Master of Engineering in Computational Mechanics (M-ENG CM)

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

Master of Engineering in Computational Mechanics (M-ENG CM)

Centrale Nantes

Computational Mechanics (M-ENG CM)

This Master develops skills in advanced techniques in scientific computing at the interface between scientific disciplines for the modeling of mechanical engineering problems.

The courses cover the modeling and numerical simulation of complex mechanical systems (both fluid and solid) involving a possible coupling of different physics at different scales. The training is based on a global approach towards the issues associated with numerical modeling, from the construction of models and their discretization to the numerical resolution of discrete models, and to the mathematical analysis of models and approximation methods.

The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Computational Mechanics is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream.

The language of instruction is English across the two years.

Curriculum

Course Content - M1

30 ECTS Credits per semester.

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Continuum Mechanics 5 Probability and Statistics 5
Fluid Mechanics 5 Numerical Analysis 5
Programming and Algorithms 4 Structural Mechanics 5
Numerical Methods 4 Fluid Mechanics 2 5
Vibration and Differential Equations 4 Mechanical Design 4
Business Environment 4 Conferences and Initiation to Research 2
Modern Languages 4 Modern Languages 4

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Course Content - M2

30 ECTS Credits per semester.

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Computational Methods for Incompressible Flows 4 Master thesis/internship 30
Extended Finite Element Methods 3
Model Reduction 4
Numerical Methods for Uncertainty Quantification 4
Computational Configurational Mechanics 4
Iterative Solvers and Domain Decomposition Methods 4
Numerical Methods for Coupled Problems 4
Physical Modelling of Fluids 3

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • Optimization of mechanical modeling tools (Areva).
  • Numerical modeling of smart composite structures (Ifstarr).
  • Improved workpiece design loop structures in thermoplastics for the automobile industry.

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Aerodynamic simulation of a wind turbine (LHEEA).
  • Development of optimization algorithms on tensor manifolds exploiting their fiber bundle structures (GeM Institute).
  • Numerical simulation of composite impregnation using reactive resin (Mines Albi).
  • NB Course content may be subject to minor changes.

Skills Developed

  • Model solids and fluid flow problems.
  • Use advanced numerical and scientific techniques to discretize and solve mechanical problems.
  • Master the mathematical analysis of models and approximation methods.

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyze results.
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way.
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature.
  • Manage or be part of a project.

Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Transportation, Wind and Marine Energy, Energy, Software, Consulting.
  • Fields: Mechanical Engineering, Design, Research and Innovation.
  • Positions: Computational Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Research and Innovation Engineer (post Ph.D.).

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the GeM Institute, the Jean Leray laboratory, the LHEEA Laboratory, and the LS2N Institute.

Partnerships

Airbus, Renault, Faurecia, Solvay, IFREMER, CETIM.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
Information
Deadline
Locations
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2018
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Price
12,000 euros/2 years for non European students. Scholarships available.