Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Learn the basics of CFD and write your own code
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Define Computational Fluid Dynamics
Basic Approach to CFD
Setup the problem for a 1D unsteady heat conduction
Write the code and obtain the results of 1D unsteady heat conduction problem


  • Basic knowledge of fluid mechanics.


In this course, you will learn the basics of CFD. You will understand the general approach to CFD and write your own code to solve a heat transfer problem.

Course Introduction:

Hi there, thank you for showing interest in this course on CFD. In this course, you will be learning what is CFD and what is the general approach adopted in CFD to solve any problem. We will touch upon the governing equations, the discretization methods commonly used in FDM. In the later sections, we consider a problem and use the general approach to solve the problem by writing a code from scratch and post-processing the results. So if you are an engineering student or anyone who wishes to work in the field of CFD, this course can be your first step to enter into the world of CFD.


You will first learn what is the definition of CFD

Then you will first learn the basic steps involved in CFD

You will understand the basic approach by means of an example

You will understand the discretization process

You will formulate the 1D Unsteady heat conduction problem from scratch

You will write your own code and simulate the 1D Unsteady head conduction problem and analyse the results

Who this course is for:

  • Students pursuing bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and other streams which deal with CFD problems


Aswin R
Aswin R
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I am an engineer from India (PG from the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad). I am a Computational Fluid Dynamics enthusiast and have taken many courses related to Computational Fluid Dynamics. I am interested in turbulence modeling and external aerodynamic flows.  I love to read self-help and science fiction books and playing chess, scrabble and other cool games.

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