MME 307 Numerical Methods (6 ECTS)
Prerequisites: MME 208
This course is an introduction to numerical methods for the solution of real engineering problems. Topics covered include numerical integration and optimization and solution of ordinary and partial differential equations (ODEs and PDEs). Methods that are used for the solution of ODEs include the Implicit and Explicit Euler method, the Runge-Kutta methods and the Adams-Bashforth-Moulton methods. The solution of PDEs is performed with the finite difference method in one and two-dimensions. Both steady state and time-dependent problems are solved. The course also covers a brief introduction to the finite element method. It includes a programming component for writing algorithms for the numerical solutions in FORTRAN and Matlab.
MME 325 Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems (6 ECTS)
Prerequisites: ΜAS 027, ΜΜE 225
The course introduces a unified approach for modeling real dynamic systems. Modeling is accomplished using appropriate graphical or state-space equation models, in order to meet the requirements during the use of the models in design and automatic control. System analysis is used to calculate behavioral characteristics and to evaluate the accuracy of modeling assumptions. Topics taught include lumped parameter models; models with electric, fluid and thermal elements; interfaces; state-space equations; block diagrams; Laplace transforms – transfer functions; time and frequency domain response; stability. Students use Matlab/Simulink as a computational analysis tool. Laboratory exercises are used to identify parameters and demonstrate the interaction between different physical phenomena.
MME 347 Design and Manufacturing (6 ΕCTS)
Prerequisites: MME 145
Introduction to modern Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing Technology, with emphasis on geometrical aspects (material aspects are covered in MME348). Design by CAD, representation of 2D/3D lines, surfaces and objects, geometric processing by homogeneous transformations. Machining processes, material removal, non-traditional technologies, manufacturing by CAM. Shaping by deformation/flow of foil and bulk material, CAE analysis. Surface patterning by lithography, coating and etching, micro- and nanotechnology. Metrology, microscopy, scanning and machine vision, instruments and image processing. Tolerances, fits, surface quality and defects. Assembly and transportation with automation, robotics and navigation systems. Applications of design and manufacturing systems.
MME435- Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (6 ECTS)
Basic cell biology: Cell structure, biopolymers, transcription and translation, signal transduction. Examples of organ structure and physiology. Experimental methods (genomics, proteomics, imaging). The molecular basis of disease. Cells and organs as biological machines: Biomechanics and extracellular matrix remodeling. Blood flow in vessels. Transport phenomena in drug delivery. Biological oscillators. Analysis of signal transduction networks. Research case studies: Biomaterials and stem cells in regenerative medicine. Biomarkers in disease diagnosis and treatment. Devices for 3D in vitro cell culture. Gene network design. Bioinformatic analysis in genomics and proteomics. Medical device design and commercialization. Ethical issues.
MME451- Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Solids (6 ECTS)
Prerequisite: ΜΜE257, ΜΜE317
The material of this course in finite elements (FE) identifies two major parts: the simulation and analysis of linear elastostatic boundary value problems, and the modelling of transient (time-dependent) solid mechanics problems. Τhis course covers also essential material in computational solid mechanics using FEM for final year undergraduates in mechanical engineering, bioengineering and civil engineering. Students will also receive hands-on training using the ABAQUS software in the FE:
- analysis of 3D truss-networks,
- analysis of plane stress/strain problems,
- design and analysis of quasi-static and transient elasticity problems in 3D,
- computational evaluation of eigenmodes and eigenfrequencies in structures.