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Applied Plasticity/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction:  scope and applications
  2. Plastic constitutive equations
  3. Plastic material testing
  4. Basic equations for plasticity
  5. Analytical methods for plasticity problems
  6. Slip-line field method
  7. Upper bound method
  8. Visioplasticity method
  9. Finite element method

Internal Combustion Engines/3 credits (None)

  1. Engine types and their operation
  2. Engine design and operating parameters
  3. Thermochemistry of fuel-air mixtures
  4. Properties of working fluids
  5. Ideal models of engine cycles
  6. Gas exchange processes
  7. SI engine fuel metering and manifold
  8. Charge motion within the cylinder
  9. Combustion in spark-ignition engines
  10. Combustion in compression-ignition engines
  11. Pollutant formation and control
  12. Engine friction and lubrication
  13. Modeling real engine flow and combustion processes
  14. Engine operating characteristics

Theory of Vibration (None)

Principle of mathematical modeling, vibration of a single degree system, introduction to advanced dynamics, generalized eigenvector and eigenfunction expansion, vibration of a multiple degree system, vibration of a continuous system, approximation methods and Rayleigh quotient.

Engineering Analysis/3 credits (ME7100)

  1. Eigenfunction expansion:  vector space, functional space, generalized Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problems,spectrum theorem of an operator, special functions
  2. Integral transform:  applications of Fourier, Laplace, Hamilton and Mellin transform
  3. Green's function: Green's function of ordinary and partial differential equation, generalized Green's function
  4. Calculus of variation:  Euler-Largrange equation, Sturm- Liouville problems, Hamilton's principle, boundary value problems, the Rayleigh-Ritz method, the Galerkin method, a semidirect method
  5. Integral equation:  the Neumann series, Green's function, Fredholm theory, Hilbert-Schmit theory, Mercer's theorem, singular integral equation

Introduction to Polymer Processing (None)

  1. Introduction to polymeric materials processing
  2. Introduction to properties of polymeric material
  3. Introduction to mathematical simulation
  4. Basic mathematical equation
  5. Polymeric flow variable basic properties analysis
  6. Polymeric materials process heat transform analysis
  7. Polymeric materials process mechanics analysis
  8. Example discuss

Virtual Reality Applications/3 credits (None)

Class: Senior, Postgraduate, fall semester

Prerequisite(s): Object-Oriented Programming, Computer Graphics

Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours

Text Books: Lecture Note


The pre-elective courses for VRA are Computer Graphics and Object-Oriented Programming. Students taken the VRA course will develop a virtual environment for their research employing virtual reality technology.


  1. Background and History of Virtual Reality
  2. VR System Tools
  3. Human Senses
  4. VR Hardware Tools
  5. VR System Library – Sense8 World Tool Kit
  6. Relevant Research Fields
  7. Case Studies
  8. Project and Implementation

Object-Oriented Programming 3 credits (ME8100)

Class: Senior, Postgraduate, fall semester

Prerequisite(s): Programming Design

Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours


The course inherits the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate courses of Basic Computer Concept and Programming Design. It introduces the basic concept of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.


  1. C++ Programming Language
  2. Object-Oriented Development
  3. Problem Analysis
  4. Class Design
  5. UML Notation
  6. Architecture Design
  7. Concurrency
  8. Persistence Mechanisms
  9. Implementations
  10. Large Program Samples

Multi-Rigid Body Dynamic (None)

  1. Introduction to multi-rigid body system research
  2. Rigid body dynamics
  3. Basic rigid body system
  4. Generally multi-rigid body system
  5. The impact problem of multi-rigid body system

Cooling Technique of Electronic Equipments (None)

  1. Judgement of cooling requirement condition
  2. Transform cooling of base and circuit plane
  3. Cooling technique of electronic element
  4. Cooling of small computers, microcomputers and microprocessors
  5. Rapidly cooling of electronic system
  6. Special application of cooling process

Mechanical Logical Control System (None)

  1. Introduction to automatic Machine
  2. Basic theory of logical control - Boolean algebra
  3. Electronic logical control circuits
  4. Relay control circuits
  5. Hydraulic & Pneumatic logical control circuits
  6. Programmable controller & control instruction
  7. Microcomputer logical control
  8. Practice controller design

Control of Biological System (None)

  1. Introduction - motor system, central nervous system
  2. The mechanic property of muscle
  3. Movement unit
  4. The sensation of muscles, joints and skin
  5. The reflective loop of the vertebra column and its function
  6. The forward and backward paths of vertebra column
  7. Cerebellar cortex
  8. The cerebellum
  9. Base neuro node

Robust Control (ME7600)

  1. Introduce the system design idea of stability and function robustness
  2. Quantify the robustness in order to be calculated and estimated
  3. Utility the design methods and apply example explains the design points and characteristics of the robustness controller

Polymeric Materials and their Mechanical Properties (None)

  1. Introduction to polymeric materials
  2. Introduction to individual properties of polymeric materials
  3. Molecular properties of polymeric materials
  4. Structure of polymeric materials
  5. Chemical properties of polymeric materials
  6. Physical properties of polymeric materials
  7. Mechanical properties of polymeric materials Hyperelasticity Viscoelasticity Creep Non-Newtonian fluids

Modeling & Simulation of Dynamic System (None)

  1. Introduction to system simulation
  2. Physical system simulation and experiment
  3. Physical system dynamic response simulation and analysis
  4. Digital simulation technique

Signal Measurement & Control/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction to measurement and control
  2. Signal sense interface
  3. Signal conduct, analysis, processed
  4. Control signal generated and analysis
  5. Measurement and control system integrated design

Mechatronics (None)

  1. Introduction to mechanic properties
  2. Mechatronic signal conversion
  3. Mechatronic actuated energy conversion
  4. Mechatronic elements match and interface
  5. Mechatronics system design

Solar Energy Engineering (None)

  1. Basic theory of solar energy radiation
  2. Basic theory of solar energy system fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  3. Solar energy collector of plane type
  4. Solar energy collector of collective type
  5. Solar energy adding heat system
  6. Economical analysis of solar energy system,

Random Dynamic Data Analysis/3 credits (ME7101)

  1. Scope of random data analysis
  2. Basic statistic principle
  3. Random data acquisition and storage
  4. Random data processing
  5. Random data estimator
  6. Fourier analysis
  7. Spectral analysis
  8. Relativity analysis
  9. Applications of ARMA/ARMAX model
  10. Max. distribution estimate

Feedback Control System Design (None)

  1. Introduction to feedback theory
  2. Feedback time-domain design
  3. Feedback frequency domain design
  4. State space design
  5. Digital feedback design

Stochastic Control/3 credits (None)

  1. The theory of stochastic controls
  2. Background in probability theory
  3. Introduction to random processing
  4. Random integral/differential & derivative equation
  5. Stochastic system response
  6. Kelvin filters
  7. LQC analysis
  8. Nonlinear stochastic control design

Fundamentals of Metal Cutting/3 credits (None)

  1. Machine Tools and Machining Operations
  2. Mechanics of Metal Cutting
  3. Temperatures in Metal Cutting
  4. Tool Life and Tool Wear
  5. Cutting Fluids and Surface Roughness
  6. Economics of Metal Cutting Operations
  7. Chip Control
  8. Grinding
  9. Theory of Machining Chatter
  10. Machine Tool Structure Dynamics
  11. Cutting Process Dynamics

Advanced Polymer Processing (ME7200)

  1. Dynamic response of polymeric materials
  2. Measurement of rheological date of polymeric materials
  3. Constitutive equations of polymeric materials
  4. Curvalinear coordinate
  5. Convected coordinate
  6. Differential form of constitutive equations
  7. Integral form of constitutive equation
  8. Summary of constitutive equations
  9. Case study of polymer processing

Mechanics of Metal Working (None)

  1. Stress and Strain
  2. Yield criteria and Plasticity
  3. Strain hardening
  4. Strain rate and Temperature effects
  5. Plastic work
  6. Slab analysis for rolling, extrusion and drawing
  7. Upper bound method
  8. Slip-line field theory
  9. Formability
  10. Bending
  11. Cupping
  12. Sheet metal forming

Theory of Gearing/3 credits (ME5402)

This course covers principles and problems in gearing from a theoretical viewpoint. The analysis and synthesis of gearing and other topics in gear design are investigated. Mathematical emphasis is on plane curves, conjugated shapes, surfaces, and conjugated surfaces. The background of basic differential geometry is considered (though not necessary) helpful for understanding the materials covered in this course. Even though this course covers mainly plane gearing, students can easily apply similar techniques to the study of spatial gearing.

  1. Coordinate transformation and its applications 2 homogeneous transformation Generation of curves and surfaces in matrix representation 3 Transformation of motion
  2. Plane curves 1 Definition and parametric representation 2 Tangent, normal and curvature
  3. Coujugate shapes 1 Locus of curves 2 Envelope of locus of curves 3 Determination of conjugate shapes
  4. Plane gearing analysis 1 Equations of tooth shape tangency 2 Analysis of meshing
  5. Basic kinematic relations of plane gearings and their Application 1 Basickinematic relations 2 Relations between curvatures of conjugate shapes 3 Relations between centrode and shape curvatures 4 Conditions of tooth nonundercutting
  6. Generation of conjugate shapes 1 Principles of generation of conjugate shapes 2 The Camus theorem 3 Evolute of conjugate shapes
  7. Surfaces and conjugate surfaces
  8. Survey of current research

Mechine Tools Dynamics/3 credits (None)

  1. Vibration of discrete and continuous systems
  2. Dynamic characteristics of cutting process & machine tool structure
  3. Stability analysis of machining system
  4. Dynamic analysis of drive system and components
  5. Adaptive control of cutting process
  6. Monitoring and control of machining system

Metal Cutting Dynamics/3 credits (None)

  1. Review of basic orthegonal and oblique cutting process
  2. Mechanics of wave generating cutting process
  3. Mechanics of wave removing cutting process
  4. Convolution modeling of milling process
  5. Frequency domain analysis of milling force pulsation
  6. Effects of cutting parameters and tool shape on cutting force and cutting stability (chatter)
  7. Effects of cutting conditions on dimensional accuracy of workingpiece
  8. Monitoring and control of cutting process

Applied Mechanics (2)/3 credits (None)

  1. Rigid body dynamics in 3-dimensional motion
  2. Modal analysis of discrete system vibration
  3. Introduction to continuous system vibration
  4. Introduction to variational and Hamiltions principle
  5. Euler and Lagrange's equations of motion

Linear Algebra (ME7127)

  1. Introduction to numerical analysis
  2. Roots of algebraic and transcendental equations
  3. Solution of simultaneous algebraic equations
  4. Curve fitting 5. Numerical integration and differentiation
  5. Numerical integration of ordinary differential equations: Initial-value problems
  6. Numerical integration of ordinary differential equations: Boundary-value problems
  7. Introduction to partial differential equations

Modern Control Theory/3 credits (None)

  1. State space representation of control systems
  2. Structure of linear systems
  3. Control of linear time-invariant systems
  4. Asymptotic observer and dynamic compensator design
  5. Stability of control systems

Automatic Control Engineering/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Laplace transform and matrix
  3. Dynamic modeling of physical systems
  4. Transfer function and block diagrams
  5. Transient analysis of control systems
  6. Stability analysis: root locus
  7. Frequency analysis
  8. Industrial controllers
  9. Design of control systems

Heat Power Lab Testing  (senior) (None)

  1. Pressure, speed and time measurement
  2. Power measurement
  3. Analysis of products of combustion
  4. Heat transfer tests
  5. Automobile engine performance tests
  6. Testing of reciprocating air compressor

Heat Exchanger Design/3 credits (None)

  1. Classification of heat exchangers
  2. Heat transfer analysis of various heat exchangers
  3. Pressure drop analysis of various heat exchangers
  4. Computer-aided design and optimization
  5. Transient responses of heat exchangers
  6. Flow-induced vibrations of heat exchangers

Design Methodology (None)

  1. Introduction to design
  2. Design processes
  3. Conceptual design and innovation
  4. Quantitative and systematic methods for design
  5. Intelligent and knowledge-based systems for design
  6. Information integration and management
  7. Human interface aspects in design

Tribology/3 credits (None)

Friction, wear and lubrication, theories and practices of interacting surfaces in relative motion.

Trilogy Research/3 credits (None)

Tribological system research; special topic study in mechanical engineering problem related to friction, wear and lubrication.

Experimental Stress Analysis/3 credits (ME5301)

  1. Stress, strain
  2. Strain gages
  3. Photoelasticity
  4. Holographic interferometry, speckie photography, Moire' Method

Digital Image Processing (None)

  1. Basic principles
  2. Algorithms for filtering, edge detection, segmentation, enhancement, etc
  3. Applications of digital image processing: visual inspection, measurement, and interferogramanalysis

Advanced Kinematics of Machinery/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic concepts of mechanisms
  3. Kinematic analysis of spatial mechanisms
  4. Kinematic synthesis of spatial mechanisms
  5. Special topics: Spatial mechanisms

Viscous Fluid Flow/3 credits (None)

  1. Fundamental laws of fluid flows
  2. Exact solutions of Navier-stokes equations
  3. Low Reynolds number flows (Stokes flow, Oseen flow)
  4. High Reynolds number flows (boundary layer theory)
  5. The exact and approximate solutions of boundary layer flows
  6. Jets and wakes

Statistical Thermodynamics (None)

  1. Classical mechanics
  2. Theory of relativity
  3. Quantum mechanics
  4. Statistical mechanics of a system of independent particles
  5. Distribution laws
  6. Partition function and thermodynamics
  7. Classical statistical mechanics and the kinetic theory of gases
  8. Statistical mechanics and chemical equilibrium constant, viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient of ideal gases

Fluid Power Control (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic hydraulic restriction flow control
  3. Mechanical-hydraulic servovalves and electro-hydraulic servovalves
  4. Servovalve control actuator systems
  5. Servopump control actuator systems
  6. Pressure and flow control valve design analysis
  7. Pneumatic servo-control system analysis

Digital Control System Analysis and Design (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Discrete-time systems and the z-transform
  3. Sampling and construction
  4. Open- and closed-loop discrete-time systems
  5. System time response characteristics
  6. Stability analysis techniques
  7. Optimal control design

Optimal Control/3 credits (ME7601)

  1. Overview
  2. Review of optimization theory
  3. Problem formulation, constraints and performance
  4. Bellman's principle of optimality, recurrence relation and dynamic programming
  5. Computational procedure for dynamic programming, discrete linear regulator problems
  6. Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations, continuous linear regulator problems
  7. Calculus of variations
  8. Necessary conditions, linear regulator problems
  9. Pontryagin's maximum principle, state inequality constraints
  10. Minimum-time problems, minimum control-effort problems
  11. Singular intervals in optimal control problems
  12. State estimation & Kalman filters
  13. LOG problems
  14. Numerical solution of two-point boundary value problems

System Identification/3 credits (None)

System identification deals with the problems of building mathematical models of dynamical systems based on observed data from the systems.  This course is aimed at giving an understanding of current system identification methods, their rationale, properties and use. Both the basic principles and practical aspects of system identification will be given in great detail.

Adaptive Control Theory/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction of adaptive systems
  2. Real-time system identification
  3. Model reference adaptive control systems
  4. Self-tuning regulators
  5. Stability, convergence, and robustness of adaptive systems
  6. Auto-tuning & gain scheduling
  7. Applications

Theory of Elastic Stability/3 credits (ME7315)

  1. Stability of mechanical systems
  2. Stability of columns
  3. Buckling of thin and thick plates
  4. Buckling of thin shells
  5. Post-buckling behavior of plates & shells
  6. Stability of nonconservative systems

Plasticity (None)


  1. Hysteresis effect, Bausinger effect, combined stresses.
  2. yield criteria Plastic stress-strain relations: Incremental and deformation theories
  3. Elasto-plastic problems in plane, cylindrical and spherical bodies: Successive approximations
  4. Slip line field and applications
  5. Limit design analysis
  6. Applications in metal forming: Drawing, extension, rolling, and forging.

Magnetohydrodynamics (None)

  1. Introductions: Plasma, Lamour radius, Debye length, Plasma frequency, MagneticRenolds Number, magnetic Mach numbers, Hartmann numbers
  2. Electrodynamic equations: Maxwell equations, electromagnetic stresses, and electromagnetic energy
  3. MHD equations: MHD simplifications, and boundary conditions
  4. Static solution and application of MHD equations: Squeeze effect
  5. Steady state solutions and applications of MHD equations: Hartmann flow, channel flow, lubrication flows
  6. Unsteady state solutions of MHD equations: Plane electromagnetic waves, shock waves, Alfoeu waves

Hydrodynamic Stability Theory (None)

  1. Basic concept: stability, natural stability, interchange principle of instability, supercritical stability
  2. Raleigh-Taylor instability
  3. Bernard problems
  4. Instability problems of Coustte flows
  5. Instability problems due to surface tension
  6. Instability problems of parallel flows
  7. Instability problems due to stratified distributions of viscocity
  8. Instability problems due to periodic excitations

Nonlinear Vibrations/3 credits (ME7306)

  1. Principle of mathematical modeling
  2. Characteristic of a nonlinear differential equation
  3. Phase plane and stability analysis
  4. Perturbation method
  5. Nonlinear forced vibration of a one-degree freedom system
  6. Parametric and self-excited vibration system
  7. Liapunov stability theorem
  8. Bifurcation and catastrophe theorem

Theory of Elastic Waves (None)

  1. One-dimensional motion of an elastic continuum
  2. The linearized theory of elasticity
  3. Elastic waves in an unbounded medium
  4. Elastic waves in elastic half-space
  5. Forced motions of a half space, diffraction, thermal, viscoelastic and nonlinear effects

Computer-aided Mechanical Engineering (None)

Methodology and practice in computer-aided design of components and systems utilizing principle of several mechanical engineering disciplines.

Mechanical Design of Robotic System (None)

Principle of hardware and software design of industrial robots and spatial linkage devices, including an actual robotic programming project.

Kinematic Geometry of Robot Manipulators/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction of screw theory
  2. Plucker coordinate
  3. Mobility analysis
  4. Singularity configuration
  5. Reciprocal connection and their applications to kinematic/static analysis in spatial linkage

Special Topics on Mechanism Design/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction to mechanism design
  2. Mechanism and machine design processes
  3. Creative mechanism design
  4. Number synthesis of kinematics chains
  5. Generalization of mechanism
  6. Specialization of mechanism
  7. Singular configurations of mechanism
  8. Movable overconstrained mechanism
  9. Computer-aided mechanism design
  10. Design projects

Design Methodology (None)

  1. Introduction to design
  2. Design processes
  3. Conceptual design and innovation
  4. Quantitative and systematic methods for design
  5. Intelligent and knowledge-based systems for design
  6. Information integration and management
  7. Human interface aspects in design

Instruments and Measurements (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. The analog measurement and its time-dependent characteristics 
  3. Measuring system response
  4. Sensors
  5. Signal conditioning
  6. Characteristics of digital measurement
  7. Standards of measurement
  8. Error analysis

Computational Fluid Dynamics/3 credits (ME7103)

  1. Introduction
  2. Concept of finite difference method
  3. Basic equations
  4. Turbulence modeling
  5. Finite difference methods for incompressible flow
  6. Compressible flow 

Optimum Design/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Problem formulation
  3. Optimum design concepts
  4. Linear programming
  5. Numerical methods for unconstrained optimum design
  6. Numerical methods for constrained optimum design
  7. Interactive design optimization
  8. Practical design optimization

Finite Element Method/3 credits (ME6100)

This course will introduce the fundamental theory of the finite element method and train students using Fortran to finish a finite element program independently.  Course content: introduction to the finite element method, one-dimensional problems, development of a finite element program, two-dimensional problems, two-dimensional element calculations, and extensions.

Application of Finite Element Method (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Using ANSYS modeling
  3. Vector field problems (review of elasticity, bar, truss, beam, frame, plane stress/strain,axisymmetry problems, 3-D elasticity)
  4. Using ANSYS adaptive meshes
  5. Solver (profile solver, frontal solver, iterative solver, comparison)
  6. Nonlinear problems
  7. Dynamic problems
  8. Eigenvalue problems

Engineering Statistics (None)

  1. Basic data analysis
  2. Frequency histogram
  3. The average, sample variance and sample standard deviation
  4. Theoretical probability distribution
  5. Probability density
  6. Population mean variance
  7. Normal distribution
  8. Standard normal distribution
  9. Distribution of average
  10. The t-distribution confidence interval
  11. Statistical tests
  12. T-tests, blocking and randomization
  13. Two-level factorial designs
  14. Two level three variable design
  15. Fractional factorial design
  16. Matrix algebra
  17. Regression analysis
  18. Response surface methodology
  19. Probability
  20. Binomial and Poisson distribution
  21. Single sampling plane
  22. Control charts
  23. Time series analysis

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics (None)

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Mathematical preliminaries
  3. Equilibrium of thermodynamic systems, energy and entropy
  4. Thermodynamic properties of systems of constant chemical composition
  5. Thermodynamic properties of ideal gases and ideal gas mixtures of constant composition, thermodynamic properties of gas mixtures with variable compositions
  6. Applications of thermodynamics to special systems
  7. Irreversible thermodynamics

Fundamentals of Combustion/3 credits (None)

  1. Combustion process
  2. Combustion thermodynamics
  3. Chemical kinetics
  4. Rankime-Hugoniot relations
  5. Premixed flame, diffusion flame, ignition, quenching and flammability limits
  6. Explosion
  7. Gaseous detonations
  8. Spray combustion
  9. Environmental pollutants

Theory of High Strain Rate Deformation/3 credits (None)

  1. Dynamic aspects of mechanical teating, testing techniques at impact rates of strain, longitudinal elastic wave propagation torsional elastic wave propagation, plasticity concepts
  2. Deformation mechanisms
  3. Dislocation mechanics at high strain rates
  4. Dynamic effects in deformation twinning
  5. Adiabatic shear bands phenomena
  6. Shock wave effects
  7. Relation between microstructure and mechanical behavior
  8. Constitutive equations and modeling
  9. Applications:  structural integrity and dynamic plastic behavior of structures

Impact Fracture Mechanics/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction to impact phenomena
  2. Material failure at high strain rates
  3. Material characterization at high strain rate
  4. Introduction to penetration mechanics
  5. Long-rod penetration mechanics
  6. Analytical models for kinetic energy penetration
  7. High velocity impact dynamics
  8. Experimental methods for terminal Ballistics and impact physics
  9. Survey of computer codes for impact simulation

Special Topics on Materials (None)

Panel discussions and lectures in the study of special topics related to materials and factories: heat treatment, superalloy, metallographic microstructure, microanalysis, failure analysis, case study and trouble shooting.

Metal Physics/3 credits (ME5500)

  1. Crystal structure: lattice, millers, indices, defects.
  2. Phase equilibrium: solid solution, intermettalic phase.
  3. Dislocation:  slip, strength, Burger vector, dislocation movement, critical shear stress, interaction.
  4. Mechanical properties: plastic deformation, twin, yielding, strengthening mechanisms, fatigue, creep.
  5. Diffusion.
  6. Corrosion and fracture.

Special Topics on Metal Forming/3 credits (None)

Tooling design concepts in metal forming, physical modeling of metal forming, mechanics of metal forming, formability test and analysis, tribology of metal forming, CAD/CAM in metal forming, andsuperplasticity superplastic forming, powder forging and extrusion, expert systems for metal forming, recent technological development in metal forming.

Computer-Aided Manufacturing/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. CAD/CAM systems
  3. Geometric modeling
  4. Principles of numerical control
  5. CAD/CAM software
  6. Computer controls in NC (CNC, DNC, adaptive control)
  7. Industrial robots - technology and applications
  8. Group technology and process planning
  9. Computer aided process planning
  10. Computer process control
  11. Computer aided quality control
  12. Computer integrated manufacturing systems

Geometric Modelling and its Applications/3 credits (None)

  1. The description of geometric shape and size, such as curves, surfaces and solids of mechanical objects.
  2. The transformations operations of geometric shape.
  3. The study of current geometric modeling system and their capabilities
  4. The study of contemporary development and future trends.

Mechanics of Materials (2)/3 credits (None)

Deals with the application of basic elasticity theory on the torsion, thick-walled cylinder and column buckling problems. The material failure design criteria and energy, methods are also included.

  1. Theory of Elasticity
  2. Torsion
  3. Yield and Fracture Criteria
  4. Buckling Theory for Column
  5. Energy Methods

Theory of High Strain Rate Deformation (None)

The curriculum focuses strongly on the plastic deformation response of various relevant materials and their corresponding microstructural characteristics under high strain rate loading. With the guidance of stress wave theory, students will come to understand the influence of loading rate on plastic deformation behavior, fracture characteristics, dislocation and twinning dynamics, as well as the formation conditions of plasticity stability under dynamic loading. Both constitutive equations and real-life applied examples will be utilized during this curriculum's description and explanation of modern research in high rate deformation.

Mechanical Material (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Mechanical Testing
  3. Structure
  4. Phase Equilibrium Diagram
  5. Atomic Diffusion
  6. Solid ification
  7. Strength and Deformation
  8. Strengthening Mechanism
  9. Heat Treatment
  10. Alloy Steels
  11. Cast Irons
  12. Corrosion and Degradation

Metal (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Crystal Structure
  3. X-ray Diffraction
  4. TEM 5. SEM
  5. Diffusion
  6. Dislocation
  7. Solidification
  8. Metal Strengthening Mechanism
  9. Metal Degradation

Steel Material/3 credits (None)

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Heat Treatment
  3. Specification
  4. Structural Stells
  5. Tool Steels &Die Steels
  6. Stainless Steels
  7. Cast Irons

Fracture Mechanics/3 credits (ME7302)

Fracture Mechanics deals with the analysis of fracture behavior for cracked body.  It contains the general introduction, Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, Elastic-Plastics Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue Crack, and the Numerical (eg. finite element method Fracture Mechanics. (Prof. Chue, ChingHwei)

Mechanical Design of Robotics System (None)

  1. Introduction to Robotics System
  2. Structural Design of Manipulators
  3. Kinematic Analysis
  4. Dynamics Analysis
  5. Trajectory Planning
  6. Programming
  7. Control Algorithms
  8. Robotics Vision and Sensing
  9. Design Project and System Integration

Robotics and Automation (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Geometric Structure of Robots
  3. Kinematics of Robotics
  4. Robotics Programming Language
  5. Robotic Task Planning
  6. System Integration and Implementation
  7. Experiments

Nonlinear Control/3 credits (None)

Nonlinear system analysis: phase plane analysis, describing function analysis, and Lyapunovanalysis. Nonlinear control system design: feedback linearization, sliding mode control, and gain scheduling.

Dynamic system Modeling and Indentification/3 credits (None)

Generalized approaches to developing models for describing complex dynamic interactions between mechanical, electrical, and thermal systems. Basic identification techniques and algorithms.

Screw Theory and its Application/3 credits (None)

  1. Introduction of 3-D geometry and mechanisms. Elementary 3-D displacement. Dulity betweenstatics and kinematics.
  2. Plucker line coordinates, line geometry and 3-D algebratic curves. 
  3. Screw systems and special screw systems. 
  4. Screw and dual vectors. 
  5. Mobility analysis of linkages and overconstrained linkages. 
  6. Special configurations. 
  7. The applications of the screw system. 
  8. Reciprocal connections. 
  9. The Jacobian and matrix of cofactors.
  10. Contact and grasping wrench screw system.
  11. Finite screw system.

Computer-Aided Mechanical Design (None)

  1. Introduction to CAD system.
  2. Introduction to CAD/CAM/CAE applied software.
  3. 3-D space geometry data structure.
  4. Numerical analysis methods for mechanical problems.
  5. Computer-aided mechanism design.
  6. Special topics.

MEMS Technology and Integration (None)

  1. Introduction to MEMS/MST
  2. Basic semiconductor/IC process
  3. Bulk micromachining
  4. Surface micromachining
  5. LIGA/LIGA-like technology
  6. CMOS micromachining
  7. Micro mechanical machining
  8. Integration of MEMS technology
  9. Case study

The Technologies of Semiconductor Fabrication Processing and Equipment (None)

  1. Introduction
  2. Thermal Oxidation and Diffusion Processing and Equipment
  3. Deposition Processing and Equipment
  4. Lithography Processing and Equipment
  5. Etch Processing and Equipment
  6. Iron Implantation Processing and Equipment
  7. Rapid Thermal Processing and Equipment
  8. Wafer Planarization Processing and Equipment
  9. Process Integration
  10. Plasma Techniques
  11. Mass Flow Controller and Gas Panel
  12. Vacuum Technology
  13. Tool Automation
  14. Future Development and Prospectives

Compliant Mechanism (ME5105)

  1. Introduction
  2. Review of rigid-body mechanism
  3. Deflections and failure
  4. Pseudo-rigid-body model
  5. Global coordinate model
  6. Compliant mechanism synthesis
  7. Special topics and contact-aided compliant mechanisms

Advanced Theory of Elasticity (None)

  1. Review the basic equations of elasticity
  2. Complex potentials for 2-D problem
  3. Singular integral equations
  4. Plane elasticity problems
  5. Crack problems in bonded dissimilar materials