Module Title:Computer Integrated Engineering 4
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module will be delivered using lectures and tutorials with a mixture of presentations, example exercises, question and answer sessions, group discussions and online resources. Laboratory classes will be delivered to students working in groups to obtain experimental data with subsequent individual reporting/assessment.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding and best practice of advanced design processes including CFD & FEA and the application of computer technologies to these areas.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Instrumentation and experimental Methods
LO2 Mesh generation strategy for two and three dimensional geometrical arrangements using mesh generation software;
LO3 Application of advanced F.E.A. & C.F.D. to typical design problems;
LO4 Perform parameter based DOE and design optimisation
LO5 Write a technical reports in the style of a journal paper
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

6419 GRAP H1601 Technical Graphics 1
6426 TECH H2609 Technical Graphics 2
6433 COMP H3613 Computer Integrated Eng 3
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Instrumentation and experimental Methods
• Application and use of strain gauges • Application and use of thermocouples for thermal analysis • Aerodynamics and wind tunnel testing • Data capture
• ANSYS Meshing Basics • Meshing Methods • Global Mesh Controls • Local Mesh Control • Assembly Meshing • Mesh Quality
Mechanical Nonlinear Connections and Contact
• Interface Treatments • Bolt Pretension • Modeling Gaskets • Accessing Advanced Contact Features via MAPDL • General Contact Technology • Best Practices
Mechanical Dynamics
• General understanding of the different types of dynamic analyses. • Procedure for performing FEA simulations, including modal, harmonic, random vibration, response spectrum, and transient structural analyses • Best Practices
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Introduction to the CFD Methodology • Cell Zone and Boundary Conditions • Post-Processing with Fluent and CFD-Post • Solver Settings • Turbulence Modelling • Heat Transfer • Transient Flows • Moving Zones • Multiphase Flows • HPC • Best Practices
Heat Transfer Modelling
• Introduction • Conduction Heat Transfer • Forced Convection • Natural Convection • Radiation Heat Transfer • Solar Load Model • Heat Exchangers • Heat Transfer in Porous Media • Best Practices
CFD Dynamic Meshing
• Dynamic Mesh Zones with UDF’s and Profiles • Layering Mesh Method • Smoothing Mesh Method • Remeshing • Coupled 6DOF • Convergence • Best Practices
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Written, online and Computer applications examinations 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group and individual projects including presentations 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 7 Mandatory