MECH ENG 4111 - CFD for Engineering Applications
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Zhao Tian
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-9 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2-9 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
9 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2-9 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
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.
Ferziger, J.H and Peric, M. (1997) Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
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.
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 TBA 3 Mesh generation and boundary conditions TBA 4 Navier-Stokes equations and discretisation TBA 5 Numercial methods and pressure-velocity scheme 1 TBA 6 Numercial methods and pressure-velocity scheme 2 TBA 7 CFD assignment questions TBA 8 CFD solution analysis and validation/verification TBA 9 Turbulence modelling TBA 10 Heat transfer and two phase flow modelling TBA 11 Invited seminar (guest lecture) TBA 12 Revision TBA
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In order be successful in this course, the students will participate in these assessment exercises:
Assessment Task Weighting % Individual/Group Due date Learning objectives Assignment 5 Individual Week 8 1. 2. 6. 9. Online Quizzes 10 Individual Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. Project 20 Group Week 12 4. 5. 9. Exam 65 Individual Exam period 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.
Assessment Related Requirements
Students must achieve a mark greater than 49% to pass.
No information currently available.
Submit all assignments to the submission boxes on the 2nd floor of the Engineering South Building.
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
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