Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course Name: 

TH820 Computational Fluid Dynamics


M.Tech (Thermal Engineering)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


A broad review in terms of historical background, application and purpose of study.Introduction to One-
Dimensional Computation by FDM, FEM, FVM. Neumann boundary condition and Dirichlet boundary
condition.Governing equation of Fluid Dynamics : Derivation, Discussion, Physical meaning and Governing
equation forms suitable for CFD.Partial Differential Equation their mathematical behaviour.Finite Difference
Methods. Derivation of FD equations, Solution methods of FD equation (elliptic equation, parabolic equation and
hyperbolic equation).Incompressible Viscous Flow via FDM. Compressible Flows via FDM.Structured Grid
Generation.Finite Element Methods: Introduction, FE Interpolation Functions. Linear Problems- Steady State
problems, Transient problems. Solution of FE Equations.


Anderson John, D. Jr. Computational Fluid Dynamics-The Basics with Applications. McGrawHill Internation Edition, 1995. Chung T. J. Computational Fluid Dynamics. Cambridge University Press (South Asian Edition 2003) Andeson Dale A, John C, Tannehill & Richard H. Fletcher, Computational Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer. McGraw Hill 1984. Fletcher, C. A., Computational Techniques for Fluid Dynamics, Vol-1, Fundamental & General Techniques. Springer Verlag, Berlin 1988.


Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. S M Murigendrappa

Professor and Head,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK),


P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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