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.
-
Persian proverb

Retrograde Mars and Saturn 
Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN)

Explanation: Wandering Mars and Saturn have spent much of this year remarkably close in planet Earth's night sky. In a sequence of exposures spanning mid-December 2015 through the beginning of this week, this composited skyview follows their time together, including both near opposition, just north of bright star Antares near the Milky Way's central bulge. In the corresponding video, Saturn's apparent movement is seen to be back and forth along the flattened, compact loop, while Mars traces the wider, reversing S-shaped track from upper right to lower left through the frame. To connect the dots and dates just slide your cursor over the picture (or follow this link). It looks that way, but Mars and Saturn don't actually reverse direction along their orbits. Instead, their apparent backwards or retrograde motion with respect to the background stars is a reflection of the orbital motion of the Earth itself. Retrograde motion can be seen each time Earth overtakes and laps planets orbiting farther from the Sun, the Earth moving more rapidly through its own relatively close-in orbit.

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 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
Theology and Spirituality