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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Engineering Courses Engineering Elective Courses
Engineering Elective Courses
Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.
Engineering 0136      Environmental Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3014 or permission of the instructor
Description: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater. Water quality standards. Surface water quality modeling. Introduction to water and wastewater treatment system design. Characteristics of solid waste and collection.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0137      Transportation Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

Elements and operations of various transportation systems including airports, ports, railways, and mass transit systems are discussed. The course content describes analytical techniques for analyzing the performance of these systems.


Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0138      Advanced Controls II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: State space analysis of linear systems, linear quadratic regulators and full order observers, robustness issues in control design. Describing function analysis of nonlinear systems, jump resonance and dither. Digital control systems, implementation issues.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0150      Microwave Circuits and Design
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: General discussion on the electro-magnetic fields associated with microwaves; radiation hazards and recommended safety precautions; electromagnetic wave equations; transmission and reflection at boundaries; factors affecting propagation in microwave communications systems; transmission lines and waveguides; design of networks utilizing transmission line sections; waveguide components; scattering parameters; design of small signal amplifiers; microwave switching diodes; microwave power sources.
Offering: 0-0; 3-1.5
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Engineering 0231      Computer Methods in Power System Analysis
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Electromagnetic fields and health; power system mathematical models; the economic dispatch problem; the state estimator; power system dynamic performance; expert system application to power system problems.
Offering: 0-0; 3-1.5
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Engineering 0233      Structural Design Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 4535, 5035
Description: Prestressed concrete design considering flexure, shear, anchorage and prestressing losses. Reinforced concrete two-way slab systems. Plastic and limit load analysis of steel and reinforced concrete beam and frame systems, upper bound, lower bound and step-by-step methods. Other topic(s) selected from yield line methods of ultimate load design for reinforced concrete slabs; highway bridge loadings and specifications; earthquake engineering and structural dynamics.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0235      Water Resources and Hydropower Development
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 5038
Description: The role of hydraulic power as an energy source. Hydrologic analysis of water supply quantities and storage alternatives. Plant capacity, equipment selection and operation procedures. Dams, power-houses, water passages and related civil works. Revenue estimates, costs and project economics. Environmental impact and the regulatory approval process. Hydropower issues in Aboriginal communities.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0330      Fluid System Design
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Application of fluid mechanics. Governing equations of fluid motion applied to external and internal flows. Preliminary design, new product development and the influence of market strategy. Vehicle aerodynamics. Energy conservation for piping systems. Turbomachinery characteristics and design. Scale effect on boundary layer velocity distribution forecasts. Unsteady flow in closed conduits, liquid oscillations and water hammer. Introduction to granular material preparation and flow. Computer modelling and non-linear analysis. Exercise in oral communications on complex topics.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0334      Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Course content will vary but topics will be of current concern to the chemical engineering industry.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0335      Air Pollution Control Methods and Analysis
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Sources of air pollutants, sampling methods, flue gas analysis, properties of particulate emissions, control agency emission standards, design and evaluation of air pollution control equipment.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0336      Topics in Civil Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Investigation of current civil engineering problems and their solutions.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0338      Structural Analysis II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Matrix methods of structural analysis with emphasis on the direct stiffness method, structural modelling and computer programming for structural systems. Analysis of beam, grid, plane and space truss and frame systems. Selected topics from substructure analysis, second order analysis, structural modelling, semi-rigid joints, frame-shear wall modelling and interaction, structural stability.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0339      Process Optimization
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The study and application of optimization techniques to engineering problems. Analytical and numerical techniques for optimization of one-dimensional problems and multidimensional problems. Linear programming problems and the simplex method. Discrete dynamic programming. Introduction to trajectory optimization. Formulation of mathematical models and the use of the computer in solving optimization problems.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0433      Circuit Theory and Design II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: General techniques for controlling the positions of poles and zeros by means of feed forward and feedback amplifiers. The complex critical frequencies produced by different amplifier configurations are then applied to obtain realizations of second order low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop and all-pass functions. RC oscillators are treated as second-order realizations with imaginary axis poles. Butterworth, Chebyshev and Bessel approximations.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0437      Topics in Soil Mechanics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Advanced geotechnical engineering topics selected from the following: introduction to critical state soil mechanics; stability of selected natural slopes conditions, flow of water in embankments, dams and natural slopes; engineering in permafrost; geoenvironmental engineering.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0438      Power System Analysis and Design
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Safety measures related to high voltage transmission network are addressed. Introduction to power system components. Power system protection, transient and steady state stability, load flow analysis, fault calculations, and direct current transmission.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0450      Finite Element Method in Mechanical Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Introduction to finite element analysis through application to one-dimensional steady-state problems such as elastic deformation, heat and fluid flow, and the bending of beams. Two-dimensional triangular and quadrilateral elements. Plane problems of torsion, thermal and potential flow and stress analysis. Computer applications to one and two-dimensional problems.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0451      Dynamic Systems and Measurements
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Singularity functions; elements of electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal systems; modelling of lumped dynamic systems; responses of first and second order linear systems; impedances and transfer functions; responses of high-order systems; measurements and instrumentation; dynamics of measuring instruments.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0531      Topic in Electrical Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Course material will be selected from one of the broad areas of either electrical power systems or electronics. The material will cover the theory and main design features of new devices and their application in equipment and systems.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0533      Electrochemical Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Electrochemistry fundamentals. Nernst equation. Electrochemical series. Electrode processes. Concentration and activation overpotentials. Minimum and practical voltage requirements. Types of electrochemical reactors and reactor design. A detailed report on a Canadian electrochemical industry and an oral presentation are required.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0534      Construction Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Topics in construction engineering selected from: Practice of Construction Management; Contract Administration and Control; Computer integration in Administration; Control and project network techniques including CPM, PERT and other methods with computer applications; Total Quality Management and ISO9000; Design of falsework and formwork lifting and rigging; welding techniques, procedures and NOT; Occupational Health & Safety Act.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0536      Heat Exchanger Design and Thermal Radiation
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 4553 or 4554
Description: Condensation and boiling heat transfer; design of heat exchangers; shell-and-tube heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, compact heat exchangers, condensers and evaporators; principles of thermal radiation exchanges between surfaces; combined conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer; computer applications.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0537      Manufacturing Processes and Production Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Primary and secondary processes in metal forming, material removal, and fabrication techniques; fundamentals of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM); applications of computer numerical control (CNC); selected field trips and laboratory exercises.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0538      Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Formulation and analysis of current mechanical engineering problems and their solution.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0550      Optical Communications
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Review of communication systems requirements and the place of optical communications in this. Basic optics. Light guides, connectors, and couplers. Practical considerations. Precautions to be taken to prevent eye damage when working with lasers. Electro-optical modulators, demodulators and couplers. Detailed analysis and study of an established optical communications system.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0551      Kraft Mills and the Environment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Kraft pulping and bleaching technology focusing on the environmental aspects of each plant section: barking and chipping, pulping, washing, chemical recovery and bleaching. Environmental treatment of kraft mill effluents.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0553      Traffic Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

The fundamentals and concepts of Traffic Engineering are discussed. Topics to be considered include: traffic stream characteristics, traffic flow theory, traffic engineering studies, intersection control, capacity and level of service of freeways and signalized intersections, and the role of traffic engineering in sustainable transportation systems. Basic concepts and applications are presented in different topics of transportation such as highway safety, and travel demand forecasting.


Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0554      Power Electronics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A course on the analysis and applications of power electronics circuits with thyristors and power transistors. The emphasis is on the steady-state performance and operating characteristics of such circuits. Design aspects of single- and multi-phase inverters, and dc-to-dc converters will be considered.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0555      Chemical and Physical Hazards
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The following list of topics provides students with a basic understanding of the principles, recognition, evaluation and control methods of the various potential hazards encountered in industrial settings: Principles of Industrial Toxicology; Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis; Noise; Radiation; Heat and Cold Stress; Industrial Hygiene; Transport and Disposal of Hazardous Materials.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0557      Introduction to Robotics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: History and description of industrial robot applications; robot kinematics, inverse kinematics, repeatability and accuracy; velocities and static forces in manipulators; motion planning and position control of robots; robot work cell design; selected laboratory excercises.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0559      Satellite Communications
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Overview of satellite communications systems. Orbits and launching methods. The space segment. The ground segment. Baseband signals and modulation. The space link. Interference. Multiple access methods. Precautions to be taken at ground stations to prevent exposure to dangerous levels of microwave radiation.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0570      Mechanical Pulping
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Mechanical pulp production in grinders and refiners, including modern thermal-mechanical pulping and chemi-thermal-mechanical processes. Wood morphology and chemistry. The theory of refining optimizations of pulp strength properties, with the effect of species. Bleaching and environmental effects.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0572      Modeling in Water Resources
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 5038
Description: Dimensionless formulation of natural laws and similarity theory. Theoretical principles in the formulation of models. Classification of hydrologic and hydraulic models, model construction techniques, calibration and validation procedures. Hands-on experience with current numerical models (HEC1, HEC2, CFA, ILLUDAS, SWMM, etc.) in water resources engineering. Projects and case studies with design for minimum environmental impacts.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 0573      Fuzzy Logic Expert Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The course deals with principles of Fuzzy Logic and fundamentals of expert systems. Topics include components of expert systems, operations on fuzzy sets, linguistic variables, fuzzy implications, compositional rule of inference, approximate reasoning techniques, multivariable inference engines, fast fuzzy inference engines, rule-based learning systems, fuzzy logic-based microprocessors, applications in Engineering Sciences and consumer electronics. The course is organized as a design-intensive procedure for intelligent systems.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0574      Industrial Noise and Vibration Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Sound levels, decibels, and directivity. Hearing, hearing loss, and effects of noise. Noise control criteria and regulations. Measurement and instrumentation. Acoustical materials and structures. Vibration control systems. Machine protection and malfunction diagnosis.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0575      Engineering Design Synthesis and Analysis
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The engineering enterprise. The design process. Problem solving and decision making. Modeling, simulation and optimization. Cost evaluation and economic decision making. Project planning. Risk, reliability and failure analysis. Sources of information. Written and oral communication.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0576      Condition-Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Introduction to machinery vibration; time-domain vibration analysis, frequency-domain vibration analysis, signal processing. Hardware and software required for accurate diagnostics. Evaluation of machinery condition. Diagnosis of antifriction bearings, gears, misalignment, cracks, and fluid-induced instabilities.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0577      Chemical Plant Simulation
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Heat and material balance modelling of processes. Relevant operating parameters for a chemical plant are obtained by a literature search, and computer-aided plant design software is used for simulation and design. Both oral and written reports of the results are required.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0578      Wireless Personal Communications
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Overview of wireless personal communication systems (PCS); characterization of wireless channel; digital modulation/demodulation techniques for wireless applications and its application to PCS; system architecture; FDMA, TDMA, CDMA; multiple access/resource allocation techniques of wireless medium resources; architecture of personal communication networks; interconnection between wireless/wired networks and future developments.
Offering: 0-0; 3-1.5
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Engineering 0579      Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Introduction to computational methods for the analysis and design of mechanical engineering components and systems; fundamentals of finite element method, boundary element method, parametric and geometric optimization; application of finite element codes; application of commercially available finite element and symbolic computation packages.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0630      Fuels, Energy and the Environment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Properties of coal, petroleum, natural gas and oil-sands. Principles of fossil fuel processing technologies, nuclear energy, hydrogen, biomass and other alternative energy sources and production technologies. Environmental issues associated with fuel processing and energy use including air pollutant emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and liquid/solid wastes. Emission control technologies.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0631      Bioprocess Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Applied microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics. Applications of chemical engineering principles to biochemical and environmental engineering systems. Design and scale up of systems for cultivation of microorganisms, production of biochemical products, biological wastewater treatment, and separation and purification of biological products.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0632      Process Safety
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Chemical process accidents, causes. Emission source and dispersion models. Fires and explosions, best practices for mitigation and preventation. Chemical reactivity hazards. Relief system design. Hazard surveys, HAZOP, fault trees, layers of protection analysis. Safety instrumented systems. Process safety management.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0650      Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Sources and classification of hazardous wastes; physico-chemical properties of environmental contaminants; fate and transport of contaminants in surface waters and groundwater; waste treatment processes including neutralization, precipitation, chemical oxidation/reduction, stabilization/solidification, and thermal methods.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0652      Timber and Masonry Design
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Properties and classifications of timber as an engineering material. Design of tension, compression and flexure members. Design of nailed and bolted connections and the use of timber fasteners. Engineering properties of plywood and design of typical concrete formwork. Plain and reinforced masonry design using current codes and design procedures. Computer applications.
Offering: 0-0;3-0
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Engineering 0653      Fundamentals of Petroleum Recovery
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Components of the petroleum production system: classification of reservoirs; properties of rock, gas, crude oil, and reservoir water; oil and gas wells; surface equipment. Calculation of initial hydrocarbon in place and recoveries for single-phase gas reservoirs, gas-condensate reservoirs, undersaturated and saturated oil reservoirs. Single-phase fluid flow in reservoirs: steady-state and transient flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in porous media; radial flow; superposition, pressure drawdown and buildup testing of wells.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0655      Topics in Software Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Course content will vary but topics will be relevant to the field of Software Engineering.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 0656      Analysis and Application of Composite Materials
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Introduction to composite materials; micro- and macro-mechanics; stress analysis of composite laminates; maximum stress, Tsai-Hill and Tsai-Wu criteria of failure; delamination and strength of laminates; design of composite structures; fabrication methods of composite materials; computer modeling and computational methods for composite materials.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0657      Energy Conversion Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Classification, conversion, and utilization of energy sources. First and Second law (exergy) analysis of energy conversion systems. Basic aspects of combustion. Conventional thermal power plants and co-generation systems. Basic concepts of renewable energy conversions; including solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0658      Aerodynamics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Review of stream functions, vorticity and circulation. Potential flow analysis, superposition of elementary flows and Kutta-Joukowski theorem, thin airfoil theory, the vortex panel method and planar wing approximation, laminar and turbulent boundary layer concept, flow separation calculations, form and pressure drag, airfoil design; multiple surfaces and vortex lift.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Engineering 0659      Signal Processing for Mechanical Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Digital signal processing and its applications to control and machinery condition monitoring; vibration and measurement, signal properties, time and frequency domain signal analysis, digital filtering, input/output relationships between signals, application to controls and the techniques for machinery fault diagnostics (e.g. bearings, gears, and shafts).
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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