Checking date: 08/01/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Numerical simulation of industrial flows
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. have a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of computational fluid mechanics; 2. have a coherent knowledge of numerical simulation of industrial fluid flow, including novel aspects that lie at the forefront of the current mechanical engineering state-of-the art; 3. have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate, and solve problems of numerical simulation of industrial fluid flow using established methods; 4. have the ability to select and apply different methods of numerical discretization relevant to computational fluid mechanics; 5. have the ability to design and set up numerical simulations of realistic industrial flow problems, interpret the data, and draw conclusions; 6. have the ability to select and use the most appropiate computational fluid mechanics software and hardware to solve a certain industrial fluid flow problem; 7. have the ability to combine theoretical knowledge of fluid mechanics with computational methods to solve industrial fluid flow problems; 8. have a thorough understanding of the range of applicability and the limitations of the computational techniques used for the numerical simulation of industrial fluid flows.
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to CFD. - Basic equations of fluid mechanics. Levels of approximation. - Finite Volume method. - Turbulence modeling. - Applications: use of a commercial code (ANSYS FLUENT) to solve a real-life industrial problem.
Learning activities and methodology
The development of the course includes lectures where the theoretical concepts are exposed, combined with practical application classes in a computer room. Students will also work on a final project.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Ansys. Ansys user manual. Ansys.
  • Jiyuan Tu, Guan Heng Yeoh y Chaoquin Liu.. Computational Fluid Dymamics. A practical approach.. Elsevier. 2008
Additional Bibliography
  • Hirsch, C.. Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows (Second Edition) . Elsevier. 2007

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.