Checking date: 09/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

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


Department assigned to the subject: Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Basic knowledge in Fluid Mechanics.
This subject is intended for students to acquire, on a reasonable level, -Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and basic techniques of Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD). -Ability to develop their own code for simulating simple flows. -Ability to choose a mathematical model suitable for numerical simulation of industrial flows of interest, with possible application to design problems. -Ability to use the commercial CFD software chosen for the subject and to read and understand the program guide. -Awareness of the need to (and ability to) critically verify, validate and interpret results obtained from a CFD simulation. -Ability to collaborate as a team and effectively present the results of the work carried out.
Skills and learning outcomes
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
Calendar of Continuous assessment
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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