to the website for the UT Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Laboratory, formerly an academic
component of the Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) Department. With the recent retirement of Dr. A.J. Baker to Professor Emeritus, the MSc-PhD Engineering Science CFD-focused graduate academic program he developed is no longer accepting graduate students. Following summarizes program alterations.
in CFD: the completely Internet-enabled requisite graduate course sequence
ES 551, ES 552, ES 645 is no longer being offered. The Internet-enabled senior UG level
"Finite Element Analysis" academic course with a dozen hands-on computer-based labs
verifying theory across the spectrum of
heat transfer, structural mechanics, mechanical vibrations, fluid
mechanics and scalar transport remains an academic offering each semester.
Since the course is a department elective, it may be taken by entering graduate
students for graduate credit.
The Computational Engineering Sciences (2006):
textbook, an outgrowth of ME 452 course development,
is the third text authored by Professor Baker (ISBN 0-9790459-0-8). The focus is discrete implementation
of weak form mathematical constructions in the computational engineering sciences.
The included DVD contains the Matlab toolbox (FEmPSE), also all .m and
COMSOL .mph files for execution of the computer lab exercises. It also contains
8 RealPlayer-streamed topical lectures from the
Internet archive. It is available at the UT Bookstore or from the publisher
The frontispiece material can be viewed here
Optimal Modified Continuous Galerkin CFD (2012):
is Professor Baker's fourth text writing exercise (ISBN 0-9790459-5-9), currently
completed through Chapter 7. It replaces his pioneering text Finite Element
Computational Fluid Mechanics (1983) (ISBN 0-89116-472-3). The focus is to
organize and collate the results of two decades of Galerkin weak form CFD algorithm
optimization, in the linear basis discrete implementation, generated by dissertation
research completed under the aegis of the UT CFD Laboratory. It has been accepted
for publication under the John Wiley marque.
For questions contact:
A. J. Baker, PhD, PE
316A Perkins Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-2030