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Module

MEC3028 : Computational Modelling

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Umair Ahmed
  • Lecturer: Mr Robert Davidson, Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To give students an introduction to major software packages for modelling, analysis and control, that will form the basis of computational awareness of capability and pit-falls, and so to prepare students for both future academic study and the reality of industry increasingly reliant on highly sophisticated and multi-functional software.

Outline Of Syllabus

Stress analysis project:
- Design of a structural component or assembly in Autodesk Inventor
- Introduction to ANSYS – loading, constraints and static analysis of a single body
- Static analysis of multi-part assemblies in ANSYS, identifying and controlling contacts
- Laboratory testing of objects designed
- Post-test analysis of the structure's response to loading & comparison with ANSYS predictions.

Computational Fluid Dynamics:
- Introduction to mesh generation software (ANSYS DesignModeller) and CFD solvers (ANSYS Fluent). Application of the software to engineering flow problems. Computational issues – mesh refinement, grid independence, boundary conditions.
- Fundamental equations of fluid mechanics. Finite-difference and finite-volume methods, order of accuracy. Application to fluid transport equations – upwinding, boundary/symmetry conditions, pressure correction.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable