PKG 805 Packaging Dynamics

There are five major topics involved in this course: Compression, Shock, Vibration, Altitude, and Temperature. The background information and case studies on these common hazards encountered in the distribution of packaged products will be covered.

PKG 410, or PKG 803, or a basic knowledge of distribution hazards, product fragility, cushion performance, package design, and environmental measurement (shock, vibration, compression, temperature, humidity, air pressure, etc.).

PKG 985 Numerical Methods

This course is an introduction for frequently used numerical methods and tips, including Data fitting;  Interpolation; Roots of equations; Numerical integration; Numerical differentiation;  Differential equations;  Numerical methods for ODEs; Runge-Kutta methods;  Boundary value problems; Partial differential equations; Finite difference method; Finite element method  


Finite Element Analysis and Design

The class is an introductory course of finite element analysis (FEA). It will cover the fundamental theory of FEA including FEA formula for truss, beam, 2D and 3D elasticity problem, general theory and considerations of FEA. The lab session will give chances to find applications to problems including structural mechanics, elasticity, and heat conduction.