Target of Course: The course aims first at introducing the basic concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology and then provide practical training of the students in using commercial CFD packages for producing industrial simulations of real applications in the Renewable Energy area.

Course Contents: Starting from Taylor series and discretization of PDEs, moving on meshing methods and strategy and concluding with assessing convergence and accuracy of the simulations, the student is getting acquainted with the whole bandwidth of elementary CFD tasks. The finite volume method is briefly discussed to provide a basic theoretical background for the following industrial workshops. The latter are real-life models of industrial applications in the RE sector and the student will work from A-to-Z (geometry, mesh, setup, solution, post-processing and reporting) taking into account important issues like cost, available computational power, necessary engineering assumptions and expected accuracy, in order to become familiar with modern industrial CFD practice.


1. J. D. Anderson, “Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications”, Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1995.

2. D. C. Wilcox, “Turbulence Modeling for CFD”, DCW Industries, 2006.

3. B. E. Launder & N. D. Sandham, “Closure Strategies for Turbulent and Transitional Flows”, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.

4. H. K. Versteeg & W. Malalasekera, “An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method”, Addison-Wesley, New York, 1996.