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Swayam Central

Foundation of Computational Fluid Dynamics

By Prof. Vengadesan   |   IIT Madras
This is an introductory course in CFD. In this course, students will be exposed to basics of CFD. Students will gain knowledge on FD/ FV strategy, formulation of the problem and solution techniques. Students at the end of the course will get to experience a simple and sample working CFD code and thus develop confidence. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Nil
PREREQUISITES:          Nil
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   Nil

Learners enrolled: 1175

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 11 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 27 Sep 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Thermo Fluids
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week1

    Module1: Introduction

    Module 2: Review of basic fluid mechanics

    Module 3: Review of equations and importance of terms

    Module 4: Review of equations (contd.) and non-dimensionalization

    Module 5: Vorticity-Stream function equation, classification of equation and the solution nature

    Module 6: Classification of equations (contd.), types of boundary conditions and

    description about standard test cases.

    Week2

    Module 1: Steps involved in CFD, Information about Computational domain and grid with illustration

    Module 2: Information about grid (contd.); Taylor’s series expansion

    Module 3: Taylor’s series expansion, CD / FD / BD for first & second derivative;

    Module 4: FD formula for non-uniform mesh; mixed derivative

    Module 5: Derivation for higher derivative; FD formula by Polynomial procedure

    Week3

    Module 1: Different Approximation Methods

    Module 2: Properties associated with discretization

    Module 3: Errors due to approximation and their analysis – consistency, convergence

    Module 4: Stability analysis

    Module 5: FD formulation for model equations and explanation

    Week 4

    Module 1: FV formulation for diffusion equation – 1D

    Module 2: Example and extension to 2D and 3D

    Module 3: FV formulation for convection and diffusion equation

    Module 4 & 5: Treatment of convective terms - different interpolations

    Week 5

    Module 1 & 2: Illustration on the performance by different approximation for convection terms

    Module 3: Time integration methods

    Module 4: Arrangement of variables; Introduction to Pressure velocity coupling, MAC

    Module 5: SIMPLE

    Module 6: Variants of SIMPLE, Projection Method


    Week 6

    Module 1: Introduction to Turbulent flows

    Module 2: Deriving governing equations

    Module 3: Reynolds stresses, modeling strategy

    Module 4 & 5: Introduction to Standard models and explanation


    Week 7

    Module 1: Matrix inversion – Direct, Iterative procedure

    Module 2: Direct solver / Iterative solver

    Module 3 - 5: Iterative solver


    Week 8

    Module 1 - 5: Demonstration of a test case with a display of working CFD code and details

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    • Anderson, D.C., J.C, Tannehil, and R.H.Fletcher, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, NewYork.
    • Ferziger, J.H. and M.Peric, Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Springer, 3rd Edition, 2002
    • Versteeg, H.K. and W.Malalasekera, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics – The Finite Volume method, Second Edition, 2007.
    • Chung, T.J., Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Vengadesan

    IIT Madras
    The instructor Prof.Vengadesan did B.E (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from NITT, MS (by Research) from IITM and PhD from Kobe University, Japan. He has been teaching various UG and PG courses related to Fluid Mechanics at IITM since 2003. His areas of research interests are CFD, Turbulent flows and modeling, Application of these techniques for different theoretical and industry problems, insect aerodynamics and biofluid dynamics. He has so far guided 6 PhD and 21 MS, and currently guiding 9 PhD and 5 MS. He carries out sponsored research projects from ARDB, DST, CSIR and NRB and also consultancy projects.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams:  27th September,2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and  IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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