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Elements of Turbulence Modeling - NAFEMS e-Learning Training Course  

Elements of Turbulence Modeling

September 12th & 19th 2013

12noon EDT /  9am PST / 1700 BST / 18:00 CEST

**Two Session Online Training Course - 2 hours per session**
one session per week

this course has been expanded from the original one session to two sessions, in order to cover even more content and allow more time for questions and tutor interaction

Note: Once you register for the course using the "order" button (look right), you will receive a confirmation e-mail.  Please click here to view the FAQ section, or if you need to contact NAFEMS about this course.

Course Overview

Majority of flows in nature and in engineering applications are turbulent. Turbulent flow fields are three dimensional, chaotic, diffusive, dissipative, and random. These flows are characterized by velocity fluctuations in all directions with infinite number of scales. Exact analytical solution of Navier-Stokes equations for turbulent flows is not currently possible since these equations are elliptic, non‐linear, and coupled. Furthermore, direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulent flows is not currently practical due to significant computational resources required. So far, DNS approach has only been applied for a limited class of simple low Reynolds number applications.

Presently, turbulence modeling based on Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations is the most common and practical approach for turbulence simulation. RANS are time-averaged modification of Navier-Stokes equations and turbulence models are semi-empirical mathematical relations that are used to predict the general effect of turbulence. The objective of turbulence modeling is to develop equations that will predict the time-averaged velocity, pressure, and temperature fields without calculating the complete turbulent flow pattern as a function of time. Unfortunately, there is no single universally accepted turbulence model that works for all flows and all regimes. Therefore, users have to use engineering judgment to choose from a number of different alternatives sine the accuracy and effectiveness of each model varies depending on the application.

Course Process and Details 

This course is completely code independent. No software is required.

E-learning courses are great alternatives and complements for continued education as they offer convenience and eliminate the need to travel.  Successful application of turbulence modeling requires engineering judgment depending on physics of the flow, accuracy, project requirements, turnaround time, and computational resources available. This course offers the attendees the practical knowledge for using turbulence modeling for complex engineering applications. Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course describes why we need turbulence modeling and how these models represent turbulent flows. Various approaches and number of popular turbulence models will be discussed along with advantages and disadvantages of these models. Many of the governing and transport equations will be presented for illustration purposes and may not be dealt in depth in this course. Strong effort is made for the course to be software neutral. However, examples from some of the more well known and popular simulation cases and software will be used throughout the session.  Full notes are provided for the attendees.

Students will join the audio portion of the meetings by utilizing the VoIP (i.e. headset connected to the computer via headphone and microphone jacks) or by calling into a standard toll line. If you are interested in additional pricing to call-in using a toll-free line, please send an email to: e-learning @ nafems.org .

Who Should Attend?

This course will be valuable to all engineers aiming to use CFD as a reliable predictive tool for complex flow problems. The target audience for this course is practicing engineers who wish to learn more about how to choose and apply effective turbulence modeling in their CFD analysis.  Ideally, the participant should have some knowledge of CFD analysis, but this is not essential. The material that is presented is independent of any particular software package, making it ideally suited to current and potential users of all commercial and non-commercial CFD software systems.

E-learning classes are ideal for companies with a group of engineers requiring training. E-learning classes can be provided to suit your needs and timescale. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Course Program

Session 1: September 12th 2013
Session 2: September 19th 2013


Course Content

  • Understanding turbulence 
  • Turbulence energy cascade & vortex stretching
  • Turbulence scales
  • Turbulence generation and destruction
  • Discussion on DNS & LES
  • Turbulent stresses
  • RANS simulation
  • Turbulence  modeling
  • First order models: One-equation & Two-equations models
  • Wall integration & wall function
  • Detached eddy simulation
  • URANS
  • Model comparison: advantages and disadvantages
  • Model Validations

Feedback from former e-Learning students:

"This course did everything right. From organization to presentation to interaction, this is a good model for what online training should be."

                                                                                 B.T.  

"Super! Doesn't get better than this. Good idea to start having e-Learning courses."

R.P.

"I'm really happy not to pay a big fraction of my annual training budget to airlines and hotels. A BIG plus to e-learning."

V.G.

Special Note(s):

Telephony surcharges may apply for attendees who are located outside of North America, South America and Europe. These surcharges are related to individuals who join the audio portion of the web-meeting by calling in to the provided toll/toll-free teleconferencing lines. We have made a VoIP option available so anyone attending the class can join using a headset (headphones w/ microphone) connected to the computer. There is no associated surcharge to utilize the VoIP option, and is actually encouraged to ensure NAFEMS is able to keep the e-Learning course fees as low as possible. Please send an email to the e-Learning coordinator (e-learning @ nafems.org ) to determine if these surcharges may apply to your specific case. 

Just as with a live face-to-face training course, each registration only covers one person. If you plan to register a large group (10+), please send an email to e-learning @ nafems.org in advance for group discounts.


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Purchasing Details

Members Price
£103 | $173 | €130


Non-Members Price
£154 | $259 | €194
Order Ref: el-076
Event Type: Course
Location: e-Learning Online
Date: September 12, 2013

Course Instructor

Kamran Fouladi

Kamran Fouladi

, Ph.D., PE. is currently the president of InfoMec, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) consulting and training firm. Kamran has over twenty years of experience in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

He is a researcher and practitioner of CFD and he has been teaching CFD and other fluid mechanic courses at Villanova University since 2001 both at undergraduate and graduate level. Kamran is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania

Kamran’s career began in aerospace arena working at NASA Langley and United Technologies’ Pratt and Whitney (P&W) prior to establishing InfoMec CFD Consulting in year 2000.  With InfoMec, Kamran has provided engineering and CFD support to projects of national importance (NASA Crew Exploration Vehicle, NASA Orion’s Launch Abort Vehicle, NASA Orbital Space plane, and NASA supersonic transport and business jet aircraft) using in-house, public domain, and commercial CFD software.

He is currently focused on using CFD in the area of thermal management of complex and mission critical facilities.


Why an e-Learning Class?

In the current climate travel and training budgets are tight. To help you still meet your training needs the following e-learning course has been developed to complement the live class. 

E-learning classes are ideal for companies with a group of engineers requiring training. E-learning classes can be provided to suit your needs and timescale. Contact us to discuss your requirements.