# 401-0435-00L Computational Methods for Engineering Applications II

Semester | Autumn Semester 2016 |

Lecturers | S. Mishra |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

### Courses

Number | Title | Hours | Lecturers | |||||||||||||
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401-0435-00 V | Computational Methods for Engineering Applications II Lecture starts in the second week of the semester. | 2 hrs |
| S. Mishra | ||||||||||||

401-0435-00 U | Computational Methods for Engineering Applications II Exercises start in the second week of the semester. | 2 hrs |
| S. Mishra |

### Catalogue data

Abstract | The course gives an introduction to the numerical methods for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that play a central role in engineering applications. Both basic theoretical concepts and implementation techniques necessary to understand and master the methods will be addressed. |

Objective | At the end of the course the students should be able to: - implement numerical methods for the solution of ODEs (= ordinary differential equations); - identify features of a PDE (= partial differential equation) based model that are relevant for the selection and performance of a numerical algorithm; - implement the finite difference, finite element and finite volume method for the solution of simple PDEs using C++; - read engineering research papers on numerical methods for ODEs or PDEs. |

Content | Initial value problems for ODE: review of basic theory for ODEs, Forward and Backward Euler methods, Taylor series methods, Runge-Kutta methods, basic stability and consistency analysis, numerical solution of stiff ODEs. Two-point boundary value problems: Green's function representation of solutions, Maximum principle, finite difference schemes, stability analysis. Elliptic equations: Laplace's equation in one and two space dimensions, finite element methods, implementation of finite elements, error analysis. Parabolic equations: Heat equation, Fourier series representation, maximum principles, Finite difference schemes, Forward (backward) Euler, Crank-Nicolson method, stability analysis. Hyperbolic equations: Linear advection equation, method of characteristics, upwind schemes and their stability. Burgers equation, scalar conservation laws, shocks and rarefactions, Riemann problems, Godunov type schemes, TVD property. |

Lecture notes | Script will be provided. |

Literature | Chapters of the following book provide supplementary reading and are not meant as course material: - A. Tveito and R. Winther, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations. A Computational Approach, Springer, 2005. |

Prerequisites / Notice | (Suggested) Prerequisites: Analysis I-III (for D-MAVT), Linear Algebra, CMEA I, basic familiarity with programming in C++. |

### Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again) | |

Performance assessment as a semester course | |

ECTS credits | 4 credits |

Examiners | S. Mishra |

Type | session examination |

Language of examination | English |

Repetition | The performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling. |

Mode of examination | written 180 minutes |

Written aids | Personal summary, 4 pages (2 sheets) A4 handwritten or machine-typed (single-spaced, font size at least 8 pt). |

This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding. |

### Learning materials

Main link | Lecture Homepage |

Only public learning materials are listed. |

### Groups

No information on groups available. |

### Restrictions

There are no additional restrictions for the registration. |

### Offered in

Programme | Section | Type | |
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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor | Electives | W |