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EM
Engineering Mechanics


EM 506   ADVANCED DYNAMICS

EM 510   ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS I

EM 512   ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS II

EM 518   THEORY OF PLATES & SHELLS

EM 525   CONTINUUM MECHANICS

EM 526   ADVANCED CONTINUUM MECHANICS

EM 560   FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING

EM 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EM 592   INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS

ENGR 610   RESEARCH AND METHODS IN ENGINEERING

ENGR 685   MENTORED TEACHING FOR PHD CANDIDATES

ENGR 694   SEMINAR



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

EM 506 ADVANCED DYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335.
-- Kinematics of particles, rigid bodies, and mechanisms. Lagrange's equations, constraints, applications, and numerical solutions.

EM 510 ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS I
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 525 or EGEN 415.
-- Fundamentals of linear elasticity, linear viscoelasticity and plasticity. Correspondence principles for elastic and viscoelastic materials and analogy between elastic and inelastic materials will be presented. Constitutive theories of linear elasticity, linear viscoelasticity, and plasticity. Application to static structural theories for beams, torsion, plane stress, and plane strain will be covered for elastic and inelastic behavior.

EM 512 ELASTIC AND INELASTIC ANALYSIS II
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 510.
-- Topics in two and three dimensional linear and nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity, and plasticity, including large deformation theory, computer applications.

EM 518 THEORY OF PLATES & SHELLS
S alternate years, to be offered even years 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415.
-- Theory of small plate deformations, membrane shell theory, shell bending.

EM 525 CONTINUUM MECHANICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415.
-- Solid and fluid mechanics, laws of vector and tensor transformations, vector and tensor calculus using cartesian tensors, theory of deformation, principles of thermodynamics, constitutive equations for elastic solids and viscous fluids.

EM 526 ADVANCED CONTINUUM MECHANICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 525.
-- Laws of vector and tensor transformations using non-orthogonal tensors. Large deformation theory, constitutive equations for nonlinear solids and fluids.

EM 560 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415 or EGEN 435.
-- General finite element analysis. Application to the classical equations of fluid, solid, and thermal mechanics.

EM 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EM 592 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Department Head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ENGR 610 RESEARCH AND METHODS IN ENGINEERING
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.
-- Exploration of experimental design, statistical methods, models, and teaching issues. Methods of modern information access will also be covered.

ENGR 685 MENTORED TEACHING FOR PHD CANDIDATES
F 1 cr. IND 1
PREREQUISITE: PhD student standing in the College of Engineering and EGEN 610.
-- Students desiring a mentored teaching experience at the college level will have primary responsibility for a portion of a course and will be mentored and assisted by the instructor of the course. Students will develop assignments, deliver lectures, meet students in the practicum course, and receive intensive mentoring from the faculty.

ENGR 694 SEMINAR
S 1-2 cr. SEM Required, 2 cr. total
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor.
-- Seminar experience. For students enrolled before 8/07, initial enrollment immediately follows completion of ENGR 610. First time students will present and defend their thesis topics (1 credit). The second enrollment will be taken the semester prior to the student's comprehensive exam where they will prepare and defend a formal research proposal (1 credit). For students enrolling after 8/07, ENGR 600 will be taken once as a two credit class the semester prior to scheduling the comprehensive exam; the course is designed to help the student prepare their proposal

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