Engineering

ECM3113 - Computational Engineering B (2010)

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MODULE TITLEComputational Engineering B CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3113 MODULE CONVENERProf Gavin Tabor (Coordinator), Prof Philippe Young
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This module comes after the core Mechanical Engineering material and the design process has been covered. Its subject-specific purpose is to introduce the main numerical design approaches currently used by Industry to analyse mechanical systems, examine common pit-falls associated with them, and provide experience using common commercial CFD and FE codes. The practical use of numerical packages will give the students the ability to perform more in-depth Individual projects in the 6th Semester. The module also covers the topics of journal bearings and fracture via a problem-based learning approach in the Case Studies, examined through the report and viva. The student will be expected to investigate these topics through a combination of background reading, private study and computational analysis, thus honing their independent learning skills. Note: This module is similar to SOE3213 and shares many ILOs and some teaching. However, this module is designed for MEng students (SOE3213 is for BEng students) and material will be studied and assessed in greater analytical depth.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Eleven teaching weeks, (see detailed learning outcomes/assessment criteria for detail). 1. Introduction to computational methods and applications. 2. Finite Difference schemes: Differencing, implicit vs explicit schemes, stability, convergence. 3. Introduction to Finite Element techniques using 1-d : cantilever beam. Familiarisation with industry standard FE code. Shape functions. Stiffness Matrix. Von-Mises stress. Non-linear behaviour. 4. Introduction to CFD. Basics of Finite Volume methodology. PISO and SIMPLE algorithms. Boundary conditions. Turbulence modelling. Familiarity with Standard CFD code: simple flow cases, (flow around cylinder, lid driven cavity). 5. Case studies: Long Journal Bearing Theory, Fracture Mechanics.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Chapra, S.C. and Canale. R.P Numerical Methods for Engineers 6th McGraw-Hill 2010 9780071267595 [Library]
Set Versteeg H K and Malalasekera V An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The finite volume method 2nd Pearson/Prentice Hall 2007 978-0131274983 [Library]
Set Henwood, D.J. and Bonet, J. Finite Elements. A Gentle Introduction Macmillan 1996 978-0333646267 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1102, ECM2113, ECM2114, ECM2109
CO-REQUISITE MODULES ECM3111
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined