Short Title:Multiphysics Simulation
Full Title:Multiphysics Simulation
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MPSM H4000
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:KEN MOLONEY
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with the necessary skills to collate experimental data from previous research papers and build a model of that scenario and critically analyse the data using a range of mathematical models and cross reference that with other published literature.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Derive Reynolds transport theorem and describe governing laws and apply the energy equation to a range of practical applications. Apply the Conservation of Mass principle to basic engineering problems. Describe the various Numerical methods available to find closure on the Navier Stokes Equations
LO2 Demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of the background theory of the finite volume method of fluid flow analysis.
LO3 Construct geometry, build grids, and apply various mathematical models and boundary conditions and analyse the predictions for real fluid flow problems.
LO4 Use commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to solve engineering problems.
LO5 Investigate a selected medical device in terms construction, materials and operation. Create a transient model to simulate the structural changes of a medical device during its operate.
LO6 Within a group investigate a particulate medical condition and its treatment. Parametise the problem with reference to medical journals. Develop a model of the selected condition and develop a model of it in a multiphysics environment.
LO7 Investigate the introduction of a medical device in respect to a number of related disciplines, such as heat transfer, fluid flow and structural strains and stresses.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
2586FLHE H2002Fluids Mechanics 1
4035THBE H3000Thermofluids for BioEngineering

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Differential flow analysis
Introduction and history of CFD, various codes available, typical applications, case studies from various real life applications such as biomedical problems, environmental fluid dynamics, and pipe flows. Conservation laws of fluid motion and boundary conditions, mass conservation in 3D, Navier stokes equations for a Newtonian fluid, differential and integral forms of the general transport equations.
CFD theory
Turbulence and its modelling, eddies, vortex, Reynolds stresses, closure issues, characteristics of simple turbulent flows such as Jets, mixing layer and a wake, flat plate, boundary layer and pipe flow, log-law layer. Finite volume method theory and various turbulence models (Turbulence models such as zero equation, k-e, RSM, large eddy), discretisation techniques and solution algorithms for pressure-velocity coupling in unsteady flow.
Practical CFD
CFD Operation, pre-processing grid generation, selection of physical and chemical phenomena and specification of boundary conditions for various scenarios. Post processing of data, vector plots, 2d/3d surface contour plots, particle tracking, translations, scaling and output of spreadsheet data. Application of CFD – a variety of case studies will be presented and their general findings. Project to compare previous experimental research data with CFD model created by the student
Transient Dynamic Analysis
Introduction, explicit versus implicit analysis, time domain versus frequency domain
Multiphysics Modelling
Introduction to the use of a multiphysics simulation environment, including structures, fluids, thermal properties, and possibly electromagnetics. Development of multiphysics models
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Individual Lab: "Analysis of problem from BioEngineering using an experiments, previous data and CFD and present same". The projects will be selected from real life areas such as cooling/heating systems, ventilation, clean room air distribution, aerodynamics, classic flow problems such as flow over a step or a bioengineering problem if data is available. 3,4 20.00 Week 6
Multiple Choice Questions Online quiz FEA and CFD 1,2,3,4 20.00 Week 7
Assignment Create a transient model of a medical devices operation to investigate its effect over time. The deployment and operation of the device will be simulated. 5 20.00 n/a
Assignment Create a model in a multiphysics environmet of a medical condition, investigate the effect of the introduction of a medical device within the body to treat this condition. Heat transfer, fluid flow and structural effects will be included. 6,7 40.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Practicals 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Practicals 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Self directed 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bruce R. Munson, Alric P. Rothmayer, Theodore H. Okiishi, Wade W. Huebsch 2016, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9781118116135]
  • H. K. Versteeg and W. Malalasekera 2007, An introduction to computational fluid dynamics, 2nd Ed., Harlow, England ; Pearson Education Ltd., 2007. [ISBN: 9780131274983]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources