2.29 Numerical Fluid Mechanics


Class Info

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.

This class has 2.006, 2.06, 2.016, 2.20, 2.25, and 18.075 as prerequisites.

2.29 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is 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.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Numerical Fluid Mechanics site or on the 2.29 Stellar site.

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