302.017 Fundamentals of numerical thermo-fluid dynamics Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to solve partial differential equations describing fluid mechanics and heat transfer with appropriate numerical methods. They understand the strengths, weaknesses and limits of applicability of these methods.

Subject of course

Overview on the differential equations governing fluid dynamics and convective heat transfer. Discretization methods, convergence, stability, stationary solution algorithms, time integration. Modelling of fluid flow and heat transport. Data analysis and evaluation of numerical solutions.

Teaching methods

Explanation of the theoretical foundations.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Written examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2024 00:00 06.03.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
734 Apparatus, Plant and Process Engineering Mandatory8. Semester
735 Chemical Engineering Mandatory8. Semester


Lecture notes for this course are available. C. A. J. Fletcher: Computational techniques for fluid dynamics, vol. 1, Springer (1991) J. J. Ferziger, M. Peric: Computational methods for fluid dynamics, Springer (2002) S. V. Patankar: Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow, Hemisphere (1980) B. Noll: Numerische Strömungsmechanik, Springer (1993) R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart, E. N. Lightfoot: Transport Phenomena, Wiley (1960)

Previous knowledge

Ordinary differential equations. Initial and boundary value problems.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses