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ES440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Module code: ES440
  • Module name: Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of important numerical techniques in computational fluid dynamics and to establish a critical view on the use of CFD as part of the design process. This module offers an increased depth and range of specialist knowledge in computational fluid dynamics required by IMechE.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module a student will be able to: • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of advanced numerical algorithms used in current commercial CFD programs. • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the effects of algorithm assumptions on solution speed and accuracy, and so demonstrate a solid understanding of the capabilities and limitations of CFD in engineering design process. • Critique developing technologies being used to solve problems in greater detail. • Apply numerical PDE (partial differential equation) theories to fluid problems and in so doing demonstrate a practical ability to validate solutions. • Use a commercial CFD software (such as STAR-CCM+) to interpret and solve complex problems in fluid engineering and to optimise design parameters. • Apply practical computational techniques and hand calculations in the analysis of CFD results and show how the information generation may be applied to the design process.

Timetabled teaching activities

27 lecture hours 2 x 1 hour revision lectures 10 x 2 hour computer labs Total 49 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es440/

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material and past examination questions Students are required to pass exam and coursework both »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES440-15)
D3 (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 1 20%
  Assignment 2 20%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
Optional
  • MSc in Scientific Computing (G5P5) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5