Welcome to Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a very powerful tool which has been successfully used in innovative design, problem-shooting, optimization of technologies and facilities in numerous areas. This advanced CFD course will provide a familiarity with and an in-depth understanding of: (1) the finite volume method – one of the very key approaches of CFD, including spatial and temporal discretization schemes, pressure-velocity coupling, boundary conditions and so on, (2) turbulent flows and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence modeling approach, including different models and their key ideas, pros and cons, (3) multiphase flows and flows through porous media, and their modeling such as Lagrangian method, volume of fluid approach, mixture and Eulerian approach, (4) turbulent combustion flows and their modeling, e.g., species transport/eddy dissipation model or concept, and mixture fraction/PDF, (5) user-defined functions, UDFs, and their use in commercial CFD codes. To achieve the purposes, some demos and hands-on sessions will be planned, besides lectures.

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

Form of evaluation: (1) source code to numerically solve a general transport equation using the finite volume method; (2) a mini-report on modeling of a turbulent flow using a commercial CFD code both by the default software and by developing and integrating user-defined functions.

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

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


Time: August 27-30, 2018



Number of seats: 25

Deadline: August 6 2018

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.