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Summer School in Computational Fluid Dynamics (NAFEMS accredited)
The objective of the course is to empower users with tools and techniques in CFD, which can be applied to a wide range of industrial applications. This course will provide understanding of the mathematical foundation and focus on a detailed overview of the physical models necessary for applications in Chemical, Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering and many other fields of engineering.
Date: June 22, 2010 - June 23, 2010
Location: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Notts, United Kingdom
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Organizer: Spencer Institute of Theoretical and Computational Mechanics
Softwares: FLUENT
Type of Event: Course, International

The course will prepare future users of CFD to make the best
possible usage of the available technology through an
emphasis on fluid mechanics and potential applications of
the constitutive models as well as the understanding of the
mathematical foundations.
Two thirds of the course will be lecture based, and the
remaining third will be hands-on practicals using the
commercial ANSYS-Fluent software. The practical sessions
will be run by a team of experienced academics and researchers.

The course is particularly suitable for:

    * Industrial practitioners who would like to start using
CFD to enhance their business offer
    * Research Students who would like to learn about CFD
and its applications

No prior knowledge of CFD is required, but participants are
expected to have a basic understanding of engineering
mechanics or fluid mechanics.

The course builds on the experience gained at the University
of Nottingham with its Applied CFD course, and on the
successful EPSRC Summer School in Industrial CFD run since
2005. The University of Nottingham's breadth of researchers,
with strong track records in theory and applications allied
to a good experience of industry and industrial CFD
problems, makes the course particularly attractive.

22nd - 23rd June 2010
The aim of Day 1 of the course is to introduce the
participants to the mathematical equations and techniques
that underlie CFD. This involves an overview on integration
and discretisation techniques, at a conceptual and numerical
level, linking with the options available in commercial CFD
codes. It leads on to a discussion of initial and boundary
conditions, followed by an overview of numerical solution
techniques used in contemporary CFD.

Day 2 focuses on turbulence modelling and then on multiphase
flows - both are important in any practical CFD application.
The practical sessions in the afternoons of both days will
expose the participants to a series of case studies using a
commercial CFD code, each case focussing on pre-processing,
solving and then post-processing the results.

Dr Herve Morvan is the course director and will be
delivering the sections on numerics, Best Practice and
turbulence.His background is in modelling environmental
flows such as turbulent channel hydrodynamics and wind flows.
Dr David Hargreaves has expertise in general CFD consultancy
and wind engineering; he will be in charge of the practical
sessions and will be assisted by a number of experienced
research staff.
Professor Ian Jones is Head of Technical Services at
ANSYS-CFX and has over 30 years experience in developing CFD
solutions. He is a visiting professor in Industrial CFD at
the University of Nottingham.
Dr Chris Lea is the Director of Lea CFD Associates and has
significant expertise in industrial CFD. He will co-lead the
practical sessions.
Dr Hitendra Hirani is the course manager and will assist
with most queries.

Event record first posted on March 18, 2010, last modified on March 19, 2010

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