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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)P Ranganathan (Clayton); B T Tan (Sunway)


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), which is a well-established analysis and design wherever fluids are encountered in industry. It is also a powerful research tool and is being increasingly used to answer fundamental questions in a wide range of fields, from astrophysics to nanomaterials. This Unit provides an introduction to this mathematically sophisticated discipline. This involves a review of the equations governing motion and energy of fluids, the mathematical properties of these equations and the relevance of such properties to obtaining numerical solutions. The basics of numerical discretization and solution methods will be discussed. The Unit will also introduce you to using commercial CFD packages in analysing complex industrial problems involving fluids.


Examination (3 hours): 50%
Tests: 20%
Assignments: 30%

To achieve a pass in the unit students must achieve an overall mark of 50% with a minimum mark of 45% for the formative assessment and 45% on the examination. Note: These two minimum marks together will not achieve a clear pass.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

5 contact hours including lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory classes and 7 hours of private study every week.


MEC3451 and MEC3456 or MAE3401 and MAE3403