Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course describes the steps in the CFD process and provides benefits and issues for using CFD analysis in understanding of complicated flow phenomena and its use in the design process. Best practices for reducing errors and uncertainties in CFD analysis are also presented in the course.
Many of the governing equations will be presented for illustration purposes and they would be dealt in depth in this course. Strong effort is made for the course to be CFD software neutral. However, examples from some of the more well known and popular software will be used throughout the sessions.
Interaction is encouraged throughout the course. Students are welcome to send in problems from industry and these will be discussed as time permits.
Full notes are provided for the students, together with personal passwords for e-learning backup material, bulletin board access, etc.
Students will join the audio portion of the meetings by utilizing the VoIP (i.e. headset connected to the computer via headphone and microphone jacks) or by calling into a standard toll line.