Bahram Ravani

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Research Interests

  • Computational kinematics and dynamics
  • Bio-dynamics of impact trauma
  • Computational geometry in design and manufacturing


No biography available.

2005 Machine Design Award from ASME for Research Contributions in Kinematics and Computer-Aided Design 2004 Dedicated Service Award, ASME 1997 Design Automation Award for sustained and meritorious contributions to the field of Design Automation 1987 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

EME 150A Mechanical Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 45, Mechanical Engineering 50 (may be taken concurrently); grade of C- or better in Engineering 104. Restricted to Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering, Biological Systems
Engineering students. Principles of engineering mechanics applied to mechanical design. Theories of static and fatigue failure of metals. Design projects emphasizing the progression from conceptualization to hardware. Experimental stress analysis and mechanical measurements using strain gages.


EME 150B Mechanical Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 150A. Principles of engineering mechanics applied to the design and selection of mechanical components. Design projects, which concentrate on conceptual design, engineering analysis, methods of manufacture, material selection, and cost. Introduction to Computer-Aided Design.


MAE 225 Spatial Kinematics and Robotics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: C Language and course 222. Spatial kinematics, screw theory, spatial mechanisms analysis and synthesis, robot kinematics and dynamics, robot workspace, path planning, robot programming, real-time architecture and software implementation. (Same course as Biomedical Engineering 225.)


MAE 250A Advanced Methods in Mechanical Design (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 150A and 150B or the equivalents, or consent of instructor. Applications of advanced techniques of solid mechanics to mechanical design problems. Coverage of advanced topics in stress analysis and static failure theories with emphasis in design of machine elements. Design projects emphasizing advanced analysis tools for life cycle evaluation.