Engineering Science (ESCI)


ESCI 201  Statics  3 Credits (3,0)

Analysis of static equilibrium problems in a logical manner, Performing basic vector operations, Calculation of force resultants, Drawing free body diagrams, analysis of trusses, frames, and simple machines and calculation of internal shear and bending moment in beams.
Prerequisites: PHYS 150 and ENGR 101

ESCI 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: ESCI 201

ESCI 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.

ESCI 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. The impulse-momentum principles. Similitude and dimensional analysis; fluid measurements.
Prerequisites: ESCI 201 and PHYS 160

ESCI 305  Thermodynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a study of the concepts of heat and work and their transformation as governed by the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Topics discussed include properties of pure substances, ideal gas behavior and relationships, reversible processes and temperature- entropy diagrams, conventional power cycles, properties of ideal gas mixtures and combustion.
Prerequisites: ESCI 206 and MATH 345

ESCI 325  Engineering Materials and Structures  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is an introduction to major classes of materials (such as metal alloys and composites) used in aerospace engineering applications. Students will explore fundamental deformation mechanisms of high use alloys (such as titanium) and how composite materials enable directional tailoring of material and structural properties.
Prerequisites: ENGL 221 and ESCI 202 and ESCI 305