MECH 7173 - Computational Methods

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 6114 with grade D or better and MECH 5334 with grade D or better and MECH 7334 with grade D or better

Description: 

This course will introduce engineering technology students to the principles of computational methods such as iterative processes, finite difference and finite element methods in the solution of engineering-oriented problems in the areas of structural analysis, heat transfer and fluid flow. The students will also learn to apply a programming environment such as VBA in a structured manner for solving complex applications by iterative means. A commercial finite element analysis software system will be used as a solver for large-scale 2D and 3D models.