Teaching

Hanson has developed new courses at both the senior undergraduate and graduate engineering student level. The courses include one in aerodynamics, another based on theory and application of simulation tools such as computation fluid dynamics, another on advanced mechanical technologies, and finally one at the graduate level in fluid dynamics. Beyond regular teaching, I am actively involved with undergraduate activities.  For example, I was the faculty director of the human powered vehicle team at York University in 2018/19 that later competed in an ASME event at Michigan State University.

ME4402 Simulation Tools for Design and Analysis

This course provides an introduction to numerical modeling (e.g. finite element analysis) and commercial software of choice. The application of commercial software to a selected number of problems (e.g. stress analysis, heat transfer, and/or fluid flow, etc. to design or analyze a system) is discussed. Result verification/interpretation of numerical modeling are emphasized.

ME4202 Aerodynamics

This course is a first course specialized in aerodynamics. In this course the flow over aerofoils, wings, and bluff bodies are studied. Potential flow is used to develop the theory of flow over aerofoils and wings, using classical and numerical methods, such as thin-aerofoil theory, vortex panel methods, and lifting-line theory. Additional topics include compressible flows, supersonic aerofoils and aircraft performance.

ME6105 Advanced Fluid Dynamics

This is a first graduate level course in fluid dynamics with an introduction to turbulent flow and modeling. This course builds from an assumed undergraduate knowledge of fluid mechanics. The course begins with review of tensor notation, flow kinematics and derivation of the equations of fluid motion. Following this, the course covers exact solutions to Navier-Stokes equations, circulation and vorticity, potential flow, boundary layers, turbulence, modeling and closure methods.

Textbook: Introduction to Graduate Fluid Mechanics by Charles Smith

 

Past: ME4510 Advanced Mechanical Technologies

This course discusses non-traditional and interdisciplinary areas that mechanical engineers work for as well as analysis of assumptions, governing laws, behavior, and forces for a set of non-traditional systems (e.g. micro-fluidic systems, MEMS, electro-chemical-mechanical systems, biomedical devices, biological systems, etc.).

York University Human Powered Vehicle Club at the ASME event at Michigan State University in 2019