Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

MECH 599 003 (CRN: 12456)

FINITE DIFF IN FLUIDS & HEAT

Long Title: CURRENT TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Instructors:
Srivastava, Gagan
Higgs, C. Fred
Meeting: 6:00PM - 7:20PM MW HBH 453 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 3
Enrollment data as of: 19-AUG-2022 10:08PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: Designed for senior and graduate level students. Lectures in areas of current interest in mechanical engineering. Topics may vary from term to term. Fall 2019, Section 003: This course focuses on numerical techniques for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) including the full incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Several spatial-temporal discretization methods will be taught, primarily the finite difference method, but also moderate exposure to the finite volume method, and light exposure to the finite element method. Explicit and implicit approaches, in addition to methods to solve linear equations are employed to study fluid flows. A review of various finite difference methods which will be used to analyze elliptic, hyperbolic, and parabolic partial differential equations and the concepts of stability, consistency and convergence are taught to familiarize the students with general numerical PDE methods. Commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software used in the field will be briefly introduced. Repeatable for Credit.