Course title: 
Introduction to CFD Methods
Primary programme: 
Fizikus mérnök BSc
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Coursework grade
Special grading methods: 
3 midterm tests
Multivariable Calculus
Responsible lecturer: 
Dr. Attila Aszódi,, university professor, PhD
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Course description: 
The course introduces students to the basics and nuclear energy applications of the three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques. Within the course, the ANSYS CFX program is presented in a practice-oriented manner. Students will master the use of the program system, the definition of the geometries, the creation of the meshes, the parameterization of the physical models, the running of the program modules, solving the system of equations, as well as the evaluation and interpretation of the results and the representation of the solution fields. In connection with the exercises, students get a brief overview of the equations needed to describe thermodynamic and flow problems, and their numerical solutions. During the lessons, they acquire the basic methods and tools through the modelling of thermal conduction problems in solids and the modelling of natural and forced convection flow problems. The examples come from the field of the energy industry (mainly nuclear energy), so the students' numerical modelling experiences can also be related to the knowledge acquired in other subjects.
Reading materials: 
C. Hirsch, Numerical computation of internal and external flows, Fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics, Elsevier, 2007, Oxford, UK, ISBN 978-0-7506-6594-0 J. H. Ferziger, M. Peric, Computational methods for fluid dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 2002, Berlin, Germany, ISBN 3-540-42074-6
List of competences: 
Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.