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Short CFD Simulation Activities in the Context of Fluid-Mechanical Learning in a Multidisciplinary Student Body

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Department of Mining Technology, Topography and Structures, Universidad de León, 24071 León, Spain
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Department of Chemical and Textile Engineering, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(22), 4809; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9224809
Received: 29 October 2019 / Accepted: 8 November 2019 / Published: 10 November 2019
Simulation activities are a useful tool to improve competence in industrial engineering bachelors. Specifically, fluid simulation allows students to acquire important skills to strengthen their theoretical knowledge and improve their future professional career. However, these tools usually require long training times and they are usually not available in the subjects of B.Sc. degrees. In this article, a new methodology based on short lessons is raised and evaluated in the fluid-mechanical subject for students enrolled in three different bachelor degree groups: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and B.Sc. in Electronic and Automatic Engineering. Statistical results show a good acceptance in terms of usability, learning, motivation, thinking over, satisfaction and scalability. Additionally, a machine-learning based approach was applied to find group peculiarities and differences among them in order to identify the need for further personalization of the learning activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD); fluid-mechanics; teaching-learning; engineering education; computer applications; classification problem; machine learning Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD); fluid-mechanics; teaching-learning; engineering education; computer applications; classification problem; machine learning
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Rodríguez-Martín, M.; Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, P.; Sánchez-Patrocinio, A.; Sánchez, J.R. Short CFD Simulation Activities in the Context of Fluid-Mechanical Learning in a Multidisciplinary Student Body. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 4809.

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