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

Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA , ESA , Hubble Space Telescope ; Processing & Copyright: Chris Kotsiopoulos

Explanation: Why is there a bridge between these two spiral galaxies? Made of gas and stars, the bridge provides strong evidence that these two immense star systems have passed close to each other and experienced violent tides induced by mutual gravity. Known together as Arp 240 but individually as NGC 5257 and NGC 5258 , computer modelling and the ages of star clusters indicate that the two galaxies completed a first passage near each other only about 250 million years ago. Gravitational tides not only pulled away matter, they compress gas and so caused star formation in both galaxies and the unusual bridge . Galactic mergers are thought to be common, with Arp 240 representing a snapshot of a brief stage in this inevitable process . The Arp 240 pair are about 300 million light-years distant and can be seen with a small telescope toward the constellation of Virgo . Repeated close passages should ultimately result in a merger and with the emergence of a single combined galaxy .

Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

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


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Fall 2016 Spring - not updated
Fall 2016 Schedule
Spring 2016 Schedule
ME 304
EGR 270 - materials lab
*details for first 8 weeks
*Post-spring break details, EGR270
ME403/503
ME 328 - machine design


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


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

Capstone Project Requirements for ME's

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 Google Traffic, UP to the Couv
ODOT Traffic Cams
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
 
School News and Events

  Oregon SAE


Oregon ASME

 

Shiley Hall
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