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

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

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

Centrale Nantes

The courses cover the modelling 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 modelling, 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 programme 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.
Language of instruction: English

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

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.

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS
Computational Configurational Mechanics 3
Computational methods for incompressible flows 3
Domain decomposition and iterative solvers 4
Extended Finite Element Method and level set techniques 3
Model Reduction 3
Numerical methods for simulation of coupled problems 3
Numerical methods for uncertainty quantification 3
Physical modelling of fluids 4
Modern Languages 4
Spring Semester ECTS
Master thesis / internship 30
Examples of previous internships in industry:
  • Optimization of mechanical modelling tools (Areva)
  • Numerical modelling 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 resine (Mines Albi)

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 analyse 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 PhD)

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 October 22, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
15,000 EUR
15,000 euros/2 years for non European students. Scholarships available.
Information
Deadline
Locations
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2019
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Application deadline Request Info
End date Aug. 31, 2019