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Postgraduate Course: Computational Fluid Dynamics (MSc) (PGEE11055)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course makes extensive use of software which runs in a laboratory to provide hands on experience for the students. We have taken great care to ensure this is possible whilst meeting the likely distancing measures and face coverings that are expected to be in place in September. Changes in Scottish Government guidance may make it impossible to run the course in September, or restrictions may require us to restrict the numbers that can take the course.

Please be assured that we want to ensure you have the best possible experience if you take this course.

This course introduces CFD by means of a set of lectures covering the background physics and mathematics, together with practical assignments that use commercial CFD software to solve flow problems. The need for error control and independent validation of results is stressed throughout. Although particular software (Star-CCM+) is used for the assignments, the underlying themes of the module are generic.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 80, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 85 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assignment (50%) Final Examination (50%)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Perform high quality flow simulations in two and three dimensions using a commercial CFD solver.
  2. Select appropriate physics models (e.g. laminar, turbulent, compressible, free surface, etc) needed for a particular flow simulation.
  3. Make use of meshing tools to produce high quality meshes with appropriate use of mesh refinement and coarsening.
  4. Use refinement analysis and other validation and verification techniques to demonstrate a solution is of the desired quality.
  5. Interpret computed solutions for both general and specialist audiences, using appropriate visualisation techniques, derived quantities, and solution monitors.
Reading List
Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows (Second Edition)
The Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Elsevier
Charles Hirsch (ISBN: 978-0-7506-6594-0)
An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, by Henk Kaarle Versteeg, Weeratunge Malalasekera · Pearson Education Limited · Paperback · 503 pages · ISBN 0131274988
Computational Fluid Dynamics, by John Anderson · McGraw-Hill Education · ISBN 0070016852
Elements of Computational Fluid Dynamics, by John D. Ramshaw · Imperial College Press · Paperback · 127 pages · ISBN 1848167059
Computational Fluid Dynamics, by T. J. Chung · Cambridge University Press · ISBN 1107425255
Computational Fluid Dynamics: A Practical Approach, by Jiyuan Tu, Guan Heng Yeoh, Chaoqun Liu · Butterworth-Heinemann · ISBN 0080982433
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordscomputational fluid dynamics
Course organiserProf David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
Course secretaryMiss Catherine Davidson
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