Introduction to Modern Computational Fluid Dynamics

Introduction to Modern Computational Fluid Dynamics

April 21, 2024
Partially online virtual and in person at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (from 10 AM to 4 PM)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has emerged as an essential component of the design and analysis process for a wide range of engineering disciplines. CFD tools enable an engineer to analyse and understand the impact of the underlying physics, mathematics, and numerical concepts on an engineering system. This introductory course is intended to provide a researcher or a practicing engineer with the basic essentials to deal with problems of engineering design that involve fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, turbulence, combustion or other flow processes. It also provides an overview of the uses, abuses, promises and limitations of CFD so as to enable a design engineer to make effective use of CFD as an engineering tool. This introductory course covers a range of topics from fundamental aspects of CFD to the state-of-the-art technologies, such as application of the latest Machine learning techniques to CFD.


  • Help participants develop an intuitive understanding of key concepts of CFD
  • Provide an insight into the relevance of CFD to real-world industrial problems
  • Discuss the uncertainties, promises and pitfalls of CFD
  • Help participants correctly interpret results of their flow simulations.
  • Discuss how Machine Learning can be integrated with CFD to improve performance and accuracy


  • Graduate students and research scholars involved with development and application of CFD
  • Design engineers working with CFD


Workshop Outline

Module 1: Background & Brief History
Module 2: The Governing Equations
Module 3: The Finite Volume Method
Module 4: Essential Numerical Concepts
Module 5: Turbulence
Module 6: Promises & Pitfalls
Module 7: Emerging Trends and CFD of the Future


Registration will be limited to 50 participants.

Registration deadline: March 31st 2024

A certificate will be given upon completion of the course