Computer simulations in engineering

Draft of subject contents 

Overview of available CAE systems. The process of mathematical modeling. The use of Finite Element Method in solid body mechanics. The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Heat transfer modeling. Introduction to commercial software I-DEAS, CATIA, FLUENT. Structured and unstructured grids, boundary condition definitions. Explanation of the entire process of applied computer simulation in engineering problem solving.  

Developing of general and specific competences (knowledge and skills) 

Knowledge: basics of computer simulations technology; understanding of mathematical modeling basics; abilities and limitations of computer simulations. Skills: recognizing the appropriate method for solving engineering problems with the use of computer simulations.  

Forms of tuition performing and manner of knowledge checking 

Tuition performing: lectures, exercises, independent work, and consultations. Manner of knowledge checking: class participation, seminar paper. 

List of literature needed for studies and sitting for an examination

List of literature that is recommended as supplemental 

ECTS credits attributed to subject and corresponding explanation 

4 ECTS. Lecture attendance 40%, exercise attendance 40%, writing seminar paper i.e. solving given tasks with the aid of commercial software 20%. 

Manner of sitting for an examination 

Writing a seminar paper. 

Manner of quality inspection and efficiency of subject performing 

Control of the regularity of class performing and attendance. Assessment of active student participation. Quality control of seminar papers. 

Prerequisites for subject enrolling

No prerequisites. 


Lecture "Computer Simulation of Wildfire Spreading"
29. 3. 2019.
Stefan Ivić
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