MECH ENG 4111 - CFD for Engineering Applications

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

The course will equip the students with the necessary knowledge to use computational techniques to solve problems related to flow mechanics. In particular, students will have hands-on experience in using computational fluid dynamics to solve engineering problems. Governing equations, discretisation schemes, numerical methods, turbulence modelling, mesh quality and independence test, numerical errors, and boundary conditions will be introduced in the course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 4111
    Course CFD for Engineering Applications
    Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge MECH ENG 2021, MECH ENG 3102, MECH ENG 3101
    Course Description The course will equip the students with the necessary knowledge to use computational techniques to solve problems related to flow mechanics. In particular, students will have hands-on experience in using computational fluid dynamics to solve engineering problems. Governing equations, discretisation schemes, numerical methods, turbulence modelling, mesh quality and independence test, numerical errors, and boundary conditions will be introduced in the course.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Zhao Tian

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

    1 Understand and be able to numerically solve the governing equations for fluid flow
    2 Understand and apply finite difference and finite volume methods to fluid flow problems
    3 Understand different mesh types and mesh quality
    4 Understand how to conduct a grid-convergence assessment
    5 Understand and apply turbulence models to engineering fluid flow problems
    6

    Understand the issues about two-phase flow modelling and be able to numerically solve a heat transfer problem

    7 Be able to use ANSYS CFX to an acceptable standard for a graduate engineer.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources


    Tu, J., Yeo, G.H. and Liu C. (2013), Computational Fluid Dynamics: A Practical Approach, second edition Butterworth-Heinemann (an imprint for Elsevier).

    The first edition is ok but the second edition is preferred. 

    Recommended Resources

    Ferziger, J.H and Peric, M. (1997) Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

    Online Learning

    This course will make heavy use of the resources placed on myUni by the Instructors. Please make sure you check the course myUni page at least weekly.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Lectures supported by tutorials and workshops in the CATSuite.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to the lectures and tutorials, you are expected to spend approximately 8-10 hours a week studying for this course.

    Learning Activities Summary
    Week Session 1 (2hrs) Session 2 (2 hrs)
    1 Introduction to CFD TBA
    2 Formulation of Flow Problems Flow field variables and classification of flows TBA
    3 Mesh generation and boundary conditions 1 TBA
    4 Boundary Conditions 2 and Navier-Stokes equations 1 TBA
    5 Navier-Stokes Equation 2 and Finite Difference method 1 (Blend learning) TBA
    6 Higher order schemes TBA
    7 Finite Volume and TDMA (Blend learning) TBA
    8 CFD solution analysis and validation/verification TBA
    9 Turbulence modelling (Blend learning) TBA
    10  Heat transfer and two phase flow modelling TBA
    11 Invited seminar (guest lecture) TBA
    12 Revision TBA
    Specific Course Requirements

    NONE

  • Assessment

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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    In order be successful in this course, the students will participate in these assessment exercises:

    1. Assignment : Individual Assignment [5%]
    2. Online quizzes: Individual Assignment [10%]
    3. Project: Group Project [20%]
    4. Exam: Written [65%]
    Assessment Related Requirements

    Students must achieve a mark greater than 49% to pass.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    Submit all assignments to the submission boxes on the 2nd floor of the Engineering South Building.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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