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phy616 - Computational Fluid Dynamics 1 / 2 (Complete module description)
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Module label Computational Fluid Dynamics 1 / 2
Modulkürzel phy616
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > European Wind Energy Master
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Renewable Energies
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Lukassen, Laura (Module responsibility)
Lukassen, Laura (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Peinke, Joachim (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Stoevesandt, Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Fluid Dynamics I
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.
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)
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Sommersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 2hrs/week, Excersise: 2hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
  • 1 Klausur oder
  • 1 Referat oder
  • 1 mündliche Prüfung oder
  • 1 fachpraktische Übung
Form of instruction VA-Auswahl (
Vorlesungen oder Praktikum oder Seminar
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h