Coursebooks

Numerical flow simulation

ME-474

Lecturer(s) :

Boujo Edouard

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This course provides practical experience in the numerical simulation of fluid flows. Numerical methods are presented in the framework of the finite volume method. A simple in-house solver is developed before using open-source and commercial software.

Content

Numerical flow simulation (or Computational Fluid Dynamics) is an essential component of modern fluid mechanics. This course uses the student's existing knowledge in fluid mechanics and numerical methods as a basis for a global introduction to numerical flow simulation.

In the first part of the course, some numerical methods are presented for the discretization and resolution of the steady and unsteady Navier-Stokes equations and simpler advection-diffusion equations, in the framework of the finite volume method. A basic in-house code is developed with Matlab for 1D systems during the exercise sessions. Experience of a more complex, open-source CFD tool is gained for 2D problems with OpenFoam.

In the second part of the course, the overall simulation workflow is presented: pre-processing (geometry and mesh creation), computation (choice of physical models and numerical methods, flow calculation), validation, and post-processing (visualization). A state-of-the-art commercial software (Fluent) is used to study practical 2D/3D applications in the exercise sessions.

Keywords

Numerical simulation, Fluid mechanics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended 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, Practical computer exercises, Assignments (one individual homework and one group project).

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Two written reports (one individual homework and one group project).

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Yes

Bibliography

Course material available on Moodle website.

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
    • 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, 2020-2021, 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, 2020-2021, 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

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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