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Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).
A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.
Topics include: rectilinear, angular and curvilinear motion; kinetics of a particle, a translating rigid body and a rigid body in pure rotation; definitions of different energies and energy balance: power and efficiency; and linear impulse and momentum.
The objective of this course is to introduce data organization and processing techniques using spreadsheet tools; and numerical methods, model formulation and programming using advanced mathematical software tools. Applications in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering will be considered throughout the course.
Introduction to the engineering design and structured design methods. Topics include: mechanical design process; concept generation and evaluation; embodiment design; design for manufacture and assembly; design for product safety; principles of life-cycle engineering.
An introduction to fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The fluid mechanics covers fluid properties, fluid statics including buoyancy and stability, one-dimensional fluid dynamics including conservation of mass and energy and losses in pipe networks. Heat transfer covers development of the general energy equation for three dimensions and steady-state conduction in one and two dimensions.
Measurement of physical quantities; experiment planning and design; characteristics of measurement systems; calibration, linearity, accuracy, bias and sensitivity; data acquisition systems; sampling theorem; signal conditioning; sources of errors; uncertainty analysis; data analysis techniques; systems for the measurement of displacement; velocity; acceleration; force, strain, pressure, temperature, flow rate, etc.
Rigid-body motion and rotation, control volume method of analysis, conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum, centrifugal pumps, potential flow, dimensional analysis, viscous flow in channels and ducts, open channel flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, statistical description of turbulence
Transient heat conduction. Forced and natural convection heat transfer. Advanced radiation heat transfer, including surface properties and shape factor. Condensation and boiling heat transfer. Heat exchanger design, applications of heat transfer in Engineering Systems.
Free and forced vibration of single-degree-of-freedom systems; viscous and coulomb damping; vibration isolation and vibration measuring instruments; modelling of multi-degree-of-freedom systems via Newton’s second law; modal analysis and modal summation method for response predictions of multi-degree-of-freedom systems; tuned mass vibration absorber; introduction to vibration of continuous systems; introduction to spectrum analysis for machinery diagnostics.
This course emphasizes the application of thermodynamic principles to engineering systems and problem solving. Topics covered include: sonic velocity and compressible flow through nozzles, reciprocating and rotary compressors, availability and irreversibility in systems and processes, cycles, psychometry of air conditioning, thermodynamic relations and the generalized compressiblity charts, chemical reactions and equilibrium.
Basic analytical techniques for modeling and control of dynamic systems. Solve for response as well as design controllers to shape response of systems. Applications to vibratory, thermo-fluidic, hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical systems.
Linear finite element analysis using the direct equilibrium method and the principle of minimum potential energy. Focus on structural mechanics using spring and bar elements (including two-dimensional trusses), beam elements, two-dimensional plane stress/strain elements, axisymmetric elements, and isoparametric formulation. Concepts of heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermal stress also introduced.
Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkage mechanisms; inertia force analysis of mechanisms; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; introduction to vibration analysis of single-degree-of-freedom systems.
The objective of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to investigate an engineering problem independently under the supervision of a faculty member. The student will be required to prepare an engineering thesis and deliver a public lecture. This course is directed at students considering future graduate studies.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the third year of the Mechanical Engineering program with a minimum 80% average.
This course elaborates on the fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, operation, fuel requirements and environmental impact, study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer and friction phenomena, and fuel properties, relevant to engine power, efficiency and emissions, examination of design features and operating characteristics of different types of internal combustion engines: spark-ignition, diesel, stratified-charge, and mixed-cycle engines.
Many modern methods of materials forming require knowledge of the following: basic mathematics of stress and strain; yield criteria; effective stress and strain; deviatoric and hydrostatic components; upper bound analysis; slip-line fields. The applications of these concepts to actual processes will be illustrated.
Free and forced vibration of Single-degree-of-freedom systems; modelling of multi-degree-of-freedom systems via Lagrange's equations; modal summation method for response predictions; vibration isolation and vibration measuring instruments; tuned mass vibration absorber; viscous, coulomb and hysteresis damping; vibration of continuous systems; introduction to experimental modal analysis.
This course examines the theory and practice of pressure vessel design based on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Students will learn to design a safe and economical pressure vessel to meet specified requirements, ensuring that allowable stresses are not exceeded under any expected combination of loadings.
Antirequisite(s):MME 4474A/B if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14
Modern Control techniques for solving vibration and control problems associated with practical mechanical systems. The emphasis of the course is on the concepts, applications and numerical simulations to aid Power-train dynamics, Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations and communications.
An overview of robotics and manufacturing automation technology and principles. Topics include: automatic production and assembly, sensors, actuators and drives, mechanization of part handling, industrial robots, and machine vision systems. Emphasis will be on the planning, design and implementation of automation systems. PLCs will be used in the lab section.
This course is an introduction to modern computer aided manufacturing technologies. Topics include subtractive technologies, such as computer-numerically controlled (CNC) machining, as well as additive technologies used
for rapid prototyping purposes.
Design of air distribution components and systems; fan/pump laws; air quality and ventilation; hot water heating systems; steam heating systems; cooling equipment; heat generation and transfer equipment; building automation controls; operations and maintenance.
Application of fundamental principles of engineering to the analysis of the human musculoskeletal system. Bone and soft tissue biomechanics, joint mechanics and kinematics, joint replacement with implants, with special interest in design of these systems; biomaterials and wear. Joints studied will include the elbow, hip, shoulder and knee.
Introduction to the design, development and operation of medical and assistive devices that can improve the quality of human life. Topics include: design of assistive, corrective, and diagnostic devices; human factors engineering; biocompatibility of materials; bioelectronics; biosensors; and lab-on-a-chip systems.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the third year of the Mechanical Engineering or Integrated Engineering or Mechatronic Systems Engineering programs.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours per week
This course explores the technologies and systems involved in CIM. Topics include: basics of computer systems; computing in manufacturing; CAD/CAM; CIM architectures; networks and data communications; databases and information management; open systems and standards; manufacturing planning and control; flexible manufacturing; concurrent engineering and collaboration technologies; Internet technologies.
This course is an introduction to the use of modern computer-aided design (CAD) techniques in generation of 3D digital models from physical objects. Topics include contact and non-contact data acquisition techniques,
data type and exchange formats, and advanced visualization and surfacing techniques.
The psychrometry of air conditioning processes, comfort and inside design conditions, climate and outside design conditions, heat gains from solar and other sources, cooling load and heating load calculations, ventilation and filtration.
Fluid turbo-machinery theory, performance characteristics of centrifugal and axial flow fans, compressors, pumps and turbines, fluid vibrations and sound, water hammer, introduction to fluid power controls and fluid amplifiers.
An overview of electrical, mechanical, optical and control technologies for system integration. Topics include: intelligent products and processes; design methodology; system modeling; sensors and actuators; microcontrollers; knowledge-based control.
The course focuses on advanced manufacturing topics such as enhanced product development, modeling, and fabrication techniques as well as the emerging Industry 4.0 concept. The international context of the course is expected to strengthen students' skill and understanding of manufacturing, as performed in a global and interconnected economy.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the third year of the Mechanical, Mechatronic or Integrated
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours per week, 1 laboratory hour per week.
This course examines lean production principles and practices adopted by world-class manufacturers. Topics include: continuous improvement; total quality management; statistical process control; setup reduction; total productive maintenance; just-in-time and pull production; group technology; cellular manufacturing; standard operations; level production scheduling; process balancing; supply chain management; activitiy based costing; agile manufacturing.
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours
Students develop and practice engineering design skills by working on a team-based project. The students will experience all phases of the design process, including: problem definition, generation and evaluation of concepts,engineering analysis and testing, and preparation of design documentation. Project management and communications skills are emphasized.