Lectures in Mechanical Engineering

The following lecture examples will give you a chance to see the format of the Mechanical Science and Engineering and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics courses offered online by the University of Illinois. Most of these courses contain streaming video lectures with synchronized slides.

The course demos use Windows Media Technology and must be viewed with Internet Explorer along with Windows Media Player using a Windows operating system.

ME 400: Energy Conversion Systems

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  • Instructor: Emad Jassim
  • Course Description: This course analyzes processes and systems for energy conversion, including power and refrigeration cycles, air conditioning, thermoelectrics and fuel cells, ideal gas mixtures, and psychometrics. At the end of this class, students should be able to:
  1. Recognize common power cycle and refrigeration cycle processes and components
  2. Analyze the efficiency of power cycles and refrigeration cycles
  3. Determine sources of inefficiency in power and refrigeration cycles
  4. Analyze processes involving ideal gas mixtures
  5. Develop familiarity with gas-vapor mixtures - analyze common water-air mixture processes for air conditioning
  6. Calculate energy released by reacting (combusting) mixtures
  7. Use Engineering Equation Solver (EES)
  • Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in thermodynamics.

AE/ME 510: Advanced Gas Dynamics

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  • Instructor: J. Craig Dutton
  • Course Description: Theoretical gas dynamics and fundamental laws and basic equations for subsonic, transonic, and supersonic steady and unsteady flow processes are covered in this course.
  • Prerequisites: BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and a course in Intermediate Gas Dynamics (ME 410).