IP503911 - CFD - Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes

Course content

Fundamental principles for the numerical approximation of the Navier-Stokes equations.

Finite volume method (FVM), pressure-velocity coupling, steady and transient flows, multi-phase flow, laminar and turbulent flows, meshing techniques, dynamic mesh methods, convergence analysis

Learning outcome

After having passed the exam of the subject the student should know the methodology and main principles of computational fluid dynamics: general equations, methods of solutions, characteristics of different mesh types, turbulence models.    

The student should be able to carry out any flow simulation using necessary guides and books as well as understand and interpret the results.    

General Competence:
The student can simulate any case independently and master terminology of the field as well as analyze relevant academic, professional and research solution of a flow.

Learning methods and activities

Classroom lectures;

Guided training in the use of CFD software (StarCCM+);

Homework assignments;

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Minimum requirement for approval must be obtained to qualify for the exam.
Re-sit examination: Students are entitled to re-sit the oral exam if they have legitimate reasons for absence, or have failed.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture (850MD)
Naval Architecture (850ME)
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

Course materials

Krasilnikov, V.I.: "First introduction into CFD for marine applications", (Lecture Notes, 2011)
Ferziger, J.H. and M. Peric: "Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics", Springer-Verlag (2002),  
Hirsch, C.: "Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows", Butterworth-Heinemann (2007)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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