Engineering Science (ESCI)


ESCI 201  Statics  3 Credits (3,0)

The purpose of this course is to provide the engineering student with the ability to analyze static equilibrium problems in a logical manner. It is designed to provide assistance to the student for preparation in all solid mechanics courses. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of principles employed in the solution of problems rather than reliance on a rote process of substitution in numerous formulas.
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.
Prerequisites: ESCI 201 and MATH 242.

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 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.