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*409. Modern Computational Aspects in Mechanical Engineering (3)
- Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
- Computational aspects of Mechanical Engineering. Subjects include finite element analysis of structures, fluids, or heat transfer; boundary element analysis.
- May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with consent of department. (Lecture-problems 3 hours.) Letter grade only (A-F).
A. Finite Element Methods I
Finite element methods for beam and truss elements. Systems of ordinary differential equations in a finite element formulation. Static and dynamic analysis of complex structures. Rigid elements in an elastic environment. Solid modeling for 1D, 2D, 3D structures using IDEAS.
B. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
Classification of partial differential equations and boundary conditions, finite difference and finite volume formulations, grid generation, stability analysis, numerical methods for inviscid flows, viscous laminar flows, compressible flows, conduction and convection heat transfer.
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