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Course Detail

Course Name Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace
Course Code 15AES401
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Seven
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to Numerical Methods – Properties of Numerical Solutions: Errors, Consistency, Accuracy, Stability, Convergence, Conservation – Review of Governing Equations of Fluid Dynamics – Review of Classification of PDE’s and their Physical Implications for Compressible Flows.

Unit 2

Introduction to the Finite Difference Methods: Discretization of Temporal and Spatial Derivatives,Explicit and Implicit Formulations – Mccormack’s Scheme, Extensions to Viscous Flows – Shock Capturing – Lax-Wendroff Method.

Unit 3

Stability Analysis: Von Neumann Stability Criteria, CFL Criterion for Stability – Introduction to Grid Generation: Body Conforming Grids, Algebraic and Elliptic Grids, 2D Unstructured Grids, C-Grids, O-Grids and H-Grids for Flow Past Airfoils and Wings – Simulation of External and Internal Flows as Applied to Aerospace Components.

Text Books

  • John D Anderson, “Computational Fluid Dynamics – The Basics with Application”, McGraw Hill, 1995.


  • Tuncer Cebeci, Max Platzer, Hsun Chen, Kuo-Cheng Chang, Jian P. Shao, “Analysis of Low Speed Unsteady Airfoil Flows,” Springer, 2005.
  • Jiyuan Tu, Guan Heng Yeoh, Chaoqun Liu, ”Computational Fluid Dynamics – A Practical Approach,” Elsevier, 2008.

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