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phy616 - Computational Fluid Dynamics 1 / 2 (Complete module description)
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Module label Computational Fluid Dynamics 1 / 2
Module code phy616
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Faculty/Institute Institute of Physics
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) >
Contact person
Module responsibility
Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module
Deeper understanding of the fundamental equations of fluid dynamics. Overview of numerical methods for the solution of the fundamental equations of fluid dynamics. Confrontation with complex problems in
fluiddynamics. To become acquainted with different, widely used CFD models that are used to study complex problems in fluid dynamics. Ability to apply these CFD models to certain defined problems and to critically evaluate the results of numerical models.
Module contents
The Navier-Stokes equations, filtering / averaging of Navier- Stokes equations, introduction to numerical methods, finite- differences, finite-volume methods, linear equation systems, NS-solvers, RANS, URANS, LES, DNS, turbulent flows, incompressible flows, compressible flows, efficiency and accuracy.
Introduction to different CFD models, such as OpenFOAM and PALM. Application of these CFD models to defined problems from rotor aerodynamics and the atmospheric boundary layer.
Reader's advisory
J.H. Ferziger, M. Peric, Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Springer, 2002;
C. Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows: Introduction to the Fundamentals of CFD, Vol 1: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Amsterdam;
P. Sagaut, Large Eddy Simulation for Incompressible Flows, Springer, Berlin, 1998;
J. Fröhlich, Large Eddy Simulationen turbulenter Strömungen, Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2006 (in German)
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Sommersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Pflicht / Mandatory
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Lecture: 2hrs/week, Excersise: 2hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
  • 1 Klausur oder
  • 1 Referat oder
  • 1 mündliche Prüfung oder
  • 1 fachpraktische Übung
Course type VA-Auswahl
SWS 4.00
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h