Computational Fluid Dynamics

Module code: EG7029
Module co-ordinator: Dr Aldo Rona

In this module you will study numerical simulation methods that are widely used in both academic study and industry. We will investigate a range of turbulence modelling methods and their relative strengths/weaknesses for differing flow types. We will also look at unsteady methods, espeically subgrid-scale modelling and grid resolution requirements, as well as numerical stability and discretisation. We will discuss the solution procedures for compressible and incompressible CFD codes, along with the practical limitations of both types of methodologies.

Topics covered

  • Governing equations
  • Turbulence and its modelling
  • RANS
  • LES
  • DNS
  • Stability of CFD codes
  • Finite difference methods
  • Compressible and incompressible CFD
  • Parallelisation and supercomputing
  • Boundary conditions
  • Case studies


  • 22 one-hour lectures


  • Exam, two hours (100%)