CVEN 688-600
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Fall 2016

Course Description: Finite-difference and finite-element methods and basic numerical concepts for the solution of dispersion, propagation and equilibrium problems commonly encountered in real fluid flows. Theoretical accuracy analysis techniques.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate fluid mechanics; MATH 601 and/or basic courses in linear algebra; knowledge of one programming language.

Textbook: C.A.J. Fletcher, “Computational Techniques for Fluid Dynamics,” Volumes I, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1991.

Instructor: Dr. H.C. Chen

Office: 808-K CEOB

Phone: (979) 847-9468


Office Hours: MWF 3:30 - 4:30 pm or other times by appointment




Midterm Examination (Thursday, 11/03/2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, CE 219)
Final Examination  (Tuesday, 12/13/2016, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, CE 219)

Lecture Notes

Chapter 1
Chapter 1A (Supplement)
Chapter 1B (Supplement)
Chapter 2A
Chapter 2B
Chapter 3A
Chapter 3B
Chapter 4
Chapter 4S (Supplements)
Chapter 5A
Chapter 5B
Chapter 5C
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9A
Chapter 9B
Chapter 9C

Homework Assignments

Homework No. 1 (Due 9/23/16)
Homework No. 2 (Due 9/30/16)
Homework No. 3 (Due 10/10/16)
Homework No. 4 (Due 10/26/16)
Homework No. 5 (Due 11/02/16)
Homework No. 6 (Due 11/18/16)
Homework No. 7 (Due 12/02/16)
Homework No. 8 (Prob. 9.10b)