DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Mechanical Vibration/3 credits
Prereq: Applied Mechanics (2)
1. Free vibration of SDOF systems 2. Forced vibration of SDOF systems 3.
Multi-degrevibrations of freedom systems 4. Vibration of continuous systems 5.
Introduction to modal analysis (Prof. Chen, Lien Wen)
Advanced Materials Mechanics/3 credits
Prereq: Materials Mechanics (2)
1. Stress and strain 2. Torsion problems 3. Basic analysis of plates & shell 4.
Inelastic deformation 5. Fatigue and fracture (Prof. Chen, Lien Wen)
Basic Computer Concept
1. Introduction to computer concepts 2. Computer peripheral devices 3. Number
systems 4. Data representation 5. Programming language and program design 6.
MS Dos system and chinese systems 7. Introduction to software packages 8. File
and data processing 9. Data communication and networks 10. The application and
development of computer future 11. Fortran programming language 12. Word
processing package: PE3 and Comet (Prof. Huang, Chintien; Wang, J. J.; Hsu, Lai
Computer Graphics/3 credits
Prereq: Basic Computer Concept
1. Introduction to computer graphics 2. Two-dimensional transformations 3.
Three-dimensional transformations 4. Plane curves 5. Space curves 6. Surface
description and generation (Prof: Hsu, Lai Hsing)
Automatic Control/3 credits
Prereq: Engineering Mathematics (2)
1. Introduction to control systems 2. Mathematical models of systems 3.
Feedback control systems 4. Performance of feedback control systems 5. Stability
of linear feedback control systems 6. The root-locus method 7. Frequency response
method 8. Stability in the frequency domain 9. PID control and compensator 10.
Digital control systems 11. Several control experiments will be provided for
hands-on experience (Prof. Ju, Ming Shaung; Shih, Ming Chang; Tsay, Tsing Iuan)
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering/3 credits
Prereq: Fluid Mechanics
(1) Hydraulic Engineering: 1. Introduction 2. Basic principles of fluid power 3.
Hydraulic pump, motors and cylinders 4. Hydraulic control valves (Direction,
pressure and flow control) 5. Hydrostatic transmission 6. Hydraulic
accessories 7. Basic hydraulic control circuits 8. Application of hydraulic
(2) Pneumatic Engineering: 1. Introduction 2. Compressed air supply units 3.
Pneumatic control valves 4. Basic pneumatic control circuits 5. Design of
pneumatic circuits 6. Application of pneumatic control circuits (Prof. Shih,
Heat Power Testing (junior)
1. The bomb calorimeter 2. Heating value of gaseous fuels 3. Proximate analysis
of coal 4. Liquid fuel analysis 5. Gas turbine test 6. Solar cell tests 7. Rotary engine
1. Tension with stress-strain measurement 2. Mechanical properties in tension 3.
Impact testing, hardness testing, compression testing, fatigue testing 4. Observation
of microscopic structure of steel
Servo Systems/3 credits
Prereq: Automatic Control
This is a continuation of the course in Automatic Control. It presents the basic
concepts of analysis and design in a servo mechanism system where system
components and different control configurations are studied in some detail. The
main contents of the course are the basic concepts of a servo system, components'
characteristics, practical analysis skills, design methods and performance analysis.
(Prof. Tsai, Ming Chi)
Industrial Electronics/3 credits
This course is intended to introduce practical industrial control systems. The
devices and systems that are presented have been chosen to represent a broad range
of industrial applications. The overall aim is to show how individual devices and
circuits interrelate to form useful systems. (Prof. Wang, J. J.)
Power Plant Design
Practice in boiler design and drawing. The study of fuel and ash handling
equipment; pulverizer, condenser, heater, deaerator, evaporator, water technology,
Thermodynamics (1) 2 credits
Prereq: Calculus (2), General Physics (1)
1. Properties of a pure substance 2. Work and heat 3. The first law of
thermodynamics 4. The second law of thermodynamics 5. Entropy 6. Irreversibility
and availability (Prof. Lin, Ta Hui)
Thermodynamics (2)/2 credits
Prereq: Thermodynamics (1)
1. Power and refrigeration cycles 2. Thermodynamic relations 3. Mixtures and
solutions 4. Chemical reactions 5. Flow through Nozzles and Blade passages (Prof.
Lin, Ta Hui)
Materials Mechanics (1)/3 credits
Prereq: Calculus (2), Applied Mechanics (1)
1. Introduction to stress, strain, and their relationships 2. Axial loading:
applications and pressure vessels 3. Torsion 4. Flexural loading: stresses 5. Flexural
loading: deflection 6. Combined stresses and failure criteria 7. Columns (Prof.
Chen, Tei Chen; Hwang, Sheng Jyei; Chue, Ching Hwei)
Materials Mechanics (2)/3 credits
Prereq: Materials Mechanics (1)
1. Theories of stress and strain 2. Advanced topics in torsion problems 3.
4. Energy methods 5. Curved beams (Prof. Chue, Ching Hwei)
Engineering Graphics (1)-(2)/2 credits
1. Drawing instruments 2. Projection of points, lines and planes 3. Auxiliary
views of points, lines and planes 4. Intersections and developments 5. Multiview
draws 6. Auxiliary views, isometric projection 7. Sections (Prof. Yang, Yue Tzu;
Lin, Psang Dain; Wu, Jiun Huang)
Engineering Design/3 credits
Prereq: Machine Design (2)
1. Introduction to engineering design 2. Engineering design processes 3. Creative
design 4. Engineering models 5. Engineering communications 6. Design
considerations 7. Design protection 8. Design automation 9. System design 10.
Design projects (Prof. Yan, Hong Sen)
Machine Design Principles (Mechanical Engineering Design)
Basic, failure prevention application; from fundamental design theories to
practical machine and mechanical engineering design.
Applied Mechanics (1)/3 credits
Prereq: Calculus (1)
1. General principles 2. Force vectors 3. Equilibrium of particle 4. Force systems
resultants 5. Equilibrium of a rigid body 6. Structural analysis 7. Internal forces 8.
Friction 9. Center of gravity and centroid 10. Moment of inertia 11. Virtual work
(Prof. Chang, Ren Jung)
Applied Mechanics/3 credits
Prereq: Applied Mechanics (1)
1. Kinematics of a particle 2. Kinetics of a particle: force and acceleration 3.
Kinetics of a particle: work and energy 4. Kinetics of a particle: impulse and
momentum 5. Planer kinematics of a rigid body 6. Planar kinetics of a rigid body:
force and acceleration 7. Planar kinetics of a rigid body: work and energy 8. Planar
kinetics of a rigid body: impulse and momentum 9. Three-dimensional kinematics
of a rigid body 10. Three-dimensional kinetics of a rigid body 11. Vibrations. (Prof.
Huang, Chintien; Chen, Tei Chen; Chen, Yuan Fang)
Dynamics of Machinery/3 credits
Prereq: Mechanisms (2)
1. Introduction 2. Static force analysis of machinery 3. Dynamic force analysis of
machinery 4. Power analysis of gear systems 5. Cam dynamics 6. Balance of
machinery 7. Vibration of shafts (Prof. Chiou, Shen Tarng)
Advanced Heat Transfer/3 credits
Prereq: Heat Transfer
1. Transient heat conduction 2. Radiative heat transfer between surfaces and in
the media 3. Convective heat transfer in internal flows and external flows Prof.
Chen, Han Taw)
1. Engineering graphic language 2. Presentation of three-dimensional subjects by
precise graphics 3. Orthographic, pictorial and dimensioning 4. Fitting tolerance in
Robotics and Automation/3 credits
Prereq: Mechanisms (2), Applied Mechanics (2)
1. Introduction to programming, sensing and servoing techniques in robotics and
automation 2. 8 laboratories and one practice project are included (Prof: Tsay,
Heat Transfer/3 credits
1. Introduction 2. Introduction to conduction 3. One-, two-dimensional
steady-state conduction 4. Transient conduction 5. Introduction to convection 6.
External flow 7. Internal flow 8. Free convection 9. Boiling and condensation 10.
Radiation 11. Heat exchangers (Prof. Ho, C. J.; Lin, Jen Fin)
Dynamics of Machinery
1. Introduction 2. Force analysis 3. Force analysis with friction 4. Flywheels 5.
Balancing of mechanisms 6. Critical speeds 7. Power equation 8. Dynamics of Cam
mechanisms 9. Dynamics of gear mechanisms 10. Dynamics of Robotics
Introduction to Finite Element Method
1. Introduction 2. Review of solid mechanics 3. ANSYS getting started 4. Bar
and truss 5. Beams and frames 6. One-dimensional problems 7. Plane stress/strain 8.
Axisymmetry problems 9. Isoparamentric elements 10. 3-D elasticity 11. Scalar
field problems (Prof. Chen, Lien Wen; Ho, Shi Pin)
Experiments in Mechanical Engineering (1)-(3)/3 credits
Prereq: (1) General Physics; (2) Mechanical Materials; (3) Fluid Mechanics,
1. Pressure measurement 2. Flow measurement 3. Power measurement 4. Drag
measurement on cylindrical bodies 5. The round turaulent jet 6. Temperature
measurement 7. Measurement of thermal conductivity 8. Liquid fuels analysis 9.
Bomb calorimeter, Junber calorimeter 10. Engine performance test (SI engine & CI
engine) 11. Gas turbine test 12. Steam power plant test 13. COP of refrigeration
Machine Design Practice/1 credits
Prereq: Machine Design (1)
1. Recognition of problems 2. Data surveying 3. Synthesis of mechanisms 4.
Stress analysis 5. Selection of materials and manufacturing processes 6.
Determination of sizes 7. Analysis and evaluation 8. Drawings and written
presentations (Prof. Huang, Chintien; Hsu, Lai Hsing)
Engineering Japanese (1)-(2)/3 credits
(1) Pronunciation, various basic patterns of sentences, parts of speech, names of
foreign countries and places, words of foreign origin.
(2) Expressions of 'liking and disliking', 'desire', 'comparison', 'similarity', 'will',
'speculation', 'invitation', 'asking for consent'. Expressions equivalent to 'one
must', expressions equivalent to 'one can', expressions of one's experience,
technical terms. (Prof. Shieh, Earl Chang)
Advanced Fluid Mechanics/3 credits
Prereq: Fluid Mechanics
1. Principles of irrotational flow, incompressible potential flow (both
two-dimensional planar potential flow and three- dimensional axially
symmetric flow are discussed)
2. Applications of complex variables and conformal transformation to
two-dimensional planar potential flows boundary layer theory, flow of
compressible fluid (Prof. Shieh, Earl Chang)
Mechanical Materials/3 credits
Prereq: Calculus (1)
1. Introduction and classification of materials 2. Material characteristics ---
mechanical, physical and chemical properties 3. Mechanical property testing 4.
Crystalline imperfections and deformation5. Phase diagrams 6. Iron-iron carbide
phase diagram 7. Heat treatment of steels 8. Engineering alloys and materials 9.
Corrosion and fracture (Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng; Su, Yean Liang; Lee, Woei Shyan)
Powder Metallurgy/3 credits
Prereq: Thermodynamics (1), Mechanical Materials
1. Introduction 2. Metal powder production 3. Powder characterization and
testing 4. Automatic compacting 5. Sintering of metal powder 6. Post processing
for sintering 7. Compacting die and design 8. Powder metallurgy applications (Prof.
Lee, Woei Shyan)
1. Metal working and mechanical properties 2. Strengthening of materials 3.
Non-ferrous alloy: aluminum, copper, nickel, cobalt & titanium alloy 4. Ferrous
alloys: iron & steel 5. Alloy steel 6. Ceramics 7. Polymer 8. Composite metrials
(Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng; Su, Yean Liang; Lee, Woei Shyan; Hwang, Sheng Jye)
Applications of Electron Microscopy
1. Introduction 2. Theory: electron-magnetic interaction, image, and aberration
3. TEM: thin-film, replica, extractive replica, bright and dark field, and SAD
pattern 4. SEM: SEI, BEI, WDS, and EDS 5. EPMA 6. STEM (Prof. Lee, Hwa
Failure Analysis of Materials/3 credits
1. Mechanical properties of materials 2. Fracture and failure mode 3. Impact
fracture 4. Fracture testing: KIC test, J-integral, R-curve method, COD and CTOD
method 5. Fatigue 6. Creep 7. Radiation damage (Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng)
Strengthening of Metals
1. Introduction 2. Theory of dislocation 3. Strength 4. Solid solution
strengthening 5. Fine grain 6. Precipitation hardening 7. Work hardening 8.
Dispersion hardening (Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng)
1. Mechanical and thermodynamical foundations 2. Uncoupled and coupled
thermoelastic theory 3. Plane strain and plane stress problems in thermoelasticity 4.
Thermal stresses in beams, plates and thin shells 5. Analysis of inelastic thermal
stress and viscoelastic stress 6. Applications of variational principle and finite
element method (Prof. Chen, Tei Chen)
Machine Design (1)-(2)/6 credits
prereq: (1) Mechanisms (1), Mechanics of Materials; (2) Machine Design(1),
(1) Introduction, stress analysis, strain analysis, statistical considerations,
materials and manufacturing methods, strength of machine parts, tolerance
and fit, screws, fasteners and connections, welding and bonded joints.
(2) Springs, rolling contact bearings, lubrication and journal bearings, spur gear,
Helical, Bevel and Worm gears, shaft, clutches, brackets and couplings,
flexible mechanical elements, mechanical systems. (Prof. Li, Ke Yang; Wang,
Ting San; Chen, Ja Hau)
Numerical Control Machines/3 credits
Prereq: Mechanical Manufacturing
1. Introduction 2. Principles of numerical control: structure of N.C. machines,
classification of N.C. systems, coordinate system and machine axes, N.C. tape
format 3. Basic concepts of N.C. part programming 4. Milling part programming
and practice 5. Lathe part programming and practice 6. Computer aided part
programming and practice 7. Interpolation and curve fitting 8. Hardware of
numerical control: control system, control device, machine tool structure and
precision 9. Future trends (Prof. Lee, Rong Shean)
Precision Manufacturing Technology and Measurements/ 3 credits
Prereq: Mechanical Manufacturing (2), Experiments in Mechanical Engineering
1. Introduction of Precision Engineering 2. Metal Cutting Theory 3. Grinding
Theory 4. Economic Analysis of Machining 5. Sensors for Metal Machining and
Automation 6. Non-Traditional Machining Processes 7. Metrology Theory and
Technology 8. Precision Measurement System 9. Design of Ultra-Precision
Machine Tools (Prof. Lin, Jehn Ming)
Experiments in Mechatronic System
Experiments designed to illustrate the integration of mechanical and electronic
systems. Measurement techniques, A/D and D/A conversion, calibration, timing of
controls, characterization of sensors and control circuits. Applications in robots,
electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. (Prof. Chen, Chao Kuang;
Tsay, Tsing Iuan)
2. Atomic Structure Atomic Bonding in Solids
3. Structures of Metals and Ceramics
4. Polymer Structures
5. Imperfections in Solids: Defects, dislocations, G.B. etc
7. Mechanical Properties: metals, ceramics and polymers
8. Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms: metals, ceramics and
9. Phase Diagrams
10. Phase Transformations
11 Types and Applications of Materials: metals/ alloys, ceramics and polymers
(Prof. Chung, Chen-Kuei)
1. The standard of general mechanical graphics
2. Principles of dimensioning
3. Principles of precision dimensions
4. Mechanical working drawings
5. Mechanical component drawings ( Fastening, joining, and standard parts)
(Prof. Chung, Chen-Kuei)
Automatic Control / 3 Credits
Prereq: Engineering Mathematics (2)
Introduction to control systems
Feedback Control and Time Response
Stability of Linear Systems
PID Controller Design
Digital Control Systems
(Prof. Tsai, Nan-Chyuan)
Electronics/ 2 Credits
Prereq: Electrical Engineering
Introduction of Electronic Elements
RC and LCR circuit
Diode and Its Applications
BJT and Its Properties
CE, CB and CC Transistors
Digital IC and Circuits
(Prof. Tsai, Nan-Chyuan)
Fundamentals of Automotive Vehicle Crash Mechanics/ 3credit
1. Introduction: Crash Signature and Typical Testing Method, Coordinate System,
Sensor, and Digital Filter. 2. Crash Pulse and Kinematics. 3. Analysis of Crash Test
Data: Vehicle Response, Occupant Response- Dummy Calibration and Testing
Response Analysis. 4. Injury Index (Prof. Huang, Tsai-Jeon)
CAD Applications/ 3credits
1. Introduction. 2. Create 3D solid model by using existing software:
Components and Assembly. 3. Generate drawing from 3D solid model 4. Computer
Aided Manufacture 5. Develop the NC machine from 3D solid model 6. FEA
Modeling: Static and Dynamic Analysis (Prof. Huang, Tsai-Jeon)
Applied Plasticity/3 credits
1. Introduction: scope and applications 2. Plastic constitutive equations 3.
Plastic material testing 4. Basic equations for plasticity 5. Analytical methods for
plasticity problems 6. Slip-line field method 7. Upper bound method 8.
Visioplasticity method 9. Finite element method (Prof. Lee, Rong Shean)
Internal Combustion Engines/3 credits
1. Engine types and their operation 2. Engine design and operating parameters 3.
Thermochemistry of fuel-air mixtures 4. Properties of working fluids 5. Ideal
models of engine cycles 6. Gas exchange processes 7. SI engine fuel metering and
manifold 8. Charge motion within the cylinder 9. Combustion in spark-ignition
engines 10. Combustion in compression-ignition engines 11. Pollutant formation
and control 12. Engine friction and lubrication 13. Modeling real engine flow and
combustion processes 14. Engine operating characteristics (Prof. Chiu, Cheng
Theory of Vibration
Principle of mathematical modeling, vibration of a single degree system,
introduction to advanced dynamics, generalized eigenvector and eigenfunction
expansion, vibration of a multiple degree system, vibration of a continuous system,
approximation methods and Rayleigh quotient.
Engineering Analysis/3 credits
Eigenfunction expansion: vector space, functional space, generalized Fourier
series, Sturm-Liouville problems,spectrum theorem of an operator, special
Integral transform: applications of Fourier, Laplace, Hamilton and Mellin
Green's function: Green's function of ordinary and partial differential equation,
generalized Green's function
Calculus of variation: Euler-Largrange equation, Sturm- Liouville problems,
Hamilton's principle, boundary value problems, the Rayleigh-Ritz method, the
Galerkin method, a semidirect method
Integral equation: the Neumann series, Green's function, Fredholm theory,
Hilbert-Schmit theory, Mercer's theorem, singular integral equation (Prof.
Chen, Chao Kuang; Lee, Sen Yung)
Introduction to Polymer Processing
1. Introduction to polymeric materials processing 2. Introduction to properties of
polymeric material 3. Introduction to mathematical simulation 4. Basic
mathematical equation 5. Polymeric flow variable basic properties analysis 6.
Polymeric materials process heat transform analysis 7. Polymeric materials process
mechanics analysis 8. Example discuss (Prof. Hwang, Sheng Jye)
Multi-Rigid Body Dynamic
1. Introduction to multi-rigid body system research 2. Rigid body dynamics 3.
Basic rigid body system 4. Generally multi-rigid body system 5. The impact
problem of multi-rigid body system (Prof. Ju, Ming Shuang)
Cooling Technique of Electronic Equipments
1. Judgement of cooling requirement condition 2. Transform cooling of base and
circuit plane3. Cooling technique of electronic element 4. Cooling of small
computers, microcomputers and microprocessors 5. Rapidly cooling of electronic
system 6. Special application of cooling process
Mechanical Logical Control System
1. Introduction to automatic Machine 2. Basic theory of logical control - Boolean
algebra 3. Electronic logical control circuits 4. Relay control circuits 5. Hydraulic
& Pneumatic logical control circuits 6. Programmable controller & control
instruction 7. Microcomputer logical control 8. Practice controller design
Control of Biological System
1. Introduction - motor system, central nervous system 2. The mechanic property
of muscle 3. Movement unit 4. The sensation of muscles, joints and skin 5. The
reflective loop of the vertebra column and its function 6. The forward and
backward paths of vertebra column 7. Cerebellar cortex 8. The cerebellum 9. Base
neuro node (Prof. Ju, Ming Shuang)
1. Introduce the system design idea of stability and function robustness 2.
Quantify the robustness in order to be calculated and estimated 3. Utility the design
methods and apply example explains the design points and characteristics of the
robustness controller (Prof. Tsai, Ming Chi)
Polymeric Materials and their Mechanical Properties
1. Introduction to polymeric materials 2. Introduction to individual properties of
polymeric materials 3. Molecular properties of polymeric materials 4. Structure of
polymeric materials 5. Chemical properties of polymeric materials 6. Physical
properties of polymeric materials 7. Mechanical properties of polymeric materials
Hyperelasticity Viscoelasticity Creep Non-Newtonian fluids
Modeling & Simulation of Dynamic System
1. Introduction to system simulation 2. Physical system simulation and
experiment 3. Physical system dynamic response simulation and analysis 4. Digital
simulation technique (Prof. Chang, Ren Jung; Shih, Ming Chang; Ju, Ming Shaung;
Tsai, Ming Chi)
Signal Measurement & Control/3 credits
1. Introduction to measurement and control 2. Signal sense interface 3. Signal
conduct, analysis, processed 4. Control signal generated and analysis 5.
Measurement and control system integrated design
1. Introduction to mechanic properties 2. Mechatronic signal conversion 3.
Mechatronic actuated energy conversion 4. Mechatronic elements match and
interface 5. Mechatronics system design (Prof. Chen, Chao Kuang; Chang, Ren
Solar Energy Engineering
1. Basic theory of solar energy radiation 2. Basic theory of solar energy system
fluid mechanics and heat transfer 3. Solar energy collector of plane type 4. Solar
energy collector of collective type 5. Solar energy adding heat system 6.
Economical analysis of solar energy system, (Prof. Chen, Han Taw; Wu, Chih
Random Dynamic Data Analysis/3 credits
1. Scope of random data analysis 2. Basic statistic principle 3. Random data
acquisition and storage 4. Random data processing 5. Random data estimator 6.
Fourier analysis 7. Spectral analysis 8. Relativity analysis 9. Applications of
ARMA/ARMAX model 10. Max. distribution estimate (Prof. Chang, Ren Jung)
Feedback Control System Design
1. Introduction to feedback theory 2. Feedback time-domain design 3. Feedback
frequency domain design 4. State space design 5. Digital feedback design (Prof.
Tsai, Ming Chi; Chang, Ren Jung)
Stochastic Control/3 credits
1. The theory of stochastic controls 2. Background in probability theory 3.
Introduction to random processing 4. Random integral/differential & derivative
equation 5. Stochastic system response 6. Kelvin filters 7. LQC analysis 8.
Nonlinear stochastic control design (Prof. Chang, Ren Jung)
Fundamentals of Metal Cutting/3 credits
1. Machine Tools and Machining Operations 2. Mechanics of Metal Cutting 3.
Temperatures in Metal Cutting 4. Tool Life and Tool Wear 5. Cutting Fluids and
Surface Roughness 6. Economics of Metal Cutting Operations 7. Chip Control 8.
Grinding 9. Theory of Machining Chatter 10. Machine Tool Structure Dynamics 11.
Cutting Process Dynamics (Prof. Lin, Psang Dain)
Advanced Polymer Processing
1. Dynamic response of polymeric materials 2. Measurement of rheological date
of polymeric materials 3. Constitutive equations of polymeric materials 4.
Curvalinear coordinate 5. Convected coordinate 6. Differential form of constitutive
equations 7. Integral form of constitutive equation 8. Summary of constitutive
equations 9. Case study of polymer processing (Prof. Hwang, Sheng Jye)
Mechanics of Metal Working
1. Stress and Strain 2. Yield criteria and Plasticity 3. Strain hardening 4. Strain
rate and Temperature effects 5. Plastic work 6. Slab analysis for rolling, extrusion
and drawing 7. Upper bound method 8. Slip-line field theory 9. Formability 10.
Bending 11. Cupping 12. Sheet metal forming
Theory of Gearing/3 credits
This course covers principles and problems in gearing from a theoretical
viewpoint. The analysis and synthesis of gearing and other topics in gear design are
investigated. Mathematical emphasis is on plane curves, conjugated shapes,
surfaces, and conjugated surfaces. The background of basic differential geometry is
considered (though not necessary) helpful for understanding the materials covered
in this course. Even though this course covers mainly plane gearing, students can
easily apply similar techniques to the study of spatial gearing.
1. Coordinate transformation and its applications 2 homogeneous transformation
Generation of curves and surfaces in matrix representation 3 Transformation
2. Plane curves 1 Definition and parametric representation 2 Tangent, normal and
3. Coujugate shapes 1 Locus of curves 2 Envelope of locus of curves 3
Determination of conjugate shapes
4. Plane gearing analysis 1 Equations of tooth shape tangency 2 Analysis of
5. Basic kinematic relations of plane gearings and their Application 1 Basic
kinematic relations 2 Relations between curvatures of conjugate shapes 3
Relations between centrode and shape curvatures 4 Conditions of tooth
6. Generation of conjugate shapes 1 Principles of generation of conjugate shapes
2 The Camus theorem 3 Evolute of conjugate shapes
7. Surfaces and conjugate surfaces
8. Survey of current research (Prof. Huang, Chintien)
Mechine Tools Dynamics/3 credits
1. Vibration of discrete and continuous systems 2. Dynamic characteristics of
cutting process & machine tool structure 3. Stability analysis of machining system 4.
Dynamic analysis of drive system and components 5. Adaptive control of cutting
process 6. Monitoring and control of machining system (Prof. Wang, J. J.)
Metal Cutting Dynamics/3 credits
1. Review of basic orthegonal and oblique cutting process 2. Mechanics of wave
generating cutting process 3. Mechanics of wave removing cutting process 4.
Convolution modeling of milling process 5. Frequency domain analysis of milling
force pulsation 6. Effects of cutting parameters and tool shape on cutting force and
cutting stability (chatter) 7. Effects of cutting conditions on dimensional accuracy
of workingpiece 8. Monitoring and control of cutting process (Prof. Wang, J. J.)
Applied Mechanics (2)/3 credits
1. Rigid body dynamics in 3-dimensional motion 2. Modal analysis of discrete
system vibration 3. Introduction to continuous system vibration 4. Introduction to
variational and Hamiltions principle 5. Euler and Lagrange's equations of motion
1. Introduction to numerical analysis 2. Roots of algebraic and transcendental
equations 3. Solution of simultaneous algebraic equations 4. Curve fitting 5.
Numerical integration and differentiation 6. Numerical integration of ordinary
differential equations: Initial-value problems7. Numerical integration of ordinary
differential equations: Boundary-value problems 8. Introduction to partial
Modern Control Theory/3 credits
1. State space representation of control systems 2. Structure of linear systems 3.
Control of linear time-invariant systems 4. Asymptotic observer and dynamic
compensator design 5. Stability of control systems (Prof. Ju, Ming Shuang)
Automatic Control Engineering/3 credits
1. Introduction 2. Laplace transform and matrix 3. Dynamic modeling of
physical systems 4. Transfer function and block diagrams 5. Transient analysis of
control systems 6. Stability analysis: root locus 7. Frequency analysis 8. Industrial
controllers 9. Design of control systems (Prof. Shih, Ming Chang; Ju, Ming
Heat Power Lab Testing (senior)
1. Pressure, speed and time measurement 2. Power measurement 3. Analysis of
products of combustion 4. Heat transfer tests 5. Automobile engine performance
tests 6. Testing of reciprocating air compressor
Heat Exchanger Design/3 credits
1. Classification of heat exchangers 2. Heat transfer analysis of various heat
exchangers 3. Pressure drop analysis of various heat exchangers 4. Computer-aided
design and optimization 5. Transient responses of heat exchangers 6. Flow-induced
vibrations of heat exchangers (Prof. Jang, Jiin Yuh)
1. Introduction to design 2. Design processes 3. Conceptual design and
innovation 4. Quantitative and systematic methods for design 5. Intelligent and
knowledge-based systems for design 6. Information integration and management 7.
Human interface aspects in design
Friction, wear and lubrication, theories and practices of interacting surfaces in
relative motion. (Prof. Li, Ke Yang)
Trilogy Research/3 credits
Tribological system research; special topic study in mechanical engineering
problem related to friction, wear and lubrication. (Prof. Li, Ke Yang)
Experimental Stress Analysis/3 credits
1. Stress, strain 2. Strain gages 3. Photoelasticity 4. Holographic interferometry,
speckie photography, Moire' Method (Prof. Chen, Yuan Fang)
Digital Image Processing
1. Basic principles 2. Algorithms for filtering, edge detection, segmentation,
enhancement, etc 3. Applications of digital image processing: visual inspection,
measurement, and interferogram analysis
Advanced Kinematics of Machinery/3 credits
1. Introduction 2. Basic concepts of mechanisms 3. Kinematic analysis of spatial
mechanisms 4. Kinematic synthesis of spatial mechanisms 5. Special topics: Spatial
mechanisms (Prof. Chiou, Shen Tarng)
Viscous Fluid Flow/3 credits
1. Fundamental laws of fluid flows 2. Exact solutions of Navier-stokes equations
3. Low Reynolds number flows (Stokes flow, Oseen flow) 4. High Reynolds
number flows (boundary layer theory) 5. The exact and approximate solutions of
boundary layer flows 6. Jets and wakes (Prof. Jang, Jiin Yuh)
1. Classical mechanics 2. Theory of relativity 3. Quantum mechanics 4.
Statistical mechanics of a system of independent particles 5. Distribution laws 6.
Partition function and thermodynamics 7. Classical statistical mechanics and the
kinetic theory of gases 8. Statistical mechanics and chemical equilibrium constant,
viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient of ideal gases
Fluid Power Control
1. Introduction 2. Basic hydraulic restriction flow control 3.
Mechanical-hydraulic servovalves and electro-hydraulic servovalves 4. Servovalve
control actuator systems 5. Servopump control actuator systems 6. Pressure and
flow control valve design analysis 7. Pneumatic servo-control system analysis
Digital Control System Analysis and Design
1. Introduction 2. Discrete-time systems and the z-transform 3. Sampling and
construction 4. Open- and closed-loop discrete-time systems 5. System time
response characteristics 6. Stability analysis techniques 7. Optimal control design
Optimal Control/3 credits
1. Overview 2. Review of optimization theory 3. Problem formulation,
constraints and performance 4. Bellman's principle of optimality, recurrence
relation and dynamic programming 5. Computational procedure for dynamic
programming, discrete linear regulator problems 6. Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman
equations, continuous linear regulator problems 7. Calculus of variations 8.
Necessary conditions, linear regulator problems 9. Pontryagin's maximum principle,
state inequality constraints 10. Minimum-time problems, minimum control-effort
problems 11. Singular intervals in optimal control problems 12. State estimation &
Kalman filters 13. LOG problems 14. Numerical solution of two-point boundary
value problems (Prof. Ju, Ming Shaung)
System Identification/3 credits
System identification deals with the problems of building mathematical models
of dynamical systems based on observed data from the systems. This course is
aimed at giving an understanding of current system identification methods, their
rationale, properties and use. Both the basic principles and practical aspects of
system identification will be given in great detail. (Prof. Ju, Ming Shaung)
Adaptive Control Theory/3 credits
1. Introduction of adaptive systems 2. Real-time system identification 3. Model
reference adaptive control systems 4. Self-tuning regulators 5. Stability,
convergence, and robustness of adaptive systems 6. Auto-tuning & gain scheduling
7. Applications (Prof. Ju, Ming Shaung)
Theory of Elastic Stability/3 credits
1. Stability of mechanical systems 2. Stability of columns 3. Buckling of thin and
thick plates 4. Buckling of thin shells 5. Post-buckling behavior of plates & shells 6.
Stability of nonconservative systems (Prof. Chen, Lien Wen)
1. Hysteresis effect, Bausinger effect, combined stresses.
2. yield criteria Plastic stress-strain relations: Incremental and deformation
3. Elasto-plastic problems in plane, cylindrical and spherical bodies: Successive
4. Slip line field and applications
5. Limit design analysis
6. Applications in metal forming: Drawing, extension, rolling, and forging.
1. Introductions: Plasma, Lamour radius, Debye length, Plasma frequency,
Magnetic Renolds Number, magnetic Mach numbers, Hartmann numbers
2. Electrodynamic equations: Maxwell equations, electromagnetic stresses, and
3. MHD equations: MHD simplifications, and boundary conditions
4. Static solution and application of MHD equations: Squeeze effect
5. Steady state solutions and applications of MHD equations: Hartmann flow,
channel flow, lubrication flows
6. Unsteady state solutions of MHD equations: Plane electromagnetic waves,
shock waves, Alfoeu waves
Hydrodynamic Stability Theory
1. Basic concept: stability, natural stability, interchange principle of instability,
supercritical stability 2. Raleigh-Taylor instability 3. Bernard problems 4.
Instability problems of Coustte flows 5. Instability problems due to surface tension
6. Instability problems of parallel flows 7. Instability problems due to stratified
distributions of viscocity 8. Instability problems due to periodic excitations (Prof.
Weng, Cheng I)
Nonlinear Vibrations/3 credits
1. Principle of mathematical modeling 2. Characteristic of a nonlinear
differential equation 3. Phase plane and stability analysis 4. Perturbation method 5.
Nonlinear forced vibration of a one-degree freedom system 6. Parametric and
self-excited vibration system 7. Liapunov stability theorem 8. Bifurcation and
catastrophe theorem (Prof. Lee, Sen Yung)
Theory of Elastic Waves
1. One-dimensional motion of an elastic continuum 2. The linearized theory of
elasticity 3. Elastic waves in an unbounded medium 4. Elastic waves in elastic
half-space 5. Forced motions of a half space, diffraction, thermal, viscoelastic and
Computer-aided Mechanical Engineering
Methodology and practice in computer-aided design of components and systems
utilizing principle of several mechanical engineering disciplines.
Mechanical Design of Robotic System
Principle of hardware and software design of industrial robots and spatial linkage
devices, including an actual robotic programming project. (Prof. Tsai, Ming June)
Kinematic Geometry of Robot Manipulators/3 credits
1. Introduction of screw theory 2. Plucker coordinate 3. Mobility analysis 4.
Singularity configuration 5. Reciprocal connection and their applications to
kinematic/static analysis in spatial linkage (Prof. Tsai, Ming June)
Special Topics on Mechanism Design/3 credits
1. Introduction to mechanism design 2. Mechanism and machine design
processes 3. Creative mechanism design 4. Number synthesis of kinematics chains
5. Generalization of mechanism 6. Specialization of mechanism 7. Singular
configurations of mechanism 8. Movable overconstrained mechanism 9.
Computer-aided mechanism design 10. Design projects (Prof. Yan, Hong Sen;
1. Introduction to design 2. Design processes 3. Conceptual design and
innovation 4. Quantitative and systematic methods for design 5. Intelligent and
knowledge-based systems for design 6. Information integration and management 7.
Human interface aspects in design
Instruments and Measurements
1. Introduction 2. The analog measurement and its time-dependent characteristics
3. Measuring system response 4. Sensors 5. Signal conditioning 6. Characteristics
of digital measurement 7. Standards of measurement 8. Error analysis (Prof. Ho, C.
Computational Fluid Dynamics/3 credits
1. Introduction 2. Concept of finite difference method 3. Basic equations 4.
Turbulence modeling 5. Finite difference methods for incompressible flow 6.
Compressible flow (Prof. Ho, C. J.)
Optimum Design/3 credits
1. Introduction 2. Problem formulation 3. Optimum design concepts 4. Linear
programming 5. Numerical methods for unconstrained optimum design 6.
Numerical methods for constrained optimum design 7. Interactive design
optimization 8. Practical design optimization (Prof. Chiou, Shen Tarng)
Finite Element Method/3 credits
This course will introduce the fundamental theory of the finite element method
and train students using Fortran to finish a finite element program independently.
Course content: introduction to the finite element method, one-dimensional
problems, development of a finite element program, two-dimensional problems,
two-dimensional element calculations, and extensions. (Prof. Lai, Hsin Yi)
Application of Finite Element Method
1. Introduction 2. Using ANSYS modeling 3. Vector field problems (review of
elasticity, bar, truss, beam, frame, plane stress/strain, axisymmetry problems, 3-D
elasticity) 4. Using ANSYS adaptive meshes 5. Solver (profile solver, frontal solver,
iterative solver, comparison) 6. Nonlinear problems 7. Dynamic problems 8.
Eigenvalue problems (Prof. Chen, Lien Wen; Ho, Shi Pin)
1. Basic data analysis 2. Frequency histogram 3. The average, sample variance
and sample standard deviation 4. Theoretical probability distribution 5. Probability
density 6. Population mean variance 7. Normal distribution 8. Standard normal
distribution 9. Distribution of average 10. The t-distribution confidence interval 11.
Statistical tests 12. T-tests, blocking and randomization 13. Two-level factorial
designs 14. Two level three variable design 15. Fractional factorial design 16.
Matrix algebra 17. Regression analysis 18. Response surface methodology 19.
Probability 20. Binomial and Poisson distribution 21. Single sampling plane22.
Control charts 23. Time series analysis
Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
1. Fundamentals 2. Mathematical preliminaries 3. Equilibrium of thermodynamic
systems, energy and entropy 4. Thermodynamic properties of systems of constant
chemical composition 5. Thermodynamic properties of ideal gases and ideal gas
mixtures of constant composition, thermodynamic properties of gas mixtures with
variable compositions 6. Applications of thermodynamics to special systems 7.
Fundamentals of Combustion/3 credits
1. Combustion process 2. Combustion thermodynamics 3. Chemical kinetics 4.
Rankime-Hugoniot relations 5. Premixed flame, diffusion flame, ignition,
quenching and flammability limits 6. Explosion 7. Gaseous detonations 8. Spray
combustion 9. Environmental pollutants (Prof. Lin, Ta Hui)
Theory of High Strain Rate Deformation/3 credits
1. Dynamic aspects of mechanical teating, testing techniques at impact rates of
strain, longitudinal elastic wave propagation torsional elastic wave propagation,
plasticity concepts 2. Deformation mechanisms 3. Dislocation mechanics at high
strain rates 4. Dynamic effects in deformation twinning 5. Adiabatic shear bands
phenomena 6. Shock wave effects 7. Relation between microstructure and
mechanical behavior 8. Constitutive equations and modeling 9. Applications:
structural integrity and dynamic plastic behavior of structures (Prof. Lee, Woei
Impact Fracture Mechanics/3 credits
1. Introduction to impact phenomena 2. Material failure at high strain rates 3.
Material characterization at high strain rate 4. Introduction to penetration
mechanics 5. Long-rod penetration mechanics 6. Analytical models for kinetic
energy penetration 7. High velocity impact dynamics 8. Experimental methods for
terminal Ballistics and impact physics 9. Survey of computer codes for impact
simulation (Prof. Lee, Woei Shyan)
Special Topics on Materials
Panel discussions and lectures in the study of special topics related to materials
and factories: heat treatment, superalloy, metallographic microstructure,
microanalysis, failure analysis, case study and trouble shooting. (Prof. Lee, Hwa
Metal Physics/3 credits
1. Crystal structure: lattice, millers, indices, defects. 2. Phase equilibrium: solid
solution, intermettalic phase. 3. Dislocation: slip, strength, Burger vector,
dislocation movement, critical shear stress, interaction. 4. Mechanical properties:
plastic deformation, twin, yielding, strengthening mechanisms, fatigue, creep. 5.
Diffusion. 6. Corrosion and fracture. (Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng)
Special Topics on Metal Forming/3 credits
Tooling design concepts in metal forming, physical modeling of metal forming,
mechanics of metal forming, formability test and analysis, tribology of metal
forming, CAD/CAM in metal forming, and superplasticity superplastic forming,
powder forging and extrusion, expert systems for metal forming, recent
technological development in metal forming. (Prof. Lee, Rong Shean)
Computer-Aided Manufacturing/3 credits
1. Introduction 2. CAD/CAM systems 3. Geometric modeling 4. Principles of
numerical control 5. CAD/CAM software 6. Computer controls in NC (CNC, DNC,
adaptive control) 7. Industrial robots - technology and applications 8. Group
technology and process planning 9. Computer aided process planning 10. Computer
process control 11. Computer aided quality control 12. Computer integrated
manufacturing systems (Prof. Lee, Rong Shean)
Geometric Modelling and its Applications/3 credits
1. The description of geometric shape and size, such as curves, surfaces and
solids of mechanical objects. 2. The transformations operations of geometric shape.
3. The study of current geometric modeling system and their capabilities 4. The
study of contemporary development and future trends. (Prof. Hsu, Lai Hsing)
Mechanics of Materials (2)/3 credits
Deals with the application of basic elasticity theory on the torsion, thick-walled
cylinder and column buckling problems. The material failure design criteria and
energy, methods are also included.1. Theory of Elasticity 2. Torsion 3. Yield and
Fracture Criteria 4. Buckling Theory for Column 5. Energy Methods (Prof. Chue,
1. Introduction 2. Mechanical Testing 3. Structure 4. Phase Equilibrium Diagram
5. Atomic Diffusion 6. Solidification 7. Strength and Deformation 8. Strengthening
Mechanism 9. Heat Treatment 10. Alloy Steels 11. Cast Irons 12. Corrosion and
1. Introduction 2. Crystal Structure 3. X-ray Diffraction 4. TEM 5. SEM 6.
Diffusion 7. Dislocation 8. Solidification 9. Metal Strengthening Mechanism 10.
Metal Degradation (Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng)
Steel Material/3 credits
1. Manufacturing 2. Heat Treatment 3. Specification 4. Structural Stells 5. Tool
Steels &Die Steels 6. Stainless Steels 7. Cast Irons (Prof. Lee, Hwa Teng; Su, Yean
Liang; Lee, Woei Shyan)
Fracture Mechanics/3 credits
Fracture Mechanics deals with the analysis of fracture behavior for cracked body.
It contains the general introduction, Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics,
Elastic-Plastics Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue Crack, and the Numerical (eg. finite
element method Fracture Mechanics. (Prof. Chue, Ching Hwei)
Mechanical Design of Robotics System
1. Introduction to Robotics System 2. Structural Design of Manipulators 3.
Kinematic Analysis 4. Dynamics Analysis 5. Trajectory Planning 6. Programming 7.
Control Algorithms 8. Robotics Vision and Sensing 9. Design Project and System
Integration (Prof. Tsai, Ming June)
Robotics and Automation
1. Introduction 2. Geometric Structure of Robots 3. Kinematics of Robotics 4.
Robotics Programming Language 5. Robotic Task Planning 6. System Integration
and Implementation 7. Experiments (Prof. Tsai, Ming June; Tsay, Tsing Iuan)
Nonlinear Control/3 credits
Nonlinear system analysis: phase plane analysis, describing function analysis,
and Lyapunov analysis. Nonlinear control system design: feedback linearization,
sliding mode control, and gain scheduling. (Prof. Tsai, Tsing Iuan)
Dynamic system Modeling and Indentification/3 credits
Generalized approaches to developing models for describing complex dynamic
interactions between mechanical, electrical, and thermal systems. Basic
identification techniques and algorithms. (Prof. Tsai, Tsing Iuan)
Screw Theory and its Application/3 credits
1. Introduction of 3-D geometry and mechanisms. Elementary 3-D displacement.
Dulity between statics and kinematics. 2. Plucker line coordinates, line geometry
and 3-D algebratic curves. 3. Screw systems and special screw systems. 4.
Screw and dual vectors. 5. Mobility analysis of linkages and overconstrained
linkages. 6. Special configurations. 7. The applications of the screw system. 8.
Reciprocal connections. 9. The Jacobian and matrix of cofactors. 10. Contact and
grasping wrench screw system. 11. Finite screw system. (Prof. Tsai, Ming June;
Computer-Aided Mechanical Design
1. Introduction to CAD system. 2. Introduction to CAD/CAM/CAE applied
software. 3. 3-D space geometry data structure. 4. Numerical analysis
methods for mechanical problems. 5. Computer-aided mechanism design. 6.
Special topics. (Prof. Tsai, Ming June)
MEMS Technology and Integration
1. Introduction to MEMS/MST
2. Basic semiconductor/IC process
3. Bulk micromachining
4. Surface micromachining
5. LIGA/LIGA-like technology
6. CMOS micromachining
7. Micro mechanical machining
8. Integration of MEMS technology
9. Case study
(Prof. Chung, Chen-Kuei)
to be announced, Spring term, 2004
(Prof. Tsai, Nan-Chyuan)
the Technologies of Semiconductor Fabrication Processing and Equipment
2. Thermal Oxidation and Diffusion Processing and Equipment
3. Deposition Processing and Equipment
4. Lithography Processing and Equipment
5. Etch Processing and Equipment
6. Iron Implantation Processing and Equipment
7. Rapid Thermal Processing and Equipment
8. Wafer Planarization Processing and Equipment
9. Process Integration
11.Mass Flow Controller and Gas Panel
14.Future Development and Prospectives
(Prof. Hsu, Jyue-Liang)