Welcome to Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics

Description: This PhD course is an introduction to advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and its numerous applications. It will provide

  • a familiarity with the finite volume method which is the core of CFD, including spatial and temporal discretization schemes, pressure-velocity coupling, boundary conditions, and so on;
  • a familiarity with turbulent flows and their modeling, which covers Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes simulations (e.g., k-ε, k-ω) & scale-resolving simulations (e.g., large eddy simulation);
  • a familiarity with multiphase flows and flows through porous media and their modeling, e.g., Lagrangian method, volume of fluid approach, mixture and Eulerian approach;
  • a familiarity with combustion flows and their modelling, e.g., species transport/eddy dissipation (or eddy dissipation concept), and mixture fraction/PDF;
  • a familiarity of development of customized physical models into commercial CFD codes via User Defined Functions (UDF);
  • some demos/hands-on, e.g., solving simple problems by programming, solving complicated engineering problems using commercial CFD, developing UDFs into commercial CFD, etc.

As the conclusion of the course, an attendee will be well prepared to understand and follow more sophisticated state-of-the-art literature in this field, to be able to develop his or her own CFD codes using FVM to solve simple problems, and to begin advanced applications of CFD to his or her areas of concern. This PhD course is aimed at recent graduates, professional engineers and the likes.


Literature: Versteeg, H.K.; Malalasekera, W. An introduction to computational fluid dynamics – The finite volume method (2nd edition). Pearson Education Limited, 2007 (ISBN 978-0-13-127498-3)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in fluid flow, turbulence, multiphase flow, combustion & programming

Organizer: Associate Professor Chungen Yin, email: chy@et.aau.dk Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor Chungen Yin, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Anders Christian Olesen, Aalborg University, and Associate Professor Torsten Berning, Aalborg University


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 21. - 24. August 2017


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Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 31. July 2017


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.