2.29 Numerical Fluid Mechanics

Spring 2007

This computer-simulation uses different colors to show high velocity air flow around a space shuttle during re-entry.
A computer simulation of high velocity air flow around a space shuttle during re-entry. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Course Highlights

This course features complete lecture notes and course MATLAB® scripts on the lecture notes page.

Course Description

This course introduces students to MATLAB®. Numerical methods include number representation and errors, interpolation, differentiation, integration, systems of linear equations, and Fourier interpolation and transforms. Students will study partial and ordinary differential equations as well as elliptic and parabolic differential equations, and solutions by numerical integration, finite difference methods, finite element methods, boundary element methods, and panel methods.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .m, .ds, .xls, .mat, and .mw.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Henrik Schmidt

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate