What are the best practices in CFD simulation?
What are the differences between the various meshing schemes?
How do you assess the accuracy of your numerical solutions?
This course offers attendees the fundamental knowledge for using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in real-life engineering applications. Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course describes the steps in the CFD process and provides benefits and issues for using CFD analysis in understanding of complicated flow phenomena and its use in the design process.
Best practices for reducing errors and uncertainties in CFD analysis are also presented. Many of the governing equations will be presented for illustration purposes but will not be dealt in depth in this course. Strong effort is made for the course to be CFD software neutral. However, examples from some of the more well-known and popular software will be used throughout the sessions.
This is a 3-session online training course, with each session lasting for approximately 2/2.5 hours, depending on homework submissions, questions & discussions.
You can attend the sessions live, and/or stream on demand. When you register you will get access to a dedicated course forum where you can contact the tutor with questions, submit homework, download pdfs of course notes and access all session recordings. To get the most out of the course, participation in forum discussions is encouraged.
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Note: This is a three-week course. Each session represents one 2.5-hour* session each week. The length of each session can vary, depending on Q&A, homework responses, and other contributing factors.
|CFDco5||Review the terms in the differential form of the governing equations for fluid flow and explain their physical significance.|
|CFDkn2||State the Navier-Stokes equations.|
|CFDkn4||List typical boundary conditions for incompressible and compressible flow boundaries.|
|CFDkn5||State the principles of best practice in CFD.|
|CFDkn7||List the main sources of error and uncertainty that may occur in a CFD calculation.|
|CFDkn8||List and define the key terminology used in CFD applications.|
|CFDkn9||Identify sources of archived experimental data for CFD validation.|
|CFDkn9||List and define the range of common numerical grids found in CFD modelling.|
|CFDco2||Compare and contrast the finite difference , finite volume and finite element discretisation methods.|
|CFDco9||Explain the basis of common solution algorithms in steady flows.|
|CFDco11||Discuss the issues and conditions of numerical stability in the numerical solution of unsteady flow problems.|
|CFDco12||Review the issues associated with the estimation of total uncertainty in a flow simulation.|
|CFDco13||Review the range of idealisations that are required in applying CFD methods.|
|CFDco14||Review the pros and cons of gridding approaches commonly applied in CFD methods.|
|CFDap1||Demonstrate the ability to examine a range of flow phenomenon and employ appropriate fluid modelling approaches.|
|CFDap3||Demonstrate the ability to apply boundary conditions correctly for external and internal incompressible flow problems.|
|CFDap4||Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate numerical grids for incompressible and compressible flow problems in complex geometries.|
|CFDap6||Use best practice CFD methods to determine the steady state pressure and velocity distribution for incompressible laminar and turbulent internal flows using RANS approaches.|
|CFDap7||Employ best practice guidelines for the validation of a CFD model.|
|CFDap8||Demonstrate the ability to prepare a comprehensive report on a CFD analysis.|
|CFDsy1||Formulate an analysis strategy identifying, geometry simplifications, physical modelling assumptions, boundary conditions, material properties for laminar and turbulent flow problems.|
|CFDsy3||Formulate a plan to address the uncertainty in input data or modelling when using a CFD code for a design study.|
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