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Last approved: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:01:42 GMT

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NE (Nuclear Engineering)
577
032335
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
MAE
Multiscale Two-phase Flow Simulations
Two-phase Flow Simulations
College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering (14NE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
NE591-33Fall 201215
NE591-33Fall 20135
NE591-33Fall 201413
NE591-33Fall 201512
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Igor A. Bolotnov
Assistant Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
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Lecture1515NoN/A
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LEC55NoN/A

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Modeling and simulation of two-phase flows using interface tracking approach and ensemble averaging approaches. Model validation and verification based on interface-tracking data, boiling models. Nuclear reactor applications. The course focuses on interface tracking methods understanding as applied to bubbly flow simulations. Students will develop a simplified solver to track 2D bubbles/droplets throughout the course homework assignments and will learn how to apply this approach for better understanding of multi-phase flow as part of the course project.

This course covers the novel methods in an emerging capabilities of two-phase flow simulation via full resolution of turbulence phenomena and interface tracking. As growing thermal-hydraulics research in NE at NCSU requires more comprehensive student knowledge in this area. In the past 3 years 7 students from MAE  also took the course due to relevance to those disciplines.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringPaul RoWe received an overwhelming response from our faculty in support of cross-listing your course.
College of SciencesMansoor HaiderThis new course seems reasonable to me, in light of the combination of CFD and multiphase flow being a specialized application area that is highly relevant to Nuclear Engineering applications. It would be nice if a few slots were open to non-NE majors as this type of course might be something a few AMA students could take for our Computational Math or Interdisciplinary Math concentrations.
This has been taught as regular level course via Special Topics designation. The plan is to continue this efforts under new course number.

The objectives of this course are:



  • introduce the students to novel methods to track interfaces between different fluids computationally

  • review the flow modeling approaches, such as direct numerical simulation (DNS) and computational fluid dynamics  (CFD) with Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes equations and define clear differences between the approaches.

  • have students design their own numerical solver capable of tracking bubbles or droplets, and apply this capability to resolve and evaluate the interfacial forces acting between the fluids.

  • review the multiphase CFD approach and understand the complexity of closure laws required for appropriate results, and how this meso-scale approach can benefit from numerical experiments performed by DNS.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the students will be able to:

• develop an understanding of two-phase flow simulation approaches at different scales

• interpret underlying physics, advantages and limitations of direct numerical simulation of multiphase flows

• evaluate applicability and feasibility of various two-phase modeling approaches to a specific problem

•explain the physics behind the upscaling techniques for two-phase flow model development


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework25About 7 homework assignments
Exam25Single mid-term exam
Project25Semester long project with presentation / report during the last class session
Final Exam253 hour exam covering a selection of topics from the course material
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See SyllabusSee Syllabus See syllabus
mlnosbis 3/22/2016: Only related courses are in MAE. Since MAE provided consultation (above), no further consultation required.

ghodge 3/28/2016 Edit course syllabus to show cross listing with MAE. Remove the dual level NE 491 from syllabus since this was not submitted as a dual level course.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Comments at the bottom mention that this is dual-level, but this action and the syllabus are not marked dual-level. Confirm that this is not dual-level.
-Syllabus does not include learning outcomes.
-Syllabus sent to Physics for consultation: supportive of the course, and would like to talk to NE about possibly cross-listing it.

ghodge 4/7/2016 Ask department to edit syllabus by adding:
1) student learning outcomes
2) "N.C. State University Polices, Regulations, and Rules (PRR):

"Students are responsible for reviewing the PRRs which pertain to their course rights and responsibilities. These include: http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-04-25-05 (Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement), http://oied.ncsu.edu/oied/policies.php (Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity), http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-11-35-01 (Code of Student Conduct), and http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-50-03 (Grades and Grade Point Average)."
murty (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:00:24 GMT): Since it is a duel level course, need undergraduate coordinator approval.
murty (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:20:03 GMT): Rollback: It is a dual level course.
rfillin (Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:24:12 GMT): need to see the weeks each topic will be taught. This either needs to be addressed in the syllabus or the topic outline in CIM but not both. The semester is based on 15 weeks and that does not include a final.
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