Document Type

Scientific Computing/Modeling

Publication Date

Summer 2019


The student will select a simple physical system (mechanical or thermal) and develop a numerical model of this system using basic techniques, such as Runge-Kutta or Finite-Difference Modeling. Possible systems to consider include: simple cases of fluid flow (Couette Flow, etc.), metal casting, or ballistics. This model can then be applied to solve a specific problem relating to this system. The details of the system, techniques, and specific problem, can be tailored to student interests (within constraints of difficulty). Requires calculus and limited familiarity with differential equations. This project will not constitute original research, or result in publishable material. It serves to provide an introduction to basic numerical methods