This course emphasizes mechanical design techniques based on the finite element method, using machine design background as the starting point. Techniques for modeling machine elements or components will be shown in relation to the basic FEM theory. Emphasis will be on quantifying loads and boundary conditions, the resulting stresses and deflections, and relating them to the design allowables, leading to an acceptable design solution. Prerequisite or concurrent: Engineering Standing, ME 344 and ME 205; or Graduate Standing or consent of instructor. (Same as ME 501)
This course is aimed at providing the undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical and manufacturing engineering basic knowledge and understanding of the major manufacturing processes for modeling, monitoring and control of these processes through a series of analytical and experimental techniques and tools, including group work for assignments and experiments. Prereq: EM 302, EM 313, and engineering standing; or graduate standing with instructor consent. (Same as ME 505.)
This course will provide a strong foundation in the concepts, theories and applications of design engineering methodologies for effective manufacture of high quality products at low costs and high productivity. In addition to the lectures, the assembly and design analysis of “product based assembly kits” will be used to apply and help learn the tools presented in class. The final project includes the application of these tools to re-design a given product from a manufacturing and assembly perspective. Prereq: ME 344 or instructor permission. (Same as ME 507.)
This course introduces students to fundamentals of design, planning and control of manufacturing systems aided by computers. Concepts of control hardware, NC programming languages, software aspects related to NC manufacturing, programmable controllers, performance modeling of automated manufacturing systems, group technology and flexible manufacturing systems, etc. will be addressed. Prereq: Engineering standing. (Same as ME 512.)
The analysis of vibrational motion of structural and mechanical systems. Single-degree-of-freedom systems; free vibrations; non periodic excitation; harmonic excitation. Modal analysis of multiple-degree-of-freedom systems. Vibration of continuous bodies, including strings and bars (axial, torsional and flexural modes). Energy methods. Prereq: EM 313 and EM 302, engineering standing or consent of instructor. (Same as EM 513, ME 513.)
Learning organizations are skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at modifying their behavior to reflect the new knowledge and insights. In this context, this course will discuss leadership styles, adult learning principles, communication, organizational behaviors, and a structure for learning.
Prereq: MFS 503 or consent of instructor
This course will cover topics in basic lean system operations as well as the management system to support the attainment of highest customer satisfaction with respect to Safety, Quality, Cost, Productivity, Delivery and Human Resource Development. Working in teams, students apply fundamental lean tools and concepts to develop a lean operations environment capable of driving continuous improvement in a simulated factory. As the operational environment evolves, key management principles and tools are explored using the teachings of Taiichi Ohno and others considered to be the pillars of the Toyota Production System. All students must have a webcam and microphone or headset to participate in on-line team and class meetings. Prereq: Enrollment restricted to junior-level or above students. Prior enrollment in the Lean Student certificate course or MFS 503 is required or with the consent of the instructor. (Same as EE 526/ME 526.)
Theory and practice as related to the chemical and physical processing of polymer systems. Polymer rheology, heat transfer in polymer flows, polymer engineering properties. Polymer processing operations and materials selection; flow instabilities. Prereq: CME 330, CME425 or ME 325; or consent of instructor. This course is open only to graduate students or undergraduates with engineering standing. (Same as CME/ME/MSE 554.)
Discrete event simulation and its application to performance analysis of industrial production systems. Topics include concepts for characterizing production systems, approaches to structuring simulation models, instruction in a simulation language, and techniques for comparing alternative systems designs and control strategies. Applications to manufacturing, commercial and mining production systems are considered.
Prereq: CS 221 or 270, STA 281 or 381. (Same as MNG 563).
A detailed investigation of a topic of current significance in manufacturing systems engineering such as: computer-aided manufacturing, special topics in robotics, and lean/agile manufacturing. May be repeated under different subtitles to a maximum of six credits. A particular topic may be offered at most twice under the MFS 599 number.
Prereq: Variable; given when topic is identified.
This course provides the MFS student an opportunity to develop skills in managing a lean system at the ‘shop floor’ level.
The need to increase quality, productivity, efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing operations spanning the product, process and systems (manufacturing systems as well as supply chain) domains is essential for companies to be successful. The increased globalization of markets and manufacturing operations, declining natural resources and negative consequences of some manufacturing practices as well as increased legislation in many regions has led to many new challenges that companies must overcome to be successful in competitive markets. This seminar course will introduce students to a variety of global issues in manufacturing through presentations by leading national and international experts in these domains. In addition, University of Kentucky faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in some of these areas will discuss innovative approaches that are being developed and applied to address those issues.
(Same as EE/ME 606)
This course introduces students to fundamentals of nontraditional manufacturing processes. Theory and implementation of the nontraditional manufacturing processes, such as laser cutting and welding, electro discharge machining, abrasive waterjet machining, rapid prototyping, etc., will be addressed.
Prereq: ME 505 or consent of instructor. (Same as ME 608).
Leadership principles and practices for a system enterprise, which is defined as multiple independent business units operated under a common structure (company). The course will be presented using lectures, case studies, simulation exercises, Toyota executive presentations and an on-site review of Toyota’s operations at Georgetown.
Prereq: MSF 503 and MSF 526; or consent of instructor.
A critical examination of behavior and performance within organizations and between organizations. Special attention is paid to the problem of performance at the individual, group, and formal organizational level. (Same as MGT 611.)
Technical design of manufacturing systems in accordance with lean manufacturing principles. Topics include models for characterization and analysis of factory flow dynamics, production flow analysis, work cell design, and design of pull-based production control systems.
Prereq: MFS 503 Lean Manufacturing Principles and Practices or consent of instructor.
This course is intended to provide future manufacturing managers and leaders a basic understanding of important theories and practices necessary to successfully manage and lead teams to achieve manufacturing organizational objectives. The course is organized into several modules. The first module will focus on developing an understanding and capability to approach ethical and sustainability concerns confronted by manufacturing organizations. This will include coverage of tools to help identify and address societal and environmental obligations of manufacturing organizations and issues confronting them that span multiple cultures and nations. Because people are one of the most important resources in any organization, the second and third modules will address organizational behavior (OB) and individual effectiveness. OB theories and practices that can be used to increase the capability to observe, understand and manage people’s behavior will be covered. The last module considers safety and ergonomics as they relate to manufacturing organizations. Coverage will include tools and techniques that can be used to analyze the manufacturing workplaces and ensure its ergonomic design as well as an overview of the current state of occupational safety and health regulations.
A detailed investigation of a topic of current significance in manufacturing systems engineering such as: computer-aided manufacturing, special topics in robotics, and lean/agile manufacturing. May be repeated under different subtitles to a maximum of six credits. A particular topic may be offered at most twice under the MFS 699 number
Prereq: Variable; given when topic is identified.
This course involves individual study related to a special research project supervised by the instructor. A full written report on the project is required.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours
This course involves specialized individual work in manufacturing systems engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
Prereq: Approval of instructor. Online delivery starting Spring 2018.
This course involves individual study related to a special research project supervised by the instructor or student’s advisor. A final written report on the project is required. [ For Plan B students admitted in or before Spring 2016: MFS 784 is required to complete the degree requirements. The course cannot satisfy part of the required 30 hours of course work for those Plan B].
Prereq: Approval of instructor/student’s advisor. Online delivery (when feasible for the project) starting Spring 2018.