Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Research & Science
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics


(2012, Monday Sep. 17, 10:00 - Friday Sep. 21, 15:00)
We had to cancel this course for organisational reasons (July 27, 2012)
Our apologies for any inconvenience. The next course with this content will be in spring 2013 in Stuttgart.


The course deals with current numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics. The emphasis is placed on explicit finite volume methods for the compressible Euler equations. Moreover outlooks on implicit methods, the extension to the Navier-Stokes equations and turbulence modelling are given. Additional topics are classical numerical methods for the solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, Aeracoustics and high order numerical methods for the solution of systems of partial differential equations. The last day is dedicated to parallelization of explicit and implicit solvers.
Hands-on sessions will manifest the contents of the lectures. The emphasis of these session is put on the application of CFD codes, especially on grid generation, visualization and the interpretation of results. Furthermore the implementation of algorithms presented in the lectures points up the general structure of CFD codes.
The course is developed by the HLRS, the Institute of Aerodynamics and Gasdynamics (IAG, University of Stuttgart), the University of Kassel, the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS, RWTH Aachen), and the Institute of Aerodynamics (AIA, RWTH Aachen). It is based on the course "Numerical Gasdynamics" held at the IAG which has been awarded the "Landeslehrpreis (prize for excellence in teaching) Baden-Württemberg 2003" (held at Uni. Stuttgart, under auspices of the BMBF project NUSS, contract 08NM227). The course is organized by GRS and AIA, RWTH Aachen.

General Information


see link to detailed program (preliminary agenda)




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Roller (GRS), Dr. Jörg Bernsdorf (GRS), Daniel Harlacher (GRS), Dr.-Ing. Matthias Meinke (AIA), Dr. Philipp Birken (Uni. Kassel), Dr. Albert Ruprecht (IHS), Andreas Stock (IAG), Andrea Beck (IAG), Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister (Uni. Kassel), and Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS).s


Registration is closed (because the course is canceled).


for registration is Aug. 19, 2012


Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 80 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 80 EUR
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR
Others: 400 EUR
(includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)


Basics of partial differential equations and physics, programming experience in Fortran or C


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Local Organizer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Roller