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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Introduction to Finite Volume Methods II

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The Finite Volume Method (FVM) is one of the widely used numerical techniques in the scientific community and in industry as well. In this approach, the partial differential equations that represent the conservation laws to simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and other related physical phenomena, are transformed over differential volumes into discrete algebraic equations over finite volumes (or elements or cells). Thereafter, the system of algebraic equations is solved to compute the values of the dependent variable for each of the elements to represent the physical processes.

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Week 1 : Linear Solvers
Week 2 : Linear Solvers (contd.)+ Discretization of Convection Equations
Week 3 : Discretization of Convection Equations (contd.)
Week 4 : Higher order discretization
Week 5 : Higher order discretization (contd.)
Week 6 : Unsteady discretization + Source term discretization
Week 7 : Fluid flow problem-Incompressible
Week 8 : Fluid flow problem-Compressible + Turbulence model

Taught by

Prof. Ashoke De

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