Short Course on Computational Fluid Dynamics
CFD for Industry is a short course that aims at training industry professionals in the proper use of Computational Fluid Dynamics software. Today's CFD packages are increasingly powerful and robust, commercial packages also user-friendly, but their increased ability to deliver a converged result may be misleading. The nonlinear nature of fluid mechanics means that relatively small mistakes in the simulation setup may result in fundamentally wrong flow fields leading to faulty design.
This short course focuses on the methodical process of setting up correctly your CFD simulation and of evaluating the quality of your solution, regardless of the software package used. Qualitative and quantitative criteria for selecting the best grid, domain size, convergence threshold, and other parameters will be taught and demonstrated during practice sessions.
The short course will cover a review of fundamentals, solution procedure, convergence analysis, mesh generation, physical modelling, verication and validation, and best practices. The theory will be complemented by improved hands-on practice sessions using the OpenFOAM® CFD software package, exemplifying concepts learned.
Participants in the short course can apply for continuing development credits with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Carlos F. Lange
is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. With more than 20 years experience in CFD, he has modelled engineering, biomedical and atmospheric flows. Lange was a Science Team Member of the Phoenix Mars Mission and, with Jeff Davis, performed the first CFD characterization of a Mars lander. In 2001, he founded the CFD-Lab at the University of Alberta and 3 years later introduced the undergraduate/graduate course "Applied CFD", which is now training 60 engineers every year in CFD and serves as basis for this short course.
Jeff Davis is an engineering instructor at Grant MacEwan University and a research collaborator of the CFD-Lab at the University of Alberta. He obtained his PhD, specializing in multiphase flows, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2004. He has over 10 years experience in CFD with interests in turbulent and multiphase flows, interface tracking, and parallel computing, including active development of CFD code.
Registration and Fee
Register as soon as possible by submitting the form attached to the Course Brochure (see below) or by using the online form (submit payment at the address below). Registration will remain open until the limit of 30 participants is reached.
The fee for the two day short course is: $600CAD + GST.
Registration fees cover course notes, a live and installable Linux appliance with OpenFOAM®, as well as access to workstations with CFD software during the practice sessions. Catering during coffee breaks and lunches is also included.
Cancellations received by June 14, 2013 will be reimbursed the full registration fee less a processing fee of $150 plus GST.
Cancellations received after June 14, 2012 will not receive a refund.
Date and Time
Monday, July 8, 2012 - Tuesday, July 9, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4-9 Mechanical Engineering Building
Edmonton AB T6G 2G8
Phone: (780) 492-3598
Fax : (780) 492-2200