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Uri Shumlak
A A 543
Seattle Campus

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Examines numerical discretization of the inviscid compressible equations of fluid dynamics; finite-difference and finite-volume methods; time integration, iterative methods, and explicit and implicit algorithms; consistency, stability, error analysis, and properties of numerical schemes, grid generation; and applications to the numerical solution of model equations and the 2D Euler equations. Offered: W.

Class description

Student learning goals

Students will be able to determine the mathematical type of the governing equations typically used in CFD and know the appropriate class of computational algorithms.

Students will know a variety of computational algorithms for solving hyperbolic, parabolic, and elliptic partial differential equations relevant to fluid dynamics.

Students will be able to analyze computational algorithms to determine accuracy, convergence, and stability conditions and interpret numerical results within this context.

Students will be able to formulate computational algorithms that can accurately resolve and capture shocks in nonlinear fluid dynamics.

Students will be able to write computer codes to solve the linear advection, nonlinear Burger, and nonlinear Euler equations.

General method of instruction

Lectures, homework assignments, and computer projects

Recommended preparation

familiarity with computer programming in one or more of the following languages: matlab, python, fortran, c, c++

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Uri Shumlak
Date: 01/05/2014