Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2018

     

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MECH 599 001 (CRN: 24400)

TRIBOLOGY

Long Title: CURRENT TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Instructor: Higgs, C. Fred
Meeting: 6:00PM - 7:15PM TR (8-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018) 
Part of Term: 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
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 5
Enrollment data as of: 3-MAR-2024 6:15AM
 
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 2018: Section 001- "Tribology is the interdisciplinary study of interacting surfaces from the nanoscale to the macro-scale. These surfaces undergo friction and wear and sometimes, have fluids between them for lubrication. This course will occur mainly in two parts: (i) Contact Mechanics, (ii) Hydrodynamic (fluid) lubrication. Fundamental topics include friction, wear, heat transfer within interfaces, thin-film lubrication and computational Tribology". Section 002- 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. Repeatable for Credit.