 3.00

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 420  Vibrations  Units: 3.50

Considers mechanical vibration, the problems it presents and the means of dealing with it. Completes the treatment of systems with two degrees-of-freedom (introduced in  MECH 328) and proceeds to systems with higher number of degrees-of-freedom. Co-ordinate systems, types of coupling, matrix formulation, vibration absorbers and dampers, specific and hysteretic damping, Rayleigh's method, torsional vibration, Holzer method, introduction to the finite element method, beam vibration.

Requirements: MECH328 OR MECH328 OR (PHYS211 AND PHYS225)
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 423  Introduction To Microsystems  Units: 3.50

This course will deal with the practical engineering aspects of micro-machining technologies and microsystems. The contents will include: scaling issues, microfabrication technologies and production methods, classification and analysis of Microsystems (including microsensors, microactuators, RF switches, micromirrors, and other micromechanisms), the integration of devices into Microsystems (both assembly and interfacing). Micro-machining will be compared and contrasted to both micro-electronics and traditional macro-machining. The development and use of Microsystems simulation and design tools will be covered as well.

Requirements: Must be registered in a BSCE or BASC Academic Program.
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 424  Sustainable Product Design  Units: 3.50

This course deals with sustainable product design and manufacture. Topics include: product Life Cycle Analysis issues; Streamlined Life Cycle Analysis and international Life Cycle Analysis standards; Energy, Global Warming Potential, Green House Gas and carbon emission issues (including energy needs in product design and manufacturing); Carbon footprint, basic chemistry of carbon emissions, international standards for carbon emission signatures. Design topics include: product design for manufacture and assembly, design for disassembly and design for environment. Product end-of-life considerations include: recycling, remanufacture and reuse. Students will complete several open ended projects. Guest speakers will be included where possible.

Requirements: PREREQ: MECH 323 or permission of the instructor. Must be registered in BSCE or BASC.
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 428  Fracture Mechanics In Engr Des  Units: 3.50

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 430  Thermal Systems Design  Units: 4.00

This course is concerned with the technical, economic and environmental aspects of conventional and novel methods of energy supply and use. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis and design of thermal systems. Topics include: electric utility demand and supply; the analysis of thermal power generation systems including combined cycle and cogeneration plants; emission control; alternative energy systems. A group project related to the design of a thermal system will form a significant portion of this course. NOTE: Limited enrollment.

Requirements: MECH330 OR MECH330
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 435  Internal Combustion Engines  Units: 3.50

This course covers all aspects of the design and operation of internal combustion engines. Principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics are used in the analysis of internal combustion engines. Course content includes discussions on both spark ignition and compression ignition (diesel) engines with special emphasis placed on new engine technologies. Intake, in-cylinder and exhaust flows are considered along with various aspects of combustion phenomenon relevant to engines. This course includes a laboratory involving engine performance measurements made using a dynamometer.

Requirements: MECH330 OR CHEE311
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 437  Fuel Cell Technology  Units: 3.50

Introduction to and history of various fuel cell systems. Fuel cell fundamentals including thermodynamics, electrode kinetics, fuel cell performance and transport issues. Systems covered include Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEMFC), Direct Methanol (DMFC), Alkaline (AFC), Solid Oxide (SOFC), and Molten Carbonate (MCFC). Fueling processing issues and combined heat and power systems. Overview of the current fuel cell industry.

Requirements: Must be enrolled in BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 439  Turbomachinery  Units: 3.50

Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics applied to turbomachines; dimensionless performance characteristics; momentum and energy equations; thermodynamics and efficiencies; cascade aerodynamics; compressors and turbines, reaction and stage loading; radial equilibrium; radial flow machines; application of generalized performance to choice of compressors; mechanical details and auxiliary systems.

Requirements: (MECH330 AND MECH341) OR (MECH330 AND MECH341)
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 441  Fluid Mechanics III  Units: 3.50

Topics will include: Derivation of equations of motion for incompressible fluids; exact solutions for laminar flows; stability and transition; introduction to turbulence, including turbulent boundary layers, jets, wakes and mixing layers; drag reduction; introduction to the modelling of turbulence.

Requirements: MECH341
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 444  Computational Fluid Dynamics  Units: 3.50

This course provides an overview of, and hands-on experience in, the numerical modelling of fluid flows. Finite volume, finite difference and finite elements methods are introduced. Students are expected to gain critical insight into the capabilities and limitations of fluid flow models by numerically simulating various engineering flows and by doing a term project. Topics include: comparison of numerical, experimental and analytical methods in fluid mechanics, numerical grids and their generation, flow equations and their discretization, solution techniques, turbulence modelling and data presentation. Features of commercial codes are critically reviewed.

Requirements: (MATH272 AND MECH341) OR (MATH272 AND MECH341)
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 448  Compressible Fluid Flow  Units: 3.50

Introduction and review of work done in earlier courses; basic equations for one-dimensional compressible flow; isentropic one-dimensional flow; steady and unsteady normal shock waves; oblique shock waves; steady and unsteady expansion waves; two-dimensional isentropic flow; nozzle flows; effects of friction and heat transfer; boundary layer flow; design of aircraft engine intake systems; design of supersonic wind-tunnels and shock tubes.

Requirements: BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 452  Mechatronics Engineering  Units: 5.00

This is a course in mechatronic systems design. Mechatronics Engineering, an integration of computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, is studied in a series of workshops that focus on electronics, microcontrollers, programmable logic controllers and mobile robots. The lectures provide the theoretical background to the workshops, and include discussion of related industrial and commercial applications. The knowledge and experience gained in the lectures and workshops is applied to a team design project. Students will use their knowledge of electric circuits, microcontrollers and control systems typically acquired in MECH 210, MECH 217 and MECH 350.

Requirements: Permission of the instructor
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 455  Computer Integrated Manufactur  Units: 3.50

The course will focus on the integration of facilities (machine tools, robotics) and the automation protocols required in the implementation of computer integrated manufacturing. Specific concepts addressed include flexible manufacturing systems (FMS); interfaces between computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing systems; islands of automation.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 456  Introduction To Robotics  Units: 3.50

This course will cover the following topics in the field of robotics: historical development; robot components (sensors, actuators, and end effectors, and their selection criteria); basic categories of robots (serial and parallel manipulators, mobile robots); mobility/constraint analysis; workspace analysis; rigid body kinematics (homogeneous transformation, angle and axis of rotation, Euler angles); manipulator kinematics and motion trajectories (displacement and velocity analyses, differential relations, Jacobian matrix); non redundant and redundant sensing/actuation of manipulators; manipulator statics (force and stiffness); singularities; and manipulator dynamics.

Requirements: MECH350 OR MECH350 OR MATH332 OR MATH332 OR ELEC443 OR ELEC323
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 457  Additive Manufacturing  Units: 4.00

This elective course provides a comprehensive introduction to additive manufacturing (AM), with an emphasis on a scientific/technical approach to process/product design, as well as troubleshooting, for various industrial applications. The course includes an overview of AM techniques (including process configurations, processing conditions and the common machinery/instruments), followed by part design, process design & optimization in the context of AM and AM process modelling and control. Both polymer 3D printing and metal powder-based techniques will be covered. The theoretical course material will be complemented by a group-based practical/hands-on project using the existing AM facility within the
department.

Requirements: MECH 457 Prereqs
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 460  Team Project-Conceive & Design  Units: 4.00

Students working in teams will be required to "conceive and design" a product, system or process using the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses. Elements of the design will include: specification of function, analysis, selection of materials and/or components, preparation of working drawings, cost analysis and tenders, and preparation of preliminary design report. A research project may be accepted as an engineering design project provided it can be clearly shown that the elements of "conceive and design" are fulfilled in the completion of the project. Lectures and Guest Speakers will focus on related professional skills and topics including engineering ethics, professional organizations and legislation, intellectual property and information systems in support of the project.

Requirements: Prerequisite: MECH 321, MECH 328, MECH 323, MECH 346 and MECH 350, or in final year of MECH program Must be registered in a BSCE or BASC program.
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 461  Research Project  Units: 4.00

This course provides an opportunity for students to work individually on an engineering research project with staff members of the Department. The topic is selected by the student in consultation with a Department supervising faculty member by the end of the Fall term. The projects are laboratory-based to be completed by the end of the Winter term with a major report and presentation of the work.

Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of 3rd year and permission of the instructor. Must be in a BASC or BSCE program.
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 462  Team Project - Implement and Operate  Units: 3.50

This course is intended to enable team projects that started in MECH 460, to continue to the "implement and operate" phases of the design cycle. However, new projects can be the subject of MECH 462 as long as they meet the "implement and operate" objectives of the course. An engineering report is prepared and defended. The presentation is normally supported by a working prototype or physical mock-up of the design. Testing a process or system can replace the building of a prototype. Choices of available projects are limited and should be discussed with the instructor.

Requirements: MECH460
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 463  Engineering Project for International Students  Units: 2.00

This course is for students registered at a university outside Canada who wish to do a research project at Queen's to satisfy the requirements of their home university. Projects must be initiated by a faculty supervisor at the student's home university in consultation with a Queen's professor who has agreed to act as a supervisor. The time frame and requirements for course completion will be agreed upon by the two project supervisors prior to the student arriving at Queen's. This course is NOT available or intended for typical exchange agreement students.

Requirements: Permission of Instructor
Offering Term: FW
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 464  Communications & Project Management  Units: 1.50

This course provides advanced instruction and practice in technical communication and project management for multidisciplinary engineering projects. Content includes request for proposals, project planning and proposal writing, quality function deployment, oral presentation skills, client communications and concise report writing. Course deliverables are closely tied to deliverables in Capstone design courses. Open to Mechanical and Materials Engineering students only.

Requirements: MECH 460 Corequisite
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 465  Computer Aided Design  Units: 3.50

Concept of computational design including the choice of the objective function, equality and inequality constraints, and analysis methods; onedimensional search methods, sensitivity analysis, and the steepest descent method. The principles of the finite element method and its application to stress analysis of mechanical components. The prerequisite may be waived for students with a strong background in solid mechanics from other courses.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 466  Solid Modelling  Units: 4.00

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 470  Deformation Processing  Units: 3.50

This course focuses on the elastic-plastic deformation of metals as it relates to the fabrication of stock materials, the manufacture of components and in-service material performance. Methods for describing and analyzing elastic-plastic behaviour, at both macroscopic and microscopic length-scales, are presented. Additional topics include the measurement and prediction of forming limits, the effects of deformation rate and temperature on plastic flow, and mechanisms of ductile failure. In the final portion of the course, the concept of microstructural design is introduced and then reinforced through a series of case studies.

Requirements: (MECH370 AND MECH371) OR MECH371
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 476  Eng Of Polymers And Composite  Units: 3.50

This course introduces the microstructure-property-processing relationships needed to understand the applicability of polymers and composites to engineering design. The courses start with an introduction to the structure and properties of different polymers. The mechanics of polymers are covered including elasticity, rubber elasticity, pressure dependent yield and viscoelasticity. The mechanics of composites depend not only on the matrix, but also on the reinforcing phase. While focussing on polymer composites, metal and ceramic-based composites will also be introduced. Topics covered will include the influence of the interface, mechanical and transport properties and design of composites. The final goal is to correlate constitutive relations describing the time-temperature dependence of mechanical properties of polymers and composites to microstructure and linking these relations to practical design.

Requirements: (MECH370 AND MECH371)
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 478  Biomaterials  Units: 3.50

An introduction to the structure, properties and performance of biomaterials used for the construction of medical devices. Examples of biomaterials are bioactive ceramics, biodegradable polymers and advanced titanium-based alloys used for the construction of orthopedic implants. Topics covered will include surface and bulk properties of biomaterials and their impact on the clinical performance of implants. Discussion will focus on tissue-biomaterials interactions, biocompatibility and biodegradation. The course will also cover the current in-vitro and in-vivo testing methods for evaluating the long-term performance of biomaterials.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 479  Nano-Structured Materials  Units: 3.50

The majority of conventional materials have grain or crystallite sizes ranging from micrometers to several millimeters. Capabilities now exist to synthesize materials with grains where one or more dimension is on the nanoscale (less than 100 nm). As the grain size decreases, there is a significant increase in the volume fraction of grain boundaries or interfaces. This characteristic strongly influences the chemical and physical properties of the materials. For example, nanostructured ceramics are tougher and stronger than coarser grained ceramics, while nanostructured metals exhibit increases in yield strength and elastic modulus. It has also been shown that other properties (e.g. electrical, optical and magnetic) are influenced by a fine grain structure. The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the impact of length scale, from millimeter to nanometer, on material properties, with a primary but not exclusive focus on mechanical properties. It will include discussions on synethesis approaches as well as examples of applications.

Requirements: (MECH370 AND MECH371)
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 480  Airplane Aerodynamics and Performance  Units: 3.50

A technical course on the principles of flight. Techniques for the quantitative prediction of the aerodynamic characteristics of the wing will be described. Extensions to account for real-world effects will be discussed. These results will be used to predict the airplane performance (range, climb rate, maximum speed, etc.). The concept aerodynamic stability will be introduced and discussed. Students are expected to know MATLAB proficiently and have fluids knowledge typically acquired in MECH 241 and MECH 341. Those who have not taken these or similar fluids courses will need to prepare through self study.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 481  Wind Energy  Units: 3.50

An introductory course on wind-turbine operation and aerodynamics. Topics include: the Betz limit; the Blade Element Momentum method; characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer; unsteady aerodynamic theory; gusts and blade aeroelasticity; blade noise and health effects; and wind-park siting and planning. Extension of some of these topics to small wind turbines, run-of-the-river water turbines and off-grid systems will also be presented. Students are expected to have sufficient experience with fluid dynamics equivalent to MECH 341. Those who have not taken such a course will need to prepare through self-study.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 482  Noise Control  Units: 3.50

An introduction to the principles of noise control. Topics include: basic properties of sound and noise, the measurement of noise, effects of noise on people, description of sound fields, acoustics of rooms and enclosures, acoustical materials and structures, and noise source identification. A coherent approach to the solution of noise control problems is stressed throughout the course.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 483  Nuclear Materials  Units: 3.50

A nuclear reactor presents a unique environment in which materials must perform. In addition to the high temperatures and stresses to which materials are subjected in conventional applications, nuclear materials are subjected to various kinds of radiation which affect their performance, and often this dictates a requirement for a unique property (for example, a low cross section for thermal neutron absorption) that is not relevant in conventional applications. The effects of the radiation may be direct (e.g., the displacement of atoms form their normal positions by fast neutrons or fission fragments), or indirect (e.g., a more aggressive chemical environment caused by radiolytic decomposition). This course describes materials and structures typically used in nuclear environments, their manufacture, the unique conditions to which they are subjected, the basic physical phenomena that affect their performance and the resulting design and operational requirements for reactor components. The course includes a field trips to components manufacturers and to Canada¿s national nuclear research laboratory .

Requirements: (MECH370 AND MECH371)
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 490  Manufacturing Methods  Units: 3.00

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 492  Biological Fluid Dynamics  Units: 3.50

An introductory course on biological flows across a broad range of scales from flagellar motility to the beating heart. Topics range from the dynamics of classical biomedical flows such as the circulatory and respiratory systems. (e.g. wall compliance, pulsatility, and transition to turbulence) through to cellular-level motility and biopropulsion in general over a range of Reynolds numbers. Topics relating to comparative biology (e.g. allometry and evolutionary convergence) and common imaging techniques used for biological flows (e.g. acoustic, nuclear magnetic resonance, optical and x-ray techniques) will be covered as well. (0/0/0/42/0) Students are expected to have sufficient experience with measurements Science and fluid dynamics theory equivalent to MECH 217, MECH 241, and MECH 341, respectively. Those who have not taken such courses will need to prepare through self-study.

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 493  Viscoelastic Tissue Mechanics  Units: 3.50

Requirements: MECH225 OR (MATH226 AND MECH321)
Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 494  Kinematics Of Human Motion  Units: 3.50

In this course students will explore the application of classical mechanics to the analysis of human motion related to athletics, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation. The course covers the structure of human joints, including experimental and analytical techniques in the study of human joint kinematics; applications to the design of artificial joints and to clinical diagnosis and treatments. Students are introduced to the motion capabilities of the human body and how to develop and study kinematic models of the individual joints of the human body. Experimental methods used to collect kinematic data will be studied through interactive labs. Topics include defining body position and displacement, three dimensional representation of human motion, basic functional anatomy of individual joints, rigid body kinematics (homogeneous transformations, Euler angles, helical axis), intrajoint kinematics, joint modelling, articular surface motion. Three-dimensional kinematics of individual joints is emphasized from the perspective of total joint replacement design.

Requirements:
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 495  Ergonomics And Design  Units: 3.50

This course provides an overview of ergonomic problems that are addressed in engineering design; including biomechanical, physical and physiological issues. Case studies will range from the design of vehicle cockpits to process control rooms, from industrial manual materials handling tasks to human directed robots, and from domestic tools to biomechanical devices.

Requirements: PREREQ: MECH 323 or permission of the instructor. Must be registered in BSCE or BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 496  Musculoskeletal Biomechanics  Units: 3.50

Develops approaches to musculoskeletal biomechanics, including experimental and analytical approaches to movement analysis, experimental instrumentation and devices, and biomechanical devices for musculoskeletal disorder rehabilitations. Analysis of the contribution of external loading, forces generated by muscles and constraints provided by other musculoskeletal structures to predict forces and stresses in musculoskeletal joints and tissues. Numerical and modelling approaches, including inverse dynamics, and optimization, and determination of segmental inertial properties. Biomechanical devices including upper limb and lower limb orthotics and prosthetics. Applications in orthopaedic engineering, movement assessment, ergonomics, joint injury and replacements, and biomechanical system design.

Requirements: Prerequisite of MECH 328
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 497  Spacecraft Systems Design  Units: 3.50

Requirements: Must be registered in BASC
Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 810  Adv. Top. In Manufacturing Eng  Units: 3.00

A topical course in manufacturing engineering which deals with some of today's research issues from both a theoretical and pragmatic approach. Research in areas such as Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Statistical Quality Control, Group Technology, Just in Time Concepts, Material Removal and Forming Technology, Design for Assemble, etc. are examined based on recent literature and publications. The specific topics to be addressed each year are selected to match the student's research interest and background. Three term-hours, may be given in any term.  J. Jeswiet

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 811  Lasers In Manufacturing Appl.  Units: 3.00

Course presents an overview of lasers as they relate to selected manufacturing applications. Topics covered include general principles of laser operation, description of laser types used in manufacturing, and components of laser-based processing systems. Among the applications, laser machining of metals and ceramics, joining of polymers, and laser sintering are examined in greater depth. Analytical and numerical modeling techniques are briefly presented. Students will carry out a survey-based or an experimental project (the latter being subject to instructor¿s approval and availability of resources). Three term-hours, lectures. G. Zak.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 812  Corrosion  Units: 3.00

This course presents the fundamental principles of corrosion with applied examples and emphasis on metals in aqueous environments. The main topics considered are: Basics of electrochemistry and charged interfaces; thermodynamics and Pourbaix diagrams; electrochemical kinetics; corrosion measurements; passivity; localized corrosion; high temperature oxidation; microscopy in corrosion analysis.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 816  Energetics & Mechanics Locomotion  Units: 3.00

Offering Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
MECH 817  Systematic Review Methodology for Product Evaluation  Units: 3.00

This course provides the skills to undertake a systematic literature review as required by the FDA when seeking approval for a device. Drawing on a clinical model, this course will enable the student to define a question using PICO (population, intervention, comparison, outcome), synthesize quantitative evidence and interpret the results. Three term hours.

Offering Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
MECH 818  Functional Morphology  Units: 3.00

This course uses dynamics to understand how the musculoskeletal system allows movement and propulsion in animals. Topics include: a review of solutions for terrestrial locomotion, rigid body dynamics, implications of scaling, muscle and tendon dynamics, musculoskeletal lever systems, arthromechanics, and measurement modalities. Students interested in biomechanics, the animal
world, dynamics, and bio-inspired engineering should take this course.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Offering Term: FW
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 821  Adv Dynamics Of Mechanical Sys  Units: 3.00

Mathematical modelling of the dynamics of mechanical systems using Newton's Laws, LaGrange's Equation and Hamilton's Equations; linear and non-linear systems; time-domain and frequency-domain solutions; large systems; stability; response to random excitation. Three term-hours, lectures. R.J. Anderson.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 823  Micro-Electro-Mech. Sys.(Mems)  Units: 3.00

This course is an overview of the research in MEMS and BioMEMS, particularly including microactuators, microsensors and their applications. Fundamentals of photolithography, wet and dry etching, and surface micromachining will be covered. Design methodologies together with fabrication processes will be emphasised through case studies. A design project will be used to enhance the understanding of the relevant theories that are covered in class. By the end of the course, students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of several different modelling techniques for microsystems and understand the mechanisms of microsystems. Three term-hours, lectures. Y. Lai

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 824  Plasticity  Units: 3.00

Deformation of solids; analysis of stress and strain; limiting states of stress in solids; theories of mechanical strength; stress-strain and stress-strain rate relations; plane strain; slip line solutions of plastic flow problems; limit analysis. Mechanics of plastic deformation in metalworking processes; friction and lubrication; thermal phenomena. Three term-hours, lectures. J. Jeswiet

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 826  Experimental Vib./Shock Analy.  Units: 3.00

Characteristics of vibration and shock and their effects on mechanical systems and people; sensors and systems for measurement of vibratory displacement, velocity, acceleration and force; spectral analysis including applications to machinery vibration diagnostics; vibration test systems; random vibrations; modal analysis; vibration test standards; stress screening; shock testing. Three term-hours, lectures and laboratory. C. Mechefske.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 827  Biomechanics Of Human Joints  Units: 3.00

This course will start with a description of the relevant anatomy, followed by the kinematics and kinetics of synovial joints and the spine. Methods of engineering analysis will include motion analysis and different types of modelling. Applications from industrial ergonomics and biomechanical engineering in areas such as low back pain and artificial joint replacement will be discussed. Three term-hours, lectures. G. Dumas.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 828  Biomechanics Of Human Gait  Units: 3.00

An overview of the research in biomechanics of human motion with particular focus on gait analysis. Topics include measuring and analysis techniques, biomechanical modelling, and data analysis techniques. Applications include the study of normal, able-bodied gait, and the evaluation of gait pattern changes associated with osteoarthritis, and total knee replacements. The course has a laboratory component that is used to give the student the opportunity to apply the theory covered in class. Three term -hours. K. Deluzio.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 829  Tissue Mechanics  Units: 3.00

Methods of characterizing biological tissues for the Mechanical Engineer with no previous biology background. Histology of ligament, tendon, cartilage and bone. Viscoelasticity and classical elasticity. Current models of ligament and tendon (Fung's quasi-linear model). Linear anisotropic elastic model for bone and cartilage. Theories for strength and failure mechanisms. Three term-hours, lectures. J.T. Bryant

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 830  Experimental Fluid Dynamics  Units: 3.00

A review of measurement theory including: static and dynamic characteristics of signals, spectral analysis with filtering methodologies, response of systems, and statistical/uncertainty analyses. Subsequently the course then provides insight into traditional as well as contemporary measurement techniques in fluid dynamics ranging from single-point scalar/vector measurements through to spatially resolved volumetric reconstructions. To conclude, post-processing and data-manipulation strategies for such contemporary data sets along with a discussion of future concepts will be presented.

Offering Term: FW
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 831  Convective Heat Transfer  Units: 3.00

Convective Heat Transfer

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 832  Combustion Dynamics  Units: 3.00

This course begins with a thorough review of the fundamental principles of combustion such as heat of reaction, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Combustion aspects related to explosion phenomena such as flame acceleration, detonation wave and blast wave propagation are then covered. Finally, the single degree-of-freedom response of mechanical structures to blast wave loading will be discussed, and explosion damage mitigation techniques will be presented. Three term-hours, lectures. G. Ciccarelli

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 833  Topics in Single Phase Convective Heat Transfer  Units: 3.00

This course deals with aspects of Convective Heat Transfer not considered in course MECH-831. The main topics considered are: Introduction to Convective Heat Transfer, Natural Convection, Mixed Convection, Convective Heat Transfer in Porous Media, Enhanced Convective Heat Transfer, Nano Heat Transfer, Convective Heat Transfer in High Speed Flows, Interaction of Convection with Other Modes of Heat Transfer. Three term hours.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 834  Fundamentals Of Solar Energy  Units: 3.00

This course presents the fundamental principles of solar energy conversion, storage and distribution. Both photovoltaic and thermal energy conversion systems will be introduced; however the primary focus of the course will be on solar thermal systems for heating and cooling applications. Topics covered include the nature and prediction of the solar resource, solar collector design and performance, thermal storage, heat transport and distribution. The modeling and design of complete solar heating and cooling systems will be studied and exercises completed. Students will be required to complete a major project related to one of the above topics. Course lecture material will be augmented with laboratory exercises. S.J. Harrison.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 835  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics  Units: 3.00

Objective of this course is to give students a basic understanding of the potential and limitations of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), learn the fundamentals of CFD codes, find solutions for test problems, and run commercial software in a competent and critical manner. Three term hours; lectures. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 836  Radiative Heat Transfer  Units: 3.00

This course covers the following topics related to heat transfer by thermal radiation: fundamentals of thermal radiation, blackbody thermal radiation, radiative properties of real materials, surface to surface exchange of diffuse radiation, numerical solution of diffuse radiation problems, radiation with conduction and convection, radiation in absorbing, emitting and scattering media, gas volume radiation, surface-volume radiation selected applications.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 837  Trans & Kin. In Fuel Cells  Units: 3.00

The fundamentals of transport phenomena and reaction kinetics are considered and applied to fuel cells, with a view to a mechanistic understanding of fuel cell operation and limitations.  Material covered includes the basic axioms of mechanics (conservation of mass, momentum, energy and charge) presented in indicial notation and applied to porous media.  Emphasis is placed on the description of porous materials and the implications of porous media on transport, including the notion of effective transport coefficients.  Ion transport in solid and polymer electrolytes due to electrochemical potential differences is considered.   Diffusion models covered include Fick¿s law, Stefan Maxwell and Knudsen.  Electrochemical reaction kinetics and mechanism are covered including rate-limiting steps, exchange current density and the fundamental definition of overpotential.  The course will include individual projects.  J. Pharoah

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 838  Civil Aviation & Environment  Units: 3.00

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 839  Introduction to Turbulence  Units: 3.00

This course is an introduction to the study of turbulence, covering its mathematical description, its physical features and the modelling of turbulent flows. The course is suitable for MASc and PhD students with a background in advanced fluid dynamics and numerical methods. Three term-hours; lectures. Taught in alternate years. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 840  Selected Topics in Thermal Fluid Systems  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to Master¿s students who already have a good background in the fundamental topics related to their areas of study and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be selected from the general areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group will be specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Exclusions: MECH-842*, MECH-843*, MECH-844*

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 841  Net-Zero Energy Buildings and Communities  Units: 3.00

An introduction to what is meant by net-zero energy building or community, to how the net-zero energy state can be achieved, and to the considerations that need to be taken into account in planning and designing a net-zero energy building or community is provided. Building envelopes, building integrated photo-voltaic systems, bore-hole energy systems, day-lighting, ventilation, solar air-conditioning, energy storage, and social and economic factors are considered. Three term hours; lectures.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 842  Topics in Manufacturing and Design  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to Master's students who already have a good background in the fundamental topics related to their areas of study and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be selected from the general areas of dynamics, manufacturing and design. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group will be specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Exclusions: MECH-840*, MECH-843*, MECH-844*

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 843  Selected Topics in Biomechanical Engineering  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to Master's students who already have a good background in the fundamental topics related to their areas of study and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be selected from the general areas of biomechanical engineering. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group will be specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Exclusions: MECH-840*, MECH-842*, MECH-844*

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 844  Selected Topics in Materials Engineering  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to Master's students who already have a good background in the fundamental topics related to their areas of study and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be related to the structure, properties, processing and/or performance of materials. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group will be specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Exclusions: MECH-840*, MECH-842*, MECH-843*

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 846  Fluid Systems Analysis  Units: 3.00

This course provides an introduction to analysis of fluid flows at the masters level. Derivation of the transport equations is completed for arbitrary control volumes in both vector and tensor forms. Inviscid flows are explored to illustrate the separate effects of inertial and viscous forces, including development of Joukowski airfoil models. Exact and approximate solutions are developed for steady and unsteady laminar flows. Boundary Layer solutions are developed by differential and integral analysis. The similarity of transport equations for thermal energy and concentration are illustrated. On completion of the course, students will be well prepared for specialized courses in convective heat transfer, turbulence, and computational fluid mechanics.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 847  Energy & Society  Units: 3.00

This course is a discussion course focused on fundamental ideas in energy and the social context of energy. It will feature an introduction to Energy Systems and fundamental thermodynamic tools to analyze these systems. Of particular emphasis will be the social context of energy: how societies emerge, organize and thrive or fail according to their energy supply. Factors which contribute to societal responses to changing contexts will also be discussed. In class participation is an essential element of this course.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 848  Measurement Systems I  Units: 3.00

This course focusses on practical measurement systems for Masters student's in mechanical engineering. On completing this course students will be able to: Select, install, test, and program a micro controller system for data acquisition and control; Select, analyze the performance of, and apply transducers for temperature; pressure; stress, strain and force; position, velocity and acceleration; Apply basic signal conditioning in analog and digital domains; Analyze data to draw conclusions from measurements and uncertainty analysis. Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate a complete measurement system as part of a course project. The course will require a small equipment expenditure (< \$100 / student) for components that will be reusable in subsequent years.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 851  Materials Characterization  Units: 3.00

This course covers the theory and practice of materials characterization by X-ray and electron microscopy techniques. Theory includes interaction of materials with X-rays and electrons, diffraction and image formation. The following topics are discussed and illustrated by laboratory investigations: determination of crystal structure, microchemical analysis, characterization of lattice defects, determination of texture and measurement of residual stresses. Three term-hours, lecture and laboratory; R. Holt.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 852  Mechatronics for Automation  Units: 3.00

This course covers the tools and techniques needed to design and control assembly automation machines and their machine vision-based inspection systems. The issues that arise when interfacing different components to form complex mechatronic systems are studied. Course content will be reinforced with an individual project and group laboratories.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 857  Robotics  Units: 3.00

This course will cover kinematics of serial and parallel architecture robots; as well as the geometric, kinematic, static and dynamic criteria required for designing robot manipulators. The course will also include projects on advanced robotics topics and will conclude with the presentation of these projects, at least two presentations per student. Three term-hours, lectures and seminars. L. Notash.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 858  System Dynamics and Control  Units: 3.00

The course will include ¿a review of important key topics from undergrad plus the introduction of advanced topics at the graduate level¿. The topics include Laplace Transformation; Vibration and Time Response; Linear Graph Representation of Mechanical Systems; Matrix Algebra; State Space Representation; Transfer Functions and System Response; Controllability, Observability, Stability and Pole Placement.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 861  Principles Of Metal Forming  Units: 3.00

This course examines experimental, analytical and numerical methods employed for evaluating and predicting forming limits in a variety of industrial metal forming operations. The concept of a forming limit diagram (FLD) is introduced and related to classical theories for plastic instability and failure. Constitutive equations of elastic-plastic flow are derived using a continuum mechanics approach, with additional discussion regarding issues of plastic anisotropy, damage accumulation, localization and material length scales. Three term-hours.  K. Pilkey.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 863  Materials Selection in Design  Units: 3.00

This course presents the concept of materials selection as an integral part of the mechanical engineering design process. Materials selection addresses a number of issues: the choice of material; the method of part manufacture; potential modes/mechanisms of failure; as well as the tailoring of material microstructure to obtain optimal properties and in-service performance. Background topics will include mechanical engineering design, solid mechanics, engineering component design, and materials science and engineering. Material selection methodologies will range from conventional, holistic approaches to the deterministic method of Ashby. Course content will be reinforced through case studies that consider a variety of material classes.

Offering Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
MECH 864  Engineering Analysis  Units: 3.00

Methods for formulating mathematical models for engineering problems; examples drawn from dynamics, elasticity, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and electro-mechanics; lumped-parameter and continuum models; variational techniques; boundary conditions and their effects on the character of the model; techniques for obtaining approximate solutions; methods for casting models into forms appropriate for solution on digital computers. Three term-hours, lectures. R.J. Anderson.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 866  Advanced Phase Transformations  Units: 3.00

This course focuses on the practical aspects and the relevant fundamentals of phase transformations in advanced manufacturing of metal alloys. The course offers a deep theoretical insight into solidification and solid-state diffusional transformations, along with an effective utilization of relevant analytical models to explore/explain the effect of material and processing variables on the evolution (i.e., types and kinetics) of phase transformations.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 868  Introduction to Computational Materials Science  Units: 3.00

This course focuses in atom-scale modelling of materials using computational methods. Covered topics include electronic density functional theory, molecular dynamics, Metropolis Monte Carlo, and transition state theory. The course will cover fundamental theoretical aspects and hands-on application of the methods. It will include a short, open-ended, end-of-semester simulation project.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 875  Structural Ceramics  Units: 3.00

This course covers fundamental understanding of the mechanical response of ceramics and brittle materials subjected to external stress. The emphasis is placed on developing the relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties in ceramics and brittle materials. Topics covered in this course include linear-elastic behaviour, the role of crack-opening displacement in our understanding of the effects of porosity, grain size and cracks on strength and toughness, as well as the role of residual stresses in the design of super strong materials. The structure and mechanical properties of nano-crystalline ceramics and metals will also be covered. This course is offered in conjunction with MECH-475, but has additional reading and work assignments. Three term-hours.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 878  Dislocation Theory  Units: 3.00

This course attempts to cover the basic derivations from elasticity theory, the properties of dislocations in crystalline materials, and their role in inelastic material behaviour. This introduction should enable one to comprehend, examine, and criticize current literature on the mechanical behaviour of materials. Topics include: a brief introduction to applied elasticity theory; elastic stress fields of dislocations and their interactions with external ones; the role of a particular crystal structure on the properties and motion of dislocations. The use of dislocation mechanics in the theories of creep, fracture, and yield points will be discussed along with other topics as time permits. Three term-hours. B. J. Diak.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 883  Nuclear Materials  Units: 3.00

A nuclear reactor presents a unique environment in which materials must perform. In addition to the high temperatures and stresses to which materials are subjected in conventional applications, nuclear materials are subjected to various kinds of radiation that affect their performance, and often this dictates a requirement for a unique property that is not relevant in conventional applications. The effects of the radiation may be direct or indirect. This course considers materials typically used in nuclear environments, the unique conditions to which they are subjected, the basic physical phenomena that affect their performance and the resulting design criteria for reactor components made from these materials. This course is offered in conjunction with MECH-483*, but has additional assignments and reading. Three term-hours, lectures. R. Holt.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 884  Topics In Materials Engr.  Units: 3.00

A timely topic of interest to materials engineers will be presented. The topics will vary from year to year. Three term-hours, lectures. A.K. Pilkey, Visiting Lecturers

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 891  Design Of Biomechanical Device  Units: 3.00

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 892  Industry-Linked Project (Part 1)  Units: 3.00

Students work on individual one-term research or development projects. Each project is defined by the academic project supervisor. The project is linked to a supporting company partner. Course evaluation is based on a final written report (typically 30-40 pages) and an end of term seminar presentation. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Exclusions: MECH-898 - Project, CMAS-898 ¿ Project

Requirements: Anti Requisits for MECH 892
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 893  Industry-Linked Project (Part 2)  Units: 3.00

Students work on individual one-term research or development projects that are the natural progression of projects started in MECH-892*. The project is linked to a supporting company partner. Course evaluation is based on a final written report (typically 50-60 pages) and an end of term seminar presentation. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Exclusions: MECH-898 - Project, CMAS-898 ¿ Project. Prerequisites: MECH 892 ¿ Industry-Linked Project (Part 1)

Requirements: Anti Requisite for MECH 893
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 894  Intership  Units: 3.00

Students work on a one-term (typically summer) internship at a sponsoring company site. The internship involves the student continuing with the same project work started in MECH-892 and continued throughout MECH-893*. The work will typically be conducted exclusively at the supporting partner company site. Course evaluation is based on a final written report (typically 40-50 pages) and an end of term project seminar presentation. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Prerequisites: MECH-893* ¿ Industry-Linked Project (Part 2)

Requirements: Prerequisite for MECH 894
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 895  Industrial Internship for M.Eng.  Units: 3.00

The industrial internship involves spending 4 months in a paid industrial internship position in industry, or government. Successful completion of the course requires submission of a report on the industrial project to be submitted on the last day of the internship. Each project must be approved by the academic supervisor. Career Services manages the non-academic aspects of the course. This course is open only to Materials and Mechanical Engineering (MME) M.Eng. students. Permission of MME M.Eng. Coordinator is required for registration. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Exclusions: MECH-892,* MECH-893*, MECH-894*

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 896  Professional Development for MEng Students  Units: 3.00

This course is designed to develop professional skills that expand on a student's existing technical and non- technical skills, as relevant to a future career in engineering. The topics covered will encompass aspects of project management; leadership and crisis management; written and oral communication; engineering integrity and ethics; and social responsibility. A key feature of the course will be the use of a simulation game in project management for both instruction and assessment. This course is open only to MEng students. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 897  Graduate Seminar  Units: 3.00

Each research full-time graduate student is required to regularly attend the graduate seminar program and to give at least one seminar during their program at Queen's. M.Sc./M.Sc.(Eng.) students  are required to take MECH-897 and Ph.D. students are required to take MECH-997. The content of the seminar is to be developed in cooperation with the student's supervisor. The seminar will be evaluated by assigned faculty and a pass/referred decision will be recorded. The student must obtain a pass grade to clear this course requirement. The evaluation process for the seminar is defined in the departmental procedures. This course carries no course credit but is a degree requirement in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Offering Term: FWS
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 898  Master's Project (Non-Res.)  Units: 3.00

weight= 0.50.

Offering Term: FW
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 899  Master' Thesis Research  Units: 6.00

Offering Term: FWS
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 924  Finite Element Analysis  Units: 3.00

This course presents the formulation and use of finite element models for the analysis of a broad range of non-linear solid materials (plastics, metals, elastomers) subject to large deformations. Basic concepts from continuum mechanics (suffix notation, large strain theory, constitutive relations) are covered in order to provide a basis for the formulation of these models and for the interpretation of results. Testing procedures for the determination of non-linear material properties, required for model input, are also covered. Example analyses are conducted with commercial non-linear finite element code. Three term-hours; lectures.  I. Y. Kim.

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 932  Adv Top. In Convect Heat Trans  Units: 3.00

This course is, basically, a continuation of MECH-931* but may be taken by any student who has had adequate preparation. Among the main topics considered are: Analysis of laminar and turbulent free convective flows; local similarity methods in heat transfer; heat transfer with film condensation; prediction of turbulent Prandtl numbers; mixed (or combined) convection; combined heat and mass transfer; heat transfer in compressible flows. Three term hours, lectures. P.H. Oosthuizen

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 934  Comp. Fluid Dyns. II  Units: 3.00

The objective of this course is to teach students to understand the potential and limitations of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), develop advanced solution methods for fluid-dynamics problems, and run commercial software in a critical manner. The course begins by presenting various forms of numerical approximations of the governing equations. An in-depth analysis of iterative methods to solve linear systems will follow. Numerical methods for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations will be presented, with emphasis on numerical stability and on conservation properties. Three term-hours lectures.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 935  Turbulence Simulations  Units: 3.00

The objective of this course is to analyze numerical techniques for the simulation of turbulent flows. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of the role of modeling and numerical errors, and on the development of "best practices" to validate and establish confidence in the numerical results. The course begins with a review of the governing equations for turbulent flows, of the role of turbulent eddies, and of the statistical quantities used to characterize turbulent flows. The important features of numerical methods will then be examined.An extensive review of the potential, requirements, achievements and limitations of direct simulation, large-eddy simulation and solution of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations will form the core of the course. Time permitting, additional topics such as Lagrangian particle tracking, or applications to compressible flows will be covered. U. Piomelli.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 936  Radiative Heat Transfer  Units: 3.00

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 940  Selected Topics in Thermal-Fluids Engineering  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to those PhD students who already have a good background in the fundamental and advanced topics related to their research and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics can be selected from the general areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The course will include lectures, open discussion and directed study. The course content for a student or group must specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. EXCLUSIONS: MECH-942*, MECH-943*, MECH-944*

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 941  Turbulent Flow- Theory  Units: 3.00

Introduction; Reynolds averaging; turbulent transport equations; turbulence modelling; statistics and dynamics of turbulence; turbulent diffusion; structure of turbulent flows; numerical and experimental methods. Three term-hours; lectures. A. Pollard.

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 942  Selected Topics in Dynamics, Manufacturing and Design  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to PhD students who already have a good background in the fundamental and advanced topics related to their research and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be selected from the general areas of dynamics, manufacturing and design. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group will be specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials
Engineering. EXCLUSIONS: MECH-940*, MECH-943*, MECH-944*

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 943  Selected Topics in Biomechanical Engineering  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to PhD students who already have a good background in the fundamental and advanced topics related to their research and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be selected from the general areas of biomechanical engineering. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group must specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. EXCLUSIONS: MECH-940*, MECH-942*, MECH-944*

Offering Term: W
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 944  Selected Topics in Materials Engineering  Units: 3.00

This course is limited to PhD students who already have a good background in the fundamental and advanced topics related to their research and are interested in other areas not offered in existing graduate courses. Topics will be selected from the general areas of materials engineering. The course will include lectures, open discussions and directed study. The course content for a student or group will be specified in writing at the beginning of the course and cannot be the same as their thesis research topic. The course mark will be based on reports and/or presentations and/or exams. Instructors: Various faculty members from within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. EXCLUSIONS: MECH-940*, MECH-942*, MECH-943*

Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 956  Nonlinear Control Systems  Units: 6.00

Offering Term: F
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 997  Graduate Seminar  Units: 0.00

Offering Term: FWS
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci
MECH 999  Ph.D. Thesis Research  Units: 6.00

Offering Term: FWS
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci