Computational Engineering - MECH3540

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Course Outline:

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;

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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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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