CFD Analysis: Theory and Applications

CFD Analysis:
Theory and Applications

20 - 21 April 2016, Wiesbaden, Germany

The course offers excellent guidance on how to judge which approximations are acceptable and appropriate for solving a wide range of practical problems. Of equal importance is the manner in which the 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 Computational Fluid Dynamics 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 learn more about how to apply CFD techniques to their particular problems in the most effective manner. The material that is presented is independent of any particular software package, making it ideally suited to current and potential users of all commercial CFD software systems. The numerous practical examples will be explained without the use of any software program. This course is a must for all engineers aiming to use Computational Fluid Dynamics as a reliable predictive tool for flow analysis.

The course is open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS.

Course Programme

  • Introduction / Motivation
  • Which equations are solved in a CFD software package?
  • Application of Finite Volume Methods to solve the equations
  • How to setup a mesh for CFD simulations
  • Practical CFD: From the real world to the simulation model
    •      What to do before starting a simulation
    •      Assumptions and simplifications in CFD
    •      Boundary conditions
    •      Grid generation
    •      Problems / pitfalls in running CFD simulations

  • Quality of CFD simulations
    •      How to check the results / possibilities checking the results
    •      Verifying and validating the CFD results

  • Future trends in CFD (fluid structure interaction, optimization, ...)
  • Examples / workshop / discussions


Course Tutor

Gangolf Kohnen has over 25 years of combined teaching, research and industrial experience in CAE applications with a focus on CFD. Gangolf Kohnen is head of the department of Mechanical Engineering - Virtual Engineering at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach.


Hotel Oranien
Platter Straße 2,
D-65193 Wiesbaden
Tel. +49 (0)611 - 1882 - 0
Fax +49 (0)611 - 1882 - 200

A limited number of reduced-price rooms have been reserved for conference delegates. Please book your hotel room by using the keyword“NAFEMS”.


Course Attendees
Maximal 20 attendees

Delegate Fee 
Non NAFEMS members: 990 Euro / Person*
NAFEMS member: 700 Euro / Person*
Proceedings, lunch, coffee breaks and certificate included.

* plus VAT if applicable.

In-house Course
This course can be booked as in-house course. Please request a quote. 

Cancellation Policy 
Up to 3 weeks before course starts: free of charge;
up to one week before: 50 %;
later and no show: 100 %.

Cancellation of a seminar
If not enough participants we reserve the right to cancel the course. In case of strike, lockout, fire, restriction of supply, disease of the lecturers or other extraordinary circumstances and measures beyond the parties' control (force majeure), we are entitled to cancel the seminar without liability. 

Organisation / Contact

Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Osterham 23, D-83233 Bernau am Chiemsee

Tel. +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 59 3 49,
Fax +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 74 3 37