10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module develops the use of computational fluid dynamics in a broad range of engineering flow problems. The fundamental governing differential equations of time-dependant three-dimensional fluid flow and the techniques available to evaluate these equations numerically are presented. The module builds on a knowledge of differential equations and fluid flow and integrates this information into a design and research skill. In particular, the following are highlighted: governing differential equations, turbulence modelling, non-isothermal flow, reacting flow, buoyant flow, display techniques, grid generation, co-ordinate systems, time dependence and non-dimensional parameters. Each student completes an approved individual computational project. The module aims to develop student┐s awareness of and capabilities in the use of CFD in design and research. It also aims to enlarge the student┐s understanding of the differential equations of flow and scalar transport.

Staff Contact: Dr M Zandi
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work

Notes: Forms an integral part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute, and part of MChem and MEng degrees accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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