This course will introduce you to computational-based flow modelling, applicable to engines. Read more Read less

It will provide you with experience in the use of a widely-available, commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code, through enhanced understanding of the complex viscous flow and heat transfer phenomena involved.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost


    Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan, conduct, analyse and evaluate an engineering fluid problem using a commercial CFD package (FLUENT).
  • Through the above analyses and evaluations, demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of CFD.

Core content

Flow modelling strategies

  • Introduction to CFD and the role of CFD in engine component evaluation and improved design.
  • Review of current capabilities and future directions.
Physical modelling

  • Governing Navier-Stokes equations.  
  • Approximate forms.
  • Turbulence – turbulent averaging.
  • Mathematical closure and turbulence modelling.
  • Scalar transport and chemical reaction.  
  • Reynolds averaging.
  • Large Eddy Simulation.
  • Direct Numerical Simulation.
Finite difference equations

  • Problem classification.
  • Discretisation.
  • Solution methods.
  • Pressure correction.
  • Boundary conditions.
  • Mesh generation for practical flow geometries.
Practical demonstration

  • Introduction to a commercially available general purpose CFD code (FLUENT). 
  • Case study tutorial and assessed assignment.

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Who should attend

Computational Fluid Dynamics is an integral part of the design cycle of turbomachinery components but its users must be as aware of its limitations as of the opportunities it opens up when used appropriately. 

This introductory course presents a overview of the key topics related to using CFD for the analysis of turbomachinery flows from a user perspective. The target audience are generic CFD users who are interested in conducting simulations of turbomachines and require an introduction to this specialised topic. The course is also suitable for engineers who have had no previous exposure to CFD tools.


20% discount for Cranfield Alumni. 
10% discount when registering 3 or more delegates, from the same organisation at the same time.  

Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme. Please ask about our discount scheme at time of booking.

Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.