Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Aerospace Engineering Course by MIT

Published Feb 24, 2009

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'Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering,' an OpenCourseWare project being offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, introduces students to the basics of computational techniques in the aerospace field, deriving applications from aerospace systems and structures, aerodynamics and dynamics and control. Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Aeronautics and Astronautics may be required to take this course.

Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering: Course Specifics

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Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering: Course Description

This free, undergraduate course, from MIT's Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, is designed to introduce students to the computational methods used in aerospace engineering. In it, students become familiarized with techniques that include finite-difference, eigenvalue problems, numerical linear algebra and finite-volume. Applications in this course are drawn from areas of the aerospace field, including aerospace systems and structures, as well as aerodynamics. Examples of other key topics covered include accuracy and convergence, as well as various methods, including implicit and stiffness, Runge-Kutta and Monte Carlo. Professor David Darmofal teaches this course.

'Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering' consists of lecture notes, former students' projects, sample project sets, final exam preparation materials and student assignments. To access this free online course, visit the computational methods OpenCourseWare page.

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