MEng Aerospace Engineering
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division (L5)|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit builds on previous course units which have covered basic finite volume CFD approximations. It extends this knowledge to give an understanding of how more complex flows can be modelled, with an appreciation of the effects different approximation schemes may have on the accuracy and stability of solutions. The unit also broadens the range of numerical methods studied by students, providing an overview of a number of specialized methods suitable for particular flow applications.
• To equip students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the typical numerical and modelling approximations found in general purpose commercial and research CFD codes, enabling them to perform reliable and efficient simulations.
• To provide students with current knowledge about novel and emerging CFD methods for a broad range of application areas (aerodynamics, energy, healthcare, industry), and to educate them in the process of identifying which approach is used where, and why.
• To enable students to gain hands-on experience with representative CFD tools via a series of laboratory exercises.
|Practical skills assessment||30%|
Exam - via script viewing
Report - Feedback is provided to the individual and to the group 15 working days later.
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|Georgios Fourtakas||Unit coordinator|