Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering

A simulation of flow over a cylinder.

Mach 2 inviscid flow simulation over a cylinder, from Project #1. (Image courtesy of Professor Darmofal.)


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Spring 2005



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This course serves as an introduction to computational techniques arising in aerospace engineering. Applications are drawn from aerospace structures, aerodynamics, dynamics and control, and aerospace systems. Techniques include: numerical integration of systems of ordinary differential equations; finite-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element discretization of partial differential equations; numerical linear algebra; eigenvalue problems; and optimization with constraints.

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David Darmofal. 16.901 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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