FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING

CE580 COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS

Course Code: 5620580
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. İSMAİL AYDIN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The aim of the course is to teach the basic concepts and techniques related to discretization and numerical solution of fluid flow equations.

Course Content

Governing equations, turbulence models. Finite differences, errors and stability. Methods for wave, heat, Laplace, Burgers and Navier-Stokes equations. Grid generation, structured and unstructured mesh systems, Finite volume method, conservative discretization, approximation of surface and volume integrals, interpolation practices, implementation of boundary conditions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course students are expected to 1) be familiar with basic CFD techniques, 2) be able to construct mathematical models to their specific problems, 3) put the equations in a form suitable for numerical solution, 4) construct a suitable grid system, 5) select the appropriate solution methodology, 6) to interpret and evaluate accuracy and reliability of the computational results.