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.
|Unit name||Computational Analysis|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Alan Henderson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Domestic students
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- 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.
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PrerequisitesKME771 and ENG703 and ENG704
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.
|Assessment||Analysis and Optimisation Exercise 1 (CFD) (25%)|Analysis and Optimisation Exercise 2 (FEA) (25%)|Design and Optimisation (50%)|
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Versteeg, H.and Malalasekera, W. An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, 2nd Edition, 2007 (or more rec
Cengel and Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics. Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition in SI units, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2019
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