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7 days course on Modeling Energy Systems using CFD: Theory and Practice
This 7 days course aims at bridging the skill gap between what industry needs today and what is taught in the academic environment. "One cannot learn driving just by watching videos online on CFD, one has to take the driving seat and practice". Keeping this in mind, this course has been designed to impart much needed knowledge and skills in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in designing and modeling various energy systems
Date: July 1, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Location: IIT (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Organizer: Dr. Om Prakash Singh
Application Areas: HVAC&R, Electronics Cooling, Power Generation, General CFD, Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Softwares: Icepak, STAR CCM+, HyperMesh, ANSYS
Deadlines: June 15, 2017 (registration)
Type of Event: Course, International

This is one-of-its-kind industry oriented short term course
that offers unique experience in modeling variety of energy
systems using CFD.  The main topics of the course would be:

    Introduction and application: Energy systems: Recent
technologies: solar energy for solar heater, collector etc,
energy efficient building design, use for  CFD and FEM in
various engineering fields, CFD results validation
techniques etc.

    CFD theory: Governing differential equations,
discretisation techniques, concept of boundary layer,
scaling laws, turbulent models, Y+ estimation etc.
    Complex geometry handling: feature curves, surface
organization, free edges, boundary surfaces, other
pre-processing techniques.

    Surface and Volume Meshing: When to use 2D simulations,
effect of mesh density, effect of biasing in critical
region, boundary conditions, how not to mesh, shrink wrap
meshing, boundary layer mesh generation, effect of mesh size
on results, control volumes for mesh refinement etc.

    Mesh Quality and Checks: Quality checks for CFD mesh,
grid independence study.

    CFD Boundary Conditions for internal/external flows: How
to model steady and transient phenomena: how to decide time
steps, heat flux, convection, adiabatic, radiation, moving
reference frame etc., wind tunnel design techniques, slip/no
slip BC controls etc., lift/drag prediction.

    Solar Energy Systems: CFD modeling of flat plate solar
energy collector, wind pressure load calculations over PV
solar panels at different orientations, concentrating solar
power (CSP) applications:  CFD simulations for collectors,
thermal receivers, and thermal storage technologies,
Integrating Phase Change Materials (PCM) on solar collectors
and modeling techniques,

    Cooling of Electronics Equipment: CFD modeling
techniques for various modes of cooling,  conduction
cooling, theory and CFD techniques for air cooling: natural
convection and radiation, concept of thermal resistance,
contact resistance, modeling contact resistance, conduction
in PCB, fan selection and CFD modeling techniques etc.
Liquid cooling: direct and indirect, conjugate heat transfer
modeling techniques, how to refine mesh  in critical region,
multi-part solid modeling techniques for graphic card cooling.

    Building Ventilation: CFD modeling techniques for
natural ventilation, steady/transient thermal analysis,
boundary conditions, forced ventilation, thermal comfort,
radiant heating/cooling, contaminant migration, thermal
stratification, thermal bridging, smoke evacuation, stack
effects, wind/wake patterns, effect of materials properties,
use of PCM etc., Accessing building ventilation before
construction from CFD results, scaling laws derivation for
heat transfer as a function of Rayleigh number, Prandtl
number etc.,

    Real to Virtual: Reverse engineering techniques,
creating 3D CAD designs from 2D still images of real
objects, Image processing techniques: aligning image,
building cloud points, mesh and texturing, post-processing
techniques for generating FEM/CFD models.

    Special topics: to be included if requested by the
participants in advance.
Event record first posted on March 29, 2017, last modified on April 3, 2017

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