MECH 7173 - Computational Methods, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): MATH 6114 with D or better and MECH 5334 with D or better and MECH 7334 with D or better

Level: Upper

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.