ENGRMAE 237 Computational Fluid Dynamics (2017-2018)

ENGRMAE 237 Computational Fluid Dynamics

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 237 Computational Fluid Dynamics (Credit Units: 4) Mathematical, physical, and computational fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics, numberical methods for solving the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations. Topics include: finite-difference and finite-volume discretizatin, time marching methods, von Neumann analysis, upwinding, flux splitting, TVD, and other high-resolution shock-capturing schemes. Prerequisite: MAE230C. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

There will be no single textbook. Lectures will be largely based on instructor's personal knowledge. However, the following will serve as major references.

  • C.A.J. Fletcher, Computational Techniques for Fluid Dynamics, VOL. 1 and 2, 2nd edition, Springer-Verlag, 1991.
  • C. Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, Vol. 1 and 2, John Wiley, 1990.
  • Harvard Lomax, Thomas H. Pulliam, David W. Zingg, Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (Scientific Computation), Springer.
  • J. Blazek, Computational Fluid Dynamics: Principles and applications, Elsevier, 2001.
Feng Liu
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Fluid Mechanics and Basic Numerical Methods.

Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 25%
  • Mid-Term Exam: 35%
  • Final Project: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 30, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr