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
Dawn's Early Light, Rocket's Red Glare
Image Credit & Copyright : Michael Seeley
Explanation: If you saw the dawn's early light from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last Friday, June 29, then you could have seen this rocket's red glare. The single 277-second long exposure, made from the roof of NASA's Vehicle Assembly building, shows a predawn Falcon 9 launch, the rocket streaking eastward into the sky about 45 minutes before sunrise. At high altitude, its stage separation plume is brightly lit by the Sun still below the eastern horizon. The Falcon 9 rocket's first stage had been launched before , lofting the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) into orbit on April 18, only 72 days earlier . For this launch of SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service mission 15 (CRS-15) it carried an also previously flown Dragon capsule. But no further reuse of this Falcon 9 was planned so no dramatic first stage landing followed the launch. The Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on July 2.
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:
|University of Portland||Portland Area||Other Links|
|Univ. of Portland Home Page||Google Traffic, UP to the Couv
ODOT Traffic Cams
|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