[ 481VMSSNMSV22 ] VL Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Mechatronics Stefan Pirker 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechatronics 2022W
Objectives After successfully engaging with the topics of this course, the students will be able to

  • comprehend the structure of partial differential equations representing fluid flow,
  • understand different mechanisms in transport phenomena and how those are described by transport equations,
  • understand how to discretize transport equations using the finite volume method (FVM),
  • understand the solution process of the Navier-Stokes equations using FVM,
  • comprehend turbulence phenomena and different numerical simulation approaches for turbulent flows (DNS, LES and RANS),
  • comprehend fundamentals of multi-phase flows and numerical simulation approaches (Volume of Fluid Method and Eulerian-Lagrangian Coupling).
  • Governing equations of fluid mechanics and their mathematical properties
  • Finite Volume discretisation
  • Application of the discretisation methods to the Navier-Stokes equations
  • Modelling of turbulence
  • Modelling of multi-phase flows
Criteria for evaluation Written and/or oral exam
Methods Lecture by means of a script
Language German; if requested: English
Study material H. K. Versteeg, W. Malalasekera: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method (second edition), Pearson 2007.
A. Prosperetti, G. Tryggvason: Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
F. Durst: Grundlagen der Strömungsmechanik, Springer Verlag, 2006.
J. H. Ferziger, M. Peric: Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Springer Verlag, 1996.
St. B. Pope: Turbulent Flows, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
J. D. Anderson: Computational Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill, 1995.
Changing subject? No
Further information Accompanying practical training

Until term 2022S known as: MEMWHVONMSM VO Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence