[ 445VCOENMSV23 ] 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 (*)Maschinenbau Stefan Pirker 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechanical Engineering 2023W
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

Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
481VMSSNMSV22: VO Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics (2022W-2023S)
MEMWHVONMSM: VO Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics (1996W-2022S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence