Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Computational Continuous Media Mechanics Code 730496214
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Enxeñaría Naval e Oceánica (plan 2018)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 2nd four-month period
First Obligatory 4.5
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Enxeñaría Naval e Industrial
Enxeñaría Naval e Oceánica
Fariñas Alvariño, Pablo
Balsa Barros, Saúl
Fariñas Alvariño, Pablo
General description Nesta materia abordanse os fundamentos e aplicación das técnicas de cálculo numérico aplicables á mecánica. O curso persegue que o alumno acade un nivel de coñecemento que lle permita abordar de xeito autónomo a modelaxe numérica de problemas de teoría de campos.
Contingency plan

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
B1 CB06 Posuír e comprender coñecementos que acheguen unha base ou oportunidade de ser orixinais no desenvolvemento e/ou aplicación de ideas, a miúdo nun contexto de investigación
B3 CB08 Que os estudantes sexan capaces de integrar coñecementos e enfrontarse á complexidade de formular xuízos a partir dunha información que, sendo incompleta ou limitada, inclúa reflexións sobre as responsabilidades sociais e éticas vinculadas á aplicación dos seus coñecementos e xuízos
B5 CB10 Que os estudantes posúan as habilidades de aprendizaxe que lles permitan continuar estudando dun modo que haberá de ser en boa medida autodirixido ou autónomo.
B6 G01 Capacidade para resolver problemas complexos e para tomar decisións con responsabilidade sobre a base dos coñecementos científicos e tecnolóxicos adquiridos en materias básicas e tecnolóxicas aplicables na enxeñaría naval e oceánica, e en métodos de xestión.
C2 C1 Capacidade pra desenrolar a actividade profesional nun entorno multilingue
C3 ABET (a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
C7 ABET (e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
C12 ABET (j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.
C13 ABET (k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
Ability for coding numerical methods related to continuum mechanics BC1
Ability to develop fundamental test cases related to structures and hydrodynamic analysis BC1

Topic Sub-topic
The blocks or the following contents develop the established topics in the "Memoria de Verifcación". 1.- Finite Difference, Finite Element and Finite Volume Method.
2.-Eliptic PDE. Hydrodynamic and structures application.
3.- Solution to linear equations systems.
4.- Convective interpolation Schemes introduction.
5.- Coding cases.
Remembering conservation laws: Conservation laws (mass and momentum).
Combined convection / diffusion
Constitutive relations
Pressure velocity coupling algorithms: Introduction to the closure problem.
Numerical versus physical incompressibility.
Staggered grids.
SIMPLE/ER/C and PISO methods for staggered grids.
SIMPLE/ER/C and PISO methods for collocated grids.
Implementing cases.
Linear equations systems: Sparse matrix systems.
Point to point, line to line and plane to plane methods.
High and low frequency errors. Multigrid methods.
Conjugate gradient method.
Implementing cases
Unsteady problems: Explicit, implicit and fully implicit schemes in 1D transient pure diffusive case.
Extension to 3D case.
Combined advection diffusion transient case.
Transient pressure velocity coupling.
Implementing cases.
Special Boundaries: Remembering Dirichlet and von Newmann boundaries.
Combined boundary conditions.
Wall laws.
Special boundaries.
Free surface.
Cases over commercial software: Proposed cases by the proffessor.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Guest lecture / keynote speech B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 35 0 35
Problem solving B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 10 0 10
Supervised projects B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 0 33 33
Case study B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 0 32.5 32.5
Objective test B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 1 0 1
Personalized attention 1 0 1
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Guest lecture / keynote speech Oral presentation complemented with the use of multimedia and the introduction of some questions addressed to students, in order to transmit knowledge and facilitate learning.
Problem solving Technique where a specific complex situation must be solved, based on the knowledge that has been worked on, which can have more than one possible solution.
Supervised projects Methodology designed to promote the autonomous learning of students, under the advise of the professor and under varied scenarios (academic and professional). It is referred primarily to learning how to do things. It is an option based on the assumption by students of the responsibility for their own learning. This teaching system is based on two basic elements: the independent learning of the students and the monitoring of that learning by the professor.
Case study Methodology where the subject faces the description of a specific situation that poses a problem that has to be understood, valued and solved by a group of people, through a process of discussion. The student is faced with a specific problem (case), which describes a real situation of professional life, and must be able to analyze a series of facts, referring to a particular field of knowledge or action, to reach a reasoned decision through a process of discussion in small work groups.
Objective test Is the exam. Might be written, oral or a mix.

Personalized attention
Supervised projects
Guest lecture / keynote speech
Case study
Problem solving
Is the support for the homework to be developed by the students.

Class attendance is not compulsory and will not be scored. Therefore, there will be no differences between part/full time students. All of them will need to attain the same requirements to pass this subject. Students with "dispensa académica" will be constrained by the same requirements than full time students.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Supervised projects B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 It is compulsory, under professor demand, to deliver the proposed home tasks and simulations on time along this course. The delivered tasks and simulations will be assessed by the professor and will be considered for the final qualification. 60
Objective test B1 B3 B5 B6 C2 C3 C7 C12 C13 Is the exam. 40
Assessment comments
In order to pass this subject it is compulsory attain a qualification above four over ten in the exam. It is also necessary to deliver the required homework (EACH/ALL OF THE REQUIRED TASKS) in the correct manner and within the limiting established time. In case the homework be not delivered in the correct way and/or time the possibility to pass this subject will be lost.
The students presence will not required and is not scored. Therefore there will be no difference between the partial time and full time students. All of them will develop the same work/requirements in order to pass the subject. The same requirements will be applied to students with "dispensa académica".

Sources of information
Basic Hildebrand F.B. (1976). Advanced calculus for applications. Prentice hall
Pablo Fariñas (2013). Apuntes de clase.
Versteeg H.K. & Malalasekera W. (1995). Computational fluid dynamics, the finite volume method.. Longmann
Maliska C.R. (1995). Transferencia de calor e mecánica de fluidos computacional.. LTC editora


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments
In order to attain a sustainable environment and satisfy the action number five: “Docencia e investigación saudable e sustentable ambiental e social” of the "Plan de Acción Green Campus Ferrol": All documents developed along this subject will: 1.- Be developed in electronic format. 2.- Be released through the Moodle platform, and avoiding printed documents. In case the paper format be necessary: 1.- Plastics will be avoided. 2.- Both faces of paper will be used. 3.- Recycled paper will be used. 4.- Avoid printed test drafts. A sustainable use of resources and facilities must be considered in order to avoid negative impacts over the natural environment.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.