Computational Fluid Dynamics (501H3)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
In this module, you cover:
- basic governing equations of fluid flow
- discretization of governing equations
- grid generation
- turbulence modelling
- numerical methods for incompressible and compressible flow
- boundary conditions
- simulation/analysis of a turbulent flow problem using the commercial software package ANSYS Workbench.
If you are an MEng or MechE student, you must have already taken the 'Fundamental Computational Fluid Dynamics' module (H3054), in order to take this module.
If you are an MSc Auto student, you must already have experience of Computational Fluid Dynamics in order to take this module.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 53 hours of contact time and about 97 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: