The objective of this 3.5-day PhD course is to provide a presentation on elementary computational fluid dynamics (CFD). It will provide: (1) an insight into the philosophy and power of CFD; (2) an understanding of the nature of the fluid dynamics equations; (3) a familiarity with finite volume method (FVM), the core of most in-house CFD codes and commercial CFD packages, which includes e.g., different levels of discretization, different spatial and temporal discretization schemes, assessment of the schemes, pressure-velocity coupling algorithms, under-relaxation, boundary conditions, solvers, and so on; (4) practices and demos on solving relatively simple problems by programming; (5) a familiarity with flow through porous media and multiphase flow and their modeling; (6) a familiarity with turbulent flows and their modeling; (7) a familiarity with commercial CFD packages to solve complicated engineering problems; (8) a number of hands-on sessions on how to develop your own codes using FVM to solve simple problems and how to use commercial packages to solve complicated multiphase flow, turbulent flow and heat transfer problems. As the conclusion of the course, an attendee will be well prepared to understand the literature in this field, to follow more sophisticated state-of-the-art lecture series, to be able to solve simple problems by programming using FVM, and to begin the application of CFD to his or her areas of concern.

This PhD course is aimed at persons who have but only have a very limited experience in this field, both recent graduates and professional engineers.


Associate Professor Chungen Yin, e-mail:


Associate Professor Chungen Yin, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Torsten Berning, Aalborg University




20-23 (morning) August 2013


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 107 - room 9

Zip code:


Number of seats:

7 August 2013

Important information concerning PhD courses

We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.