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

Doomed Star Eta Carinae
Image Credit: NASA , ESA , Hubble ; Processing & License : Judy Schmidt

Explanation: Eta Carinae may be about to explode. But no one knows when - it may be next year, it may be one million years from now. Eta Carinae 's mass - about 100 times greater than our Sun - makes it an excellent candidate for a full blown supernova . Historical records do show that about 170 years ago Eta Carinae underwent an unusual outburst that made it one of the brightest stars in the southern sky . Eta Carinae , in the Keyhole Nebula , is the only star currently thought to emit natural LASER light . This featured image brings out details in the unusual nebula that surrounds this rogue star . Diffraction spikes , caused by the telescope, are visible as bright multi-colored streaks emanating from Eta Carinae's center. Two distinct lobes of the Homunculus Nebula encompass the hot central region , while some strange radial streaks are visible in red extending toward the image right. The lobes are filled with lanes of gas and dust which absorb the blue and ultraviolet light emitted near the center. The streaks, however, remain unexplained .


Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

Two neutron stars colliding

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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 


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

Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Fall 2018 Office Hours

Spring 2019 Office Hours
EGR 491 Telescope Design
 

ME 328 - machine design

EGR270
   
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

ASME Code of Ethic for Seniors to read for ME Exam in Capstone I
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
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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

Access Panel Oregon SAE


Oregon ASME

 

Shiley Hall
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