ME 612 Computational
MW 6:30-7:50pm in HL 116
Prof. Gretar Tryggvason
131 Higgins Lab
Tel.: 508 831-5759
This course is for students who wish to
understand the fundamentals of CFD and
to be able to write and use CFD codes. You
will learn how to solve the Navier-Stokes
and Euler equations and have had an
introduction to various advanced concepts,
allowing continuing studies of the literature.
Introduction to CFD. Overview of finite
differences and finite volume, accuracy,
stability, and simple solution methods for the Navier-
The Navier-Stokes and the Euler Equations
First order Partial Differential Equations (PDF's).
Characteristics. Classification of Second Order PDF's
Algorithms for Hyperbolic equations. The Euler equations
Algorithms for Parabolic and Elliptic equations
Putting it together, the incompressible Navier-Stokes
equations. Irregular domains
Complex Flows: Stratification, turbulence, combustion.
Commercial CFD codes
Undergraduate Numerical Analysis and Fluid Mechanics. Basic computer skills. MATLAB is used for some of the homework, and can be used for the projects.
Last updated 1/20/2010 by Gretar Tryggavson