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
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

Comet Jacques, Heart and Soul
Image Credit & Copyright: Dominique Dierick

Explanation: On July 13th, a good place to watch Comet Jacques was from Venus. Then, the recently discovered visitor (C/2014 E2) to the inner solar system passed within about 14.5 million kilometers of our sister planet. But the outbound comet will pass only 84 million kilometers from our fair planet on August 28 and is already a fine target for telescopes and binoculars. Two days ago Jacques' greenish coma and straight and narrow ion tail were captured in this telescopic snapshot, a single 2 minute long exposure with a modified digital camera. The comet is flanked by IC 1805 and IC 1848, also known as Cassiopeia's Heart and Soul Nebulae. If you're stuck on planet Earth this weekend you can hunt for Comet Jacques in evening skies, or spot a Venus, Jupiter, crescent Moon triangle before the dawn.


Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn109213.html#YBflkhL6ywSqiOwv.99
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 



  What we give to the poor for Christ's sake, is what we carry with us when we die.
―Peter Maurin

Fall 2014 - I will be on Sabbatical! I will be checking email, but will not be in the office regularly. Spring 2014 (NOT UPDATED for 2015)
Fall 2013 Schedule
Spring Schedule
NOT UPDATED
EGR 221 - Materials Science
EGR270 - materials lab
ME421 - Failure Analysis
ME401 - machine design
ME481 - Senior Project

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

Course/Instructor Evalutions: http://studentevals.com/login.aspx?s=portland

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

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 I-5 North Traffic Cam 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
 
UP SAE Racing

Day 1 quiz
School News and Events Oregon SAE

Shiley Hall
Oregon ASME

 

 
Theology and Spirituality