CVEN 688-600
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Fall 2018

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: 304C DLEB

Phone: (979) 847-9468


Office Hours: MWF 2:00 - 3:00 pm or other times by appointment




Midterm Examination (10/30/2018, 7:30-9:30pm, HEB 203)
Final Examination (12/11/2018, 8:00-10:00 am, HEB 219)  

Lecture Notes

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

Homework Assignments

Homework No. 1 (Due 09/19/2018)
Homework No. 2 (Due 09/28/2018)
Homework No. 3 (Due 10/05/2018)
Homework No. 4 (Due 10/22/2018)
Homework No. 5 (Due 10/29/2018)
Homework No. 6 (Due 11/12/2018)
Homework No. 7 (Due 11/30/2018)
Homework No. 8 (No need to turn in)