Advanced Topics in Computational Methods (MSK910)
The course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding and engineering applications of computational methods such as advanced topics in finite element methods, computational fluid dynamics and linear/nonlinear engineering optimization techniques..
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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The course content covers some or all of the following topics, based on the potential candidate(s) direction of study:
- FEM: Finite elements in continuum and solid mechanics, Eulerian and Lagrangian finite element formulations, Numerical modeling of material behavior, Material and geometric nonlinearity analysis, Plasticity models, Computational methods in dynamic problems, Finite elements in engineering optimization
- CFD: Finite volume techniques in fluid dynamics, discretization and solution methods, selected topics in multiphase flows including Euler-Euler, Euler-Lagrange as well as Volume of fluid (VOF) methods.
- Engineering optimization, linear and nonlinear optimization, advanced and nature-inspired optimization tools and approaches.
Upon finishing the course, the candidate is expected to be able to:
- Understand finite element formulations and/or finite volume methods
- Formulate and solve nonlinear problems in continuum mechanics/fluid dynamics
- Use numerical modeling techniques to model material/fluid behavior,
- Use finite element programming tools to formulate and solve engineering optimization problems, plasticity problems and dynamics systems.
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|Project assignment and oral exam||1/1||Passed / Not Passed|
The oral exam can be conducted in a form of presentation.