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MEC5100 Computational Fluid Dynamics

Short Description: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 039999 - EnginTech not classified
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: MEC3107 or MEC3102 or ENV3104 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MEPR

Other requisites

Recommended pre-requisite or co-requisite: (MEC4103 or MEC4108 or ENV3105 or ENV4107) and (ENG3104 or ENG4104)


This course covers the theoretical and practical components of the CFD framework to enable the student to simulate real fluid flow problems which are more complex than solved in prior undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics. Students will become fluent in conducting each stage of the process so that they can solve practical problems using advanced analysis. These problems can be simple fluid flow (either liquid or gas), involve heat transfer, chemical reactions and/or multiple phases [i.e. a flow containing a mixture of gas, liquid and solid (normally solid particles)]. Problems which students will analyse will be drawn from cases such as: pipe flows (gaseous or liquid), airflows over vehicles (e.g. cars, trucks and aircraft), wind loading on structures, hydraulic flows (e.g. rivers and water treatment plants), heat exchangers and combustion (e.g. engines and furnaces).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online