Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Mar 26, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4231 - Intermediate Fluid Dynamics

Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 3230  or CEE 3310 /BEE 3310 , CHEME 3230 . Prerequisite or corequisite MAE 4300  or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to: seniors or permission of instructor. Satisfies M.E. senior design requirement. Co-meets with MAE 4230 /MAE 5230 . Senior design report required.



This course builds on the foundation of MAE 3230 . The lectures emphasize on the physics and mathematical analysis of the subject. Topics include incompressible flows, compressible flows, and computational fluid dynamics. As an integral part of the course, you will learn numerical method and how to use ANSYS/Fluent to solve flow problems. The students will develop problem-solving skills, through which to cultivate an appreciation for the rich and complex structure of fluids, and appreciation for fundamental ideas in fluid dynamics.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to understand the derivation and physical meaning of the conservation equations.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to derive analytical solutions to simplified problems.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to understand the underlying models in ANSYS/FLUENT.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to apply ANSYS/FLUENT to solve a range of problems.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to understand numerical methods and the limitations of CFD.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to design a component using CFD analysis in ANSYS/FLUENT.

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