Advanced Topics in CFD

The course deals with a list of advanced topics in computational fluid dynamics. In the first part, the governing equations governing fluid dynamics problems are reviewed and derived. Both compressible and incompressible flows are considered. The basics of the finite volume methods for the numerical discretization of fluid dynamics problems are reviewed and discussed starting from the basic example of an advection-diffusion equation. Particular emphasis is given to the treatment of non-orthogonality, convection-dominated flows, time discretization, and order of accuracy. Numerical schemes for the treatment of velocity pressure coupling for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation such as the SIMPLE and the PISO algorithms are reviewed and a discussion on chequerboard effects on collocated grids is provided. The last part of the course focuses on advanced topics related to turbulent and compressible flows. The various alternatives (RANS, LES) for turbulence modeling are introduced and discussed in detail. Finally, an introduction to numerical methods for compressible flows is provided.

Lectures will take place in room A-133 except for the 20/06 and the 22/06 in room A-136

Next Lectures:
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 15:00 to 18:00
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00

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For the examination, you are requested to complete a practical exercise and to do an oral examiation. For the practical exercise, you can check the following page