389-5000-00L  Computational Fluid Dynamics for Non-Newtonian Flows

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersE. J. Windhab
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


389-5000-00 GComputational Fluid Dynamics for Non-Newtonian Flows Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
Block course: June 11 - 28, 2018
Detailed information about the course including exact schedule and room details will be communicated by email.
28s hrsE. J. Windhab

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AbstractSolving inelastic non-Newtonian flow problems using finite volume techniques. Topics include an introduction to fluid dynamics, a discussion of non-Newtonian viscosity models, and a discussion of numerical issues, such as accuracy, convergence, and stability. Topics also include two-phase flow problems with moving interfaces, turbulence modeling, and spray modeling.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the foundations of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for non-Newtonian fluid systems. The course provides participants with theoretical background in CFD methods, discusses applications in various fields, and provides hands-on experience using CFD software via practical computer exercises.
Content1. Tensor review and Fluid dynamics review
2. Rheology and constitutive equations for non-Newtonian systems
3. Boundary conditions including moving boundaries
4. Basic concepts of Finite Volume Method
5. Finite Volume Methods applied to flow problems
6. Introduction to the OpenFOAM CFD software package
7. Numerical issues such as convergence, stability and accuracy
8. Applications, e.g. multi-phase flows, turbulence and sprays
Lecture notesLecture notes will be distributed electronically
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course includes computer exercises using the open source software OpenFOAM. Participants are expected to have sufficient computer skills and access to a laptop for the in-class computer exercises.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersF. Tanner, K. Feigl, E. J. Windhab
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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