CE 648 Numerical Hydrodynamics

Potential flows around bodies: panel singularities methods and conformal mapping methods. Finite-difference and spectral methods for Poisson equations: numerical inversion of matrices, and potential flows in or around irregular domains. Consistency, stability, and convergence of numerical methods: linear stability analysis. Numerical methods for diffusion equations and methods for ordinary differential equations. One-dimensional Burger’s equation and nonlinear problems, Newton iteration, error analysis. Numerical methods for stream function vorticity equations: flows in or around irregular domains. Discussions of current research in computational fluid dynamics. Four exercise projects and one examination project will be assigned to each student.



Cross Listed Courses

OE 648


OE 600


Civil Engineering Program Ocean Engineering Program


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