## GRADUATE COURSES

### Applied Plasticity/3 credits

- Introduction: scope and applications
- Plastic constitutive equations
- Plastic material testing
- Basic equations for plasticity
- Analytical methods for plasticity problems
- Slip-line field method
- Upper bound method
- Visioplasticity method
- Finite element method

### Internal Combustion Engines/3 credits

- Engine types and their operation
- Engine design and operating parameters
- Thermochemistry of fuel-air mixtures
- Properties of working fluids
- Ideal models of engine cycles
- Gas exchange processes
- SI engine fuel metering and manifold
- Charge motion within the cylinder
- Combustion in spark-ignition engines
- Combustion in compression-ignition engines
- Pollutant formation and control
- Engine friction and lubrication
- Modeling real engine flow and combustion processes
- Engine operating characteristics

### Theory of Vibration

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

- Eigenfunction expansion: vector space, functional space, generalized Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problems,spectrum theorem of an operator, special functions
- Integral transform: applications of Fourier, Laplace, Hamilton and Mellin transform
- Green's function: Green's function of ordinary and partial differential equation, generalized Green's function
- 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
- Integral equation: the Neumann series, Green's function, Fredholm theory, Hilbert-Schmit theory, Mercer's theorem, singular integral equation

### Introduction to Polymer Processing

- Introduction to polymeric materials processing
- Introduction to properties of polymeric material
- Introduction to mathematical simulation
- Basic mathematical equation
- Polymeric flow variable basic properties analysis
- Polymeric materials process heat transform analysis
- Polymeric materials process mechanics analysis
- Example discuss

### Virtual Reality Applications/3 credits

Class: Senior, Postgraduate, fall semester

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

Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours

Text Books: Lecture Note

Introduction:

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.

Contents:

- Background and History of Virtual Reality
- VR System Tools
- Human Senses
- VR Hardware Tools
- VR System Library – Sense8 World Tool Kit
- Relevant Research Fields
- Case Studies
- Project and Implementation

### Object-Oriented Programming 3 credits

Class: Senior, Postgraduate, fall semester

Prerequisite(s): Programming Design

Classroom and Laboratory Hours: 3 lecture hours

Introduction:

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.

Content:

- C++ Programming Language
- Object-Oriented Development
- Problem Analysis
- Class Design
- UML Notation
- Architecture Design
- Concurrency
- Persistence Mechanisms
- Implementations
- Large Program Samples

### Multi-Rigid Body Dynamic

- Introduction to multi-rigid body system research
- Rigid body dynamics
- Basic rigid body system
- Generally multi-rigid body system
- The impact problem of multi-rigid body system

### Cooling Technique of Electronic Equipments

- Judgement of cooling requirement condition
- Transform cooling of base and circuit plane
- Cooling technique of electronic element
- Cooling of small computers, microcomputers and microprocessors
- Rapidly cooling of electronic system
- Special application of cooling process

### Mechanical Logical Control System

- Introduction to automatic Machine
- Basic theory of logical control - Boolean algebra
- Electronic logical control circuits
- Relay control circuits
- Hydraulic & Pneumatic logical control circuits
- Programmable controller & control instruction
- Microcomputer logical control
- Practice controller design

### Control of Biological System

- Introduction - motor system, central nervous system
- The mechanic property of muscle
- Movement unit
- The sensation of muscles, joints and skin
- The reflective loop of the vertebra column and its function
- The forward and backward paths of vertebra column
- Cerebellar cortex
- The cerebellum
- Base neuro node

### Robust Control

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

### Polymeric Materials and their Mechanical Properties

- Introduction to polymeric materials
- Introduction to individual properties of polymeric materials
- Molecular properties of polymeric materials
- Structure of polymeric materials
- Chemical properties of polymeric materials
- Physical properties of polymeric materials
- Mechanical properties of polymeric materials Hyperelasticity Viscoelasticity Creep Non-Newtonian fluids

### Modeling & Simulation of Dynamic System

- Introduction to system simulation
- Physical system simulation and experiment
- Physical system dynamic response simulation and analysis
- Digital simulation technique

### Signal Measurement & Control/3 credits

- Introduction to measurement and control
- Signal sense interface
- Signal conduct, analysis, processed
- Control signal generated and analysis
- Measurement and control system integrated design

### Mechatronics

- Introduction to mechanic properties
- Mechatronic signal conversion
- Mechatronic actuated energy conversion
- Mechatronic elements match and interface
- Mechatronics system design

### Solar Energy Engineering

- Basic theory of solar energy radiation
- Basic theory of solar energy system fluid mechanics and heat transfer
- Solar energy collector of plane type
- Solar energy collector of collective type
- Solar energy adding heat system
- Economical analysis of solar energy system,

### Random Dynamic Data Analysis/3 credits

- Scope of random data analysis
- Basic statistic principle
- Random data acquisition and storage
- Random data processing
- Random data estimator
- Fourier analysis
- Spectral analysis
- Relativity analysis
- Applications of ARMA/ARMAX model
- Max. distribution estimate

### Feedback Control System Design

- Introduction to feedback theory
- Feedback time-domain design
- Feedback frequency domain design
- State space design
- Digital feedback design

### Stochastic Control/3 credits

- The theory of stochastic controls
- Background in probability theory
- Introduction to random processing
- Random integral/differential & derivative equation
- Stochastic system response
- Kelvin filters
- LQC analysis
- Nonlinear stochastic control design

### Fundamentals of Metal Cutting/3 credits

- Machine Tools and Machining Operations
- Mechanics of Metal Cutting
- Temperatures in Metal Cutting
- Tool Life and Tool Wear
- Cutting Fluids and Surface Roughness
- Economics of Metal Cutting Operations
- Chip Control
- Grinding
- Theory of Machining Chatter
- Machine Tool Structure Dynamics
- Cutting Process Dynamics

### Advanced Polymer Processing

- Dynamic response of polymeric materials
- Measurement of rheological date of polymeric materials
- Constitutive equations of polymeric materials
- Curvalinear coordinate
- Convected coordinate
- Differential form of constitutive equations
- Integral form of constitutive equation
- Summary of constitutive equations
- Case study of polymer processing

### Mechanics of Metal Working

- Stress and Strain
- Yield criteria and Plasticity
- Strain hardening
- Strain rate and Temperature effects
- Plastic work
- Slab analysis for rolling, extrusion and drawing
- Upper bound method
- Slip-line field theory
- Formability
- Bending
- Cupping
- Sheet metal forming

### Theory of Gearing/3 credits

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.

- Coordinate transformation and its applications 2 homogeneous transformation Generation of curves and surfaces in matrix representation 3 Transformation of motion
- Plane curves 1 Definition and parametric representation 2 Tangent, normal and curvature
- Coujugate shapes 1 Locus of curves 2 Envelope of locus of curves 3 Determination of conjugate shapes
- Plane gearing analysis 1 Equations of tooth shape tangency 2 Analysis of meshing
- 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
- Generation of conjugate shapes 1 Principles of generation of conjugate shapes 2 The Camus theorem 3 Evolute of conjugate shapes
- Surfaces and conjugate surfaces
- Survey of current research

### Mechine Tools Dynamics/3 credits

- Vibration of discrete and continuous systems
- Dynamic characteristics of cutting process & machine tool structure
- Stability analysis of machining system
- Dynamic analysis of drive system and components
- Adaptive control of cutting process
- Monitoring and control of machining system

### Metal Cutting Dynamics/3 credits

- Review of basic orthegonal and oblique cutting process
- Mechanics of wave generating cutting process
- Mechanics of wave removing cutting process
- Convolution modeling of milling process
- Frequency domain analysis of milling force pulsation
- Effects of cutting parameters and tool shape on cutting force and cutting stability (chatter)
- Effects of cutting conditions on dimensional accuracy of workingpiece
- Monitoring and control of cutting process

### Applied Mechanics (2)/3 credits

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

### Linear Algebra

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

### Modern Control Theory/3 credits

- State space representation of control systems
- Structure of linear systems
- Control of linear time-invariant systems
- Asymptotic observer and dynamic compensator design
- Stability of control systems

###
**Automatic Control Engineering/3 credits**

- Introduction
- Laplace transform and matrix
- Dynamic modeling of physical systems
- Transfer function and block diagrams
- Transient analysis of control systems
- Stability analysis: root locus
- Frequency analysis
- Industrial controllers
- Design of control systems

### Heat Power Lab Testing (senior)

- Pressure, speed and time measurement
- Power measurement
- Analysis of products of combustion
- Heat transfer tests
- Automobile engine performance tests
- Testing of reciprocating air compressor

### Heat Exchanger Design/3 credits

- Classification of heat exchangers
- Heat transfer analysis of various heat exchangers
- Pressure drop analysis of various heat exchangers
- Computer-aided design and optimization
- Transient responses of heat exchangers
- Flow-induced vibrations of heat exchangers

### Design Methodology

- Introduction to design
- Design processes
- Conceptual design and innovation
- Quantitative and systematic methods for design
- Intelligent and knowledge-based systems for design
- Information integration and management
- Human interface aspects in design

### Tribology/3 credits

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

### Trilogy Research/3 credits

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

### Experimental Stress Analysis/3 credits

- Stress, strain
- Strain gages
- Photoelasticity
- Holographic interferometry, speckie photography, Moire' Method

### Digital Image Processing

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

### Advanced Kinematics of Machinery/3 credits

- Introduction
- Basic concepts of mechanisms
- Kinematic analysis of spatial mechanisms
- Kinematic synthesis of spatial mechanisms
- Special topics: Spatial mechanisms

### Viscous Fluid Flow/3 credits

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

### Statistical Thermodynamics

- Classical mechanics
- Theory of relativity
- Quantum mechanics
- Statistical mechanics of a system of independent particles
- Distribution laws
- Partition function and thermodynamics
- Classical statistical mechanics and the kinetic theory of gases
- Statistical mechanics and chemical equilibrium constant, viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient of ideal gases

### Fluid Power Control

- Introduction
- Basic hydraulic restriction flow control
- Mechanical-hydraulic servovalves and electro-hydraulic servovalves
- Servovalve control actuator systems
- Servopump control actuator systems
- Pressure and flow control valve design analysis
- Pneumatic servo-control system analysis

### Digital Control System Analysis and Design

- Introduction
- Discrete-time systems and the z-transform
- Sampling and construction
- Open- and closed-loop discrete-time systems
- System time response characteristics
- Stability analysis techniques
- Optimal control design

### Optimal Control/3 credits

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

### System Identification/3 credits

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

- Introduction of adaptive systems
- Real-time system identification
- Model reference adaptive control systems
- Self-tuning regulators
- Stability, convergence, and robustness of adaptive systems
- Auto-tuning & gain scheduling
- Applications

### Theory of Elastic Stability/3 credits

- Stability of mechanical systems
- Stability of columns
- Buckling of thin and thick plates
- Buckling of thin shells
- Post-buckling behavior of plates & shells
- Stability of nonconservative systems

### Plasticity

Introduction:

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

### Magnetohydrodynamics

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

### Hydrodynamic Stability Theory

- Basic concept: stability, natural stability, interchange principle of instability, supercritical stability
- Raleigh-Taylor instability
- Bernard problems
- Instability problems of Coustte flows
- Instability problems due to surface tension
- Instability problems of parallel flows
- Instability problems due to stratified distributions of viscocity
- Instability problems due to periodic excitations

### Nonlinear Vibrations/3 credits

- Principle of mathematical modeling
- Characteristic of a nonlinear differential equation
- Phase plane and stability analysis
- Perturbation method
- Nonlinear forced vibration of a one-degree freedom system
- Parametric and self-excited vibration system
- Liapunov stability theorem
- Bifurcation and catastrophe theorem

### Theory of Elastic Waves

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

### Computer-aided Mechanical Engineering

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

### Mechanical Design of Robotic System

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

- Introduction of screw theory
- Plucker coordinate
- Mobility analysis
- Singularity configuration
- Reciprocal connection and their applications to kinematic/static analysis in spatial linkage

### Special Topics on Mechanism Design/3 credits

- Introduction to mechanism design
- Mechanism and machine design processes
- Creative mechanism design
- Number synthesis of kinematics chains
- Generalization of mechanism
- Specialization of mechanism
- Singular configurations of mechanism
- Movable overconstrained mechanism
- Computer-aided mechanism design
- Design projects

### Design Methodology

- Introduction to design
- Design processes
- Conceptual design and innovation
- Quantitative and systematic methods for design
- Intelligent and knowledge-based systems for design
- Information integration and management
- Human interface aspects in design

### Instruments and Measurements

- Introduction
- The analog measurement and its time-dependent characteristics
- Measuring system response
- Sensors
- Signal conditioning
- Characteristics of digital measurement
- Standards of measurement
- Error analysis

### Computational Fluid Dynamics/3 credits

- Introduction
- Concept of finite difference method
- Basic equations
- Turbulence modeling
- Finite difference methods for incompressible flow
- Compressible flow

### Optimum Design/3 credits

- Introduction
- Problem formulation
- Optimum design concepts
- Linear programming
- Numerical methods for unconstrained optimum design
- Numerical methods for constrained optimum design
- Interactive design optimization
- Practical design optimization

### Finite Element Method/3 credits

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

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

### Engineering Statistics

- Basic data analysis
- Frequency histogram
- The average, sample variance and sample standard deviation
- Theoretical probability distribution
- Probability density
- Population mean variance
- Normal distribution
- Standard normal distribution
- Distribution of average
- The t-distribution confidence interval
- Statistical tests
- T-tests, blocking and randomization
- Two-level factorial designs
- Two level three variable design
- Fractional factorial design
- Matrix algebra
- Regression analysis
- Response surface methodology
- Probability
- Binomial and Poisson distribution
- Single sampling plane
- Control charts
- Time series analysis

### Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

- Fundamentals
- Mathematical preliminaries
- Equilibrium of thermodynamic systems, energy and entropy
- Thermodynamic properties of systems of constant chemical composition
- Thermodynamic properties of ideal gases and ideal gas mixtures of constant composition, thermodynamic properties of gas mixtures with variable compositions
- Applications of thermodynamics to special systems
- Irreversible thermodynamics

### Fundamentals of Combustion/3 credits

- Combustion process
- Combustion thermodynamics
- Chemical kinetics
- Rankime-Hugoniot relations
- Premixed flame, diffusion flame, ignition, quenching and flammability limits
- Explosion
- Gaseous detonations
- Spray combustion
- Environmental pollutants

### Theory of High Strain Rate Deformation/3 credits

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

### Impact Fracture Mechanics/3 credits

- Introduction to impact phenomena
- Material failure at high strain rates
- Material characterization at high strain rate
- Introduction to penetration mechanics
- Long-rod penetration mechanics
- Analytical models for kinetic energy penetration
- High velocity impact dynamics
- Experimental methods for terminal Ballistics and impact physics
- Survey of computer codes for impact simulation

### Special Topics on Materials

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

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

### Special Topics on Metal Forming/3 credits

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

- Introduction
- CAD/CAM systems
- Geometric modeling
- Principles of numerical control
- CAD/CAM software
- Computer controls in NC (CNC, DNC, adaptive control)
- Industrial robots - technology and applications
- Group technology and process planning
- Computer aided process planning
- Computer process control
- Computer aided quality control
- Computer integrated manufacturing systems

### Geometric Modelling and its Applications/3 credits

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

### Mechanics of Materials (2)/3 credits

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.

- Theory of Elasticity
- Torsion
- Yield and Fracture Criteria
- Buckling Theory for Column
- Energy Methods

### Theory of High Strain Rate Deformation

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

- Introduction
- Mechanical Testing
- Structure
- Phase Equilibrium Diagram
- Atomic Diffusion
- Solid ification
- Strength and Deformation
- Strengthening Mechanism
- Heat Treatment
- Alloy Steels
- Cast Irons
- Corrosion and Degradation

### Metal

- Introduction
- Crystal Structure
- X-ray Diffraction
- TEM 5. SEM
- Diffusion
- Dislocation
- Solidification
- Metal Strengthening Mechanism
- Metal Degradation

### Steel Material/3 credits

- Manufacturing
- Heat Treatment
- Specification
- Structural Stells
- Tool Steels &Die Steels
- Stainless Steels
- Cast Irons

### Fracture Mechanics/3 credits

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

- Introduction to Robotics System
- Structural Design of Manipulators
- Kinematic Analysis
- Dynamics Analysis
- Trajectory Planning
- Programming
- Control Algorithms
- Robotics Vision and Sensing
- Design Project and System Integration

### Robotics and Automation

- Introduction
- Geometric Structure of Robots
- Kinematics of Robotics
- Robotics Programming Language
- Robotic Task Planning
- System Integration and Implementation
- Experiments

### Nonlinear Control/3 credits

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

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

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

### Computer-Aided Mechanical Design

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

### MEMS Technology and Integration

- Introduction to MEMS/MST
- Basic semiconductor/IC process
- Bulk micromachining
- Surface micromachining
- LIGA/LIGA-like technology
- CMOS micromachining
- Micro mechanical machining
- Integration of MEMS technology
- Case study

### The Technologies of Semiconductor Fabrication Processing and Equipment

- Introduction
- Thermal Oxidation and Diffusion Processing and Equipment
- Deposition Processing and Equipment
- Lithography Processing and Equipment
- Etch Processing and Equipment
- Iron Implantation Processing and Equipment
- Rapid Thermal Processing and Equipment
- Wafer Planarization Processing and Equipment
- Process Integration
- Plasma Techniques
- Mass Flow Controller and Gas Panel
- Vacuum Technology
- Tool Automation
- Future Development and Prospectives

### Compliant Mechanism

- Introduction
- Review of rigid-body mechanism
- Deflections and failure
- Pseudo-rigid-body model
- Global coordinate model
- Compliant mechanism synthesis
- Special topics and contact-aided compliant mechanisms

### Advanced Theory of Elasticity

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