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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 527 - Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Credit Hours: 3R-3L-4C
  • Term Available: S
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: ES 212 and ME 323 or ME 327
  • Corequisites: None

Covers the key components of a CFD calculation: mesh generation, numerical algorithm and turbulence modeling. Survey of solution strategy includes both the finite volume and the finite difference methods. Issues on formal order of accuracy, dissipation, dispersion, stability and space-time coupling are discussed in detail. Both structured programs and commercial software will be used as vehicles in obtaining a CFD solution. Students enrolled in ME527 must complete a design project not covered in ME 427. Students may not receive credit for both ME 427 and ME 527.

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