Engineering Science (ES)

Students should be aware that many courses have pre-requisites and corequisites. Students should also be aware that they must have a C or better in all pre-requisites for the courses listed in the Degree Requirements section for the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Academic Programs.  In addition, students must have a C or better in MA 241 to enroll in ES 201, Statics.


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: MA 242 and PS 150 or PS 215.

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: AE/ME students must have C or better in and 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: AE/ME must have C or better in EGR 115 and (ES 201 or ES 207) Corequisites: MA 345.

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: AE/ME students must have a C or better in 242 Corequisites: ES 201.

ES 207  Fundamentals of Mechanics  3 Credits (3,0)

Vector analysis of forces and moments. Equilibrium analysis of static systems. Center of gravity. Kinematics, kinetics, work and energy, impulse and momentum.

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: AE/ME students must have a C or better in PS 160 or PS 208 Corequisites: ES 206.

ES 306  Fiber Optics  3 Credits (3,0)

An introductory course on optical fiber technology and applications. Course covers optical wave-guide theory (multi-mode and single-mode), light sources (LEDs and lasers), and light detectors and how these components work together to form an electro-optical system. Applications to communications, sensors, and aviation are studied. Some laboratory work, computer design, and literature research are required to broaden the students viewpoint and to achieve credit of engineering design.
Prerequisites: MA 441 and PS 160.

ES 308  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

Fundamentals of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with Finite Difference (FD) and Finite Volume (FV) formulations. Development of computer codes for parabolic, elliptic, and hyperbolic type PDE solvers with basic FD and FV discretization techniques. Introduction to commercial CFD solver (ANSYS Fluent / Star-CCM+) and applications of software for engineering problem solution.
Prerequisites: AE/ME students need C or better in ES 206.

ES 312  Energy Transfer Fundamentals  3 Credits (3,0)

First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics for control masses and control volumes. Fundamentals of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. Application of energy balances.
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: AE/ME students must have a C or better in COM 221 and ES 202 and CHM105 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 322  Aerospace Engineering Failure  2 Credits (2,0)

A variety of structural and material failure topics will be explored, with emphasis on issues prevalent in the aerospace industry. Topics included are advanced fatigue and fracture, thermo-mechanical failure, fastener failure, wear, certain types of corrosion, impact damage to metals and composites, statistical failure analysis, non-destructive evaluation, and structural health monitoring. Aerospace Engineering Failure Laboratory ES 323 must be taken during the same semester as Aerospace Engineering Failure.
Prerequisites: AE 318 or ME 304 Corequisites: ES 323.

ES 323  Aerospace Engineering Failure Laboratory  1 Credit (0,1)

A series of laboratory experiments will be conducted in sequence with the topics presented in Aerospace Engineering Failure ES 322. Interpretation of experimental results, knowledge of select case histories, inspection of failed components removed from service, and the development of skills enabling the student to investigate structural and material failures will be integral to this course. Aerospace Engineering Failure ES 322 must be taken during the same semester as Aerospace Engineering Failure Laboratory ES 323.
Prerequisites: AE 318 or ME 305 Corequisites: ES 322.

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: AE/ME students must have a C or better in ES 206 and ES 305 and MA 345.

ES 412  Structural Dynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

Simple harmonic motion. Undamped and damped free vibration and forced vibration. Multiple degrees of freedom. Multi-mass torsional and transverse systems. Equivalent torsional systems. Balancing. Dynamic damping. Computer analysis using finite element modeling
Prerequisites: ES 202 and ES 204 and MA 345.

ES 413  Engineering Fundamental Review  1 Credit (1,2)

This course is a review of fundamental engineering principles. Problem-solving tutorial sessions help engineering students prepare for the National Fundamental Engineering or Engineering-in-Training Examination. Pre-Requisite: Junior standing.

ES 414  High Tempature Turbine Materials  3 Credits (3,0)

High Temperature Turbine Materials covers materials systems that enable turbines and combustors in aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines, and turbomachinery used in rocket motors. The course emphasizes understanding of Ni-base superalloys and their protective coatings, structural ceramic components (silicon nitride, silicon carbide, and carbon fiber-carbon matrix composites), and life prediction methods for operational damage modes (creep-rupture, oxidation and hot corrosion, LCF, and thermal mechanical fatigue).
Prerequisites: AE/ME students need C or better in ES 320.

ES 415  Engineering Fundmentals Practicum  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a review and practicum of fundamental engineering principles. problem-solving tutorial sessions and graded assignments help engineering students prepare for the National Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination. Course is intended for seniors or advanced juniors only.

ES 499  Special Topics in Engineering Science  1-6 Credit

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