Archived Versions

16.901 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering

As taught in: Spring 2005

A simulation of flow over a cylinder.

Mach 2 inviscid flow simulation over a cylinder, from Project #1. (Image courtesy of Professor Darmofal.)




Prof. David Darmofal

Course Features

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to computational techniques arising in aerospace engineering. Applications are drawn from aerospace structures, aerodynamics, dynamics and control, and aerospace systems. Techniques include: numerical integration of systems of ordinary differential equations; finite-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element discretization of partial differential equations; numerical linear algebra; eigenvalue problems; and optimization with constraints.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m, .mat.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.