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
Meteor Over Crater Lake
Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint ( Goldpaint Photography )
Explanation: Did you see it? One of the more common questions during a meteor shower occurs because the time it takes for a meteor to flash is typically less than the time it takes for a head to turn. Possibly, though, the glory of seeing bright meteors shoot across and knowing that they were once small granules on another world might make it all worthwhile, even if your observing partner(s) could not share in every particular experience. Peaking late tonight, a dark sky should enable the Lyrids meteor shower to exhibit as many as 20 visible meteors per hour from some locations. In the featured composite of nine exposures taken during the 2012 shower, a bright Lyrid meteor streaks above picturesque Crater Lake in Oregon , USA . Snow covers the foreground , while the majestic central band of our home galaxy arches well behind the serene lake. Other meteor showers this year -- and every year -- include the Perseids in mid-August and the Leonids in mid-November.
Astronomy photo's: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Two neutron stars colliding
|Fall 2017||Spring 2018
|Fall 2017 Schedule and Office Hours
||Spring 2018 Schedule
ME 304 Finite Element Analysis (Check Moodle for class information including hw and due dates.) ...
|EGR 270 - materials lab|
| EGR211 Statics - information posted on Moodle...
||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
ME Comprehensive Exam I - practice questions
ME Comprehensive Exam II - practice questions
Links of Interest:
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|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|
|School News and Events|
|Access Panel||Oregon SAE
|Shiley Hall||Theology and Spirituality