An interview, ‘COMSOL App Builder Schools Students in Simulation,’ with Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, and Karen Brzostowski, a graduate mechanical engineering student employed full-time at Belcan Engineering Group, has been published in the Digital Engineering magazine.
The article provides an overview of application building in a course environment illustrated with samples of student work. Dr. Milanovic and Tom Eppes, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, have integrated applications (apps) into traditional face-to-face and hybrid engineering courses. Apps were first included in a multidisciplinary modeling graduate course that emphasizes an end-of-semester research project. At the undergraduate level, apps were added into a two-course mechanical engineering thermo-fluids sequence. An application ‘Vortical Flow over Open Cavities’ by Christian Mauricio, undergraduate mechanical engineering student was featured in the article. This work was funded by a grant and resulted in a presentation at an undergraduate research and creativity colloquium.
Digital Engineering (DE) is a monthly print magazine with daily e-newsletters, social media and website, delivering need-to-know information on high-performance computing and simulation-based modeling that is driving up-front design, new rapid prototyping and testing technologies. DE’s mission is to guide the audience through a myriad of new engineering tools by showcasing what is relevant and worth integrating into an optimized engineering workflow.