1. Contact Information
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Course Description and Credit Hours
  4. Required Texts
  5. Other Course Materials
  6. Course Objectives
  7. Assessments
  8. Grading Policy
  9. Grade Ranges
  10. Policy on Missed Assessments
  11. Notification of Changes
  12. Required Software
  13. Custom Sections
  14. Technical Support
  15. System Requirements
  16. Minimum Student Technical Skills
  17. TurnItIn
  18. The Capstone Creed
  19. Statement on Academic Misconduct
  20. Statement On Disability Accommodations
  21. Severe Weather Protocol
  22. Pregnant Student Accommodations
  23. Religious Observances
  24. UAct Statement

Computational Fluid Dynamics

AEM 520-920Spring 2022 | 3 Credit Hours


Dr. Myoungkyu Lee

Contact Information

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UA Course Catalog Prerequisites:

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Course Description

Course Description and Credit Hours

This course will introduce you to a variety of theories and practices of musical experimentalism in a global context. We will begin be defining what experimental music is - what is the impulse that drives some artists to push outside the realms of their traditions, or even outside what is normally called music? Rather than limiting our view to experimentalism in Western art music, as has largely been the case in surveys of this subject, we will also listen to and study experiments in jazz, rock, hip hip, reggae and other global musics to put the experimentalist aesthetic in a broad historical and cultural context. In addition to critical reading, discussion and listening we will perform experimental music compositions to encourage a "hands-on" engagement with the subject. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Required Texts

Required Texts from UA Supply Store:
  • Anderson, Dale / (eBook) Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (E - Book)
  • Anderson, Dale / Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (Required)

Other Course Materials

Reference books

Ferziger, Peric and Street, ``Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics,'' 2020, Springer, 4th edition

Hinch, ``Think Before You Compute,'' 2020, Cambridge University Press

Moin, ``Fundamentals of Engineering Numerical Analysis,'' 2010, Cambridge University Press

Oberkampf and Roy, ``Verification and Validation in Scientific Computing,'' 2010, Cambridge University Press

Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn in-depth theoretical and mathematical development about the finite difference and finite volume methods for the numerical solution of the mass, momentum, energy, and species transport problems.

  • Students will learn how to develop computer codes for solving the hyperbolic, parabolic, elliptic partial differential equations.

  • Students will learn how to develop computer codes for the solution of the complete Navier-Stokes equation.

  • Students will learn how to verify computer codes.

Assessments, Exams and Assignments

Each homework assignment will have two parts, individual and group. Students can discuss and work together for individual homework assignments, but students must submit homework individually. Group assignments will be more challenging and require collaborative code developments. The instructor will assign group members randomly for each assignment. The submission deadline for the computer assignments will be announced during the class. There will be penalties (5% per day) for the late submissions. All homework must be submitted electronically.

The extensive semester project will be assigned after spring break.

There will be no exam.

Grading Policy

Take home assignments - 70%

Semester project - 30%

Grade Ranges

The minimum grade will be as follows:

• A - 90% and above

• B - 80% - 89%

• C - 70% - 79%

• D - 60% - 69%

• F - 59% and below

Policy on Missed Assessments

Do not wait until the last minute to submit your assessments. Work submitted after the due dates listed in Blackboard may result in a grade of zero. The instructor is solely responsible for determining whether provisions will be made for unforeseen circumstances. You must report these circumstances as soon as possible after the event. You may be required to produce documentation.

Please contact the instructor if there are questions about missed due dates.

Notification of Changes

The instructor will make every effort to follow the guidelines of this syllabus as listed; however, the instructor reserves the right to amend this document as the need arises. In such instances, the instructor will notify students in class and/or via email and will endeavor to provide reasonable time for students to adjust to any changes.

Required Software

(in addition to an office productivity suite such as Microsoft Office)

Many software packages used in engineering courses only run on Windows and Linux, so Mac users will be responsible for installing Windows on their Macs. The College of Engineering does not provide support for installing Windows on Macs.

Technical Support

To obtain assistance with technical issues (removing pop-up blockers, opening pages or quizzes, etc.) or if you are unable to see the course content or have other questions regarding the course itself, please visit the College of Continuing Studies Online Course Technical Support Site to submit a request, or call 205-348-9157 (Toll Free: 1-866-205-1011) during their regular business hours.

System Requirements

This online course requires a modern Mac or PC computer and high-speed internet connection. Your computer must also have a compatible browser, PDF viewer, speakers or headphones, microphone, and productivity software such as Office.

Minimum Student Technical Skills

Taking an online course requires a general computer literacy. Students are expected to be able to use Crimson email, Blackboard, web browsers, and general word processing programs prior to enrolling in an online course. Student needing assistance using Blackboard are encouraged to visit the UA Blackboard support site.


The University of Alabama is committed to helping students uphold the ethical standards of academic integrity in all areas of study. Students agree that their enrollment in this course allows the instructor the right to use electronic devices to help prevent plagiarism. All course materials are subject to submission to TurnItIn.com for the purpose of detecting textual similarities. Assignments submitted to TurnItIn.com will be included as source documents in TurnItIn.com’s restricted access database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in such documents. TurnItIn.com will be used as a source document to help students avoid plagiarism in written documents.

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The Capstone Creed reads: As a member of The University of Alabama community, I will pursue knowledge; act with fairness, integrity and respect; promote equity and inclusion; foster individual and civic responsibility; and strive for excellence in all I do.

Statement on Academic Misconduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the official Academic Misconduct Policy provided in the Online Catalog.

Statement On Disability Accommodations

Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as detailed in the Online Catalog.

Severe Weather Protocol

Please see the latest Severe Weather Guidelines in the Online Catalog.

Pregnant Student Accommodations

Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy or parental status. If you are pregnant and will need accommodations for this class, please review the University’s FAQs on the UAct website.

Religious Observances

Under the Guidelines for Religious Holiday Observances, students should notify the instructor in writing or via email during the first two weeks of the semester of their intention to be absent from class for religious observance. The instructor will work to provide reasonable opportunity to complete academic responsibilities as long as that does not interfere with the academic integrity of the course. See full guidelines at Religious Holiday Observances Guidelines.

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