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Spring  2017 Course Offerings

Term: Monday, January 3, through Wednesday, May 6,  2017

 

Introduce concepts, derivation and application of aerodynamic fundamentals. Emphasis on advanced knowledge in analysis and design of fixed-wing, launch/atmospheric return vehicles, and rotating systems.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30452 Marilyn Smith, Ph.D.

Unsteady potential theory for various speed ranges. Calculation of steady and unsteady aerodynamic loads on airfoils and wings. Vortex flows. Topics of current research interest.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 29097 Marilyn Smith, Ph.D.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Finite-difference, finite volume methods for solution of Navier-Stokes and Euler equations. Classification of equations, stability, grids, boundary conditions, implicit and explicit methods, turbulence modeling.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30301 Dr. Suresh Menon, Ph. D.

Vortex wake modeling; analytical inflow theories; modern computational methods for rotary wing aerodynamic analysis; aerodynamic noise.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 21190 Lakshmi N. Sankar, Ph.D.

 

Elementary blade dynamics, flap-lag dynamics, ground resonance, structural dynamics of rotating beams, nonlinear elastic blade analysis, harmonic balance and trim, Floquet theory. Lecture: 3.00 Pre-requisites: AE 6210 and AE 6230

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30303 Dr. Dewey Hodges

Introduction to optimization problem formulations for engineering design, algorithms for constrained nonlinear programming, multiobjective and multidisciplinary optimization, and robust design optimization.

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Q 28908 Edgar Lightsey, Ph.D.

Students work together on this application to complete the preliminary design stage of a specific aircraft or missile. Participants are exposed to disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues.

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Q 30305 Dr. Dimitri Mavris

Analysis and design of rocket engines including liquid, solid, hybrid, and advanced propulsion systems. Pre-requisites: AE 4451

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Q 30306 Jerry M Seitzman, Ph.D.

Reference frames and transformations, general equations of unsteady motion, application to fixed-wing, rotary-wing and space vehicles, stability characteristics, flight in turbulent atmosphere.

Section NumberCRNInstructor
Q26692Jonnalagadda Prasad

An introductory course on wind energy and its potential; modeling and design of wind turbines; analysis of the economic benefits of wind turbine systems

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 28916 Lakshmi N. Sankar, Ph.D.

Acoustics I Fundamental principles governing the generation, propagation, reflection, and transmission of sound waves in fluids. Crosslisted with AE 6760.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 22249 Karim Sabra, Ph.D.

Introductory chemical kinetics, deformations and deflagrations, laminar flame propagation in premixed gases, ignition and quenching, laminar diffusion flames, droplet burning, and turbulent reacting flows. Crosslisted with ME 6766.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20740 Dr. Wenting Sun

Mechanical and microstructural aspects of nucleation and growth of cracks under cyclic loading conditions, notch effects, cumulative damage, multiaxial loading, and fatigue crack propagation. Crosslisted with CEE, CHE, ME, and MSE 7774.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 28059 Richard Neu, Ph.D.

This course will introduce students to the design, analysis, and implementation of high performance computational science and engineering applications.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 23860 Ümit V. Çatalyürek

The course introduces students to analysis and visualization of complex high dimensional data. Both theory and applications will be covered including several practical case studies.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 27682 Dr. Duenhorng (Polo) Chau

Introduction to numerical solutions of the classical problems of linear algebra including linear systems, least squares, singular value decomposition, and eigen value problems. Crosslisted with MATH 6643.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 25956 Edmond Chow

Iterative methods for linear and nonlinear systems of equations including Jacobi, G-S, SOR, CG, multigrid, Newton, quasi-Newton, updating, and gradient based methods. Crosslisted with MATH 6644.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 24222 Dr. Luca Dieci, P.h. D.

Foundations and algorithms concerning the development of conceptual models for systems, and their realization in the form of computer software; discrete and continuous models. Crosslisted with ECE 6730.

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Q 26889 Brian Swenson

To introduce basic concepts of electric power system design, encompassing protection, stability, and control. Lecture: 3.00 Pre-requisites: ECE 3070

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Q 30480 Dr. A.K. Sakis Meliopoulos

Covers a number of advanced topics in programming methods, data management, distributed computing, and advanced algorithms used in typical engineering applications. Credit will not be awarded for ECE 6122 and ECE 4122.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30904 George Riley, Ph.D.

Introductory course in digital signal processing, and includes the following topics: signal modeling, optimum filters, and power spectrum estimations.

Pre-requisites: ECE 4270

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Q 27762 Dr. Mark Andrew Davenport, Ph. D.

Introduce application areas where signals are sampled over space and time. Transfer knowledge of time-based techniques to spatial processing. Develop algorithms unique to spatial processing.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30905 Alessio Medda, Ph.D.

An introduction to the analysis and basic construction principles of rotating electric machines and transformers, including ac synchronous and induction machines and dc machines. 
Pre-requisites: ECE 3070

 

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30456 Dr. Ronald Harley

To introduce satellite communications and navigation system design including microwave transmission, satellite transponders, earth station hardware, and satellite networks. A design project is required.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30734 Prof. Gregory Durgin

Presents the fundamentals of electronic device operation.

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Q 30473 Paul Douglas Yoder

Optoelectronic devices (detectors, emitters, modulators) from the practical realized and theoretical performance perspective. Explores monolithic and hybrid integration of devices, packaging, and system implementation.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 29235 Gee-Kung Chang

Classical analysis techniques and stability theory for nonlinear systems. Control design for nonlinear systems, including robotic systems. Design projects. Lecture: 3.00 Pre-requisites: ECE 6550

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 26108 Fumin Zhang

Optimal control of dynamic systems, numerical optimization, techniques and their applications in solving optical-trajectory problems.

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Q 22833 Magnus Egerstedt, Ph.D.

Mathematical foundations and numerical aspects of partial-differential equation techniques used in computer vision. Topics inculde image smoothing and enhancement, edge detection, morphology, and image reconstruction.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30477 Dr. Anthony Yezzi

The theory and practice of efficient digital communications over linear dispersive channels, including adaptive equalization and synchronization.

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Q 30479 Dr. John Barry, Ph. D.

To introduce the mathematical theory of communications. Emphasis will be placed on Shannon's theorems and their use in the analysis and design of communication systems.

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Q 29238 Dr. Faramarz Fekri, Ph. D.

To introduce the theory and practice of error control coding, with emphasis on linear, cyclic, convolutional, and parallel concatenated codes.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30884 Dr. Matthieu Ratoslav Bloch

Basics of sensor network communications. Applications, architectures, and communication protocols for sensor networks are treated in depth.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 27763 Dr. Ian Akyildiz

Foundations and algorithms concerning the development of conceptual models for systems, and their realization in the form of computer software; discrete and continuous models. Crosslisted with CSE 6730.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30474 Brian Swenson

Topics include analysis of flows, bottlenecks and queueing, types of operations, manufacturing inventories, aggregreate production planning, lot sizes and lead times, and pull production systems.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 23628 Dr. Spiridon Reveliotis

Topics include supply chain characterization, site location, mode selection, distribution planning, vehicle routing, demand management, replenishment management, geographic information systems and real-time control issues.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 26167 Dr. Anton Kleywegt

Economic Decision Analysis Topics include preferences and utilities, social choice, equlibrium concepts, noncooperative and cooperative game theory, price mechanisms, auction mechanisms, voting theory, and incentive compatibility.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20964 Xu Sun

Analysis of variance, full and fractional factoral designs at two and three levels, orthogonal arrays, response surface methodology, robust parameter design for production/process improvement.

 

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30924 Jye-Chyi Lu, Ph.D.

An introduction to deterministic optimization methodologies including approaches from linear, discrete, and nonlinear optimization including algorithms and computations. Applications will be introduced as appropriate. Pre-requisites: ISYE 4231

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Q 27780 Dr. Eva Lee, P.h. D.

Examines energy production, use, and production, use, and policy using quantitative engineering and policy analysis. Addresses resource constraints, physical principles, and policy analysis methods.

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Q 24223 Dr. Valerie Thomas

Fundamentals of statistical inference for models used in the modern analysis of financial data. Crosslisted with MATH 6783.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 22212 Xiaoming Huo

Topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees, boosting and discriminant analyses. Intended for Ph.D. students and those seeking the M.S. in Statistics.

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Q 29071 Dr. Yajun Mei, Ph.D.

Introduction to the numerical solution of the classic problems of linear algebra including linear systems, least squares, Singular value decomposition, eigenvalue problems. Crosslisted with CSE 6643.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 26270 Edmond Chow

 

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Q 22900

Molei Tao

Review of vector calculus and its applications to partial differential equations. Lecture: 3.00 Pre-requisites: MATH 6701 or ( MATH 2406 and MATH 2403 ) or ( MATH 2403 and MATH 4305 )

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20717 John McCuan

Fundamentals of statistical inference for models used in the modern analysis of financial data. Crosslisted with ISYE 6783.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 29881 Dr. Xiaoming Huo, Ph.D

Problems involving resistance of materials to plastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, and creep; mechanical testing; computer-based methods; case studies of failure.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 29082 Dr. Olivier Pierron

Basic principles of selection and design of composite materials and their manufacturing and testing. Cost factors. Laboratory exercises on manufacturing and tests. Crosslisted with AE, CEE, CHE, ME, MSE, and PTFE 4793.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 31064 Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Ph.D.

Design concepts, processes and methodologies, including quality and robustness. Group Project.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 81184 Jianxin Jiao

Decision-based integrated product and process development, meta-design, and decision support problems; mathematical modeling of decisions involving ambiguity and uncertainty; critical thinking and analysis; verification and validation; research issues.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30340 Julie Linsey, Ph.D.

Fundamentals of CAD, including geometric and solid modeling, parametric representations, features, and human-machine interactions. Applications to design, analysis, and manufacturing.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20671 Chris Wang, Ph.D. 

Phenomenological aspects of nonlinear material behavior and deformation with emphasis on model development. Lecture: 3.00 Pre-requisites: ME 6201

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Q 31005 Surya Kalidindi

Steady and transient one and multi-dimensional conduction. Emphasis on analytical methods, numerical techniques and approximate solutions. Pre-requisites: ME 3345

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 21689 Dr. Shannon Yee

Convection (forced and free) in laminar and turbulent, internal and external flows. Analogy between momentum and heat transfer. Scaling laws and modeling.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20772 Dr. S. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan

Fundamentals of thermal radiation, blackbody radiation, surface characteristics, exchange in enclosures, radiation through continua, and combined mode heat transfer.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30750 Peter Loutzenhiser, Ph.D.

Analysis of nonlinear systems, geometric control, variable structure control, adaptive control, optimal control, applications. For summer 06 course syllabus send an email to cdlops@pe.gatech.edu.

Lecture: 3.00

Pre-requisites: ME 6401

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 26022 Ye-Hwa Chen, Ph.D.

Comprehensive treatment of the representation, analysis, and design of discrete-time systems. Techniques include Z- and W- transforms, direct method, control design, and digital tracking.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 21690 Dr. Nader Sadegh, Ph. D.

Analysis and design of robotic systems including arms and vehicles. Kinematics and dynamics. Algorithms for describing, planning, commanding, and controlling motion force.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 24229 Dr. Jun Ueda, Ph. D.

Introduction to modeling and oscillatory response analysis for discrete continuous mechanical and structural systems. Lecture: 3.00 Pre-requisites: ME 3015 and ME 3201

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 21691 Dr. Alper Ertuk

Investigation of nonlinear systems using analytical and numerical techniques.

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Q 30346 Dr. Michael Leamy

Experimental methods in mechanics. Includes measurement techniques, instrumentation, data acquistion, signal processing, and linear and digital electronics. Lecture: 3.00

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20829 Dr. Ari Glezer

An introductory course on wind energy and its potential; modeling and design of wind turbines; analysis of the economic benefits of wind turbine systems. Credit will not be awarded for both ME 6701 and AE 6701.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 29257 Lakshmi N. Sankar, Ph.D.

Fundamental principles governing the generation, propagation, reflection, and transmission of sound waves in fluids. Crosslisted with AE 6760.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20843 Karim Sabra, Ph.D.

Introductory chemical kinetics, deformations and deflagrations, laminar flame propagation in premixed gases, ignition and quenching, laminar diffusion flames, droplet burning, and turbulent reacting flows. Crosslisted with AE 6766.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 20770 Dr. Wenting Sun, Ph. D.

Mechanical and microstructural aspects of nucleation and growth of cracks under cyclic loading conditions, notch effects, cumulative damage, multiaxial loading, and fatigue crack propagation.Crosslisted with AE, CEE, CHE, and MSE 7774.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 22882 Richard Neu, Ph.D.

Physics and image formation methods for conventional X-ray CT, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 30309 Chris Wang, Ph.D.

Weekly 1-hour seminar on topics related to medical physics.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 24146 TBD

Radiation therapy treatment planning course covering conventional radiation therapy treatment planning, monitor unit calculations, and advanced radiation treatment planning techniques.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 91633 Justin Roper

Radiation lesions and repair, mechanisms of cell death, cell cycle effect, radiation sensitizers and protectors, tumor radiobiology, relative sensitivities of human tissues, and radiation carcinogenesis.

Section Number CRN Instructor
Q 91634 Chris Wang, Ph.D.