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Unit of study_

AMME5060: Advanced Computational Engineering

This unit will cover advanced numerical and computational methods within an engineering context. The context will include parallel coding using MPI, computational architecture, advanced numerical methods including spectral methods, finite difference schemes and efficient linear solvers including multi-grid solvers and Krylov subspace solvers. Students will develop to skills and confidence to write their own computational software. Applications in fluid and solid mechanics will be covered.

Code AMME5060
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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UG students are required to complete AMME3060 before enrolling in this unit.
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Linear algebra, calculus and partial differential equations, Taylor series, the finite difference and finite element methods, numerical stability, accuracy, direct and iterative linear solvers and be able to write Matlab Scripts to solve problems using these methods.

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

  • LO1. A major project will be undertaken in groups. Each member will have responsibilities for delivering these complex and technically demanding projects. Group members will have to work closely and understand all aspects of the project to deliver a successful software solution.
  • LO2. Students will have to engage with engineering standards for computational mechanics and ensure their testing of their software meets these standards. This includes appropriate bench-marking of solutions, professionally presenting these and indicating the range of applicability for their solution
  • LO3. Students will design numerical simulation software in small groups. The students will select the underlying numerical method, choice of computation architecture, coding language and design the code structure.
  • LO4. Students will be required to select the most appropriate numerical tools to solve engineering problems and how to represent these problems in a simulation. This requires and understanding of solution behaviour, what aspects of a problem are critical and what aspects can be simplified.
  • LO5. Students will apply advanced numerical methods to a range of complex engineering problems. Students will be required to write their own software.
  • LO6. Students will become proficient in advanced numerical methods, their suitability and application to numerical modelling of engineering problems.

Unit outlines

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