Online Course On Engineering simulations By Cornell University

By Divya

Introduction to Engineering simulations is a free, online course offered by the Cornell University, this course helps to analyse real-world engineering problems using ANSYS simulation software and gain important professional skills sought by employers.

Cornell University, a world-renowned and diverse Ivy League institution, is a community of scholars known for intellectual rigour and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow's thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose. Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals.


Interested candidates can enrol to this course on or before 15 February 2017.

About this course?

  • Cornell university offers this course.
  • This course enables to learn fundamental concepts and tool use in an integrated fashion using the power of online learning.
  • All learners will have access to a free download of ANSYS Student.
  • Also learn how to perform engineering simulations using a powerful tool from ANSYS, Inc.
  • Approach to problems involving different physics: structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
Online Course On Engineering simulations

What is learnt?

  • The focus will be on understanding what's under the black box.
  • Mathematical models underlying simulations
  • This is a problem-based course, where it is learnt by doing.
  • Principles are used to simulate real-world examples in the tool including a bolted rocket assembly and a wind turbine rotor.
  • To get acquainted with current industry practices with a SpaceX engineer.
  • In a leading simulation tool that professionals use, One will learn to move beyond button pushing and start thinking like an expert.
  • Verification and validation of simulations including checking against hand calculations.

Courses taught by:

Rajesh Bhaskararan

Rajesh is Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation and Senior Lecturer in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He holds a B. Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University.

Areas of Expertise:

  • The democratisation of simulation.
  • Integration of commercial simulation tools into engineering courses.
  • Engineering applications of simulation technology.
  • Reliable deployment of simulations by non-experts.

Duration of the course:

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effort: 4-6 hours per week
  • Institution: CornellX
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Languages: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price: Free

For further information and to register, click here.

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