MJ2480 Introductions to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mathematics 6.0 credits

Introduktionskurs strömningsberäkning och matematik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The course introduces the fundamentals of numerical methodology in energy related area e.g. CFD, Heat transfer, and structural analysis. It then shows how to apply this information to the design and testing of related equipment and other hardware. The main emphasis is on practical use of codes based on Finite Element/Volume methods for subsonic incompressible and compressible recirculation flows. The development of the subject follows a logical progression starting with the definition of geometry and flow domain, following with stating of fluid properties, boundaries and associated conditions, moving through the solution control parameters, finally, the assembly of a complete model. At each stage, alternatives are identified and criteria for assessment are proposed and applied. The instructor will discuss some advanced numerical techniques, some of which will set new industry standards in the 21st century.

Course main content

The course is presented as a series of highly-interactive lecture/discussion sessions.

The aims of the course are:

• Describe the physical significance of each term in the governing equations for CFD.

• Effectively use a commercial CFD package to solve practical CFD problems.

• Quantify and analyze the numerical error in solution of the CFD, PDE's.

• Develop finite volume discretized forms of the CFD equations.

• Formulate explicit & implicit algorithms for solving the Navier Stokes Eqns.

• Create and demonstrate verification strategies for evaluating CFD code.

• Apprise CFD algorithms proposed in the literature


Engineering mathematics, BSc level

Only for TAETM


Egen litteratur delas ut


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F



Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Paul Petrie-Repar (paul.petrie-repar@energy.kth.se)


Paul Petrie-Repar <paul.petrie-repar@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2019.