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5 days course on 'An Advanced Introduction to the Finite Volume Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics (with OpenFoam)''
5 days course that gives an advanced introduction to finite volume method in CFD; Organized by Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA under Global Initiative of Academic Networks program (GIAN), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Date: September 5, 2016 - September 9, 2016
Location: Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Contact Email:
Organizer: Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Application Areas: General CFD
Special Fields: Finite Volume Methods
Softwares: OpenFOAM
Deadlines: September 4, 2016 (registration)
Type of Event: Course, International

Contact Details for any query regarding the course:
Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mobile: +91-9111 74 9191

Course overview
The Finite Volume Method and the associated SIMPLE-family of
algorithms are 
the core numerical tools used in Computational Fluid Dynamic
codes. In fact, the 
top three commercial CFD codes (Fluent, starCD, Numeca); and
which is one of the most popular open source CFD libraries,
are based on the 
FVM. In the first part of this course, the FVM is presented
in details starting with 
the discretization of the various terms present in the
general conservation 
equation of a scalar quantity as applied on an unstructured
non- orthogonal 
grid. These include the transient, diffusion convection and
source terms, in 
addition to computation of gradients and implementation of
various boundary 
conditions. In the second part, the application of the FVM
and the SIMPLE 
algorithm to the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are
presented in details 
for a collocated variable arrangement including issues
related to boundary 
conditions. In both parts, implementation details are
illustrated using OpenFOAM 
to ensure that both numerical and implementation issues are
clearly treated. In 
the third and final part, a number of special topics namely
High resolution 
convection schemes, high order transient schemes, treatment
of anisotropic 
diffusion are covered.

Course Content:
- Finite volume method and finite volume mesh
- Computing gradients
- Discretization of the diffusion term 
- Programming in OpenFoam-I
- Discretization of the convective and transient terms
- Programming in OpenFoam-II
- Discretization of the Navier-Stokes equation: SIMPLE
Algorithm and Rhie-Chow 
- Discretization of the Navier-Stokes equation: BC and
Advanced Rhie-Chow 
- High resolution schemes and higher order transient schemes
- Programming in OpenFoam-III

Course Objective 
By the end of the course all participants should be able to

-Apply the FVM to discretize any equation involving any
combination of convection, diffusion, transient and source
terms including energy and momentum 
- Apply High Resolution Schemes for the discretization of
convection and transient terms
- Apply the SIMPLE algorithm to the discretization of the
mass continuity equation Apply Rhie-Chow interpolation for a
variety of flow situations
- Evaluate the types of numerical errors present in a simulation
- Understand the implementation issues involved in writing a
CFD code based on the FVM
- Use OpenFOAM to solve a variety of fluid flow and heat
transfer problems
- Program OpenFoam to solve a variety of custom flow problems

Teaching Faculty
Dr. Marwan Darwish, Professor, 
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Marwan Darwish received his PhD degree in Materials
Processing from BRUNEL University, London, U.K in 1991. He
then joined the Brunel Institute of 
ComputationalMathematics (BICOM), U.K for one year as a
post- doc before joining the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at the American University of 
Beirut, Lebanon 
in 1992, where he currently serves as a Professor. His
research interest covers a range of topics in Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) including 
solidification, advanced 
numeric using the Finite Volume Method (FVM), free surface
flow, high resolution schemes, multiphase flows, coupled
algorithms, and algebraic multi-grid. 
He is a founding 
member of the CFD Group at AUB. He has published over 50
journal papers and contributed over 50 presentation to
refereed international conferences. He 
recently co-
authored a book entitled: “The Finite Volume Method in
Computational Fluid Dynamics: An Advanced Introduction with
OpenFOAM and Matlab”, the book is 
published by 

Course Coordinator
Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT Indore, India

Shanmugam Dhinakaran is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore, India. He
received his PhD in the area of 
Computational Fluid 
Dynamics and Heat Transfer from IIT Kharagpur, India in
2008. He had worked as a post doctoral researcher at
University of Pau, France; University of Minho, 
University of Porto, Portugal and University of
Valenciennes, France before joining IIT Indore as an
Assistant Professor in 2012. Dr. Dhinakaran is also an 
adjunct faculty in the 
Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering, IIT
Indore. He is the coordinator of The Centre for Fluid
Dynamics at IIT Indore. Non- Newtonian fluid 
Porous media, Nanofluids and Cardiovascular diseases are his
research areas.

Who should attend?
- UG & PG Students, Research Scholars, Scientists and
Practicing Engineers with background in Mechanical,
Chemical, Aerospace, Civil, Biomedical and other 
branches of engineering.
- Participants with background in applied Mathematics and
Physics are also encouraged to apply.

Registration Fee
Students (UG & PG): Rs. 3,000
Research Scholars: Rs. 4,000
Faculty members: Rs. 5,000 
Foreigners: USD 250
Industry and others: Rs. 10,000

Mode of Payment:
Demand Draft: In favor of 'Registrar, IIT Indore' payable at
Please send the DD to the course coordinator by Post.

Online Transfer details:
 Name of the Beneficiary: IIT Indore Project and Consultancy A/c
  Name of Bank	Canara Bank
  Branch	Indore Navlakha
  Beneficiary Account No.	1476101027440
  Bank MICR Code	452015003
  Bank IFS Code 	CNRB0001476

CASH: Only with prior permission from Course Coordinator

How to register?
Online registration in the institute portal is a must for
all participants.
Link for registration:

Important Dates
Last date for Registration: September 4, 2016
Course Schedule   : September 5 - 9, 2016

Travel Information
Indore located in Central part of India in Madhya Pradesh
State. It will well-connected by rail, road and air. The
nearest railway station is Indore Junction and 
the nearest  Airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport.  For
queries regarding travel information, please contact the
course co-ordinator.

Paid accommodation will be provided to participants on
first-come-first-serve basis.

Contact Details
For any information regarding eligibility, fee payment,
travel information, accommodation, etc., please contact the
the course co-ordinator via e- m!ail or 

Dr. Shanmugam Dhinakaran
Associate Professor
The Centre for Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical
Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Khandwa
Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh - 453 
Mobile: +91-9111-74-9191 
Event record first posted on July 16, 2016, last modified on August 6, 2016

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