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Multi-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics

Kurs 10

  Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Eckart Laurien
University of Stuttgart
Institute for Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems (IKE)
Pfaffenwaldring 31
D-70569 Stuttgart

Prof. Laurien





Multi-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics


Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Methods

Goal of the course

Skilled selection and validation of multi-dimensional models of Computational Fluid Dynamics


Teaching of founded knowledge about the methods, the mathematical/physical fundamentals and the application of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Turbulent single and multi-phase flows will be covered.
Based on computational examples from nuclear technology the methods of numerical flow simulation will be discussed in a systematic manner. In the theory part the derivation of the multi-dimensional conservation equations and boundary conditions as well as their simplifications will be performed. Furthermore, the subject of the course are fundamentals of numerical discretization as well as the numerical analysis (stability and convergence) of various discretization methods in the framework of the finite volume method. The various turbulence and multi-phase models are derived in comparison with the direct simulation and large-eddy simulation and discussed in view of their applicability for various flow examples. Finally the most important quality aspects and methods for error control (verification and validation) are presented.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckart Laurien, IKE, University of Stuttgart

3 days

2019; 9 am to 5 pm daily


KIT Campus Nord, FTU, Building 101, Room 155

Dead line for application:   2019

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Cirriculum vitae:

1982 Diploma Mechnical Engineering
Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
1982-85 German Aerospace Research Establishment (DFVLR)
Institute for Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, young scientist
1985 Dissertation: Dr.-Ing.
Universitäty of Karlsruhe (TH)
1986 Forschungsaufenthalt (1Jahr) University of Arizona, Tucson ,USA
1987 Forschungsaufenthalt (1 Jahr) University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
1987-95 Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Institute for Fluid Mechanics, Scientist
1995 Habilitation: Dr.-Ing. habil.
Technical University of Braunschweig
since 1996 Professor for Thermo-Fluid-Dynamics
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Research Areas:

Computational Fluid Dynamics und Turbulence Modelling, Flow with Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flows, Nuclear Reactor Safety, future Reactor Concepts