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Hands-on CFD educational interface for engineering courses and laboratories. Journal of engineering education, 2006(1) 報告人:楊易霖. 摘要. 本研究描述一個有效的課程的發展、實施、評估,其針對學生在初級、中級大學以及初級研究所課程與實驗室中,學習計算流體力學 (CFD) 。 這課程被設計來給不同大學的不同科目 / 實驗室、學習目標、應用、情境以及操作所運用。 本研究描述 CFD 教學界面針對學生實作經驗,可反映實際工程實務。

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hands on cfd educational interface for engineering courses and laboratories

Hands-on CFD educational interface for engineering courses and laboratories

Journal of engineering education, 2006(1)


  • 本研究描述一個有效的課程的發展、實施、評估,其針對學生在初級、中級大學以及初級研究所課程與實驗室中,學習計算流體力學(CFD)。
  • 這課程被設計來給不同大學的不同科目/實驗室、學習目標、應用、情境以及操作所運用。
  • 本研究描述CFD教學界面針對學生實作經驗,可反映實際工程實務。
  • 教學界面教導CFD方法與步驟,透過自動化逐步互動式實行CFD的過程。
  • 預設選項的階層式系統促進初級與中級課程的運用,鼓勵學生自我學習,以及容易轉化至產業的CFD軟體。
  • 各別的評估提供成功學習的結果,確定這界面在學生學習初級與中級流體力學課程上是有效的。
  • There is no question of the need and importance of integrating computer-assisted learning and simulation technology into undergraduate engineering courses and laboratories, as simulation-based design, and ultimately virtual reality, become increasingly important in engineering practice.
  • The scope of simulation technology is broad covering computerized systems and computerized solutions of engineering problem formulations using mathematical physics modeling, numerical methods, and high performance computing; all of which broadly influence all engineering disciplines.
  • Recent research has shown the effectiveness of computer-assisted learning
    • accounting tutorial
    • food process design projects
    • electrical machines laboratories
    • the use of multi-media courseware for bicycle dissection
    • scrapers
    • an on-line internal combustion engine research facility using both computations and experiments
  • Systemsbased simulation technology has also shown to be effective for
    • chemical plant design
    • electronics laboratories
    • chemical processes
    • the use of commercial software for chemical processes
    • educational computer programs for mechanical systems
    • neural networks
  • With respect to employing simulation technology in the curriculum, consideration must be given to issues of: learning vs. research objectives; usability vs. predetermined objectives; and student demographics.
  • Curricula must be developed for physics-based simulation technology, such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which is of present interest, but diverse learning objectives and limited research both are complicating factors for successfully incorporating CFD into the curriculum.
  • CFD is a widely used tool in fluids engineering, with many specialty and commercial CFD codes in use through out the world, covering many application areas. The lack of trained users is a major obstacle to the greater use of CFD.
  • However, there remain many unresolved issues. For example:
    • 1. When is the hands-on and discovery-oriented approach to be preferred over demonstration?
    • 2. When does CFD detract from, rather than aid, the development of deeper knowledge of fundamental fluid mechanics concepts?
    • 3. How can student perception of CFD as a black box be avoided, and understanding of detailed CFD methodology and procedures be promoted?
    • 4. Should specialized educational software replace the use of commercial software?
    • 5. How can the steep learning curve required for practical engineering applications be mitigated?
    • 6. What are the best approaches for introductory vs. intermediate undergraduate and intermediate vs. advanced graduate level courses?
    • 7. When is lecture and laboratory course teaching more appropriate than the studio and multi-media models?
    • 8. What is the best curriculum content for teaching code developers vs. expert users?
  • This research focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective curriculum for students to learn CFD in introductory and intermediate undergraduate and introductory graduate level courses/laboratories.
  • The curriculum is designed for use at different universities with different courses/ laboratories, learning objectives, applications, conditions, and exercise notes.
  • The common objective is to teach students from novice to expert users who are well prepared for engineering practice.
  • Here, hands-on is the use of a CFD engineering tool to achieve a meaningful learning experience that mirrors real-life engineering practice.
  • The CFD Educational Interface developed in this study teaches CFD methodology and procedures through the step-by step interactive implementation that automates the CFD process.
  • A hierarchical system of predefined active options, which facilitates the use of the Educational Interface at introductory and intermediate levels, encourages students' self-learning, and eases the transition to using industrial CFD codes.
cfd educational interface
CFD educational interface
  • The concept of a CFD Educational Interface resulted from the authors' collaboration on the development, site testing, and evaluation of teaching modules (TMs) for complementary CFD, experimental fluid dynamics (EFD), and uncertainty analysis (UA).
  • Selected formative evaluation comments from students based on their use of FLUENT, unmodified FlowLab, and the CFD Educational Interface are listed in Table 1.
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CFD educational interface
  • Design
    • The CFD Educational Interface is designed to teach students systematic CFD methodology (modeling and numerical methods) and procedures through hands-on, user-friendly, interactive implementation of practical engineering applications, while not requiring computer programming.
  • Feature
    • User-friendly and interactive interface
    • Follows exactly the "CFD Process"
    • No requirement for advanced computer language skills
    • Stand-alone application
    • Compatible with Microsoft Operating Systems
    • Different depths of CFD templates
    • Hands-on
    • Self-guided studies
    • Powerful and accurate solvers
    • Powerful virtualization tools
    • CFD uncertainty analysis
    • Sketch window
  • The general conclusion is that this implementation of CFD (FlowLab) has resulted in students' gaining important practical and theoretic knowledge about aspects of fluid dynamics and how they are modeled in the CFD, conceptual and EFD frameworks they are learning.
  • The CFD Educational Interface has been proven to be an effective and efficient tool to help students learn CFD methodology and procedures following the CFD process, and as a useful training vehicle to prepare students for using CFD in their future careers in industry.
  • Both on-site and independent CEA evaluations showed that significant progress was made in training CFD expert users at the intermediate level fluid mechanics course, and partially successful in training CFD novice users at the introductory level undergraduate fluids mechanics course.