Engineering and design

Fundamental Computational Fluid Dynamics

Module code: H3054
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Laboratory, Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

Topics covered on this module include:

  • Flow governing equations
  • spatial discretisation
  • temporal discretisation
  • boundary conditions
  • turbulence modelling
  • grid generation
  • analysis of flow problems using the commercial software package ANSYS Workbench.


Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Thermodynamics

Module learning outcomes

  • Systematically understand key aspects of spatial discretisation of Navier-Stokes equations
  • Have detailed knowledge on time advancing numerical methods commonly used in CFD
  • Have sufficient knowledge on grid types and grid generation
  • Apply the above knowledge in practical CFD analysis using commercial software (eg ANSYS Workbench)