This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

The course deals with computational analysis of fluid flow. The first part of the course deals with theory and numerical methods. In the second part the students work in groups of 2-3 with a project where theory and computer software is applied on a practical problem.

Learning outcome

The students should be able to understand and evaluate basic aspects of:
  • Numerical discretisation for the flow and transport equations.
  • Solution methods for the coupled flow and transport equations.
  • Modelling techniques for engineering flows.
  • Carry out, report and present CFD calculations using OpenFOAM.


Characterization of flow: Boundary layers and flow with recirculation. Finite volume methods for handling of flow and heat transfer in one-, two- and three-dimensional geometry. Numerical handling of turbulence Steady and non-steady problems. Matrix inversion methods. Computer-based tutorials using the OpenFOAM CFD code

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, MAT300 Vector Analysis


Oral exam, assignment and presentation
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral exam1/2 A - F
Assignment1/2 A - F
Presentation0/1 Pass - Fail

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Course teacher
Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Head of Department
Tor Henning Hemmingsen

Method of work

8 hours of lectures/tutorials a week in the start of the semester (first 5-6 weeks) and 1-2 hours of project supervision in the rest of the semester. Mandatory project work to be carried out in groups of 2-3 students.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Heat transfer and CFD (MOM430_1) 5

Open to

Master studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.  

Course assessment

Through evaluation form and/or discussion according to current regulations.


An Introduction to CFD - The Finite Volume Method, H K Versteg and W Malalasekera, Prentice Hall, 2007 kapittel 1-9. Lecture notes on CFD and OpenFOAM, BH Hjertager.

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 26.06.2019