Module Title:   Computer Applications of Numerical Methods

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4037M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Mathematics and Computing (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr GF Rosala

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide a critical review of the most common numerical techniques used in commercial software simulation packages intended for solving engineering problems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Interactive lectures combining the development of the required theoretical background with hands-on directed work on typical case studies.

Lectures:   14.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   10.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

gain a comprehensive understanding of the framework for the implementation of numerical modelling concepts in commercial simulation packages;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply critical judgement to the selection of modelling assumptions and to the interpretation of simulation results;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have enhanced data interpretation skills, and systematic and creative problem solving skills.

  Classroom test   100%
  A computer based class assessment under exam conditions
  Classroom test   100%
  Supplementary - computer based class assessment under exam conditions

Outline Syllabus:
* FD-based techniques: Steady-state and transient heat transfer problems solving in a spreadsheet environment; fixed and derivative boundary conditions; internal heat generation; iterative solution techniques with over-relaxation;
* Visual Basic functions; interpretation of results; practical problem-solving.
* FE-based techniques: Variational FE formulations for structural analysis; truss elements; matrix notation; structural analysis case studies with truss elements; two-dimensional elasticity; plane stress and plane strain elements; case studies of structural analysis involving two-dimensional elements; higher order elements; isoparametric elements.

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