Course Title: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2394

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MIET2394

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Prof. Jiyuan Tu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6191

Course Coordinator Email: jiyuan.tu@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 251-3-09


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge: MIET1081 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics, or AERO2356 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics, or equivalent. .


Course Description

This course gives you an introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical heat transfer (NHT) modelling technology for thermo-fluid related applications. It also gives you a proper background for the intelligent and appropriate use of commercial CFD packages. 


This course provides core knowledge of the fundamentals of CFD for engineers, and an introduction to the methods and analysis techniques used in CFD. It also provides an introduction to the use of commercial CFD codes to analyse flow and heat transfer in problems of practical engineering interest. The emphasis of the course is on the use of CFD as a virtual fluid laboratory.

By studying a variety of flow situations, you will develop a better intuition of fluid mechanics more quickly than is possible with traditional analytical approaches. At the end of the course you will understand the process of developing a geometrical model of the flow, applying appropriate boundary conditions, specifying solution parameters, and visualising and analysing the results. Through the course study, you will also become conscious of the limitations of CFD and develop an appreciation for the factors limiting the accuracy of CFD solutions.

This course gives you an introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical heat transfer 

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)


Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe the major theories, approaches and methodologies used in CFD
  2. Apply CFD methods (e.g. boundary conditions, turbulence modelling etc.) in commercial CFD codes and describe the limitations on accuracy
  3. Apply CFD analysis to real engineering designs


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course will occur through lectures, tutorials and assignments.


Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to a prescribed textbook, you will be able to utilise lecture notes and other resource materials which will be available or referred to on the course Blackboard (accessed via myRMIT).


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

Summating assessment is by submission of: written reports on two assignments; one project; and one exam. The assessment tasks and values are:

Early Assessment Task: Assignments
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLO (a) and (b)
Conditions: Unless an extension has been explicitly given in writing, late submissions will receive a late penalty of 10% of the maximum marks for the assignment per calendar day.
Feedback on assignment A provided by mid semester. General feedback will be given to the class on common problem areas found to exist in the assignment.

Assessment Task 2: Project
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLO (a), (b) and (c)
Conditions: Unless an extension has been explicitly given in writing, late submissions will receive a late penalty of 10% of the maximum marks for this project per calendar day.

Assessment 3: Final Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLO (a), (b) and (c)
End of semester open book exam of two hours duration.