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Engineering Science (ES)

Courses

ES 201  Statics  3 Credits (3,0)

This course explores a vector treatment of the concepts and characteristics of forces and couples. Topics discussed include distributed forces; center of mass; centroid; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; trusses and frames; internal forces; shear and moment distribution in beams; and area moments of inertia.
Prerequisites: PS 150 or PS 226 and EGR 120 or EGR 111 Corequisites: MA 243.

ES 202  Solid Mechanics  3 Credits (3,0)

The concepts of stress and strain and their tensor properties. Elastic stress-strain relations. Analysis of stress and deformation in members subject to axial, torsional, bending, and combined loading. Column stability.
Prerequisites: ES 201.

ES 204  Dynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

A vector treatment of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Acceleration, work, energy, power, impulse, and momentum.
Prerequisites: ES 201.

ES 206  Fluid Mechanics  3 Credits (3,0)

Physical characteristics of the fluid state. Fluid statics. Kinematics of fluid motion. Flow of an incompressible ideal fluid. Impulse-momentum principles. Similitude and dimensional analysis, fluid measurements.
Prerequisites: ES 201 and PS 160 or PS 227.

ES 299  Special Topics in Engineering Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in engineering science.

ES 305  Thermodynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

A study of the concepts of heat and work and their transformation as governed by the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Properties of pure substances. Ideal gas behavior and relationships. Reversible processes and temperature-entropy diagrams. Conventional power cycles. Properties of ideal gas mixtures. Combustion.
Prerequisites: PS 160.

ES 315  Space Environment and Effects  3 Credits (3,0)

This course studies the effects of the space environment on spacecraft and spacecraft design. The vacuum, neutral, plasma, radiation, and space debris environments and their effect on space missions are examined. Special emphasis is placed on investigating the effects of radiation on electrical spacecraft subsystems and the space debris environment.
Prerequisites: PS 250.

ES 320  Engineering Materials Science  2 Credits (2,0)

Materials used in aeronautical engineering applications. Properties of materials and their measurements. Metals and their structures. Characteristics of metallic phases. Equilibrium diagrams. Processing of metals and alloys. Plastics, their structures, and characteristics. Ceramics and their characteristics. Composite materials. Corrosion. The Engineering Materials Science Lab ES 321 must be taken during the same semester as ES 320.
Prerequisites: COM 221 and ES 202 and PS 139 or PS 140 Corequisites: ES 321.

ES 321  Engineering Materials Science Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Students will complete laboratory experiments and study techniques in materials science, composites and solids mechanics. The Engineering Material Science Lab must be taken during the same semester as ES 320.
Corequisites: ES 320.

ES 399  Special Topics in Engineering Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in engineering science.

ES 403  Heat Transfer  3 Credits (3,0)

One- and two-dimensional steady and unsteady state conduction heat transfer including an introduction to finite-difference and finite-element methods of analysis. Free and forced convection heat transfer. Radiation heat transfer.
Prerequisites: ES 305 and MA 345.

ES 405  Electrical Engineering II  3 Credits (3,0)

Diode, transistor, and operational amplifier circuit analysis. System block diagrams, feedback, and transfer functions. Digital and analog computer principles. Boolean algebra, logic gates, and microprocessors. Rotating electrical machines, transformers, and other electro-mechanical energy conversion devices.
Prerequisites: EE 335 and EE 336.

ES 499  Special Topics in Engineering Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in engineering science.