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

Venus and the Triply Ultraviolet Sun
Image Credit: NASA / SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams; Digital Composition: Peter L. Dove

Explanation: An unusual type of solar eclipse occurred in 2012. Usually it is the Earth's Moon that eclipses the Sun. That year, most unusually, the planet Venus took a turn. Like a solar eclipse by the Moon, the phase of Venus became a continually thinner crescent as Venus became increasingly better aligned with the Sun. Eventually the alignment became perfect and the phase of Venus dropped to zero. The dark spot of Venus crossed our parent star. The situation could technically be labeled a Venusian annular eclipse with an extraordinarily large ring of fire . Pictured here during the occultation, the Sun was imaged in three colors of ultraviolet light by the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory , with the dark region toward the right corresponding to a coronal hole . Hours later, as Venus continued in its orbit, a slight crescent phase appeared again. The next Venusian transit across the Sun will occur in 2117

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Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

Two neutron stars colliding

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


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Google - Apollo 11 landing
Google Earth/Moon side-by-side

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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 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

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

Access Panel Oregon SAE


Oregon ASME

 

Shiley Hall
Theology and Spirituality