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    Course Overview

    Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics


    This advanced course is the second of the three-part series of courses which will prepare you for a career in the rapidly expanding field of computational fluid dynamics. Completion of these three courses will give you the equivalent of one semester of undergraduate and two semesters of graduate work. The courses are supported extensively with textbooks, computer programs, and user manuals. You can use the computer programs to develop your own code, or you may modify the existing code for assigned applications. 

    You will need access to a PC, FORTRAN compiler, and graphics package for the software applications. A fundamental knowledge of computer programming and familiarity with a basic graphic package are required.

    How You Will Benefit From This Course:

    • Improve your understanding of various aspects of computational fluid dynamics, its limitations and advantages.
    • Become familiar with the transformation of the equations of fluid motion from physical space to computational space and numerical algorithms for the solution of Euler, parabolized Navier-Stokes, and Navier-Stokes equations.
    • Learn the fundamentals of the unstructured grids and finite volume schemes.

    Key Topics:

    • Grid-Generation-Structured Grids
    • Transformation of the Equations of Fluid Motion from Physical Space to Computational Space
    • Euler Equations
    • Parabolized Navier-Stokes Equations
    • Navier-Stokes Equations
    • Grid-Generation-Unstructured Grids Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations
    • Finite Volume Schemes

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and technical managers who are interested in development and/or implementation of available CFD codes. The aim of this course is to extend the concepts of numerical schemes to a system of equations typically expressed in a vector form. The content of this course is equivalent to a one-semester graduate course. Furthermore, you must have had an introductory course in CFD, e.g., the AIAA Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics course. Access to a high-end PC, workstation, or a mainframe computer, along with a FORTRAN compiler and graphics, is necessary for applications.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Advanced

    Course scheduling available in the following format:

    • Distance Learning/Home Study
    • On-site Course

    Course Length: 5 months for the home study course; 2 days for on-site course
    AIAA CEU's available: yes, only for on-site course