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Interim 2008

Engineering

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. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Engineering major. Prerequisites: Engineering 330, 331, 335, and senior standing. J. Jewett VanAntwerp, J. VanAntwerp. 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. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Engineering major. Prerequisite: Engineering 305 and senior standing in engineering or permission of the instructor. R. DeJong, R. Tubergen. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

W82 VHDL-Based System Design. This course explores advanced digital system design techniques. Hardware designs are developed through the use of This course explores advanced digital system design techniques. Hardware designs are developed 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. Evaluation is based on homework assignments, class participation, quizzes, and design projects. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Engineering major. Prerequisites: Engineering 325 or permission of the instructor. R. Brouwer. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

W83 Stormwater Management. Civil Engineers today are frequently faced with the problem of managing the impact of stormwater within the urban environment. Management involves addressing issues of both stormwater quantity as well as quality. There are three specific goals for this course. The first goal is to introduce the basic principles and computational methods associated with stormwater flows, collection, storage, and treatment. The second goal is to understand basic stormwater management approaches used in practice today. The third goal is to learn how to use numerical modeling software to solve stormwater management design problems. Guest speakers and case study reviews are also used to emphasize basic principles and management techniques. Course evaluation is based on problem assignments and a design project. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Engineering major. Prerequisite: Engineering 321 or permission of instructor. R. Hoeksema. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

W84 Introduction to Power/Energy Systems Management. This course will introduce a broad range of theory and methods related to AC power system analysis and design. It will help students develop familiarity with power system engineering components, equipment and analytical tools. Students will understand and study the largest machine ever built-the integrated power grid- as well as the use of transmission grids as a means of transport/delivery of energy. They will understand voltage regulation, real and reactive power, three phase power, power quality, efficiency, practical stability limits and become familiar with management and environmental issues associated with transmission grids / power systems. They will also learn to use tools for the analysis of power systems (PowerWorld, EasyPower, PSCAD/EMTP) and investigate the flow of power on a power grid. This course may fulfill an elective requirement in the Engineering major. P. Ribeiro. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

IDIS W16 Transforming Cambodia. L. De Rooy, D. Dornbos.

IDIS W20 Business & Engineering. N. Nielsen, W. Wentzheimer.