The basics of computational transport phenomena
How to discretize 3d spaces and construct high quality meshes
How to solve realistic problems
Develop a student's ability for result presentations and data visualization of engineering problems.
Prerequisite modules have not been set. The students however, must have good knowledge of Fluid Mechanics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Numerical Methods
1) Introduction to Finte Volume, Finite Element, and Finite Difference Methods
2) Mesh Generation
Unstructured vs structured mesh, assessment of mesh quality, effect of element shape on accuracy and stability, false diffusion due to mesh alignment, types of boundary conditions, computational assignment using CAE tool.
3) Momentum Transport in Laminar Flows
Introduction to Navier-Stokes (NS) equations in dimensional and non-dimensional form, special cases of creeping and inviscid flows, iterative and non-iterative methods for numerical solution of NS equations (SIMPLE, PISO, FSM methods), computational assignment using CAE tool.
4) Heat Conduction and Convection in Laminar Flows
Steady and unsteady heat condition equations, natural and forced convection in laminar flows, introduction to relevant non-dimensional numbers, difficulties faced in numerical solution of energy equation, coupling of energy and momentum equations, computational assignment using CAE tool.
4) Mass Transport in Laminar Flows
Fick's law of mass diffusion, equations of change for multi-component gas-phase diffusive and convective mass transport, introduction to relevant non-dimensional numbers, solution procedure for mass transport equation, computational assignment using CAE tool
5) Introduction to Turbulent Flows
Practical examples of turbulent flows, statistical description of turbulent flows, scales of turbulent motion, transition from laminar to turbulent flows, examples of free shear flows and wall flows
6) Introduction to Simulations of Turbulent Flows
Turbulence modelling approaches (RANS, LES, DNS), choice of an approach based on computational cost and relevant physics, examples of most commonly used turbulence models, computational assignments using CAE tool
7) Introduction to OpenFoam
8) Applications with OpenFoam
LECTURES: 3 h/w
PROJECT / HOMEWORK: 6/semester
Total Module Workload (ECTS Standards):
Assessment type: During the semester
Assessment and grading methods
- Exercises (45% of the final grade).
- Research Project based on the recent scientific literature (55%)
H. K. Versteeg and W. Malalasekera, 'An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: the Finite Volume Method', Longman Scientific & Technical, 2007.
- J. H. Ferziger and M. Peric, 'Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics', Springer, 2004.
- C. Hirsch, 'Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows: Volume 1, Fundamentals of Numerical Discretization', 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
- Hirsch, 'Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows: Volume 2, Methods of Inviscid and Viscous Flows', John Wiley & Sons, 2001.C.