Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of the widest variety of products. Specific areas of involvement include computer-aided design and manufacturing; robotics; power plants; engines; materials; automotive vehicles and systems of transportation; industrial equipment; control and measurement devices; instrumentation; biomedical devices; apparatus for the control of air, water, noise, refuse, and other types of pollution; underwater technology; space flight equipment; and safety devices and sensors. As you can see from this list - mechanical engineering covers a wide range of applications and is, in fact, one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines.
Many of our students enter industry directly after completing the B.S. Program, while others elect to pursue graduate work in engineering or other fields. Graduate study in mechanical engineering can lead to careers in research and teaching. Since many engineers ultimately become managers, B.S. graduates may also elect to pursue graduate studies in the field of management. Some students elect to enter other professional schools, such as medicine or law. Technical electives in the senior year permit students to tailor their programs to suit their own interests, from beginning a career in industry to further study at the graduate level.
MAE researchers have developed advanced computational techniques for Fire Simulation and multi-phase reacting turbulent flows.
UB MAE researchers in computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping the hazard areas at locations such as the island of Montserrat.
A Level Set Embedded Interface Method has been developed at Compuational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate Conjugate heat transfer for irregular geometries
MAE's Laser Flow Diagnostic Laboratory is a leader holographic particle image velocimetry, a three-dimensional, next generation flow diagnostics tool.
MAE's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory is conducting research both on the theoretical formulation and experimental validation of such novel mechatronic systems as multi-robot collaboration.
The nonlinear estimation group is developing techniques for propagating uncertainties through nonlinear dynamical systems for better forecasting and output uncertainty characterization.
Study of Non-premixed flame-wall interaction using vortex ring configuration is done for the first time at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.