Introduction to numerical fluid dynamics

  • type: practical course
  • semester: WS 23/24
  • place:

    Geb. 30.41, Raum 133

  • time:

    15:45 - 17:15, weekly

  • start: 25.10.2023
  • lecturer:

    Dr.-Ing. Balazs Pritz

  • sws: 2
  • ects: 4
  • lv-no.: 2157444
  • exam:

    Certificate of attendance

  • information:


Goals and content

Short description:The practical course provides an overview of the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). After the practical course, the students are able to perform computational cycles independently.
Learning Objectives:The students
  • know the three components of CFD: preprocessing, processing, postprocessing.
  • will be able to create and mesh simple geometries.
  • will be able to set up, calculate and evaluate a complete simulation.
  • know the possibilities of evaluation of the results and flow visualization.
  • know how flow situations can be analyzed.
Teaching content:

In the practical course, the components of a computational fluid dynamics cycle are worked through. First, moderately complicated geometries are created and meshed. After configuration and execution of a calculation, the results are displayed and evaluated in a visualization software. While in the first part of the practical these steps are worked through in a guided manner, in the second part calculation cycles are carried out independently. The test cases are discussed in detail and allow to strengthen the affinity to fluid mechanics.


  1. Short introduction to Linux
  2. Geometry creation and mesh generation with ICEMCFD
  3. Data visualization and evaluation of the calculation results with Tecplot
  4. Handling of the flow solver SPARC
  5. Independent calculation: plane plate
  6. Introduction to time-true simulation: cylindrical flow

Fluid Mechanics [2153412]


Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics [2157441]

Workload:Attendance: 22.5 hours
Self-study: 97.5 hours
References:Practical course script