Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME, BUET

The following courses are offered by the Department for both Masters and Ph. D. programs. Each term only some of the courses (typically 6-9) are offered. Course No. ME 6000 Course Title Thesis(M. Sc. Engg.) Project (M. Engg.) Thesis (Ph. D.) Seminar Engineering Problem Tribology Classical Thermodynamics Statistical Thermodynamics Solar Energy Energy Engineering Survey of Fluid Mechanics Mechanics of Inviscid Incompressible Fluid Mechanics of Viscous Fluid Mechanics of Inviscid Compressible Flow Turbulence Wind Power Wind Turbines Advanced Aerodynamics Advanced Heat Transfer Advanced Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer Advanced Convection Heat Transfer Design of Heat Transfer Equipment Heat Transfer Seminar Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer Inverse Heat Transfer Problems Heat Transfer Enhancement Alternative Fuels for Engines Thermal Environmental Engineering Combustion Engineering Advanced Dynamics Mechanical Vibrations Applied Elasticity Theory of Plates and Shells Elastic Stability of Structures Experimental Stress Analysis Finite Element Methods Advanced Numerical Analysis Computer and Programming Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineering Acoustics and Noise Control Variational Methods in Structural Mechanics Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials Theory of Plasticity Dislocation Theory Mechanics of Composite Materials Smart Materials Principles of Engineering Production I
Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME, BUET, 2012

Credit Hours 18 6 45 Non credit 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

ME 6001* ME 6003 ME 6005 ME 6101 ME 6103 ME 6111 ME 6113 ME 6121 ME 6123 ME 6125 ME 6127 ME 6129 ME 6131 ME 6133 ME 6135 ME 6141 ME 6143 ME 6145 ME 6147 ME 6149 ME 6151 ME 6153 ME 6155 ME 6157 ME 6161 ME 6163 ME 6171 ME 6173 ME 6175 ME 6177 ME 6179 ME 6181 ME 6183 ME 6185* ME 6187 ME 6189 ME 6191 ME 6193 ME 6201 ME 6203 ME 6205 ME 6207 ME 6209 ME 6211 ME 6221

residential. BUET. ME 6101 Classical Thermodynamics (3 credits) Fundamentals of classical thermodynamic. first and second laws. Energy efficiency. Energy consumption patterns: Life-cycle cost calculations. Nanotribology. data and estimation. equipartition theorem. Fluctuation. Introduction to hydrodynamics and boundary layer theory. Impacts of energy utilization on Environment. Solar energy.2 Syllabuses of the Courses ME 6001 Seminar (Non credit) Discussion by postgraduate students of their research project and other topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. Eulerian and lagrangian viewpoints. collection devices. Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Rheology of lubricants. Direct utilization of solar energy.characterization and statistical description of engineering surfaces. storage. Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME. 2012 . Maxwell's relations. Mechanics of contact . Reversible and irreversible processes. and transport sector and its future trend. Engineering surfaces . Friction and wear. Lubrication and lubricants. Energy use in industry. Energy conversion methods. Equation of state and generalized co-ordinates. Entropy transport properties. solar refrigeration and other special topics. solar radiationextraterrestrial and terrestrial. Boundary friction and extreme pressure lubrication. solar stills. ME-6005 Tribology (3 credits) Fundamentals of tribology. Solar water heaters. momentum and energy for control volume. Thermodynamic theory of radiation. Concept of properties. ME 6113 Energy Engineering (3 credits) Sources of energy. No formal lectures: Assigned reading and special problems arranged on an individual basis in consultation with the teacher.Hertz theory and GW model. Mean free path. Energy demand forecasting. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) theory. Regimes of lubrication. ME 6111 Solar Energy (3 credits) Energy demand and conventional sources. Maxwell-Boltzman distribution. Rolling element bearings. ME 6121 Survey of Fluid Mechanics (3 credits) Survey of principal concepts and methods of continum fluid mechanics. measurements. entropy and other characteristic functions. ME 6003 Engineering Problems (3 credits) Selected subjects related to mechanical engineering.ME 6223 ME 6225 ME 6227 ME 6229 ME 6235 ME 6301 ME 6401 Principles of Engineering Production II Industrial Engineering Analysis Industrial Management and Planning Linear Programming Econometric Methods Surface Engineering Advanced Mechatronics ME 6213 Fracture Mechanics 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 * Compulsory Course. Thermodynamics of noise. Thermal effects in sliding contact. ME 6103 Statistical Thermodynamics (3 credits) Kinetic theory of gases. Governing equations of motion of fluid in non-accelerating and accelerating co-ordinate system. Energy management and conservation. commercial. conservation equations for mass. Equilibrium and stability. Note: A student must pass at least two courses related to the area of his/her research work 3. Theory and application of hydrodynamic lubrication. Alternative sources.

ME 6147 Design of Heat Transfer Equipment (3 credits) Forced convection. combined heat transfer. differential similarity. Shock waves. characteristic method and perturbation technique. safety system. Estimation of Reynolds stresses for different boundary conditions. Lifting line theory. Taylor's one dimensional Energy spectrum. natural convection. wind site selection characteristics. Integral Scale of Turbulence. boundary layer and pipe flow solutions. Cascade and vortex. ME 6133 Wind Turbines (3 credits) Introduction. Forced and natural. natural convection. convection. Joukowaskis transformation. induced velocity. Application to the design of heat transfer devices. ME 6129 Turbulence (3 credits) Introduction to Origin of Turbulence. Equations for Reynolds stresses. wakes and separated flows. Jets. Theories of Wind turbines. analytical and experimental results. blade tip effect and other effects on turbine performance. numerical and analogue methods. structural system. wind shear. external and internal flows. machine characteristics. Theories of propulsion. Analysis of subsonic. consideration and summarization of major recent works. Vortex motion of an ideal fluid. condensation and evaporation. turbulence. wind energy assessment. performance. General condition equations. analysis and design. Thermal radiation phenomena and heat exchange by radiation. Theory of power systems. ME 6125 Mechanics of Viscous Fluid (3 credits) Equations of motion for viscous fluid.ME 6123 Mechanics of Inviscid Incompressible Fluid (3 credits) Kinematics of a fluid medium. drag and lifting translators. steady and unsteady heat conductions. ME 6149 Heat Transfer Seminar (3 credits) Discussion of current topics in heat transfer. control system. ME 6127 Mechanics of Inviscid Compressible Flow (3 credits) Shock waves. 2012 . ME 6131 Wind Power (3 credits) General introduction. Correlations between Turbulence Qualities. convective mass transfer. Aerodynamic characteristics of aerofoils. site survey. Transport in rarefied gases. Aerodynamics. system design for generation of electricity and water pumping. Aerofoil theory. ME 6143 Advanced Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer (3 credits) Steady and unsteady state conduction. Boundary layer analysis for laminar and turbulent flow. Classification of Wind turbines. heat exchange theories. Vortex motion. Blade element. The three dimensional motion of a body in an ideal fluid. structural analysis. BUET. Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME. Aerodynamic design of wind turbines. Different types of heat exchangers. solutions by analytical. Thermal radiation processes and evaluation of heat exchange by different methods. ME 6135 Advanced Aerodynamics (3 credits) Introduction to incompressible inviscid flow. Axial momentum. Compressible flow in closed conduit. ME 6145 Advanced Convection Heat Transfer (3 credits) Convection fundamentals. transport equations. supersonic and hypersonic flow fields. Analytical and numerical analysis. The plane motion of a body in an ideal fluid. Homogeneous and Isotropic Turbulence. The simplest cases of motion of an ideal fluid. Centrifugal force effect. constant and variable speed design. Hot Wire techniques in the measurement of Turbulent Flows. ME 6141 Advanced Heat Transfer (3 credits) Modes of heat flow and basic laws of heat transfer. vibration and stress analysis. General Aerodynamics. the fundamental hydrodynamic equations for an ideal fluid. Condensation and evaporation. Theories of turbulence. Forced convection. storage device. Wind machine fundamentals.

Condensation of vapour within walls. Detonation of liquid-gaseous mixtures. Stress concentrations. condensation promoters. Miscellaneous refrigeration processes. ME 6157 Alternative Fuels For Engines (3:00 Credits) Alternative fuels: Sources. Air conditioning applications. Enhancement by additives for gases and liquids. Its application. Venant's principle. Biogas: Production and Dispensing systems. Suspension burning. hydrodynamic instability. mathematical and emperical methods. Assumptions to reduce three dimensional to two dimensional stress system. Application in two-phase systems.modes. Properties. Fluidized bed combustion. ME 6163 Combustion Engineering (3 credits) Fuels. subcooled and saturated. Stress functions. Direct injection engine combustion. Heating and cooling of moist air by extended surfaces. Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME. Air conveying and distribution systems. Bi-fuel and Dual fuel engines. Storage and Dispensing systems. Flames. Composite bodies. Superposition. ME 6155 Heat Transfer Enhancement (3:00 Credits) Concept of enhanced heat transfer surfaces. Gas-fired furnace combustion. CNG conversion systems for automobiles. Oil-fired furnace combustion. enhanced boiling heat transfer. Solutions of boundary IHCPs by direct numerical methods and by Laplace transform techniques. Effects of couple modes. Principle of stationary potential energy. BUET. Enhancement rate in laminar and turbulent flows. Extended plate and Fin surfaces. Different types of damping. Safety standards. Insert devices. condensation. Concentrated and line loads.Pool and forced convection. estimation methods. Internally finned tubes and annuli. ME 6171 Advanced Dynamics (3 credits) Lagrange's equations. Fixed-bed combustion. Swirling and flow structures in enhanced surfaces. Spray formation and droplet behavior. Performance evaluation criteria. ME 6153 Inverse Heat Transfer Problems (3 credits) Statements and use of inverse problems in studying heat transfer processes. Analytical forms of boundary inverse heat conduction problems. Cryogenics. Solid fuel combustion mechanism. Heat transmission in buildings and solar radiation effects upon structures. 2012 . filmwise condensation on horizontal and inclined tubes and surfaces. Coupled two mass systems. Energy methods for solution. Vibration isolation. Small oscillation. Integral roughness. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics. Enhancement in magnetic and electric fields. Absorption refrigeration system and cycle analysis. Natural gas: Physical forms. Boiling and condensation. Normal modes of continuous systems. St. Vegetable oils and Hydrogen as fuel for internal combustion engines. Detonation of gaseous mixtures. Analysis of statements and solution methods for IHTPs. Applications. Multidegree of freedom systems. Refrigeration applications with special reference to food preservation. Direct contact transfer processes between moist air and water including evaporative cooling. Dynamics of rigid bodies in three dimensions. Externally finned tubes. Gas turbine spray combustion. ME 6173 Mechanical Vibrations (3 credits) Single degree of freedom system. Polar plots. ME 6175 Applied Elasticity (3 credits) Three dimensional stress system: Governing equations. gas phase heat and mass transfer. Bio-diesel. Digester design parameters: effect on production rate and fuel quality. ME 6161 Thermal Environmental Engineering (3 credits) Refrigerants: Mechanical vapour compression refrigeration systems and details of their components. Safety standards. Shock loading. Supply. Potential of Alcohols. fundamentals of two phase flow. Gyroscopic motion. Forced vibrations. Fouling on enhanced surfaces. Energy methods.ME 6151 Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer (3 credits) Introduction. Boiling . Psychrometry. burnout. The reciprocal theorem of Maxwell and Beth. Dedicated and retrofitted engines. Engine performance. Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply and Dispensing systems. Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics of Combustion. Enhanced heat transfer correlations and estimation. Premixed charge engine combustion.

library system. matrix operations. and optical strain measuring devices. Executive. Least-squares method. stationary total potential energy method. ME 6191: Engineering Acoustics and Noise Control (3 Credits) Origin of sound. potential energy. BUET. Analysis of experimental results. Software of a computer. Stress freezing Oblique incidence and scattered light methods. Isoclinic and isochromatic fringes. plates and shells. Reflection and transmission of plane waves. Wave equation and its solution in solids. compatibility and equilibrium conditions. Solution of algebraic and transcendental equations. The development of finite element program. Noise control at the receiver. microphones. Compensation techniques. Photoelastic coating techniques. Approximate methods. Sound generation and propagation mechanisms. sound intensity probes. Bending theory of shells applied to shells of revolutions and cylindrical shells. Partial differential equations. Solution algorithm. Three dimensional and axisymmetric elements. Finite-difference technique of solving ordinary differential equations. Sound control materials: absorber. impedance. flexure elements. Modes of storage in computers.Human response to noise: Hearing mechanism. ME 6183 Finite Element Methods (3 credits) A review of variational methods and energy theorems. Noise regulations. paging. Principles of solid continuum mechanics: state of stress and strain. Principles of photoelasticity. Ordinary differential equations: Initial value problems of linear and nonlinear system of equations. Noise control along path. ME 6181 Experimental Stress Analysis (3 credits) Resistance strain gauges and associated circuits. Eigenvalue and eigen-vectors. finite difference method of solving of both the linear and non-linear partial differential equations. Flow induced noise and vibration in pipes: Noise generation. Plates and shells. Strain gauge rosettes. Large deflection theory of plates. Batch processing. strain energy. complementary work and complementary energy. monitoring and editing of a program. frequency analyzers. directivity. Multisegement method of solving unstable system of equations. sound dose meters. Euler-Lagrange equations. 2012 . ME 6187 Computer and Programming (3 credits) Schematic diagram and components of a computer. Discretisation. Computer languages. ME 6185 Advanced Numerical Analysis (3 credits) Computer programming. Numerical Analysis: Evaluations of determinants. macros. Buckling of column frames. Noise measurement: Equipment and procedure. Principles of variational calculus. Systemic approach to noise control: Noise control at source. work and energy. Residual stress. Membrane theory of shells. Introduction to calculus of variation. Noise control techniques. Delta operator. computer memory. ME 6179 Elastic Stability of Structures (3 credits) General stability theory: Discrete and continuous systems. transmission and radiation. Stress probing. Other electrical. Brittle lacquer technique.ME 6177 Theory of Plates and Shells (3 credits) Classical theory of plates. Recording of dynamic strain measurements. formulation of problems for stress analysis. Turbulent flows calculation. mechanical. Direct methods of variational calculus: Castigliano's theorem. The design of elements for plane stress and plane strain. Components of a digital computer and their functions. Energy methods: relation between wave theory and energy-based methods. Sound field characterization. constitutive relations for materials. The displacement method. principle of virtual complementary work. Semiconductor strain gauges. Peripheral units of a computer. Access time for different data storage system. Silencers: Principles and design of silencers. barrier and damper. time shearing. sound level meters. principle of virtual work. power. concept of functional and its variation. Rayleigh-Ritz Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME. ME 6193: Variational Methods in Structural Mechanics (3 Credits) General concept and principles of statics: system configuration and coordinates. ME 6189 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 credits) Equations of motion. Sound propagation in ducts. Hearing loss and protection. Handling of irregular geometry. Vibrating elements. OSHA standards. Wave equation and its solution in gases and liquids. pneumatic. Parabolic and parabolic-elliptic flows. intensity. Computer programming in FORTRAN.

dislocation. fatigue fracture. alloy hardening. Flexural stiffness of symmetric sandwich laminates. stress-strain relations. magnetorheological fluid and electrorheological fluid. mechanics of chip formation work. Crater and wear land. structures. ME 6207 Dislocation Theory (3 credits) Concept of dislocations. ME 6209 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 credits) Composite materials and their characteristics. elastic interaction. recombination energy. slip-line solution. multiplication. necking. Planning. Build-up edge formation. Off-axis stiffness of unidirectional composites. ME 6211 Smart Materials (3 credits) Review of mechanical behaviour of conventional engineering materials. strain hardening characteristics. Behaviour and applications of smart materials. Functionally graded materials (FGM). ME 6227 Industrial Management and Planning (3 credits) The significance of Industrial Production and Management. Machine tool vibration. Case study of different industries. ME 6225 Industrial Engineering Analysis (3 credits) Analysis and development of analytical techniques for the solution of problems in Industrial Engineering viz. mechanical behaviour of polycrystals: Strain hardening. Effective stress and strain. ductile fracture. Hysteresis under loading-unloading cycles. Plastic behaviour. Application of variational methods to finite element formulation for stress analysis of structural components. deformation equations. stress fields and energy. separation of partial dislocation. Shape memory effect and superelasticity. Development Problems: The strategy of industrial development. inventories and other fields. Precipitation hardening. creep and creep rupture. plasticity conditions. economic lot size. ME 6203 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (3 credits) Atomic forces. Capital intensity vs. labour intensity in industries. Yield conditions. motion of dislocation. application of statistical methods to uncertainty problems.method. atomic bonding. Strength of composite materials and their modes of failure. solution hardening. ME 6205 Theory of Plasticity (3 credits) Phenomenological nature. Queueing theory and their applications to maintenance. The making of feasibility studies. brittle fracture. Surface finish. Tool wear. Collocation method. criteria and restrictions for selecting economic conditions. partial dislocation. The economic environment. Application of variational methods to beam problems. nature and types of dislocations. Linear programming. yield criteria of metals. 2012 . buckling. Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME. Transformation of stress and strain. Stiffness of unidirectional composites. strain analysis. mechanical behaviour of single crystal. ME 6201 Mechanical behaviour of Engineering Materials (3 credits) Deformation. kinetics of dislocation. Galerkin's method. Application of operations research. extrusions. plastic behaviour. elastic behaviour. tool wear geometry. stacking fault. problems of management in under developed countries. In-plane stiffness of symmetric laminates. Capital financing and budgeting. Investment decision making. nucleation and propagation. super dislocations. multiple tool cost analysis. ME 6221 Principles of Engineering Production 1(3 credits) Metallurgical fundamentals of materials and their properties. mathematical derivation of crater and wear land growth. stress analysis. Machining economics: Variables. Introduction to smart materials and theory of their functional characteristics: Shape memory alloy. Three dimensional machining operations. line tension. drawing. Micromechanics. piezoelectric materials. Plastic potential. Plastic wave propagation. Behaviour of general laminates. Shape of yield surface. diffusion. cracks. Tool life and machinability. BUET. Unconventional machining operations. Residual stresses. ME 6223 Principles of Engineering Production II (3 credits) Theory of metal forming operationals. torsion problems and plate problems. some methods bf solving forming problems.

estimation methods.ME 6229 Linear Programming (3 credits) Linear Algebra related to linear programming. An introduction to MPSX programs. least-square estimators. industrial automation and robotics. ME 6301 Surface Engineering (3 credits) Mechanical properties of surface and its relevance to tribology. small scale yielding. Coating materials. Miscellaneous single equation problems: Heteroscadisticity. R-curves. ME 6235 Econometric Methods (3 credits) Linear normal regression model. ME 6401 Advanced Mechatronics (3 Credits) Mechatronics systems overview. Characterization of mechanical properties of coating. three stage least square. two stage least square. lagged variable. Micromechanisms of failure. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) and Miscellaneous Techniques. stress intensity factor. Duality. Primal and dual algorithms. General linear model. extensions of two variable linear model. Simultaneous equation problems: System. dummy variables. data processing and communications. correlation co-efficient. Transportation. stability of crack propagation. Post mortem failure analysis. full information maximum likelihood. transfer functions and closed loop controllers. Surface characteristics of engineering material. Sensors. Linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM): modes of fracture failure. BUET. Surface coating techniques: Thermal spraying. Revised simplex. Surface interaction with environment and its degradation. stress concentration and singularities. limited information single equation. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Microprocessors and programmable logic controllers. J-integral. Fatigue crack growth. 2012 . experimental methods for fracture toughness (KIC) determination. Monte Carlo studies. transducers and actuators. Machine vision. Postgraduate Courses Offered by Department of ME. Elasto-plastic fracture mechanics: crack tip plasticity. Dual simplex and post optimality analysis. Two variable model. Network flows. ME 6213 Fracture Mechanics (3 Credits) Introduction and overview. Signals. An overview of simplex algorithm-Theoretical fundamentals. significance test and confidence interval. Errors in variables. Review of conventional methods to improve the quality of surfaces. interfacing. System responses. Analysis of variance. Decomposition principle. Case studies. least square estimators. Auto-correlation.

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