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MMAE 518 - Spectral Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course Title: 

Spectral Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course Description: 

Application of advanced numerical methods and techniques to the solution of important classes of problems in fluid mechanics. Emphasis is in methods derived from weighted-residuals approaches, like Galerkin and Galerkin-Tau methods, spectral and pseudospectral methods, and dynamical systems modeling via projections on arbitrary orthogonal function bases. Finite element and spectral element methods will be introduced briefly in the context of Galerkin methods. A subsection of the course will be devoted to numerical turbulence modeling, and to the problem of grid generation for complex geometries.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(MMAE 501 with min. grade of C and MMAE 510 with min. grade of C)]

Corequisite: 

None