IP503911 - CFD - Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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

Knowledge: 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.

Skills: 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.

Re-sit exam: following semester.

Specific conditions

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

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


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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS 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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