ME 4340/6340: Simulation of Thermal-Fluids Problems with Advanced Engineering Software

Course description

This is a first course in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for mechanical engineering students. The objective is to introduce the key components of CFD analysis and the methods to solve a fluid flow problem using advanced CFD software. By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1) identify, recognize and define basic concepts in CFD; and 2) apply those concepts to solve practical problems encountered in mechanical engineering and other engineering disciplines.

The topics to be covered include:
1. Introduction
2. Conservation equations
3. Finite-volume method
4. Application to diffusion and convection-diffusion problems
5. Solution algorithms for pressure-velocity coupling
6. Finite-volume method for unsteady flows
7. Boundary conditions implementation
8. Complex geometries
9. Error and uncertainty
10. Turbulence modeling

Announcements

4/22/19

  • ***FINAL EXAM (PROJECT REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS) IS SCHEDULED ON MONDAY, APRIL 29, 5:45 - 7:45PM***

  • Handout 5.7 "Application of SIMPLE algorithm: flow through a nozzle" posted
4/15/19
  • Handout 5.2 "Navier-Stokes equation discretization" posted
  • Handout 5.3 "SIMPLE algorithm" posted
  • Handout 5.4 "SIMPLER algorithm" posted
  • Handout 5.5 "SIMPLEC algorithm" posted
  • Handout 5.6 "PISO algorithm" posted
4/8/19
  • Handout 4.7 "QUICK scheme example" posted
  • Handout 4.8 "Discretization schemes summary" posted
  • Chapter 5 "Solution algorithms for pressure-velocity coupling" outline posted
  • Handout 5.1 "Staggered grid" posted
  • In-class tutorial T16 "2-way FSI Modeling" posted

Downloads

GENERAL MATERIAL


Schedule (updated 3/12)

Syllabus (updated 3/12)

Teaching evaluations

ANSYS installation instructions (posted 1/8)

List of tutorials (updated 4/8)

Workbench Tutorial guide (posted 1/17)

Fluent Tutorial guide (posted 1/17)

Fluent theory guide (posted 1/8)

Fluent user's guide (posted 1/8)
 

IN-CLASS TUTORIAL FILES


Tutorial T1 (posted 1/17)

Tutorial T3 (posted 2/12)

Tutorial T5 (posted 2/19)

Tutorial T7 (posted 2/25)

Tutorial T9 (posted 3/12)

Tutorial T11 (posted 3/20)

Tutorial T13 (posted 3/26)

Tutorial T14 (posted 4/1)

Tutorial T16 (posted 4/8)
 

HW ASSIGNMENTS


HW1 (revised 2/5, due 2/13)

HW2 (posted 2/12, due 2/20)

HW3 (posted 2/19, due 2/27)

HW4 (posted 2/28, due 3/13)

HW5 (posted 3/12, due 3/20)

HW6 (posted 3/20, due 4/1)

HW7-10 (posted 3/28)
     

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO CFD


Chapter 1 outline (posted 1/16)

Handout 1.1 (posted 1/16)



CHAPTER 2: CONSERVATION EQUATIONS


Chapter 2 outline (posted 2/7)

Handout 2.1 (posted 2/7)

Handout 2.2 (revised 2/13)


CHAPTER 3: FINITE VOLUME METHOD


Chapter 3 outline (revised 2/25)

Handout 3.1 (posted 2/15)

Handout 3.2 (posted 2/25)

Recap 3.1(posted 3/1)

CHAPTER 4: FVM APPLICATION TO DIFFUSION AND DIFFUSION-CONVECTION PROBLEMS


Chapter 4 outline (posted 2/28)

Handout 4.1 (posted 2/28)

Handout 4.2 (posted 2/28)

Handout 4.3 (posted 3/22)

Handout 4.4 (posted 3/22)

Handout 4.5 (posted 3/22)

Handout 4.6 (posted 4/1)

Handout 4.7 (posted 4/8)

Handout 4.8 (posted 4/8)
 

CHAPTER 5: SOLUTION ALGORITHMS FOR PRESSURE-VELOCITY COUPLING


Chapter 5 outline (posted 4/8)

Handout 5.1 (posted 4/8)

Handout 5.2 (posted 4/15)

Handout 5.3 (posted 4/15)

Handout 5.4 (posted 4/15)

Handout 5.5 (posted 4/15)

Handout 5.6 (posted 4/15)

Handout 5.7 (posted 4/22)
   

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