Course Syllabus for

Advanced Methods for Numerical Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
Avancerade metoder för numerisk flödesdynamik och värmeöverföring

MVKN70F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2019
Decided by: Anders Gustafsson FUN[2)
Date of establishment: 2019-11-03

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: MVKN70
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about numerical methods that are routinely used for simulating fluid flows, combustion and heat transfer problems. Knowledge on several ways of discretising such as finite differences and finite volumes is provided. Knowledge on how to numerically treat some flow phenomena such as shock waves, multiphase flow, flames, thermal radiation and mass transfer is given. The course is aimed at providing capability to perform this kind of simulations. Also, to provide capability in analysing and assessing the results of such simulations. This knowledge should be sufficient in order to choose a proper solution method and assess the accuracy of the results for a given engineering problem.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course treats methods for numerical simulation of fluid dynamics, combustion and heat transfer problems. Discretization using finite differences, finite volumes and to some extent finite elements. Both compressible and incompressible flows are treated. Numerical methods for handling shock wave, multiphase flow, heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions (e.g. combustion), are included. Methods for improving computational efficiency are also included.

Course Literature

Anderson, D., Tannehill, John C. & Pletcher, Richard H.: Beräkningsfluidmekanik och värmeöverföring. CRC Press, 2012. ISBN 9781591690375.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: MMVN05 Numerical Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer or MMV042 Numerical Heat Transfer or MVKN45 Applied Computational Fluid Mechanics.

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