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AMME3060: Engineering Methods

This unit will address the use of state of the art engineering software packages for the solution of advanced problems in engineering. We will cover the solution of partial differential equations in heat transfer; fluids, both inviscid and viscous, and solids. While some analytical methods will be considered, the primary focus of the course will be on the use of numerical solution methods, including finite difference, finite element, finite volume and discrete element methods. Commercial engineering packages will be introduced with particular attention given to the development of standards for the accuracy.

Code AMME3060
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
AMME2000 OR MATH2067 OR (MATH2061 AND MATH2065) OR MATH2021

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. present numerical solutions and describe accuracy of those solutions
  • LO2. work with engineering standards in this area
  • LO3. define and solve engineering problems
  • LO4. write computer code to solve complex problems in engineering using finite-difference and finite-element methods
  • LO5. use state of the art commercial engineering software packages, such as ANSYS/FLUENT/CFX
  • LO6. understand stability, accuracy, and convergence.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.