ME 608: Numerical Methods in Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer


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This course focuses on the finite volume method and its use in the  analysis of fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer problems. A general  framework for the discretization of convection-diffusion equations is developed for both structured and unstructured meshes. Issues of accuracy, stability and convergence are addressed. Techniques for the solution of linear algebraic systems are presented for both structured and unstructured  discretizations. The computation of fluid flow and issues of pressure-velocity coupling for incompressible flows are addressed next, with an emphasis on sequential techniques. The course involves hands-on code development as well as use of a commercial code for solving a variety of practical engineering problems.