2.29 Numerical Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to numerical methods and MATLAB: errors, condition numbers and roots of equations. Navier-Stokes. Direct and iterative methods for linear systems. Finite differences for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations. Fourier decomposition, error analysis and stability. High-order and compact finite-differences. Finite volume methods. Time marching methods. Navier-Stokes solvers. Grid generation. Finite volumes on complex geometries. Finite element methods. Spectral methods. Boundary element and panel methods. Turbulent flows. Boundary layers. Lagrangian Coherent Structures. Includes a final research project.
2.29 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by P. F. J. Lermusiaux.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 5-134.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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