MAE 5530

MAE 5530

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).  Students in BEE 5530 will have to expand the developed model as an individual effort separate from the group effort and include this as an individual report that is an extension of the group report. Such an extension of the mathematical model can include additional and substantial computational work approved by the instructor in any (but not all) of the areas—physics, geometry, properties and validation.

When Offered Spring.

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

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18741 MAE 5530   LEC 001

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