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Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Date: Oct. 19, 2020 - Oct. 23, 2020
Location: Online, , ,
Contact: secretariat@vki.ac.be
Phone: +3223599604

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The objective of these ONLINE lecture series on "Introduction to CFD" is to provide an elementary tutorial presentation on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), emphasizing the fundamentals and surveying a variety of solution techniques whose applications range from low speed incompressible flow to hypersonic flow.

The course is aimed at persons who have had little or no experience in this field, both recent graduates as well as professional engineers, and will provide

- an insight into the philosophy and power of CFD
- an understanding of the mathematical nature of the fluid dynamics equations
- a familiarity with various solution techniques

At the conclusion of the course, an attendee will be well prepared to understand the literature in this field, to follow more sophisticated state-of-the-art lecture series, and to begin the application of CFD to his or her special areas of concern. The techniques to be discussed will be applicable to all fields of fluid dynamics including aeronautics, industrial flows, wind energy etc.

The principal lecturer Dr. Milovan Perić is co-author of a well known monography on Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics. The Director of this lecture series is Professor Georg May of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI).

Monday 19 October 2020

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome, introductory remarks

09:15 Introduction to CFD and properties of numerical solution methods
Dr. Milovan Perić, "CoMeT" GmbH and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Governing equations in various forms and the consequences for CFD
Dr. Milovan Perić

12:15 Lunch

14:00 Basic principles of finite-difference and finite volume discretization
Dr. Milovan Perić

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Time-integration methods, boundary and initial conditions, and solution approaches
Dr. Milovan Perić

17:00 Reception

Tuesday 20 October 2020

09:00 Multigrid acceleration, accuracy aspects and error estimation in CFD
Dr. Milovan Perić

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Parallel computing in CFD
Dr. Milovan Perić

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Discretization methods for complex geometries
Dr. Milovan Perić

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Solution methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
Dr. Milovan Perić

Wednesday 21 October 2020

09:00 Solution methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations (Cont’d)
Dr. Milovan Perić

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Finite volume methods
Prof. Georg May, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Introduction to finite element methods
Prof. Georg May

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Introduction to finite element methods (Cont’d)
Prof. G. May

Thursday 22 October 2020

09:00 Implicit time dependent methods for compressible flow problems
Prof. Gérard Degrez, von Karman Institute and Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Well-posedness of equations and numerical consequences for simple flow problems
Prof. Gérard Degrez

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Stability properties of time integration methods
Prof. Gérard Degrez

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Construction of implicit time dependent methods for compressible flow problems
Prof. G. Degrez

Friday 23 October 2020

09:00 Aspects of CFD computations using open source and commercial packages
Dr. Lilla Koloszar, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 A brief introduction to turbulence models
Dr.-Ing. Florian Menter, Ansys, Germany

12:00 Lunch

14:00 A brief introduction to turbulence models (Cont’d)
Dr.-Ing. Florian Menter

15:15 End of the Lecture Series

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