CFD: A Comprehensive Introduction
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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the art of simulating a flow of fluid or gas in a given geometry. It is often used to assess the performance of engineering devices, to explore in a cost-effective manner several competing designs, or to provide understanding of flow processes within or around a given configuration.
It is essential to have an excellent understanding of each of six key stages to produce an accurate CFD simulation. These key stages include creating or importing your geometry into CFD software (e.g. a CAD model); creating a computational grid; choosing the best algorithm for your problem; running the simulation; verifying the results and finally post-processing the data.
We will take you through each stage of this process during the five day course, imparting advice and best practice guidelines based on our substantial expertise within this field.
The course has a strong emphasis on the application of CFD with substantial hands-on experience using a number of meshing packages (POINTWISE and ICEM CFD), a leading commercial CFD package ANSYS FLUENT and the post-processing and data analysis package TECPLOT.
Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.
- Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 & 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
- Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
- Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).
Fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day.
10% discount applies if booked 8 weeks in advance.
Accommodation is on a full-board basis from the evening before the course commences until the afternoon of the last day. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. The accommodation fee includes all other meals. Details of accommodation will be provided in the delegate information pack.
How to register
For more information on this course or booking details please contact:
Academic Operations Unit
T: + 44 (0) 1234 754192
Please note that international delegates who require a letter of invitation from Cranfield University to support visa applications will be provided this once your booking has been confirmed.
The MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
On completion of this course you will have an appreciation of CFD and underlying theory. This includes the effective use of grid generation software; an understanding of the different numerical methods employed in CFD software; the choice of appropriate CFD methods and turbulence models; sources of error; and what is required in order to demonstrate confidence in your CFD results.
The sponsoring organisation will benefit from having an employee or researcher who is up to date with state-of-the-art methods in commercial CFD. The delegate will understand the formal process to follow to produce accurate, well validated CFD simulations, and will be capable of completing a CFD simulation of a given geometry from scratch including mesh generation, model selection, post-processing of the results and validation. CFD is a rapidly growing industry and attending this course will put you in a strong position for to develop future business in this field.
The course features lectures on:
- Fluid Mechanics
- Grid Generation methods
- Numerical Methods
- CFD for High Speed Flows
- CFD for Low Speed Flows
- Principles of Verification and Validation
- Turbulence Modelling
- Post-processing and Visualisation.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for:
- employees within SME’s looking to use CFD in future projects
- larger businesses wishing to provide convenient and accessible continuing professional development to staff working in this field
- engineers starting to incorporate CFD into their existing design processes
- researchers or students who plan to use CFD during their research project
- experienced engineers looking for a refresher course on the basics of CFD and the capabilities of modern cutting-edge software methods.
In addition to the lectures, half of the five day course focuses on hands on experience including using ICEM and Pointwise to generate computational grids, FLUENT to analyse low and high speed flows, and TECPLOT to analyse and visualise the results. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.
Department of Engineering Physics
T: +44 (0) 1234 754660
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This course is a module of the MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics.