ME 300: Engineering Thermodynamics
ME 523: Numerical Solutions Applied to Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
ME 532: Turbulent and Two-Phase Combustion
ME 330:Introduction to Modern Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineering
This course is aimed at giving students perspective and introductory skills on the use of modern computational tools for solving mechanical engineering problems. The course has two main thrusts focused on finite element analysis for structural/thermal mechanics and computational fluid dynamics. Upon completion of the course students will:
- Demonstrate the application of computational tools to solve fundamental problems associated with statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, heat transfer, fluid dynamics. (Assignments will focus on fundamental topics covered in other core required courses within the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Program.)
- Compare and reflect on simulation predictions as compared to analytical solutions and use the computational tools to parametrically study the solution space that enable informed design strategies.
- Create engineering reports on simulation and analytic results in clear and meaningful ways.