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A Practical Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course id: 0030


This course is designed for engineers wishing to acquire or update their expertise in the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to solve real life engineering problems involving fluid flow and heat transfer. By developing a sound understanding of the technology and underpinning it with a fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, CFD engineers can deploy numerical simulations as an alternative to physical techniques such as wind tunnel experiments, on-site monitoring, etc.

Aided by the rapid development in computational technology and hardware, CFD deployment has extended far beyond its traditional domains of mechanical and aeronautical engineering. To date, CFD is routinely applied in automotive, biomedical, environmental and manufacturing, amongst others. Regardless of discipline, the core focus is the ability to use CFD to rapidly model physical events in a virtual environment, and to have the capability to extend the analysis for design optimization, bottleneck reduction, process improvement, etc.

By delivering the essential, fundamental knowledge of CFD and practical aspects on its implementation in industry, the aim of this course is to develop the ability of the participants to discern and correctly apply CFD in industrial settings. The main outcome of this course is the capability and confidence in initiating, and subsequently executing, CFD as part of the engineering design cycle in his/her industry. Given the wide appeal of CFD, this course has been tailored in versatility to suit engineers from different industries. Real-world engineering systems from different industries are used to highlight and relate theories, analysis and techniques.

What you will learn

This course concentrates on the theoretical and practical knowledge covering the following main topics:
  • Essential and fundamental concepts of CFD
  • Execution and project management aspects of a CFD project
  • Adopting and implementing best practices and guidelines in CFD
  • Solving engineering problems with CFD packages

Who should attend

This course is suitable for mechanical engineers and designers, product development and/or research engineers, automotive engineers and thermal engineers.


Participants should have a technical background or working experience – preferably in a research or product development capacity – in mechanical, manufacturing, aerospace or automotive related engineering disciplines. Some prior knowledge in fluid dynamics and computer programming would be beneficial.

Course methodology

This course is presented in a workshop style with example-led lectures interlaced with hands-on practical for maximum understanding. Each participant will receive a set of course materials and a CD.

Course duration

3 days.

Course structure

  • Introduction to fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Classical turbulence modelling (RANS)
  • CFD lifecycle analysis (pre-processing, solver and post-processing)
    • Pre-processing: Grid generation (CAD)
    • Post-processing: Data analysis through visualisation
  • Tutorial: Familiarisation with CFD tools
  • CAD grid generation
  • CFD pre-processing
  • CFD solver
  • CFD post-processing
  • Managing CFD as part of a Design Engineering cycle
  • Making sense of some important aspects of a CFD analysis:
    • Errors and uncertainties in CFD simulations
    • Verification assessment
    • Validation assessment
  • High performance computing for CFD
  • Practical case studies
  • CFD guidelines and best practices
  • Advanced CFD topics:
    • Advanced turbulence models (LES, DNS)
    • Conjugate heat transfer
    • Multi-phase (Volume-of-Fluids)
  • Practical case studies

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