The main reading for the course is "Essential Computational Fluid Dynamics" by Oleg Zikanov. The book is freely available to all the students as an e-book through the Aalto University Library. In addition to this you will collect 3-5 journal or conference papers related to your project. You will read dedicated sections of the book as well as the collected papers and meet regularly (every week during period I) with your reading circle group to discuss the reading.
For each reading circle round you should write short (1-2 page) personal notes on the reading material according to the instructions provided for that reading circle round below. You should submit the notes in the submission boxes on this page by the deadline for that round.
Meetings and meeting reportsIn the meetings you should
- discuss the topics you consider important and why you consider these to be important,
- identify and try to resolve difficult topics,
- report the main ideas discussed in the meeting and report the topics that you would like to discuss further in the sessions on Friday (i.e. things you do not understand, things that require clarification, possible misunderstandings etc.)
Each meeting should have a nominated secretary, the name of which should
be mentioned in the report and who is responsible for the meeting
report. The report (1-2 pages) should cover the main ideas discussed in
the meeting and the topics that you would like to discuss further in the
theory session (i.e. things you do not understand, things that require
clarification, possible misunderstandings etc.). The
secretary of the group will return the report on behalf of the whole
group using the appropriate return box at the end of this page (in addition to his/her personal notes). The
report should be clearly named as a group report and should indicate the number of the reading circle group.
The reading circles follow the
schedule in the table below. You are
free to agree on the exact dates of the meetings. The deadline refers to
the date by which the report and the notes should be returned on MyCourses. It is important to submit the notes and meeting reports on time, as I will plan the Friday sessions on Thursdays based on your contributions.
|1||Introduction and governing equations
||1, 2, 3
||4, 5, 12
|3||Stability and general solution algorithms
||6, 7, 8
|4||Solution of the flow equations
|5||Turbulence and conducting CFD analysis
The reading circles are formed by groups of up to 5 students. We will discuss the selection of the groups during the intro session. Attendance to the reading circle meetings is mandatory. In exceptional cases this requirement can be relaxed, but in this case the person not attending should report his or her findings to the group before the reading circle meeting.