Title: Scientific computing with applications in Tribology
Points: 5 hp
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of differential equations, fluid- and solid mechanics. Basic skills in programming and/or some sort of experience of scientific computing in MATLAB, MAPLE, MATHEMATICA, or similar, for data processing or numerical simulations.
Examiner: Andreas Almqvist, Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology,
Division of Machine Elements, 971 87, Luleå
+46 920 49 2407
Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of contact mechanics and lubrication
theory and have knowledge about numerical techniques such as
LCP, FFT, FDM, FEM.
- Assess accuracy and precision of simulation methods.
- Implement commonly used models for the numerical simulation of tribological processes.
- Understand and use the concepts of verification and validation in the context of scientific computations.
- Use common models and simulation methods for the development of tribological applications.
Contents: The content is divided into the following three topics:
1. Computational contact mechanics.
2. Modelling and simulation of flows in thin films
3. Multiphysics problem(s) in lubrication.
Teaching: Lectures and computer laboratory work
Examination: Student peer-review of numerical implementations, technical report on the assignments and an oral examination (online if required)
Course closes: June 12 2017
Grading: Pass or Fail
Literature: Selected book chapters, papers and handouts.
Time: 7-9 February 2017
Application: Andreas Almqvist firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: SEK 3000 for non LTU PhD students and SEK 9000 for participants from industry.