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Introduction to CFD Analysis: Theory & Applications
This three day example driven, practical course offers excellent guidance on how to judge which numerical approximations are acceptable and appropriate for solving a wide range of practical problems.
Date: May 14, 2013 - May 16, 2013
Location: The Legacy Falcon Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Organizer: Jo Davenport
Type of Event: Course, International

Three Day Course - 14th to 16th May 2013
NAFEMS, the only independent not-for-profit organisation 
with the aim of promoting the effective and reliable use of 
CFD, addresses this requirement by providing this three day 
example driven, practical course.  The course offers 
excellent guidance on how to judge which numerical 
approximations are acceptable and appropriate for solving a 
wide range of practical problems.  Of equal importance is 
the manner in which results are interpreted.  Advice is 
provided which allows the correct decisions to be taken, 
based on results which are known to be reliable.  
Interaction is encouraged throughout the course, with the 
planning and design of a complete CFD project and examples 
of simple hand calculations, mesh designs and solution 
designs being set for the class to complete.  The course is 
completely code independent. 

This course is aimed at practising engineers who wish to 
understand CFD methods and learn how to apply CFD 
techniques to their particular problems in the most 
effective manner.  All aspects of successful CFD 
application are covered, including: 
*The Finite Volume Method 
*The computational mesh 
*Sources of error 
*Interpretation of results 

Attendees should have a graduate engineering background 
including some knowledge of fluid dynamics and engineering 

The material that is presented is independent of any 
particular software package, making it ideally suited to 
current and potential users of all commercial finite volume 
method CFD software systems.  Anyone who wishes to use CFD 
in an industrial context would benefit from this course and 
it is a must for engineers who wish to use advanced CFD as 
an effective predictive tool for industrial flow analysis. 

The course is open to both members and non-members of 


- Examples of CFD Simulations / Advantages and 
disadvantages of CFD 

Basics of Fluid Mechanics
 - Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics (Continuity, Momentum 
and Energy Equations)
Introduction to Numerical Methods
 - Mathematical Background
 - Finite Volume Method
 - Spatial Discretization
 - Temporal Discretization
 - Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equations (Pressure 
 - Grid Generation
 - Solution of Systems of Linear Equations 

Special flows
 - Turbulent Flows
 - Multiphase Flows
From Reality to the Simulation Model
 - What to do Before Starting a Simulation
 - Assumptions? Why? Effect of Assumptions?
 - Boundary Conditions? Which?
 - Grid Generation? How?
 - Examples 

Quality of CFD Simulations
 - Checking of CFD Results
 - Interpretation of CFD Results
 - Improvements / What to do? 

Summary and Perspectives
 - Outlook, Trends in Simulation Methods
 - Optimization
 - Coupled Simulations 
Event record first posted on March 21, 2013, last modified on March 26, 2013

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