COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Credit hours: 3(3,0,0)

 

Prerequisites:

 

Specific objectives of the course:

 

To develop understanding of applying governing equations of mass, momentum and energy to simulate chemical engineering processes by the use commercial CFD and numerical codes

 

Course Outline:

 

 

Scope and limitations of experimental, analytical and numerical methods in transport processes. The Continuity Equation and governing equations for Momentum, Heat and Mass transport in a continuum. The General Transport Equation.

 

Discretization, basic concepts and methods. Discretized forms and solution methodologies for steady and unsteady one-dimensional heat conduction. Extension of discretization concepts to two- and three- dimensional domains. Modeling of Convection and Diffusion terms using various discretization schemes. Calculation of flow field using SIMPLE algorithm.

Case studies: Simulation of various one- and two-dimensional laminar flow situations covered in the course of Transport Phenomena using a CFD software and comparison of results with analytical solutions.

 

Lab Outline: N/A

 

Text and references:

 

 

  1. S. V., Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow, Hemisphere, 1980.

Versteeg, H. and Malalasekra, W., An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2007

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