MEK9470 - Computational Fluid Mechanics

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course gives an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). We focus on discretisation and solution algorithms for the Navier-Stokes equations, both in time and space. The course is hands on, with applications using several well known simulation tools for CFD.

Learning outcome

  • Theoretical introduction to and applications of  finite volume and finete element methods to solve Navier-Stokes equations.
  • Different solution algorithms for Navier-Stokes equations. In particular numerical schemes for velocity-pressure splitting (pressure implicit splitting operation, incremental pressure correction).
  • To operate a variety of CFD Simulation tools:
    • OpenFOAM
    • FEniCS
    • Fluent/CFX
  • Through small projects you will learn implementation of different turbulence models, both Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and Large Eddy Simulations (LES). Boundary conditions for RANS/LES and energy conserving numerical schemes for LES and stabilised schemes for RANS.
  • Introduction to level-set and volume of fluid methods for two-phase flows og description of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow in plasma.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence.

Overlapping courses

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.

Teaching

4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.

Some weeks will be used for projects only.

Examination

2 compulsary assignments. Depending on the number of students, the exam will be either oral or written. What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.

In addition, each PhD student is expected to give a one hour oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final exam.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2014

Autumn. Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to studieinfo@math.uio.no.

Examination

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2014

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

English

The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.