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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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    Course Overview

    Computational Heat Transfer (CHT)

    Synopsis: This CHT (Computational Heat Transfer) course provides a singular focus on the thermal modeling and analysis process, providing a unique perspective by developing all concepts with practical examples. It is a computational course dedicated to heat transfer. In the treatment of the general purpose advection-diffusion (AD) equation, the course material provides a strong introductory basis in CFD. The present course attempts to couple both the computational theory and practice by introducing a multistep modeling paradigm from which to base thermal analysis. The first six lectures form a close parallel with the modeling paradigm to further ingrain the concepts. The seventh lecture is dedicated to special topics and brings in practical elements ranging from hypersonic CHT to solidification modeling. The CHT course is also designed around an array of practical examples and employs real-time InterLab sessions. The overall goal of the CHT course is to form a unison of theory and practice, emphasizing a definitive structure to the analysis process. The course has a strong value added feature with the delivery of a general purpose CHT-CFD analysis code (Hyperion-TFS) and a volume Hex Meshing tool (Hyperion-Mesh3D).

    Key Topics:

    • Introduction and formulation of the basic equations of heat transfer
    • Decoupling systems and deriving boundary conditions
    • Discretization, physical and mathematical and presentation of the governing equations
    • Computational solutions to the discrete equation, showcase of solution methods
    • Validation of computational models and solutions
    • Special topics in CHT

    Who Should Attend:

    The CHT course is structured appeal to primary and secondary audiences. The practicing thermal engineer, working at the beginning and intermediate level, is the primary student of the CHT course. Secondary students include: high level analysts interested in the theoretical aspects of CHT and special topics, engineering managers who must allocate resources for CHT.

    Course Information:

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


    Course scheduling available in the following formats:


    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes