Computational fluid dynamics

Computational fluid dynamics

The application of numerical simulations becomes more and more important in almost every engineering discipline. A major domain is the frequent task of computational flow simulation. The lecture is about elected topics in this field of application, thereby the focus is on practical usage of methods that can be applied to related technical problems..

From the content

  • Basics of continuum mechanical flow modelling
  • Numerical meshing, grid generation, finite volume methods for complex geometries
  • Finite volume methods for incompressible flows, upwind schemes, flux-blending, pressure correction scheme
  • computation of turbulent flows, statistical turbulence modelling (RANS), k-ε-Modell
  • solving large linear equation systems, ILU decomposition, CG solver, preconditioning
  • Adaptivity, multigrid methods, parallel computing


Lecture name: Computational fluid dynamics
Term: Winter
Lecturer Prof. Dr. rer. nat. M. Schäfer
Consultation hours: Thu 11.00 – 12.00, Room S4|10 418
Responsible assistant: J. Friedrich, M.Sc.
Beginning of lectures: October 2019
Lecture dates: Tuesday 14.00 – 15.30
Thursday 14.00 – 15.30
Room: S4|10 1
Credit points: 6
Examination: oral examination
Further information and material: see TUCaN
Recommended literature Schäfer, M.: Numerik im Maschinenbau, Springer, 1999
Schäfer, M.: Computational Engineering, Springer, 2006
Related tutorial: Fluid mechanics tutorial