AE68714 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a graduate course that focuses on numerical methods solving incompressible viscous flow. Some focus is given on deriving the most-commonly used turbulence models (algebraic, 1-equation, and 2-equation) and how to implement them within fluid flow solvers. Sources of numerical error are also outlined along with techniques on how to assess them accurately. The course ends with an introduction to the discretization of the convection derivatives in incompressible flow and the SIMPLE scheme. The students will be asked to write a CFD code that solves for fully-developed flow in a channel using the $k\omega$ turbulence model and to assess numerical error and convergence characteristics.