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Undergraduate Handbook

Computational Engineering - MECH3540

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: MATH2019 or (MATH2011 and MATH2120), MATH2089 or (MATH2801 and MATH2301), MMAN2400, MMAN2600, MMAN2700;
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Applications of computational techniques and commercial packages in engineering analysis, covering the following.
Finite element analysis: Finite elements in one dimension; element matrices, assembly and solution for rods and beams. Application of a commercial finite element system to problems in two and three dimensions. Interfaces with CAD systems, strategies for modelling, choice of elements, interpreting the solution, accuracy and convergence. Applications will include linear and nonlinear analysis and time dependent problems including introduction to vibrations of simple beams.
Computational Fluid Dynamics: Basic concepts in CFD, pre-processing and grid development, structured and unstructured grids, validation and verification, introduction to solution methods and turbulence modelling. Application of a commercial CFD package to heat and fluid flow problems.

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