MEK4470 – Computational Fluid Mechanics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
- 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:
- 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.
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with MEK9470 – Computational Fluid Mechanics.
- 2 credits overlap with MEK4340 – Turbulent Flows in Engineering.
- 2 credits overlap with MEK9340 – Turbulent Flows in Engineering.
- 2 credits overlap with INF5670 – Numeriske metoder for Navier-Stokes likninger (discontinued).
4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester. Some weeks will be used for projects only.
The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.
Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.
Final written exam or final oral exam, which counts 100 % towards the final grade.
The form of examination will be announced by the lecturer by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.
This course has 2 mandatory assignments that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: MEK9470 – Computational Fluid Mechanics
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: