This course emphasizes the practical application of state-of-the-art engineering simulation tools and techniques for mechanical design and analysis. Students will create virtual prototypes and conduct fluid flow, heat transfer, and structural analyses using sophisticated computational models to predict mechanical performance under real life conditions. The course includes a survey of techniques for coupled multiphysics simulations such as thermo-fluid and fluid-structure interactions. Performance-based, simulation-driven design and design optimization concepts will be introduced. Topics presented in the classroom will be reinforced through hands-on tutorial exercises and the completion of a simulation project.
ENGS 76 plus at least one of ENGS 23, 25, or 34 (or permission of the instructor)