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Integration Of Simulation Technology Into Undergraduate Engineering Courses And Laboratories

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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8.756.1 - 8.756.12



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Sonya Smith

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Marian Muste

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Ganesh Rajagopalan

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Donald Yarbrough

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David Caughey

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Alric Rothmayer

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Barbara Hutchings

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Rajesh Bhaskaran

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Tao Xing

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Frederick Stern

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Integration of Simulation Technology into Undergraduate Engineering Courses and Laboratories

Fred Stern, Tao Xing, Marian Muste, Don Yarbrough1 Alric Rothmayer, Ganesh Rajagopalan2 David Caughey, Rajesh Bhaskaran3 Sonya Smith4 Barbara Hutchings5

Abstract ASEE Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 22-25 June 2003 Division for Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies (DELOS)

Simulation technology is integrated into undergraduate engineering courses and laboratories through the development of teaching modules (TM) for complementary computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental fluid dynamics (EFD), and uncertainty analysis (UA). TM include three parts: (1) lectures on CFD and EFD methodology and standard procedures and UA; (2) CFD templates for academic use of commercial industrial CFD software; and (3) exercise notes for use of CFD templates and complementary EFD and UA. The commercial industrial CFD software is FLUENT, which is widely used in many industries and universities and is a partner in the project. Initial TM are based on those developed as “proof of concept” at The University of Iowa from 1999 to present, as updated and currently being used ( Recently, project expanded under sponsorship National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement - Educational Materials Development Program to include faculty partners from colleges of engineering at large public (Iowa and Iowa State) and private (Cornell) and historically minority private (Howard) universities for collaboration on further development TM, effective implementation, evaluation, dissemination, and pedagogy of simulation technology utilizing web-based techniques. The evaluation plan includes collaboration with faculty from The University of Iowa, College of Education, Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundation and Center for Evaluation and Assessment. Paper describes the overall objectives, approach, results, and conclusions based on the first-years efforts.

1 The University of Iowa 2 Iowa State University 3 Cornell University 4 Howard University 5 Fluent Inc.

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Smith, S., & Muste, M., & Rajagopalan, G., & Yarbrough, D., & Caughey, D., & Rothmayer, A., & Hutchings, B., & Bhaskaran, R., & Xing, T., & Stern, F. (2003, June), Integration Of Simulation Technology Into Undergraduate Engineering Courses And Laboratories Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12419

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