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Incorporating computational fluid dynamics code development into an undergraduate engineering course


Adair, D and Jaeger, M, Incorporating computational fluid dynamics code development into an undergraduate engineering course, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 43, (3) pp. 153-167. ISSN 0306-4190 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0306419015591325


The teaching of CFD at the undergraduate level usually focuses on giving students an understanding of the numerical methods and details involved, supported by what are little more than code fragments, followed by learning an abstract form of CFD skills and processes, without any real interaction with the complex core computer coding behind what is often just "easy-to-use" or "push button" commercial interfaces. Quite often, as the student progresses in his/her use of CFD, especially in the research area, it becomes clear that an "off-the-shelf" commercial CFD package is not able to satisfy all requirements to simulate a given problem fully, nor to obtain accurate results. The purpose of this paper is to outline what must be taught to add computer coding to what usually is a well protected, though capable of being compiled and linked, core computer code so that the complexity of interacting is lessened and better understood.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:computational fluid dynamics, code development, mechanical engineering
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Adair, D (Dr Desmond Adair)
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
ID Code:105593
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-01-08
Last Modified:2019-06-11

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