Berlin, Germany

Computational Engineering: From Freehand Sketch to Optimized Product

when 6 July 2014 - 26 July 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 7 EC
fee EUR 1

This course program will cover two of the most relevant and important methods of computational (numerical) engineering: computational structural mechanics and computational fluid mechanics. By first studying the basic principles and application of computational aided engineering (CAE) for the design of machines and machine parts (e.g. automobiles), the students will then be introduced to quality control and fault analysis.
A module of German language for beginners is part of the programme as well as study visits to companies and institutions.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kurzawa Prof Dr. Alexander Steinmann

Target group

Upper undergraduate students of engineering (all fields) and computer science after two years of study or graduates with good standing.

Course aim

After completion of this course programme students
• Understand the basic principles of structural mechanics and fluid dynamics
• Will be familiar with numerical methods (finite element method and finite volume method)
• Have received a training of software for computational structural mechanics and computational fluid dynamics
• Will be able to interpret the results
• Can apply quality control for the computational methods and
• Estimate effort and risk of the computational methods

Fee info

EUR 1: Includes Tuition and application fees, accommodation with breakfast, health, accident, and liability insurance, study visits, support service, and most parts of the optional culture & leisure time program