Course Detail

Start date:  May 26, 2017

Duration:  5 Weeks

About Course:

Participants can register under two categories:

  • Category-I: CFD Software Training (May 26 – June 9, 2017)
  • Category-II: CFD Software Training & Project Execution (May 26 – June 30, 2017)

Course Fees:

  • Within India: Category-I : Rs 12,000;  Category-II: Rs 25,000
  • Outside of India: Category-I : USD 500;  Category-II: USD 1000

Fees is inclusive of service tax (15 %). Course fees will cover training material and kit. Please note that, once fees paid, cancelation will be permitted till April 28, 2016 only. 

(Extra hostel accommodation charge: Rs 5,000 (apx) and food charge at hostel: Rs 5,000 (apx) for 5 weeks)

Last date of pre-registration: April 14, 2017.

Selected participant list will be displayed on the event web-page by April 17, 2017.

Due date for fee submission: May 12, 2017.

Course delivery

Course delivery is in English. 

Who will be the participant?

M.Tech/M.E students; B.Tech/B.E final year students; Ph. D. research scholars who want to pursue a research in the CFD field.


Share accommodation, on request will be made available in the Institute hostel. Present tariff is Rs. 150/- per day per person. Approximately food expenses including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be Rs 120/- per day per person.

Please note that it is mandatory to bring your own laptop to facilitate the training program.


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the science of determining numerical solution to the governing equations of fluid flow whilst 'advancing the solution through time and/or space to obtain numerical description of the complete flow field of interest. It is often used to assess the performance of engineering devices, to explore several competing designs in a cost-effective manner, or to provide understanding of flow processes within or around a given configuration. CFD has become an important tool in variety of fields including Aerospace Engineering, Oceanography, Meteorology, Naval Engineering, Surface Transport, Material Processing, Manufacturing Sciences, Thermal Engineering, Bio Heat transfer and Bio-Fluidics, Micro/Nano-scale Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, etc. The role of CFD in engineering predictions has become so strong that today it may be viewed as a new third dimension of fluid dynamics, the other two dimensions being the classical cases of pure experiment and pure theory.

It is critical to have an excellent understanding of the following staged to execute an accurate CFD simulation. These key stages include:

  • Geometry Creation
  • Grid Generation
  • Solver selection
  • Running the simulation
  • Result verification and validation
  • Post-processing the simulation results
  • Documentation

To understand the CFD as a science, one should have fundamental knowledge of theory behind all the above stages of the CFD simulation. The proposed course will help the participant to execute independently each stage of the CFD simulation.

 It is balanced course for the beginner in the CFD field. Course is designed such a way that it will give comprehensive theoretical background along with all practical aspect of the CFD. The important prospect of this course is it allows the participant to build up their understanding in both theoretical and numerical aspect to CFD. The other important aspect of this course is the independent project execution.

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Tentative Schedule    

 Workshop E-Poster:   

Project Based Summer School and Software Training Program 


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)



 Workshop Brochure:  

Project Component (30 Days)

This is the unique feature of the summer school. On day one, all the participants will be divided into 4-5 students groups. In first week, each group has to finalized the research topic based on the discussion with all group members and coordinator. Based on the groups interest the project topic will be finalized. Group will be free to chooses any topic related to CFD, however by considering the available computational resources. We will also list out various topics of the projects to help each group. For topic proposed by us, we also facilitate the preliminary literature survey for each of the topic.

You can come with your own project and school will help you.

The project will be executed in the various steps as listed below:

  • Topic selection and problem statement
  • List out appropriate objective of the project
  • Literature survey and methodology understanding
  • Feasibility study of the proposed topic based on literature survey and availability of the resources.
  • CAD model development and grid generation for various cases of the proposed topic
  • Grid independency and validation study
  • Simulation of various cases with optimized grid
  • Post-processing and data analysis
  • Results
  • Report writing

For the smooth execution of the all projects:

  • Weekly meeting with the coordinator to clarify all doubts
  • Weekly discussion with various groups for knowledge sharing
  • Daily discussion among all the group members and proper work distributions
  • Intermediate progress seminar will be arranged after 20 days of the event start. Each group has to present their work
  • Final presentation and report submission

Category - I (Introduction to CFD and Software Training)

Theory Modules (35 Hrs)

  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer:  Importance of viscosity and no slip boundary condition, laminar and turbulent flows, transition to turbulence, derivation of Navier-Stokes and energy equation, boundary layer theory, thermal boundary layer.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics:  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics; classification of PDEs; discretization methods; types of boundary conditions and their importance; unsteady problems; numerical diffusion and stability analysis. Pressure correction techniques (MAC/SIMPLE/PISO). Introduction to structured and unstructured grids.
  • Turbulent Modeling: Characterization of turbulent flows and derivation of RANS equation. Turbulent modeling : k-epsilon and k-omega based turbulent models.
  • Advanced topics:  Modeling of multi-phase flow, porous media, rotating machines, heat exchanger. 

Practical Modules (60 Hours)

With the help of well designed 20 tutorials, understanding of Preprocessing , Solver and Post-Processing will be covered as a practical modules. Participant will learned following aspects in sequence with the help of tutorials:  2D structure meshing; 2D analysis of steady flow; 3D structure mesh generation; 3D steady flow analysis; unsteady flow with heat transfer for 2D/3D geometry; turbulent flow analysis; multiple reference frames (MRF); mixing plane model; sliding meshes; volume of fluid (VOF) multiphase modeling; periodic flow and heat transfer; model external compressible flow; modeling transient compressible flow and Fluent UDF.