ECTS - Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (ME437) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics ME437 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Experiment.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as a tool for solution of fluid dynamics problems. To familiarize students with different methods used in solving computational fluid dynamics problems such as finite differences, finite elements and finite volumes. To teach concepts such as boundary and initial conditions, numerical accuracy, consistency and stability. To enable students to conduct an independent project on a related topic.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. Understanding of the importance of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method in engineering problem solving and new product design. 2. Formation of basic CFD principles. 3. Evaluation of CFD application areas. 4. Knowing the position of commercial CFD programs. 5. Understanding of limitations in CFD applications.
Course Content Hesaplamalı akışkanlar mekaniğine giriş, akışkanlar mekaniğinin temel denklemleri, temel hesaplamalı teknikler, sayısal şemaların özellikleri, sonlu farklar yöntemi, sonlu elemanlar yöntemi, denklem sistemlerinin çözüm yöntemleri, ağ (mesh) oluşturma.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Commercial CFD Codes
3 1-Dimensional Heat Conduction, Solution File and Solution Procedure.
4 Discretization Procedure With The Finite Volume Method: 1-Dimensional Heat Conduction, Boundary Conditions And Source Term Expressions.
5 Boundary Source Linearization, General Rules For The Discretization Of Equations.
6 Numerical Exact Solution Of The 1-Dimensional Heat Conduction Problem: Formulation of Governing Equations, Formulation Of The Algebraic Equations Usin
7 Interior Cells, Boundary Cells, Numeric Solution Using Algebraic Equations.
8 Laminar Flow İn A Sudden Expansion Channel, Solution File And Solution Procedure.
9 Other Cfd Method Subjects: Variable Cell Distributions, Blocking İnside The Computational Domain.
10 Relaxation, Convergence And Restart, Control Of Accuracy And Validity Of Cfd Solutions.
11 Transient Natural Convection, Solution File And Solution Procedure.
12 Application
13 Application
14 Application


Course Book 1. Versteeg, H. K. and Malalasekera, W., “An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Longman, 1995
2. Patankar, S. V., “Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow”, McGraw-Hill, 1980.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems.
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field.
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 155