7 Jun 2010
This course, taught in Fall 2006 by Prof. William Green Jr., covers numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation.
Topics include: numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential equations (e.g. Navier-Stokes), numerical methods in molecular simulation (dynamics, geometry optimization). All methods are presented within the context of chemical engineering problems. Familiarity with structured programming is assumed. The examples will use MATLAB®.
Target audience: Graduate
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials available: Problem sets or projects, Course outline or syllabus, Textbook recommendations, Downloadable code or data files