Courses & Units

Computational Analysis ENG714

Introduction

This unit introduces students to computational analysis using finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The unit covers background theory and numerical methods and explores the application of commercial software in solving practical problems with an emphasis on design and optimisation of solutions.

Summary

Unit name Computational Analysis
Unit code ENG714
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Alan Henderson
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop CFD and FEA models and apply accepted formal procedures to verify them with regard to mesh, time-step and physics settings.
  • Identify or derive relevant analytic or empirical solutions to continuum mechanics problems and apply them toward validaing computational mechanics models.
  • Design and optimise an engineering component subjected to fluid-structure interactions using multiphysics simulations.
  • Communicate outcomes of computational mechanics simulations to discipline peers through a technical report that follows professional expectations, conventions and standards of presentation.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KME771 and ENG703 and ENG704

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

The unit initially features a seminar series in weeks 1-8 (approx 3 hrs/week) and tutorial (1 hr/wk). Workshops are held to learn commercial CFD and FEA software (weeks 2-4 and 6-8). Design project workshops are held in weeks 9-13.

AssessmentAnalysis and Optimisation Exercise 1 (CFD) (25%)|Analysis and Optimisation Exercise 2 (FEA) (25%)|Design and Optimisation (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Versteeg,  H.and Malalasekera, W.  An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, 2nd Edition, 2007 (or more rec

Daryl L. Logan, "A First Course in Finite Element Method" 6th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2017 (or any other recent edition).

Cengel and Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics. Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition in SI units, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2019

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Fluid Mechanics - E-Book 

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Fluid Mechanics - hard copy 

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