Course detail

Computer Modelling II

FSI-IPMAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course consists of with theoretical and practical parts. The following topics are dealt with in the theoretical part: Modelling of turbulence. Time-averaged fluid flow. Turbulent diffusivity (viscosity & thermal conductivity), appropriate models. Advanced turbulence models. Two-phase flow modelling using the PSICT-method. Modelling of thermal & solar radiation. The following topics are dealt with in the practical part:: Solution of complex fluid flow & heat transfer problems using the Star-CD CFD-code (3-D problems, thermal & solar radiation, 2-phase flow, combustion).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Theoretical basis of computational modelling of complex problems of fluid flow and heat transfer (turbulence models, two-phase flow, radiation). Extension of CFD code Star-CD expertise.


Theoretical basis of heat transfer, thermo mechanics and fluid mechanics. Fundamentals of computational modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer (discretization methods, transient solution, convective-diffusion problems, algorithms).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

: Star-CD v.3.0 Manuals., , 0
Versteeg, H.K., Malalasekera, W.: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Finite Volume Method, , 0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The graded course-unit credit awarding is based on the results of the semester project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to extend theoretical and practical knowledge and computational modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer expertise with regard to their potential use in the diploma thesis .

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is required. Absence from seminars can be compensated for via make-up project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-TEP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch M-ENI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Characteristics of turbulence flow
2. Turbulence and its modelling
3. Models of turbulence, Boussinesqova hypothesis.
4. Algebraic models of turbulence
5. Reynolds-Stress models, Large eddy simulations models
6. Multiphase flow, PSICT technique
7. Solution of the momentum equation for droplets.
8. Radiation models
9. Modelling of solar radiation

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. 3-D Mesh generation.
2. Generation of complex mesh geometry, unstructured mesh.
3. Calculation of radiation and solar radiation.
4. Calculation of multiphase flow.
5. Multiphase flow - postprocessing.
6. Working out of semester project