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Work-in-Progress: Integration of Hands-on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Undergraduate Curriculum

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Computers in Education Division Poster Session

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Computers in Education

Page Count

25

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25.1492.1 - 25.1492.25

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https://peer.asee.org/22249

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Yogendra M. Panta Youngstown State University

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Yogen Panta is an Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering at Youngstown State University, Ohio. He has been teaching and developing courses and research projects in the fluid thermal area. He is currently conducting applied research in thermo-fluids and computational fluid dynamics with local industries and federal agencies. Panta received a B.E. degree from Tribhuvan University, an M.S. degree from Youngstown State University, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Panta’s research interests are in fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), microfluidics/lab on chip, and energy research.

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Hyun W. Kim Youngstown State University

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Hyun W. Kim is a professor of mechanical engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Youngstown State University. He has been teaching and developing the Thermal Fluid Applications course and the companion laboratory course for the past few years. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and is currently conducting applied research in hydraulics and micro gas turbines. He helps the local industry and engineers with his expertise in heat transfer and thermal sciences. Kim received a B.S.E. degree from Seoul National University, a M.S.E. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Toledo.

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Param C Adhikari Youngstown State University

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Param Adhikari is currently working at Youngstown State University as a Graduate Research Assistant. He received a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Tribhuvan University. He is currently writing his master's thesis on "Analysis of Fluid Flow in Electro-osmotic Pumps." His research interest is in fluid dynamics/modeling of fluid flow.

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Sanket Aryal Youngstown State University

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Sanket Aryal is currently working at Youngstown State University as a Graduate Research Assistant. He received a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Kathmandu University. He is currently writing his master's thesis on "Analysis of Electro-osmotic Flow in DNA Chips." His research interest is in microfluidics/lab on chips.

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Abstract

Applied research facilitates such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), wind tunnelingtesting and other experimental fluid mechanics facilities will aid and bolster student's knowledgeand prepare them for undergraduate level research such as capstone design projects. Recentadvancement in computational modeling/simulation and user friendly graphical user interface ofCFD code enables undergraduate engineering students to perform CFD analysis of flow behaviorproviding better understanding of fluid flow phenomenon. Using CFD in undergraduate researchcan significantly improve the understanding of various fluid flow phenomena as students are ableto visualize the flow domains using the simulation for different input variables. We describe aninnovative plan for the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective curriculumof CFD intended as a swing course for introductory and intermediate undergraduate andintroductory graduate level students. The curriculum is being designed with learning objectives,applications, conditions, and exercise notes. One of the main objectives is to teach students fromnovice to expert users preparing them with adequate fluid mechanics fundamentals and hands-onCFD project works in order to prepare them for their capstone design projects, higher educationand further research in fluid mechanics. We have planned to incorporate a CFD educationalinterface for hands-on student experience in fluid mechanics, which reflects real-worldengineering applications used in companies, government research labs.

Panta, Y. M., & Kim, H. W., & Adhikari, P. C., & Aryal, S. (2012, June), Work-in-Progress: Integration of Hands-on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Undergraduate Curriculum Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/22249

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