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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Indian Institute of Technology Madras , Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course deals with the numerical solution of equations governing fluid flow and would be of interest to engineers and scientists—both aspiring and professional—with chemical/ mechanical/ civil/ aerospace engineering applications. In all these fields, one needs to deal extensively with fluid flow related phenomena and one needs to resolve flow-related features of the processes and equipment. Although the equations governing fluid flow have been formulated more than 150 years ago, it is only in recent years that these are being solved in the practical applications in which the flow occurs. The course deals with the basic techniques that enable the numerical solution of these equations.INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG/ PG students in chem/mech/civil/aerospace engg departmentsPRE-REQUISITES : At least one course in fluid mechanics. In addition, at least one course in numerical techniques and one course in computer programming would be essentialINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Automobile, Process, Power generation industries


Week 1: Introduction : calculation of flow in a rectangular ductWeek 2: Calculation of fully developed flow in a triangular ductWeek 3: Derivation of equations governing fluid flowWeek 4: Equations for incompressible flow and boundary conditionsWeek 5: Basic concepts of CFD: Finite difference approximationsWeek 6: Basic concepts of CFD: Consistency, stability and convergenceWeek 7: Solution of Navier Stokes for compressible flowsWeek 8: Solution of Navier Stokes equations for incompressible flowsWeek 9: Solution of linear algebraic equations: basic methodsWeek 10: Solution of linear algebraic equations: advanced methodsWeek 11: Basics of finite volume method including grid generationWeek 12: Turbulent flows and turbulence modelling

Taught by

Sreenivas Jayanti


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