CFD Fundamentals and Aerodynamics

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CourseCFD Fundamentals and Aerodynamics
Credits 9
Professor Enrico STALIO

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The course is meant to give the students an introduction to incompressible aerodynamics, together with the fundamental Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) knowledge. Fundamental principles and governing equation of fluid dynamics are introduced. The different physical mechanisms for the generation of the aerodynamic forces on streamlined and blunt bodies and the methodologies for their evaluation. These concepts are lately applied to ground vehicles. At the end of the course students are able to analyze the aerodynamic characteristics of family cars and race cars and to attempt the aerodynmic design of a road vehicle. Both design and a-posteriori verification may be carried out using CFD tools whose fundamentals are covered by the course.

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