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E M 417: Experimental Mechanics

(Dual-listed with E M 517). (Cross-listed with AER E). (2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: E M 324; MAT E 273
Introduction to fundamental concepts for force, displacement, stress and strain measurements for structures and materials applications. Strain gage theory and application. Full field deformation measurements with laser interferometry and digital image processing. Advanced experimental concepts at the micro- and nano-scale regimes. Selected laboratory experiments.

M E 417: Advanced Machine Design

(Dual-listed with M E 517). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: M E 325, MAT E 273
Stress life, strain life, and fracture mechanics approaches to fatigue life and design with metals, polymers and ceramics. Introduction to material selection in design of machine components. Thermal and structural considerations in design of machine components and hybrid materials. Course project and relevant literature review required for graduate credit.