June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Students in mechanical engineering need to learn important analytical and mathematical concepts of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) if they wish to choose a career in fluid mechanics. However, these tools are challenging to learn and are not always interesting to most students attending group activities in a multidisciplinary senior design class. This paper presents implementation details of motivational strategies presented in three earlier papers together with a suggested approach to deliver them. The student performance data is from a well-acclaimed, ABET accredited, career oriented mechanical engineering curriculum. The paper clearly demonstrates both horizontal and vertical integration of engineering mechanics concepts in the curriculum beginning with freshman level and ending with the upper level elective classes. Mathematics is delivered in a meaningful way enhancing reinforcement and understanding. In addition, assessment adjustments are made to encourage increased mathematical rigor and practice of logical arguments. Overall the approach improves retention and recall of mathematical and physical concepts appropriate for analysis. Discussion of specific examples and performance data are presented from course topics of ideal flows in a class of advanced fluid mechanics. The paper lists relevant focal concepts and how conceptual links are further enhanced using follow-on applications.
Ghosh, A. (2019, June), Challenges in Teaching Ideal Flows to ME Students Concurrently with Senior Design Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32500
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