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Course MV-SAM-86365-K-4

Numerical Fluid Mechanics with Open Source Tools (4V, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
4 V Lecture 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h
(4V) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-SAM] Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Basic knowledge about CFD.
  • Introduction to the structure and use of the software package OpenFOAM.
  • Mathematical and physical modelling of examples for numerical flow calculation. Examples are taken from the field of fluid mechanics and process engineering.
  • Calculation of different examples with incompressible and Newtonian fluids
  • Application of different turbulence models
  • Various simplifications such as periodicities

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students are able to use the open source package OpenFOAM independently.
  • They learn to analyse a given problem and to select a suitable case for the solution of a concrete problem in a Linux environment based on ready-made solution examples.
  • They learn to analyse the given problem with regard to its mathematical and physical modelling; first they are working on a solution for the problem in teamwork and then they are working for their own to prepare a proposal for solution.
  • They learn to evaluate, select and implement possible modells and to simplify a real problem.
  • They will be able to explain the different fundamentals of CFD and to use them to propose a solutions to a posed problem.
  • They learn to work as a team and to defend and to evaluate proposed solutions and, if necessary, to produce improvised possible solutions based on the examples they have worked out together.


Will be provided before the lecture.


Online examples, PowerPoint presentations

References to Course [MV-SAM-86365-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-SAM-276-M-4] Numerical Fluid Mechanics with Open Source Tools P: Obligatory 4V, 5.0 LP