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Interim 2009


ENGR W80 Advanced Chemical Engineering. This course addresses essential advanced topics for design. Topics build on the foundational concepts from several earlier engineering courses. The course includes advanced topics from separations, heat transfer, and non-elementary 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, two class presentations, and a final exam. This course fulfills a required elective for senior chemical engineering students. Prerequisites: Engineering 330, 331,  335, and senior standing. J. & J. Van Antwerp.  8:30 to noon.

ENGR 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 noon.

ENGR W82 Appropriate Environmental Engineering. This course first develops an understanding of current environmental challenges and the underlying science, technology, social and political knowledge needed to frame these issues for the future. The core knowledge that is first developed encompasses global ecology. At this point in the course, the students have an option to work with one professor to develop environmental assessment skills or with another professor on identifying and evaluating avenues to a more sustainable future. Students can join this course from many disciplines or concentrations. Students will, individually or in small teams, develop and present a design project at the end of the course that challenges their fellow students to better understand the costs and benefits of sustainability-oriented designs. Evaluation is based on homework, a report, a presentation and class participation.  This course may fulfill a Senior Topics Interim for senior engineering majors. Prerequisite: senior standing and ENGR 306 or permission of the instructor.  J. Johnson. 8:30 to noon.

ENGR W83 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 and elective requirement in the Engineering major. P. Ribeiro. 2:00 to 5:00.

CANCELED ENGR W83 Programmable Logic Controllers. This course provides the student with an overview of the selection, programming, operation, andcapabilities/limitations of programmable logic controllers. Application examples presented will define design requirements for input/output cards, memory requirements, scan time, update time, documentation, data highway/host computer interface, etc. Evaluation is based on participation, homework, labs, test and a final project. This course may fulfill a senior topics elective for engineering majors. Prerequisite: ENGR 204 or permission of the instructor. K. Hekman. 2:00 to 5:00.

IDIS W20 Business, Engineering, in the Context of European Culture. L. De Rooy, N. Nielsen, E. Prince-Broekhuizen.

IDIS W41 Dutch Landscapes. H. Aay, R. Hoeksema.

IDIS W60 Business and Engineering in China. A. Si, L. VanDrunen.