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Theoretical and practical aspects of Computational Fluid Dynamics, including the theory of fluid flow equations, numerical methods of solving these equations, turbulence, and experience with a commercial CFD software.
This course aims to provide an understanding of the theoretical background of CFD and an introduction to its practical application including a selection of appropriate models and numerical methods and assessment of the quality of the results. This is done through lectures, case studies and assignments including practical exercises using a commercial package.Topics include:• The theoretical background to the equations governing fluid flow in an appropriate formulation for CFD analysis• Finite volume discretization of the equations, choice of finite difference approximations• Consistency, stability and convergence• Solution algorithms• Turbulence: nature of turbulence, turbulence models and selection, wall functions• Boundary conditions• Geometry creation and meshing• Post-processing of results• Validation of results• Practical simulation exercises
ENME304 orENME314, orENCH393, orENCN342
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Versteeg, H. K. , Malalasekera, W;
An introduction to computational fluid dynamics : the finite volume method;
Pearson Education, 2007.
Anderson, John David;
Computational fluid dynamics : the basics with applications;
Casey, Michael. , Wintergerste, Torsten., ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group on "Quality and Trust in Industrial CFD";
Best practice guidelines;
Ferziger, Joel H. , Peric, M;
Computational methods for fluid dynamics;
3rd, rev. ed;
Tu, Jiyuan. , Yeoh, Guan Heng., Liu, Chaoqun;
Computational fluid dynamics : a practical approach;
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International fee $5,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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