Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2017


MECH 599 002 (CRN: 24400)


Department: Mechanical Engineering
Instructor: Higgs, C. Fred
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR TBA TBA (9-JAN-2017 - 21-APR-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 2
Enrollment data as of: 3-DEC-2023 4:57AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: Designed for senior and graduate level students. Lectures in areas of current interest in mechanical engineering. Topics may vary from term to term. Spring 2017: Section 001- This course will cover recent topics in neuroengineering, with a focus on human-machine interface systems for individuals with neurological impairment, bioinspired and wearable sensing and robotic systems for diagnostic, assistive, and therapeutic applications, and neurorehabilitation. Intended for graduate students with a background and interest in neuroengineering, robotics, control systems, signal processing, and biomechanics. This course will include a significant technical communications component (oral and written) covering the research pipeline process, and will require experimental work via project. Section 002- Covers the science of surfaces interacting via dry, lubricated, and mixed (i.e., dry + lubricated) contact. Fundamental aspects include the Reynolds Equation, thermal-tribology, friction, and wear. Applied topics include bearings, surface analysis, nanomanufacturing, and biotribology. The course will conclude with a team project which will require computer programming. Repeatable for Credit.