Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Computational fluid dynamics
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Engineering Fluid Mechanics Fluid Mechanics (highly recommended, since use is made of the differential form of the Navier-Stokes equations)
Learning results and competences and skills that will be acquired.Further information on this link
Computer simulation of fluid mechanics problems. It is intended that students come to understand and apply the basic concepts of numerical simulation, to know the vocabulary and notation used normally in this discipline, and learn the general procedure to obtain and validate a numerical solution of a fluid problem.
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to CFD. - The basic equations of fluid mechanics. - Levels of approximation. - Mathematical nature of the equations and their boundary conditions. - Discretization techniques. - Numerical mesh generation. - Finite difference method for model equations. - Finite difference and finite volume method for the Navier-Stokes equations. - Turbulence modeling. - Applications: programming a finite differences code to solve a simple problem, and using 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Basic Bibliography
  • Hirsch, C.. Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows (Second Edition) . Elsevier. 2007
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • . ANSYS FLUENT Theory Guide. ANSYS.
  • . ANSYS FLUENT User's guide. ANSYS.
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