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Information
3 Credits
Winter or spring, odd years
Lecture Only

Prerequisites
ME 526 or ME 575;
ME 560 or ME 565 or ME 566
and/or equivalent
Contact
Sourabh Apte
541.737.7335
308 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Application of modern computational techniques to solve a wide variety of fluid dynamics problems including both potential and viscous flow with requirements for computer code development.

Topics

  • Conservation laws, co-ordinate types, discretization methods
  • Finite volume/finite difference schemes, scalar transport, stability analysis
  • Convection and diffusion equations (steady and unsteady)
  • Solution of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
  • Staggered versus non-staggered formulation
  • Fractional time stepping
  • Introduction to immersed boundary/fictitious domain methods

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding for standard methods and numerical schemes used in computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
  2. Understand the importance of underlying physics being represented (or approximated) by the numerical methods in deciding the appropriate approach for a fundamental problem.
  3. Develop an ability to apply standard numerical analysis techniques (including error estimation, accuracy, convergence studies and estimation of predictive capability) to various methods widely used in CFD.
  4. Develop an ability to apply standard numerical analysis techniques (including error estimation, accuracy, convergence studies and estimation of predictive capability) to various methods widely used in CFD.