Computational Fluid Dynamics | Department of Chemical Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Introduction of CFD, its Scope and Limitations. Review of Basic Fluid Mechanics, Governing (Navier-Stokes) Equations. Finite Volume Method (FVM) for Diffusion Problems: 1D, 2D, 3D: Steady State Diffusion and Heat Conduction Problems. FVM for Convection-Diffusion Problems – 1D, 2D, 3D: Different Differencing Schemes - Central, Upwind etc. Solution Algorithm for Pressure-Velocity Coupling in Steady Flows – 1D, 2D, 3D: SIMPLE, SIMPLER, SIMPLEC. Solution of Discretized Equations- Source Term Linearization, Tri-Diagonal Matrix Algorithm (TDMA), Jacobi Iterations, Gauss-Seidel Iteration, Multigrid Technique. FVM for Unsteady Flow – Cranck-Nicolson Scheme, Fully Implicit Scheme, etc. Implementation of Different Types of Boundary Conditions – Inlet, Outlet, Wall, Constant Pressure, Symmetry, Periodic/Cyclic. Errors and Uncertainties in CFD Modelling. Illustrate Flow Computations Using Code Writing, Through Commercial CFD Software and Post Processing.

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