Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Numerical flow simulation

ME-474

Lecturer(s) :

Sawley Mark

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides practical experience in the numerical simulation of fluid flows, comprising the three fundamental phases of pre-processing (geometry and mesh creation), computation (choice of physical models & numerical methods), and post-processing (quantitative analysis and visualization).

Content

Numerical flow simulation (or Computational Fluid Dynamics) is an essential component of modern fluid mechanics. The objective of this course is to use the student's existing knowledge in fluid mechanics and numerical methods as a basis for a global introduction to numerical flow simulation. An overview of the general theoretical concepts - such as mesh generation algorithms, turbulence modelling, resolution of the Navier-Stokes equations, scientific visualization - is provided in the lectures. State-of-the-art commercial and open-source software packages are used to study practical applications via worked flow cases and exercises. Course evaluation is based on written and oral presentations for three mini-projects performed during the semester.

Keywords

Numerical simulation, Fluid mechanics, Mesh generation, Scientific visualization

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, Worked flows examples, Practical exercises on workstations, Mini-projects.

The goal is to learn "hard skills" through the solving of challenging practical problems. However, significant importance will also be placed on "soft skills" such as writing reports, presenting orally, working in groups, and creativity in visual communication.

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Three mini-project reports (75%), one mini-project oral presentation (20%), self assessment (5%)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Course material is available on Moodle web site. Various reference texts

Moodle Link

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Numerical flow simulation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Numerical flow simulation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Numerical flow simulation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Numerical flow simulation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Numerical flow simulation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Numerical flow simulation
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9 CM1103
INJ218
   
9-10    
10-11 CM1103
INJ218
   
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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