1120. Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
This introductory course in mechanics of solids is based on the multimedia ebook developed in University of Oklahoma. The material include case studies, examples and simulations with visually appealing graphics for illustration purposes. The case studies are useful for relating theory to real world engineering applications. Topics covered include stress and strain, torsion, shear and moment in beams, beam stresses, beam deflections, advanced beams, stress analysis, strain analysis and columns. (Video lectures are not available for this course but it includes very good course content)
(Prof. Kurt Gramoll, University of Oklahoma)
1130. Mechanics & Materials I
This course provides an introduction to the mechanics of solids with applications to science and engineering. We emphasize the three essential features of all mechanics analyses, namely: (a) the geometry of the motion and/or deformation of the structure, and conditions of geometric fit, (b) the forces on and within structures and assemblages; and (c) the physical aspects of the structural system (including material properties) which quantify relations between the forces and motions/deformation.
(Prof. Carol Livermore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
1250. Fluid Mechanics
This is an introductory course in fluid mechanics based on the excellent multimedia ebook developed in University of Oklahoma. The material include case studies, examples and simulations with visually appealing graphics for illustration purposes. Topics covered include fluid statics and kinematics, fundamental laws, Navier-Stokes and Euler's equations, modeling and similitude, inviscid flow, viscous flow, drag, lift, boundary layer and open-channel flow. (Video lectures are not available for this course but the excellent content available more than make up for it)
(Chean Chin Ngo, Prof. Kurt Gramoll, University of Oklahoma)
1310. Introductory Thermodynamics
This is an introductory course in thermodynamics based on the excellent multimedia ebook developed in University of Oklahoma. The material include case studies, examples and simulations with visually appealing graphics for illustration purposes. Topics covered include pure substances, first law of thermodynamics, energy analysis, gas power cycle, brayton cycle and rankine cycle. (Video lectures are not available for this course but it includes very effective course material)
(Meirong Huang, Prof. Kurt Gramoll, University of Oklahoma)
2110. Physical Oceanography
This course is an introduction to physical oceanography which provides an understanding of the environment within which marine engineering structures operate. It covers only the physical processes in the ocean and do not cover the biological, chemical and geological aspects of the ocean. Topics include physical properties of sea water, thermodynamic and dynamic processes, numerical models of these processes and instruments for measuring the physical variables. It also includes study of ocean currents, tides, waves, and convection in the deep ocean and along coasts. Other topics are heat storage and transport in the oceans; ocean surface waves, waves in shallow water, inertial oscillations, tides, and tsunamis. This course is based on the textbook Introduction to Physical Oceanography by Dr. Bob Stewart who is Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M University. (No video lectures are available but the textbook is available online and can also be downloaded)
(Prof. Robert H. Stewart, Texas A&M University)
4010. Numerical Fluid Mechanics
This course provides an introduction to numerical methods. These include number representation and errors, interpolation, differentiation, integration, systems of linear equations, and Fourier interpolation and transforms. Students will study partial and ordinary differential equations as well as elliptic and parabolic differential equations, and solutions by numerical integration, finite difference methods, finite element methods, boundary element methods, and panel methods.
(Prof. Henrik Schmidt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
4610. Offshore Wind Farm Design
This is a very interesting course on offshore wind farms. It covers the design of offshore wind farms in general and the foundation design in particular. It is based on actual cases of real offshore wind farms that have been built recently or will be built in the near future. The course gives a general overview of the different components, equipment and parties involved in the design of offshore wind farms. It focusses on general wind farm layout, grid connection, installation methodology and covers in depth the design of the offshore wind turbine for the specific offshore location. An excellent set of lecture material is included.
(Dr.ir. J. van der Tempel, Delft University of Technology)