MAE 4530

MAE 4530

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Introduction to simulation-based design as an alternative to prototype-based design; modeling and optimization of complex real-life processes for design and research, using industry-standard physics-based computational software. Emphasis is on problem formulation, starting from a real process and developing its computer model. Covers biomedical processes in thermal therapy and drug delivery that involve heat transfer, mass transfer, and fluid flow. Computational topics introduce the finite-element method, model validation, pre- and post-processing, and pitfalls of using computational software. Students choose their own semester-long biomedical project, which is the major part of the course (no final exam).

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BEE 3500, MAE 3240, CHEME 3240 or equivalent.

Satisfies Requirement Fulfills technical elective requirement for M.E. students. Satisfies capstone design requirement for BE students. Satisfies College of Engineering technical communication requirement.

  • Students will improve their ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (ABET 1).
  • Students will demonstrate improved ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as relevant global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors (ABET 2).
  • Students will display an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (ABET 3).
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements which consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts (ABET 4).
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives (ABET 5).
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (ABET 7).
  • Students will improve their capacity to integrate modern biology with engineering principles (ABET-BE).

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BEE 4530BEE 5530MAE 5530

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10146 MAE 4530   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite/Corequisites: heat and mass transfer (BEE 3500 or equivalent).