[ 245VMBSENTP20 ] PR Introduction to numerical thermofluid mechanics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Maschinenbau Michael Krieger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechanical Engineering 2022W
Objectives After successfully engaging with the topics of this course, the students will be able to

  • identify different error sources appearing in numerical models,
  • numerically solve simple fluid mechanical problems,
  • solve systems of linear and non-linear equations,
  • apply the finite difference method to different problems (e.g., convection/diffusion equations, integration of particle trajectories),
  • perform simple CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations using OpenFOAM and
  • understand the physical basics of the conservation equations of fluid dynamics.

The level of mathematical modeling and analysis of the mentioned topics is comparable to the level of the textbooks: Moukalled, Mangani, Darwis; The Finite Volume Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2016 und Versteeg, Malalasekera; An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2007.

  • Introduction to conservation equations of fluid mechanics
  • Introduction to convection and diffusion equation
  • Solution of 1D-equations using the finite difference method
  • Solution of 1D-equations using the finite volume method
  • Numerical solution of systems of linear and non-linear equations
  • Solution of a 2D flow problem using OpenFOAM
Criteria for evaluation Homework examples and final presentation of a project
Methods lecture, lecture notes, guided examples, homework examples
Language German
Study material
  • Moukalled, F., Mangani, L., Darwish, M.: The Finite Volume Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Springer, 2016.
  • Versteeg H.K., Malalasekera W.: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. Pearson, Second Edition, 2007
  • Hirsch C., Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, Volume 1, Butterworth-Heinemann, Second Edition, 2007
  • Tannehill J.C., Anderson D.A., Pletcher R.H.: Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. Taylor & Francis, Second Edition, 1997
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 10
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence