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Course Name Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
Course Code 15AES441
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Strong and Weak Form of Conservation of Equations – Introduction to Finite Volume Method: Discretization Schemes and their Properties for Finite Volume Method.

Unit 2

Finite Volume Method for Convection – Diffusion Problems: Central Differencing, Upwind Differencing, Power-Law Differencing, Quick and TVD Schemes with their Assessments – Staggered and Collocated Grids – Introduction to Multigrids – Flux-Vector Splitting.

Unit 3

Introduction to Solution Algorithms: SIMPLE, SIMPLER, SIMPLEC and PISO Algorithms – Introduction to Turbulence Models and Associated Parameters – Introduction to Aerodynamic Shape Optimization – Introduction to Spectral Methods.

Text Books

  1. Hirsch, “Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows- Vol1-2”, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 2007.
  2. Veertseeg. H, Malalasekara. W, “An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics – The Finite Volume Approach”, 2nd ed., Pearson Education Ltd., 2008.


  • T.J. Chung, “Computational Fluid Dynamics,”2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • John Tannehill, Dale Anderson, Richard Pletcher, “Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer,” 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2013.
  • Canuto C., Hussaini M. Y., Quarteroni A., and Zang T. A., “Spectral Methods. Fundamentals in Single Domains.” Springer-Verlag, 2006.

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