Computational Fluid Dynamics Fundamentals Course
What you'll learn
- The fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) that are used by engineers, scientists and researchers
- How to set up and solve your first CFD solution from first principles (using Excel, Python or MATLAB)
- The importance of central differencing, upwind differencing and Peclet number
- A common framework to solve any scalar transport equation in CFD
- Basic vector calculus (dot product, gradient, cross product)
- Basic differential equations
- Basic linear algebra (matrices)
- Microsoft Excel, Python or MATLAB
An introduction to the fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) that are used to solve complex fluid dynamics problems (weather prediction, aircraft flight, turbomachinery) by researchers, scientists and engineers around the world. The course starts from first principles and you will rapidly develop your first CFD solution using the Excel sheets and Python source code provided. By the end of the course, you will understand the importance of upwind differencing, Peclet number and mesh resolution. No prior experience is required and no specific CFD code/coding experience is required! You do not need ANSYS Fluent, OpenFOAM, Star CCM or any other CFD to use this course.
Who this course is for:
- High School/Secondary School Physics Students
- Undergraduate Engineers, Physicists and Scientists
- Masters and PhD level Students
Aidan is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer based in the United Kingdom (UK) specialising in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and heat transfer. Aidan addresses industrial fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems across a range of sectors and routinely develops solutions to complex modelling problems including: conjugate heat transfer, solid particle transport and rotor aerodynamics. In his spare time, Aidan teaches Computational Fluid Dynamics online through his popular YouTube channel 'Fluid Mechanics 101'. His aim is to encourage and inspire engineers and provide them with the tools they need to solve the worlds most challenging fluid dynamics problems.