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CODE 66174
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/01
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is becoming more and more attractive in the marine industry, as a complementary tool to the usual model and full-scale measurements. Deep knowledge of the theoretical basis of each approach, their limitations, the applicability fields and the quality of the results is, consequently, fundamental for the successful applicability of these approaches to design and analysis problems.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is intended to provide students with the basis of the most advanced numerical techniques adopted for the solution of the hydrodynamic problems related to naval architecture. The theoretical background of each proposed methodology, with its field of application and its limits, is presented together with hands-on examples.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In detail, the course is devoted to providing the theoretical and technical aspects of the CFD, as:

- Definition of fundamental equations of fluid mechanics

- Theoretical aspects of the most used simplified and complete theories for the solution of flow motion.

- Examples of simple codes based on the developed theories during the lessons.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of fluid dynamics and solution of analytical partial differential equations.

TEACHING METHODS

Oral lessons and computer lab.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is organized on some main topics:

- Overview of the state of art or the solution of fluid dynamic equations

- Introduction to continuum mechanics: Basic idea of a continuum description and how to obtain the flow equations.

- Potential methods with a focus on single-phase methods for 2-D and 3-d profiles

- Advance viscous CFD methodologies (focus on FDM and FVM), theoretical and practical aspects.

Particular problems as: boundary layer problem and propeller cavitation.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

J. Katz & A. Plotkin, "Low Speed Aerodynamics - From wing theory to panel method", McGraw-Hill

J.H. Ferziger & M. Peric, "Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics", Springer

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANO GAGGERO (President)

DIEGO VILLA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam. If the number of student is considerable also a preliminary written exam can be planned.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral test is aimed at establishing the student's ability to present the topics covered in class in an exhaustive, autonomous and using proper language. The final score will take into account both exposure and knowledge of the concepts presented.

Sufficiency requires an adequate general knowledge of the requested subject, demonstrating the ability to explain it in an understandable way.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
09/01/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
23/01/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
12/02/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
27/05/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
11/06/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
17/07/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
13/09/2024 09:30 LA SPEZIA Orale