Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Date: Monday 21 January 2019 to Friday 25 January 2019

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels), Belgium
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Introduction

The objective of these 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.

fine mesh used for CFD simulationThe 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. M. Perić is co-author of a well known monography on Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics. The Director of this lecture series is Professor H. Deconinck of the von Karman Institute.

Important Notice: 

Professor Jan Vierendeels was a major lecturer of this lecture series since several years. he unfortunaltely passed away in May 2018.
Jan was born in Dendermonde on November 27, 1968. At the age of 23 he obtained a diploma of civil mechanical and electrical engineering from Ghent University. He successfully completed civil engineering studies in aerospace engineering (1993) and specialized studies of biomedical and clinical engineering techniques (1996). Achieving the doctoral degree in Applied Sciences with the greatest distinction: mechanics and electrical engineering in 1998 was an important step for his further academic career.
He started his career at Ghent University as an assistant in 1992. In 2002 he was appointed as a lecturer in the field of Numerical simulation in Flow, Heat and Combustion. In 2008 he was appointed full professor in the same field, in 2014 he promoted to full professor. Since 2011 he was chairman of the department of Mechanics of Flow, Heat and Combustion.

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Preliminary programme

 

Monday 21 January 2019

  • 08:30     Registration
  • 09:00     Welcome, introductory remarks
  • 09:15     Introduction to CFD and properties of numerical solution methods
    Dr. M. 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. M. Perić
  • 12:15    Lunch
  • 14:00     Basic principles of finite-difference and finite volume discretization      
    Dr. M. Perić
  • 15:15    Coffee break
  • 15:45     Time-integration methods, boundary and initial conditions, and solution approaches         
    Dr. M. Perić
  • 17:00     Reception


Tuesday 22 January 2019

  • 09:00     Multigrid acceleration, accuracy aspects and error estimation in CFD
    Dr. M. Perić
  • 10:15    Coffee break
  • 10:45    Parallel computing in CFD
    Dr. M. Perić
  • 12:00    Lunch
  • 14:00     Discretization methods for complex geometries
    Dr. M. Perić
  • 15:15    Coffee Break
  • 15:45     Solution methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
    Dr. M. Perić


Wednesday 23 January 2019

  • 09:00     Solution methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations  (Cont’d)
    Dr. M. Perić
  • 10:15    Coffee break
  • 10:45     Finite volume methods
    Prof. H. Deconinck, von Karman Institute, Belgium
  • 12:00    Lunch
  • 14:00     Introduction to finite element methods
    Prof. H. Deconinck
  • 15:15    Coffee Break
  • 15:45     Introduction to finite element methods (Cont’d)
    Prof. H. Deconinck


Thursday 24 January 2019

  • 09:00    Implicit time dependent methods for compressible flow  problems (Cont’d)
    Prof. G. Degrez
  • 10:15    Coffee break
  • 10:45    Well-posedness of equations and numerical consequences for simple flow problems
    Prof. G. Degrez, von Karman Institute, Belgium
  • 12:00    Lunch
  • 14:00     Stability properties of time integration methods                
    Prof. G. Degrez
  • 15:15    Coffee Break
  • 15:45     Construction of implicit time dependent methods for compressible flow problems 
    Prof. G. Degrez


Friday 25 January 2019

  • 09:00     Aspects of CFD computations with commercial packages
    To be determined
  • 10:15    Coffee break
  • 10:45     A brief introduction to turbulence models
    Dr.-Ing. F. Menter, Ansys, Germany
  • 12:00    Lunch
  • 14:00    A brief introduction to turbulence models (Cont’d)
    Dr.-Ing. F. Menter
  • 15:15    End of the Lecture Series

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-50% as from the 3rd participant from the same company.

 

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