Korea University School of Mechanical Engineering

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MECH 201 THERMODYNAMICS I [3 Credits]
Concept of energy, fundamental laws of thermodynamics and applications : mass conservation law, the first and second law of thermodynamics, properties of substances and concept of entropy.
MECH 202 CREATIVITY IN MACHINE DESIGN [3]
In thin course creative machine design process is introduced as a practical tool for solving engineering problems. The lectures will cover methods for defining problems, generating creative elements. Case studies of machine design will be offered. Attendants will be grouped into teams for term projects. Each team will design and build a device which will be used for the competition in the design contest at the end of the semester.
MECH 204, 323 FLUID MECHANICS I, Ⅱ [3]
Fluid statics, kinematics, Euler’s equations, and momentum principles. Laminar and turbulent flows, pipe flow, similitude, boundary layer flow, compressible flow, open channel flow, and turbo-machinery.
MECH 205 SOLID MECHANICS I [3]
Torsion of shafts, shear force, bending moment, strusses in beams, deflections of beams, elements of statically indeterminate beams, elementary column theory.
MECH 209 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE [3]
Introduction of manufacturing processes used to make mechanical devices including casting, forming, heat treatment, welding, cutting, grinding, nontraditional machining, etc. Enhancing ability to select optimal processes for manufacturing machine components. Machining parts with using machine tools
MECH 210 COMPUTER AIDED MECHANICAL DRAWING [2]
In this course, students will prepare engineering drawings in order to design and manufacture machines and structures. Based on this knowledge students will also practice mechanical drawings using computers.
MECH 211 KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS [3]
Kinematics of mechanisms deals with relative motions of various links in mechanisms and how to synthesize a mechanism which satisfies a desired motion, fundamental to mechanical design. This class will cover motions and force analyses of various mechanisms, using graphical, comples and vector methods; the design methods of mechanisms, such as cams, gears, gear trains will also be presented.
MECH 215 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I [3]
This course will outline solutions to differential equations, special functions, laplace transforms, and linear algebra to help students understand the various components of modern engineering.
MECH 216 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS Ⅱ [3]
This course will cover partial differential fourier analysis, numerical methods, among other topics, based on Engineering Mathematics I.
MECH 222 THERMODYNAMICS Ⅱ [3]
Applications of thermodynamics laws : Second law analysis, gas and vapor power cycles, refrigeration and heat pump cycles and thermodynamic relations.
MECH 226 DYNAMICS [3]
General principles on dynamics will be considered in this course. Kinematics of particles, rigid bodies, kinetics of particles, and rigid bodies in terms of Newton’s Second Law, Work and energy, impulse and momentum will be applied to various engineering models.
MECH 311 HEAT TRANSFER [3]
Principles of heat conduction, convection, and radiation. Engineering applications of the theory of heat transfer, such as heat exchangers.
MECH 317 ENGINEERING MATERIALS [3]
Selection of engineering materials (metals and alloys; polymers; ceramics; composites) is important in design of mechanical components and structures. This course quantifies relationships between mechanical properties and microstructures. Processing techniques of engineering materials are also given to learn fundamental knowledge of engineering materials.
MECH 318 REFRIGERATION [3]
Principles of refrigeration, compressor, heat exchangers, expansion system, absorption refrigeration, and heat pumps. Analysis of refrigeration cycle.
MECH 320 FLUID MACHINERY [3]
The basic concepts and operation theory of fluid machinery which converts fluid energy to mechanical energy (or vice versa) will be investigated. The Euler equation of turbo machinery, flow characteristics, basic design of the fluid machine as well as interesting phenomena such as water hammering, cavitation, surging and choking will be studied. Characteristics of various machines such as hydraulic turbines, pumps, compressors and fans will be covered in detail.
MECH 326 SOLID MECHANICS Ⅱ [3]
Analysis of Stress and Strain, Stress-Strain-Temperature Relations, Statically indeterminate Problems, Unsymmetrical Bending, Inelastic Bending and Torsion, Buckling Theory, Energy Methods.
MECH 328 MACHINE COMPONENT DESIGN [3]
In this course following topics will be covered ; design procedures, case studies in machine design, fundamental theories and applications of machine elements. This course include design and implementation of a KIT for the annual design contest.
MECH 329 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I [1]
Mechanical properties and test methods; tension, compression, impact, hardness and corrosion experiments for the mechanics of materials; torsion of shafts, pressure vessel, photoelasticity, elementary vibration and shaft whirling, and matrix analysis of trusses.
MECH 330 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY Ⅱ [1]
Reynold’s experiments and pipe friction tests, measurements of heating value of fuels and viscosity of lubricating oil, experimental work on the flow through orifices, venturi-tube and weirs, heat conduction test, and wind tunnel experiments will be covered.
MECH 334 FINITE ELEMENT METHOD [3]
Basic theory of the finite element method and its application to various engineering problems. Formulation of truss, beam, two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements. Solution schemes of governing equations and dynamic analysis.
MECH 352 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN [3]
This class deals with mathematical tools used for two-dimensional and three dimensional computer graphics, geometric modeling and solid modeling. In addition, the concepts of design data base, as well as optimization techniques are covered.
MECH 362 SYSTEM ANALYSIS [3]
Mathematical modeling of physical systems and components, dynamic response characteristics of physical systems, simulation and design of control systems using MATLAB/SIMULINK.
MECH 373 ENGINEERING VIBRATION [3]
This course introduces free vibration of SDOF (Single-Degree-of-Freedom) linear systems, in terms of design, measurement and stability. In addition, this course covers the response of SDOF systems to harmonic input, response of SDOF systems to general inputs, MDOF (Multi-Degree-of-Freedom) systems with modal analysis, vibration analysis of distributed parameter systems.
MECH 386 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING [3]
This course covers basic electrical and electronic engineering for students majoring in mechanical engineering. The first part deals with the basic principles of linear electrical circuits; passive components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors; also AC circuits, time-domain and the frequency-domain characteristics of linear circuits. The second part covers semiconductors, such as diodes and transistors. The principles and application of operational amplifiers are also addressed.
MECH 387 AUTOMATIC CONTROL [3]
Basic control theory and practice are studied. Characteristics, transient response and steady-state performance and stability of feedback control systems are analyzed. Root locus method, frequency response methods and design of feedback control systems are demonstrated through hands-on practice.
MECH 400 FIELD PLACEMENT [3]
This course gives students the opportunity to integrate theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development.
MECH 411 INTRODUCTION TO MEMS [3]
Basic processes used in MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical System), design and fabrication of various sensors and actuators based on MEMS techniques and research trends in MEMS technology.
MECH 415 AIR CONDITIONING [3]
Covers moist air properties, psychometric charts, and heating and cooling loads. Also air conditioning systems.
MECH 418 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS [3]
Numerical analysis of heat conduction, discretization of convection, pressure equation, pressure correction equation, boundary condition, convergence techniques, and linearization of source term.
MECH 419 ENERGY ENGINEERING [3]
Introduction to the concept of energy. Energy classification, sources, and utilization. Energy conservation with in related to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Energy conversion systems. Energy storage techniques. Economic considerations and the environmental aspects of energy.
MECH 421 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES [3]
Basic principles of internal combustion engines. Theoretical and actual cycles, performance characteristics, combustion, carburetion, electronic fuel injection, cooling and lubrication, and exhaust emissions.
MECH 424 COMBUSTION ENGINEERING [3]
Topics in combustion, providing both a theoretical and applied understanding of flame processes as they are related to combustion efficiency, pollutant formation and propulsion. Also momentum, heat and mass transfer by various modes, chemistry, and dynamics of combustion phenomena.
MECH 431 BIOENGINEERING [3]
This class covers variety of bioengineering topics related with physiological mechanisms based on mechanical, electronic, and chemical engineering backgound. The interdisciplinary approaches to the physiological phenomena will be given on each topics and practical biomedical application will be asked to students.
MECH 434 FLUID POWER CONTROL [3]
Basic theory and application of fluid power systems. Operating principles and mathematical modeling of hydraulic system components. Analysis and design of hydraulic servo systems. Design of hydraulic circuits and pneumatic or fluidics logic circuits.
MECH 436 FLUID DYNAMICS AND DESIGN [3]
Aerodynamic body design of an ultra-light ground vehicle is pursued based on aerodynamics. Vehicle aerodynamic theory is used to reduce aerodynamic drag. Body shape optimization will be pursued using computational fluid dynamics software.
MECH 437 INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS [3]
Sensors and measurement systems, fundamentals of digital electronics, principles and control of DC, AC and stepping motors, architecture of the microprocessor, computer interfacing, and design of microprocessor-based mechanical systems. Lectures and laboratory experiments.
MECH 443 PRECISION MACHINING [3]
Topics include fine particle machining, fine surface grinding and nontraditional machining to make fine surfaces.
MECH 446 MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS [3]
This course firstly covers design against plastic deformation, fatigue, fracture, creep and oxidation. Then, combining with knowledge on solid mechanics, design evaluation of mechanical components is covered using new materials.
MECH 451 INTEGRATED DESIGN [3]
Based on the case studies of various engineering problems, students will can learn how engineering principles are applied to real problems. Students will also be trained to integrate engineering principles, experiences and skills for practical design problems.
MECH 457 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS [3]
Numerical methods for approximate solutions to mathematical problems. Roots of algebraic equations, solution to linear system of equation, curve fitting and interpolation numerical integration, differentiation, and numerical integration of ordinary and partial differential equations.
MECH 458 MECHANICAL MEASUREMENT [3]
Basic concepts and principles important to mechanical measurement, principles of various sensors, measurement of mechanical quantities, stress, force, vibration, temperature, pressure, fluid flow. Also, analog and digital techniques for data acquisition, signal processing, storage and display.
MECH 460 PRODUCTION ENGINEERING [3]
Topics include manufacturing processes for polymers, composite materials, and ceramics. Planning and scheduling, manufacturing automation, CAD/CAM, FMS optimization, and financial analysis.
MECH 463 MICROPROCESSOR PROGRAMING [3]
Intelligent machine design includes concepts and applications that are related to various disciplines of mechanical element design, controls, electronics, and mechatronics. The goal of this class is for students to obtain the ability to design, develop, and debug their own machine systems. This class consists of lectures and labs. The term project develops intelligent machines through mechanism design, computer programming, interface design, circuit design and performance evaluation.
MECH 472 OPTICAL ENGINEERING [3]
In this class, fundamental optics for mechanical engineer including basic properties of light, lens, detection, laser, etc will be covered and several optical equipment will be studied. Based on this, applications combining optical engineering and new technology, such as micro/nano engineering will be discussed.
MECH 483 ROBOTICS [3]
Introduction to analysis and design of robotic manipulators and mobile robots. Topics include manipulator kinematics (homogeneous transform, inverse and velocity kinematics), statics, dynamics (forward and inverse dynamics), trajectory planning and generation, off-line programming, actuators and sensors for industrial robots, robot controls, mobile robot navigations, and applications of robotics.
MECH 490 SPECIAL LECTURES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING [3]
Invited speakers present their experiences in various fields of engineering and science to help students broaden understanding of various career paths.
MECH 492 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING [3]
Performance characteristics of automobiles. Structure and function of power trains, steering, brakes, axles and suspension systems.
MECH 498 UNDERGRADUATE THESIS RESEARCH [3]
In this course, undergraduate students have a chance to do research and to write their theses. They can understand more about research and learn how to write a thesis.