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Interim 2007


W80 Advanced Chemical Engineering. This course addresses essential advanced topics for design. Topics build on the foundational concepts from several earlier chemical engineering courses. The course includes advanced topics from separations, heat transfer, and nonelementary kinetics. An introduction to mathematical modeling for advanced transport is considered. In addition, fundamental concepts of environmental, health, and safety issues, as well as corrosion and materials of construction, for design are presented. Evaluation is based on daily homework, class presentations, and a final exam. Prerequisites: Engineering 330, 331, 335, and senior standing. J. VanAntwerp, W. Wentzheimer. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

W81 Finite Element Analysis. The finite-element method is a design and analysis tool widely used in many areas of engineering. In this course students consider the historical development, the fundamental principles, and the various applications of this method in the areas of structural mechanics and heat transfer. Exercises are assigned to orient the student to available general-purpose software. There is an in-depth focus on several design projects. Evaluation is based on the exercises, design-project reports, and a final presentation. Prerequisite: Engineering 305 and senior standing in engineering o r permission of the instructor. R. DeJong, R. Tubergen. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

W82 Digital System Design Using VHDL. This course explores advanced digital system design techniques. Hardware designs are examined through the use of VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language). The course examines the VHDL design methodology and compares the behavioral, dataflow, and structural architecture description styles. Syntax constructs for describing sequential and concurrent modules are studied in detail. Verification techniques are covered along with project definition. Students design a variety of circuits and modules using sophisticated CAD tools, implement microprocessor subsystems and microprocessor interface circuits in the lab, and demonstrate their understanding of VHDL design principles. Prerequisites: Engineering 325 or permission of the instructor. Evaluation is based on homework assignments, class participation, quizzes, and design projects. R. Brouwer. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

W83 Masonry Design . In this course the student will become familiar with basic masonry materials, including clay brick, concrete block, mortar, grout and reinforcing accessories. The student will be able to analyze and design unreinforced masonry structures using engineering methods. The student will understand the behavior of reinforced masonry structures and be able to design for flexure, shear, axial forces, combined flexure and axial forces, and in-plane shear forces. Problem sets and a final design-project report are required. Prerequisite: Engr326 or permission from instructor. L. De Rooy. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

IDIS W12 South African Miracle . M. Heun, T. Kuperus.

IDIS W13 Dutch Landscape: Society, Technology and Environment. H. Aay, R. Hoeksema.

IDIS W20 Business and Engineering for the International Market. N. Nielsen, A. Sykes, E. Prince Broekhuizen



Interim 2007 Subjects

Interdisciplinary (IDIS)
Communcation Arts & Sciences
Computer Science
Germanic & Asian Languages
International Development
Political Science
Science Education
Sociology & Social Work