Bringing Research and New Technology into the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Course in Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Conference Proceeding

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1998 Annual Conference

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1998 ASEE Annual Conference


As technology advances in the industries which graduating engineers wish to enter, technology in the undergraduate curriculum must also advance. A course in computational fluid dynamics was recently developed which meets the challenge of bringing advanced topics to undergraduate students. This paper addresses techniques used to enable undergraduates to enter the work force with the ability to solve and physically understand fluid dynamics problems requiring commercially available computational fluid dynamics codes and related software. Student projects involving grid generation, the solution to two-dimensional and three-dimensional problems, and the solution to multi-dimensional species flow problems are presented. Additionally, final term projects obtained from the students’ cooperative employers are discussed.

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© 1998 ASEE