CFD for Engineers
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2022/23 
Vakcode  WMCE01305 
Vaknaam  CFD for Engineers 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. Explain the different numerical techniques used in CFD and evaluate their advantages/disadvantages. 2. Use the different conservation laws in order to describe and model the different systems. 3. Select, based on the evaluation of the model, the appropriate simulation environment in order to analyze these processes. 4. Compare the different approaches and scales used in CFD and discuss their range of applicability based on the process studied. 5. Visualize the behavior of the system and debate about its influence on the mechanical design of the affected facility/system. 6. Use the model to predict the behavior of the process based on the fluid properties and formulate strategies in order to improve the performance when different fluids are used. 

Omschrijving  Numerical simulation applied on fluids (CFD) has become an increasingly important tool to study and understand mass and energy transport, working as a complement to the traditional experimental approaches. CFD techniques can be applied to either complex fluid models (such as nonNewtonian viscoelastic) or complex geometries (e.g. reactor design). The course aims at explaining the mathematical concepts used to solve the conservation equations and the introduction to Finite Element and Finite Difference Methods. These are later applied so solve the differential equations found in fluid dynamics (i.e. mass, momentum and energy) in order to study the flow of fluids in different domains (e.g. porous media  Darcy equation). Spetial focus is given to chemical and mechanical processes, such as the study of boundary layers, transient flow in pipes, basic wing design, etc. The theoretical content is supplemented with the application of commercial software (i.e. COMSOL and MATLAB) to solve the different systems proposed. The students will be evaluated by the assessment of a number of reports showing these simulations, in which they have to perform a deep literature study and analysis (step by step) of the solution process, ending with the summary of the phenomena analyzed and conclusions about possible applications/problems in industry. This will be complemented with a written exam. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Workload: Self study 36 hrs, Lecture 24 hrs, Assignment 40 hrs, Practical 40 hrs) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Final mark: Written exam (20%), Report(40%), Assignment (40%). See remarks.) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  dr. ir. P.D. Druetta  
Docent(en)  dr. ir. P.D. Druetta  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  he course assumes prior knowledge acquired from bachelor (chemical) engineering curricula, including (but not limited to) transport phenomena, calculus, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The students should also have at least a basic knowledge of algebra, differential equations and numerical methods in order to solve the problems. Moreover, basic programming skills are required in order to write the computer codes which are part of the reports to be presented.e presented.  
Opmerkingen  Pass mark: The minimum grade has to be 5.5 in every of the assessment procedures used on the course. Students can take the exam without having approved the reports but these must be improved. The students have one opportunity to improve the grade from the exam. The students are required to be in at least two of the first three lectures, and during the first practical lecture. Unjustified absence (the reason must be notified before the lecture) will cause the student to not be able to take the exam, and therefore to pass the course. 

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