Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik - Chair of Fluid Mechanics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

4 SWS (3 + 1 SWS)

Course overview

Problems in fluid mechanics are in most cases too complex to be solved analytically. Therefore, the numerical simulation of flow problems is becoming more and more important. In this course, the theory of the numerical solution of flow problems is described in detail. The equations as well as the procedures are explained using simplified examples. In the second part of the course, an introduction in the open source CFD-code OpenFOAM is given and various examples have to be solved.

Course objectives

  • Introduction
  • Short review on Fluid Mechanics
  • Numerical solution of the equations
    • Space discretization
    • Time discretization
    • Solution of the Navier-Stokes equations
  • Special flows
  • Turbulent flows
    • Modeling and simulation of flows
    • Lab with OpenFOAM and HyperMesh

Required course materials

Class notes will be provided on the Moodle class web site. The password for the course will be given in class. Further textbooks are listed in the class notes.



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