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5 days course on 'An Advanced Introduction to the Finite Volume Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics (with OpenFoam)'', Sep 2

Posted By: Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Date:Sat, 16 Jul 2016, 5:54 p.m.

India, September 5, 2016

This 5 days course gives an advanced introduction to the finite volume methods in
CFD; Organized by Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
under Global Initiative of Academic Networks program (GIAN), Ministry of Human
Resource Development, Government of India



Contact Details for any query regarding the course:
Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mobile: +91-9111 74 9191

Course overview
The Finite Volume Method and the associated SIMPLE-family of algorithms are
the core numerical tools used in Computational Fluid Dynamic codes. In fact, the
top three commercial CFD codes (Fluent, starCD, Numeca); and OpenFOAM,
which is one of the most popular open source CFD libraries, are based on the
FVM. In the first part of this course, the FVM is presented in details starting with
the discretization of the various terms present in the general conservation
equation of a scalar quantity as applied on an unstructured non- orthogonal
grid. These include the transient, diffusion convection and source terms, in
addition to computation of gradients and implementation of various boundary
conditions. In the second part, the application of the FVM and the SIMPLE
algorithm to the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are presented in details
for a collocated variable arrangement including issues related to boundary
conditions. In both parts, implementation details are illustrated using OpenFOAM
to ensure that both numerical and implementation issues are clearly treated. In
the third and final part, a number of special topics namely High resolution
convection schemes, high order transient schemes, treatment of anisotropic
diffusion are covered.

Course Content:
- Finite volume method and finite volume mesh
- Computing gradients
- Discretization of the diffusion term
- Programming in OpenFoam-I
- Discretization of the convective and transient terms
- Programming in OpenFoam-II
- Discretization of the Navier-Stokes equation: SIMPLE Algorithm and Rhie-Chow
- Discretization of the Navier-Stokes equation: BC and Advanced Rhie-Chow
- High resolution schemes and higher order transient schemes
- Programming in OpenFoam-III

Course Objective
By the end of the course all participants should be able to

-Apply the FVM to discretize any equation involving any combination of convection, diffusion, transient and source terms including energy and momentum
- Apply High Resolution Schemes for the discretization of convection and transient terms
- Apply the SIMPLE algorithm to the discretization of the mass continuity equation Apply Rhie-Chow interpolation for a variety of flow situations
- Evaluate the types of numerical errors present in a simulation
- Understand the implementation issues involved in writing a CFD code based on the FVM
- Use OpenFOAM to solve a variety of fluid flow and heat transfer problems
- Program OpenFoam to solve a variety of custom flow problems

Teaching Faculty
Dr. Marwan Darwish, Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Marwan Darwish received his PhD degree in Materials Processing from BRUNEL University, London, U.K in 1991. He then joined the Brunel Institute of
ComputationalMathematics (BICOM), U.K for one year as a post- doc before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of
Beirut, Lebanon in 1992, where he currently serves as a Professor. His research interest covers a range of topics in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) including
solidification, advanced numeric using the Finite Volume Method (FVM), free surface flow, high resolution schemes, multiphase flows, coupled algorithms, and algebraic multi-grid.
He is a founding member of the CFD Group at AUB. He has published over 50 journal papers and contributed over 50 presentation to refereed international conferences. He
recently co-authored a book entitled: “The Finite Volume Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics: An Advanced Introduction with OpenFOAM and Matlab”, the book is
published by Springer.

Course Coordinator
Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT Indore, India

Shanmugam Dhinakaran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore, India. He received his PhD in the area of
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2008. He had worked as a post doctoral researcher at University of Pau, France; University of Minho,
Portugal; University of Porto, Portugal and University of Valenciennes, France before joining IIT Indore as an Assistant Professor in 2012. Dr. Dhinakaran is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering, IIT Indore. He is the coordinator of The Centre for Fluid Dynamics at IIT Indore. Non- Newtonian fluid mechanics, Porous media, Nanofluids and Cardiovascular diseases are his research areas.

Who should attend?
- UG & PG Students, Research Scholars, Scientists and Practicing Engineers with background in Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, Civil, Biomedical and other relevant branches of engineering.
- Participants with background in applied Mathematics and Physics are also encouraged to apply.

Registration Fee
Students (UG & PG): Rs. 3,000
Research Scholars: Rs. 4,000
Faculty members: Rs. 5,000
Foreigners: USD 250
Industry and others: Rs. 10,000

Mode of Payment:
Demand Draft: In favor of 'Registrar, IIT Indore' payable at Indore
Please send the DD to the course coordinator by Post.

Online Transfer details:
Name of the Beneficiary: IIT Indore Project and Consultancy A/c
Name of Bank Canara Bank
Branch: Indore Navlakha
Beneficiary Account No.: 1476101027440
Bank MICR Coe:452015003
Bank IFS Code: CNRB0001476

CASH: Only with prior permission from Course Coordinator (

How to register?
Online registration in the institute portal is a must for all participants.
Link for registration:

Important Dates
Last date for Registration: September 4, 2016
Course Schedule : September 5 - 9, 2016

Travel Information
Indore located in Central part of India in Madhya Pradesh State. It will well-connected by rail, road and air. The nearest railway station is Indore Junction and
the nearest Airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport. For queries regarding travel information, please contact the course co-ordinator.

Paid accommodation will be provided to participants on first-come-first-serve basis.

Contact Details
For any information regarding eligibility, fee payment, travel information, accommodation, etc., please contact the the course co-ordinator via e- m!ail or

Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Associate Professor
The Centre for Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Khandwa Road, Indore,
Madhya Pradesh - 453 552
Mobile: +91-9111-74-9191

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