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Course INF-14-56-K-6

Optimization in Fluid Mechanics (2V+1U, 4.5 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.5 CP 93 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.5 CP 42 h 93 h


CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg. SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [INF-VIS] Visualisation and Scientific Computing
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • State equations in fluid mechanics
  • Reynolds-averaging and turbulence modeling
  • Finite Volume Method
  • Cost functions and constraints in fluid mechanics
  • Shape optimization
  • Optimal active flow control
  • Continuous and discrete adjoint methods
  • One-shot methods


Will be announced in the lecture.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Module "Grundlagen der Mathematik" of BSc program Mathematics (or similar). Basic knowledge in Partial Differential Equations and Numerics.

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-14-56-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-14-56-M-6] Optimization in Fluid Mechanics P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.5 LP
Course-Pool Name
[INF-VIS_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Visualization and Scientific Computing