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Computational Fluid Dinamics in Aerospace Engineering

Second Semester - Spring
  • Objectives of the course:
    • Introduction to the need and limitations of CFD as a research tool. 
    • Understanding of the fluid dynamics governing equations. 
    • Provide an insight into some numerical techniques. 
    • Introduction to a CFD commercial tool (Ansys/Fluent).


  • Description of the course:
  1. Introduction to CFD 
  2. Fluid dynamics governing equations 
  3. Classification of partial differential equations 
  4. Discretization:
    4.1   Finite differences
    4.2   Finite volume 
  5. Numerical analysis 
  6. Some simple CFD techniques 
  7. Turbulence
  • Assessment:
Papers presentations and discussion.


CFD project.


  • Number of credits:

5 ECTS – Second semester

  • Faculty:

Ricard González Cinca

  • Selected references:
  1. J.D. Anderson, Computational Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill, 1995. 
  2. J.D. Anderson, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw-Hill, 2001. 
  3. K.A. Hoffman, S.T. Chiang, Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers, Vols. 1,2, Engineering Education System, 1993. 
  4. H. K. Versteeg and W. Malalasekera, An introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, Pearson Prentice Hall, 1995. 
  5. W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, B.P. Flanner, Numerical Recipes in C/Fortran, Cambridge University Press, 1994.