Kenneth E. Lulay
Margaret and Vincent Aquino Endowed Associate Professor in Engineering
Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering

The University of Portland
Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering
5000 North Willamette Boulevard, MSC145
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

Professional Interests: Failure analysis, mechanics of materials, manufacturing processes, engineering design, design of experiments.

Night hides the world, but reveals a universe.
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Persian proverb

M1: The Crab Nebula 

Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

Explanation: The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud. One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star spinning 30 times a second, is visible as a bright spot near the nebula's center. Like a cosmic dynamo, this collapsed remnant of the stellar core powers the Crab's emission across the electromagnetic spectrum. Spanning about 12 light-years, the Crab Nebula is a mere 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.

Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Google - Apollo 11 landing
Google Earth/Moon side-by-side

Check current phase of moon

Contact Information
Office:  Shiley Hall 236
Phone: (503) 943-7432
Fax: (503) 943-7316
e-mail:  lulay@up.edu
Curriculum Vita 


  “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde

Fall 2014 - I will be on Sabbatical! I will be checking email, but will not be in the office regularly. Spring 2015
Fall 2013 Schedule
Spring Schedule
EGR 221 - Materials Science
EGR270 - materials lab
ME421 - Failure Analysis
ME401 - machine design
ME481 - Senior Project

   
Mechanical Engineering Student Reference Materials (including problem solving format) Mechanical Engineering Student Reference Materials

Course/Instructor Evalutions: http://studentevals.com/login.aspx?s=portland

Information for Students:
Online library: ASM Handbooks, Knovel
What is Mechanical Engineering?

Student NSF Summer Opportunities
Past Senior Reports
ASME Code of Ethic for Seniors to read for ME Exam, ME481
Engineering Ethics Information

ME Comprehensive Exam I - practice questions
ME Comprehensive Exam II - practice questions

ME 481/482 Project Reports, see "Design/Project Reports" link in: ME Student Ref Materials


Links of Interest:
University of  Portland Portland Area Other  Links
Univ. of Portland Home Page I-5 North Traffic Cam Favorite Links
Shiley School of Engineering Weather My 12.5" string telescope - no secondary ring
Library Catalog   Observing Table (converted voting booth)
Engineering Database (EI) Maps What time is it?
U of P Alumni News Bridges of Portland
Pilot Portal
 
UP SAE Racing

School News and Events Oregon SAE

Shiley Hall
Oregon ASME

 

 
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