Practical Introduction to CFD
Three Day Course - 14th to 16th May 2013
NAFEMS, the only independent not-for-profit organisation with the aim of promoting the effective and reliable use of CFD, addresses this requirement by providing this three day example driven, practical course. The course offers excellent guidance on how to judge which numerical approximations are acceptable and appropriate for solving a wide range of practical problems. Of equal importance is the manner in which results are interpreted. Advice is provided which allows the correct decisions to be taken, based on results which are known to be reliable. Interaction is encouraged throughout the course, with the planning and design of a complete CFD project and examples of simple hand calculations, mesh designs and solution designs being set for the class to complete. The course is completely code independent.
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at practising engineers who wish to understand CFD methods and learn how to apply CFD techniques to their particular problems in the most effective manner. All aspects of successful CFD application are covered, including:
- The Finite Volume Method
- The computational mesh
- Sources of error
- Interpretation of results
Attendees should have a graduate engineering background including some knowledge of fluid dynamics and engineering mathematics
The material that is presented is independent of any particular software package, making it ideally suited to current and potential users of all commercial finite volume method CFD software systems. Anyone who wishes to use CFD in an industrial context would benefit from this course and it is a must for engineers who wish to use advanced CFD as an effective predictive tool for industrial flow analysis.
The course is open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS.
- Examples of CFD Simulations / Advantages and Disadvantages of CFD
- Basics of Fluid Mechanics
- Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics (Continuity, Momentum and Energy Equations)
Introduction to Numerical Methods
- Mathematical Background
- Finite Volume Method
- Spatial Discretization
- Temporal Discretization
- Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equations (Pressure Correction)
- Grid Generation
- Solution of Systems of Linear Equations
- Turbulent Flows
- Multiphase Flows
From Reality to the Simulation Model
- What to do Before Starting a Simulation
- Assumptions? Why? Effect of Assumptions?
- Boundary Conditions? Which?
- Grid Generation? How?
Quality of CFD Simulations
- Checking of CFD Results
- Interpretation of CFD Results
- Improvements / What to do?
Summary and Perspectives
- Outlook, Trends in Simulation Methods
- Coupled Simulations
The Legacy Falcon Hotel
Tel: 0844 411 9005
Ideally located in the heart of Stratford Upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, is The Legacy Falcon Hotel a 16th Century Inn. The hotel is just five minutes walk from Stratford-upon-Avon train station and also has free on-site car parking.
We have secured a limited number of rooms at the venue hotel, at a special rate of £83, including VAT on a bed & breakfast basis. Please contact the hotel directly, quoting reservation number 63376, to book rooms at the discounted rate. This reduced rate is applicable to NAFEMS delegates until the middle of April.
Event Type: Course
Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon UK
Date: May 14, 2013
Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all UK courses is as follows:-
Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;
No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;
NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative course, however an administration charge will be applicable.
This policy is subject to change.
If you have a group of engineers interested in this or a similar course, please contact us to arrange a date and location to suit your requirements.