Proceedings of the 33rd International Academic Conference, Vienna

COMBINED APPLICATION OF CFD AND FLIPPED CLASSROOM PRACTICES IN IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE ACQUSITION FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING RELATED COURSE

RONALD R. GUTIERREZ, JOSE H. CABRERA, FRANK ESCUSA, RICHARD PEHOVAZ

Abstract:

Water resources management plays an important role in achieving sustainable development and economic growth. The physical aspect of water management is associated to water resources engineering, which is mainly founded in fluid mechanics. We coupled computer fluid dynamics (CFD) and flipped classroom practices to improve the learning and teaching processes of an undergraduate course focused on the experimental aspect of fluid mechanics in Peru, an upper-middle-income economy. Under the light of our results, we believe that such combined application also results on a viable alternative for universities that may face limitations on implementing a physical fluid mechanics laboratory, and encourages the formation of cooperative clusters of academic institutions around high-performing ones, to create common-pool fluid mechanics sources of educational information.

Keywords: Water resources and development, engineering teaching

DOI: 10.20472/IAC.2017.33.019

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