CSE Seminar Modelling and Discretisation in Computational Fluid Dynamics - Winter 2008

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Winter 08
Dr. Michael Bader
Time and Place
block seminar (see below for schedule)
Computational Science and Engineering, 3rd semester
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS (2S) / 4 Credits

Preliminary session

A preliminary seminar session to discuss the final schedule will be held on Monday, Oct 20, 12:00 in room MI 02.07.023

The regular seminar sessions will be three block sessions in January 2009.

Seminar Topics

Computational Fluid Dynamics is one of the major challenges in computational science and engineering with applications in many different fields. Hence, there exist a multitude of different approaches to model CFD problems, and also to discretise the computational models. The seminar will generate an overview of existing approaches.

The following topics are intended for presentation: (further topics to follow)

  1. Finite Volume Methods in CFD
  2. Finite Element Methods in CFD (1 or 2 talks)
  3. The Lattice Boltzmann Method
  4. CFD simulation based on molecular dynamics
  5. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (1 or 2 talks)
  6. Free Surface Flows

It is planned to base some of the topics on specific CFD Codes.


Seminar Outline

Each student will give one presentation (approx. 45 minutes) in the seminar. In addition to her or his talk, each student will have to prepare a short paper (8-10 pages), which will be reviewed by two other seminar participants. The paper and the two reviews will, in addition to the talk, be considered to determine the final grade.


  • deadline for paper: Dec 21.
  • deadline for review: Jan 11.
  • deadline for final paper: Jan 28
  • presentations: Jan 22-29 (see schedule below)


The seminar talks will be given in 3 or 4 block sessions in January 2009.

Session Topic Student
Thu, Jan 22 (09:00-11:30)
Lattice Boltzmann
Lattice gas automata Yury Oleynik
The lattice Boltzmann method Hosam Hassan
Lattice Boltzmann - Between micro- and macroscopy Abtin Rasoulian
Tue, Jan 27 (16:00-18:30)
Particle Methods
Molecular Dynamics and CFD Anas Obeidat
Introduction to Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Ömer Demirel
SPH and Incompressible Flows Bahaddin Cankurt
Thu, Jan 29 (09:00-11:30)
Turbulence Modelling Oana Taranu
Thu, Jan 29 (09:00-11:30)
Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian methods: The Fundamental ALE Equations Sergey Matushkin
Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian methods for Navier–Stokes equations Srihari Subramanian