This is our brief syllabus
1. Introduction to CFD
Navier Stokes equations and its simplified forms, discussion
on their physical meaning and formulation. Basic aspects of
discretisation schemes, finite difference methods and finite
volume methods. Application of finite volume methods to
simple equations like one dimensional steady state
conduction equation and there by demonstrating how a CFD
software works, impact of grid size on accuracy of results,
solution matrix Etc. Stability, convergence and consistency
Pressure correction techniques (Simple and simpler
algorithms), compressible and incompressible solvers,
detailed explanation of all types of boundary conditions and
their importance in CFD analysis, Descritisation techniques
like upwind methods- First order and second order, Quick
methods and Power law. Relaxation parameters.
Grid generation : Structured and unstructured grid
generation, Mesh quality parameters and their impact on
2. Turbulence Models
Reynolds averaged Navier stokes (RANS) Equations, K-epsilon
model, Spalart allmaras model, near wall flow modeling, wall
Introduction, Airfoil nomenclature,Lift,Drag and moment
coefficients, Airfoil data, Infinite and finite wings,
Pressure coefficient,Compressibilty correction for lift
coefficient,Crtitical Mach number and critical pressure
coefficients, Drag divergence mach number, Wave drag at
supersonic speeds, summary of airfoil drag, calculation of
induced drag, change in lift slope, swept wings, Mechanisms
for higher lift.
4. Gas dynamics
Introduction , velocity of sound and mach number ,
Compressibility effects , basic equations for steady one
dimensional compressible flow of a perfect gas in a duct
,Isentropic flow in a duct of varying area ,Friction less
flow in a constant area duct with heat transfer , adiabatic
flow in a constant area duct with friction , plane normal
shock waves , isentropic two dimensional supersonic
expansion and compression.
5. Introduction to Propulsion :
Basic Propulsion equation, Propulsion concepts for Turbojet
engine, Turbofan engine, Turboprop engine and rocket
6. Engineering Heat Transfer
Significance of heat transfer in engineering design.
Conduction : Heat conduction equation, boundary conditions,
thermal resistance and thermal contact resistance.
Free convection : laminar free convection, effect of
turbulence on free convection, external free convection
flows and free convection in enclosures.
Forced Convection : Velocity boundary layer, thermal
boundary layer, significance of heat transfer coefficient,
local and average convective heat transfer coefficient,
convective heat transfer correlations in internal and
Radiation : Physical mechanism, radiation intensity,
radiation properties, concept of black body, radiation shape
factor, radiation shield, gas radiation
7. CFD analysis projects on Aerodynamics and Heat transfer
using commercially available 3D CFD softwares.