3T380 - Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (2014-15)

The course provides an introduction to advanced computational methods useful to investigate fluid flows from the micro to the macro-scales under laminar and turbulent flow regime. The course will present an overview of several complementary computational methods. Reduced dimensionality methods can be helpful in understanding the qualitative feature of the phenomena and particularly for chaotic flows do allow high statistics with small computational resources. Lattice kinetic methods can provide relative computational efficiency with the ease of modeling complex geometries and complex physics. Spectral methods are the method of choice when accuracy is the requirement in spite of a much smaller flexibility on the flow geometry.

Students are expected to be able to describe, select, adapt and apply the following numerical methodologies (commonly used for the study of large- and small-scale flow problems:

  • Advanced methods for numerical integration
  • Pseudo-spectral methods for fluid flows and turbulence
  • Finite volume methods
  • Lattice Boltzmann methods for large and small scale flows
  • Particle based methods.

During the course students will implement / modify simple numerical codes based on the above methods, perform collaborative work in small groups, exercise in accessing the modern literature on the subject, produce written reports and oral presentation.

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Contact information:

prof.dr. F. Toschi - CC2.22 Phone 3911

prof.dr. H.J.H. Clercx - CC2.19 Phone 2680

dr. J.D.R. Harting - CC3.17 Phone 3766

dr.ir. J.H.M. ten Thije Boonkkamp - MF 5.104A Phone 4123

F. Tesser - CC2.11

M.P.J. Wouters