Learn and Practice Modeling Techniques for Fluid Dynamics
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Learn and operate CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools to understand and predict aeronautical systems performances and behavior.
- Work with industrially relevant computation software and methods;
- Study in a multicultural environment.
- Importance of fluid mechanics in aeronautical applications;
- CFD simulation;
- Understanding of the role of numerical tools in a design process.
- Aeronautical history (6h)
- Fluid mechanics (15h)
- Introduction to turbulence (14h)
- Aerodynamics (20h)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (24h)
- Conferences and visits (12h)
- Company visits: Latmos, Ariane Space Launchers, Dassault, etc.
- Cultural visits: Bâteaux-mouches and Château de Versailles
- Conference on “Global Air Transport Market”
- Academic period: July 1st to 26th 2019
- Arrival date: June 28th
- Number of credits: 10 ECTS
- Price: 3 600€ (including housing)
- Required Level: Minimum 3rd year of bachelor degree in engineering (or related fields) and basic knowledge of fluid mechanics
- Application deadline: May 1st
Syllabus for the Summer Program 2019:
Objectives: Learn how today aerospace world has evolved. The pioneers: from Icare to Clément Ader, World War I, the interwar period, World War II, and the modern age. This course will concentrate on the technical evolutions, which allowed aeronautical development.
Objectives: This course is focused on basic knowledge about fluids and flows (Newtonian fluid, laminar and turbulent flow regimes, liquid and gas, etc.)
Fluid statics: this chapter is focused on basic equation governing fluid static (pressure in a fluid at rest, static equation, hydrostatic pressure on plane and curved surfaces, pressure variation in a fluid with rigid-body (linear and rotation) motion)
Kinematics of fluids: this chapter is focused on a mathematical approach of fluid mechanics, to describe some basic flow properties of ideal fluids (stream function, streamlines, irrotational flow, velocity potential, potential flows, etc.)
Elementary fluid dynamics (Euler, Bernoulli, and Navier Stokes equations): this chapter is focused on fundamental equations governing motions of incompressible fluids (viscosity, Euler and Navier Stokes equations, Bernoulli equation)
A Short Introduction to Turbulence:
Objectives: Most fluid flows occurring in nature as well as in engineering applications are turbulent. The scope of this course is to introduce some of the basis of the turbulence theory and its statistical analysis. The Emphasis will be put on turbulent flow features that are of primary interest for turbulent flow prediction and modeling. The concepts will be illustrated by a fair set of representative examples of issues from both the automotive and aeronautic industry.
Objectives: This aerodynamics course focuses on the study of the flow of air about a wing, but many of the concepts explored are relevant to a wide variety of applications. Learners completing this aerodynamics course will gain a fundamental understanding of concepts and models used to aerodynamically analyze and design subsonic, transonic, and supersonic vehicles.
Computational Fluid Dynamics:
Objectives: This course introduces the main key stages of producing an accurate CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation. The lecture is oriented to a simplified presentation of the finite volume method, together with an illustration of the different meshing strategies, to obtain a reliable simulation. Students will use the industrial software STAR-CCM+, with different case set-up for both automotive and aeronautics applications (winglet, car drag evaluation, etc.). A lecture on heat transfer is provided, to develop the ability to conduct thermal analysis, for classical engineering applications.