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Simulate the fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems critical to flow studies.

Computational Fluid Dynamics—Graduate Certificate

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Gain insight into fluid dynamics through numerical simulation.

Go beyond theoretical analysis and experimental measurements with the power of reliable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and heat transfer (CHT) simulations. Tackle the fluid dynamics scenarios that are ubiquitous in engineering, such as computational fluid dynamics in pharmaceuticals. Incorporate efficiency into complex CFD/CHT problem solving.

Build a foundation in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mathematical modeling, proper selections of numerical schemes, qualitative and quantitative analyses of results, scheme analyses, and associated programming. Master CFD/CHT while acquiring skills in math and physics. Elevate your effectiveness in the use of computational fluid dynamics software.

3 courses in 3 semesters.

Department Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Admissions requirement Acceptance to the Graduate School.
Contact Wayne Weaver
Length 3 courses in 2-3 semesters
Effort 3 hours per credit per week
Each course 3 credits
Total credits 9
Course type Online or on-campus
Modality Watch class recordings on demand
Cost Based on credits and course type
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Progress quickly with a compact curriculum.

Work with the program advisor to select courses that fit your interests and pre-requisite skills.

Check your preparation.

Here are some of the pre-requisite courses for this certificate.

Take 6 credits of required courses.

MEEM 4210 may be taken instead of MEEM 5215. If so, it is they are the only 4000-level credits that may be applied to this certificate.

Take a 3 credit elective course.

The minimum completion time is two semesters.

Here is a typical schedule.

Fall Spring
MEEM 5215
MEEM 5210 or MEEM 4230
MEEM 5240

Interested in taking a single, online course? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student.

Upon completion of the Certificate the student should be able to:

  1. Successfully solve engineering problems by using proper commercial CFD packages.
  2. Write and debug CFD programs to solve specific engineering problems.
  3. Independently build a CFD project, perform algorithm analysis and programming, write reports, and give a presentation to judge the results and propose further improvement.

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Meet the online certified instructors.

Students have the flexibility to review class recordings later.

Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey Allen

John F. and Joan M. Calder Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Allen teaches in such topics as fluid mechanics, principles of energy conversion, and microfluidics.

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Sajjad Bigham

Sajjad Bigham

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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Chunpei Cai

Chunpei Cai

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Cai is interested in fluid dynamics, aerospace and space engineering, gas dynamics, and electric propulsion.

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Kartik Iyer

Kartik Iyer

Assistant Professor, Physics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Iyer specializes in topics on atmospheric physics, heat transfer and scalar transport. 

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L. King

L. King

Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor (Space Systems), Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. King's areas of expertise include space propulsion, plasma physics, and optical fluid diagnostics.

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Seong-Young Lee

Seong-Young Lee

Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Lee is interested in turbulent and spray combustion, including high-pressure diesel and gasoline spray and fundamental turbulent flames.

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Hassan Masoud

Hassan Masoud

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Masoud lectures on advanced heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and transport phenomena.

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Amitabh Narain

Amitabh Narain

Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Narain has expertise in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and system design.

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Aneet Dharmavaram Narendranath

Aneet Dharmavaram Narendranath

Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Experience

Statics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics of materials, MEP-II (fluid dynamics measurements), MEP-III (model based design), introduction to finite element method, advising for senior capstone design, computational fluids engineering.

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Fernando Ponta

Fernando Ponta

Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor (Wind Energy), Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Ponta's area of expertise is in theoretical and computational continuum mechanics, vortex dynamics, and advanced numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction analysis.

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Youngchul Ra

Youngchul Ra

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Ra's specialties include combustion modeling, chemical kinetics, alternative fuels, and high performance computing.

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Kazuya Tajiri

Kazuya Tajiri

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Tajiri lectures on applied thermodynamics, fuel cell technology, and other topics related to propulsion and energy conversion.

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Song-Lin (Jason) Yang

Song-Lin (Jason) Yang

Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Statement

Dr. Yang is interested in computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, engine flow simulation, and aerodynamics.

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