About this course
The course provides an introduction to advanced computational methods useful to investigate fluid and plasma flows and their dynamics from the micro- to the macro-scales, under laminar and turbulent flow regime. The course presents an overview of several key complementary computational methods.
- Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM);
- (pseudo)-spectral methods;
- Particle based methods (Molecular Dynamics, Brownian and Stokesian dynamics);
- Finite volume methods;
- Particle-in-cell Monte Carlo (PIC-MC).
Expected learning outcomes
- Gaining insight into the concepts and numerical methods for the solution of flow and plasma problems;
- Gaining an understanding on the basic physics of gases, fluids and plasmas;
- Training and enhancing the modeling ability on fluid dynamics and particle based processes;
- Application of advanced numerical methods to physical systems.
Class and homework) on mandatory assignment(s) (written reports) - 60% of the final result; Individual assignment (written report) - 40% of the final result; In case of missing written reports an oral examination is foreseen. (NB: Composition of the tests may be changed)
Deadline for the final submission of the individual assignment is the 12th of April 2024. Examdate 15th of April 2024
Experience with programming is highly advisable. Without such experience, the course can be followed, but will take more effort than is represented by 5 EC.
Lectures, homework, groupwork
- Local course code3MT120
- Study loadECTS 5
- Contact hours per week8
- InstructorsAlexey Lyulin, Federico Toschi, Herman Clercx, Jan ten Thije Boonkkamp, Jan van Dijk
- Mode of deliveryOnline - at a specific time
- Course coordinator
5 February 2024
Enrolment period closed
- End date7 April 2024
- Main languageEnglish
- Apply between20 Oct and 24 Nov 2023
- Time infoMonday 17:30 - 19:30, Tuesday 13:30 - 17:30, Thursday 08:45 - 12:45