ME 4340: 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

4/17/17

  • Chapter 7 "Finite volume method for unsteady flows" posted

  • ANSYS meshing user's guide posted

4/10/17
  • Term paper and presentation guidelines posted

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GENERAL MATERIAL


Tentative schedule (updated 1/27)

Tentative syllabus (updated 1/27)

Fluent theory guide (posted 1/10)

Fluent tutorial guide (posted 1/10)

Fluent user's guide (posted 3/22)

Fluent UDF manual (posted 3/22)

ANSYS meshing users' guide (posted 4/17)

List of Fluent tutorials (posted 1/10)

Group assignments (posted 1/27)

Term paper and presentation guidelines (posted 4/10)

HW ASSIGNMENTS


HW1 (posted 1/11)

HW2 (posted 1/20)

HW3 (posted 1/27)

HW4 (posted 2/3)

HW5 (posted 2/10)

HW6 (posted 2/16)

HW7 (posted 2/22)

HW8-13 (posted 3/15)
   

IN-CLASS TUTORIAL FILES


Tutorial 1 (posted 1/10)

Tutorial 3 (posted 1/10)

Tutorial 4 (posted 1/26)

Tutorial 6 - custom (updated 2/2)

Tutorial 9 (posted 2/9)

Tutorial 12 (posted 2/16)

Tutorial 15 (posted 2/24)

FSI Tutorial (posted 3/9)
   

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO CFD


Chapter 1 outline (posted 1/10)

Handout 1.1 (posted 1/10)



CHAPTER 2: CONSERVATION EQUATIONS


Chapter 2 outline (updated 1/31)

Handout 2.1 (posted 1/31)

Handout 2.2 (updated 1/31)


CHAPTER 3: FINITE VOLUME METHOD


Chapter 3 outline (posted 1/30)




CHAPTER 4: APPLICATION TO DIFFUSION AND CONVECTION-DIFFUSION PROBLEMS


Chapter 4 outline (updated 3/10)

Handout 4.1 (posted 2/14)

Handout 4.2 (posted 2/22)

Handout 4.3 (posted 3/10)

Handout 4.4 (posted 3/10)

Handout 4.5 (posted 3/10)

Handout 4.6 (updated 3/14)

Handout 4.7 (posted 3/14)

Handout 4.8 (posted 3/17)
 

CHAPTER 5: SOLUTION ALGORITHMS FOR PRESSURE-VELOCITY COUPLING


Chapter 5 outline (updated 3/24)

Handout 5.1 (posted 3/16)

Handout 5.2 (posted 3/16)

Handout 5.3 (posted 3/16)

Handout 5.4 (posted 3/16)

Handout 5.5 (posted 3/24)

Handout 5.6 (posted 3/24)

Handout 5.7 (posted 3/24)

Handout 5.8 (posted 3/30)
 

CHAPTER 6: TURBULENCE MODELING


Chapter 6 outline (posted 3/30)

Handout 6.1 (posted 3/30)
     

CHAPTER 7: FINITE VOLUME METHOD FOR UNSTEADY FLOWS


Chapter 7 outline (posted 4/17)

     

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