Below are the classes I have taught so far.
ME 11 abc. Thermal Science.
9 units (3-0-6); first, second, third terms. An introduction to
classical thermodynamics and transport with engineering applications.
First and second laws; closed and open systems; properties of a pure
substance; availability and irreversibility; generalized thermodynamic
relations; gas and vapor power cycles; propulsion; mixtures;
combustion and thermochemistry; chemical equilibrium; momentum and
heat transfer including boundary layers with applications to internal
and external flows.
ME 50 ab. Experiments and Modeling in Mechanical Engineering.
9 units (3-0-6); second, third term. Two-quarter course sequence
covers the general theory and methods of computational fluid dynamics
(CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) with experimental laboratory
methods applied to complementary engineering problems in solid,
structural, and fluid mechanics. Computational procedures are
discussed and applied to the analysis of steady-state, transient, and
dynamic problems using a commercial software. CFD and FEA topics
covered include meshing, types of elements, steady and unsteady
solvers, inviscid and viscous flow, internal and external flow, drag
and lift, static and dynamic mechanical loading, elastic and plastic
behavior, and vibrational (modal) analysis. Technical writing skills are
emphasized through the generation of detailed full-length lab reports
using a scientific journal format.
ME 75 abc. Multidisciplinary Systems Engineering.
first, second, third terms. This course presents the fundamentals of
modern multidisciplinary systems engineering in the context of a
substantial design project. Students from a variety of disciplines
will conceive, design, implement, and operate a system involving
electrical, information, and mechanical engineering components.
Specific tools will be provided for setting project goals and
objectives, managing interfaces between component subsystems, working
in design teams, and tracking progress against tasks. Students will be
expected to apply knowledge from other courses at Caltech in designing
and implementing specific subsystems.
ME 119 ab. Heat and Mass Transfer. 9 units (3-0-6); second, third terms. Transport properties, conservation equations, conduction heat transfer, convective heat and mass transport in laminar and turbulent flows, phase change processes, thermal radiation.
ME 120 ab. Combustion Fundamentals. 9 units (3-0-6); second, third terms. Prerequisites: ME 119 or equivalent. The course will cover thermodynamics of pure substances and mixtures, equations of state, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, combustion chemistry, transport phenomena, and the governing equations for multicomponent gas mixtures. Topics will be chosen from homogeneous ignition, non-premixed and premixed flames, pollutant formation, numerical simulations of reacting flows.