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Complex Pressure-Related Flow Phenomena in CFD

Complex Pressure-Related Flow Phenomena in CFD

Complex Pressure-Related Flow Phenomena in CFD

CFD enables the visualization and understanding of complicated flow phenomena that occur in a wide range of complex flow problems. Many of these phenomena are related to the occurrence of abrupt or unfavourable pressure field changes in these flows. Flow separation, shock, wake, and cavitation are examples of these pressure-related complex phenomena.

Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course discusses the underlying causes of these phenomena and the care that must be taken to address them in CFD simulations.

This course is perfect for analysts and managers who may have limited exposure to fluid dynamics or need a fluid dynamics refresher as it relates to CFD.


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Course Outline

1. Introduction

4 minutes

2. CFD Process and V&V

17 minutes

3. Meshing

13 minutes

4. Bernoulli Principle and the Adverse Pressure Gradient

11 minutes

5. Vortices and Wakes

22 minutes

6. Shocks

11 minutes

7. Outlook


Course length

app. 80 minutes


Course Author

Kamran Fouladi

Kamran Fouladi

Kamran Fouladi Ph.D., PE. is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Widener University teaching undergraduate and graduate thermal fluid courses. He is an educator, researcher, and specialist in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and thermal management with more than 25 years of engineering and teaching experience. Kamran is a licensed Professional Engineer 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.

Kamran’s research work is currently aimed at developing and utilizing state-of-the-art airflow, heat transfer, and energy simulation tools focusing on complex configurations and mission critical applications.


C​omputational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Flow, Unsteady Flow, Turbulence, Cavitation, Numerical Methods, Turbulance Modelling, Training, Flow phenomena, Verification & Validation, Boundary Conditions