An Undergraduate Course in Modeling and Simulation of Multiphysics Systems
Chemical Engineering Education (CEE) Volume 44, Number 4, ISSN 0009-2479
An overview of a course on modeling and simulation offered at the Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo. The motivation for having this course in the undergraduate nanotechnology curriculum, the course structure, and its learning objectives are discussed. Further, one of the computational laboratories covered in the course, a relatively simple drug release model, is presented. This computational laboratory is designed to expose the students to the modeling and simulation of a macroscopic model, given in the form of an ODE, coupled with one of the boundary conditions of the system's microscopic behavior, given in the form of a PDE. The implementation of the proposed drug-release model is performed in COMSOL, a commercial software application suitable to train students in the modeling and simulation of micro and nano systems.
Ortiz-Rodriguez, E., Vazquez-Arenas, J. & Ricardez-Sandoval, L.A. (2010). An Undergraduate Course in Modeling and Simulation of Multiphysics Systems. Chemical Engineering Education (CEE), 44(4), 299-305.