CFD Mentorship program: Batch1

Stage1: Introduction and Basics
Some general instructions 
Week1 (Day 1 and 2): Introduction1 Topic

Week2 (Day 1) : MATLAB  Part 1

Week2 (Day2) : Fluid Dynamics essentials for CFDPart2

Week3 (Day1): Basic Mathematics

Week3 (Day2): MATLAB Part 2

Week 4 (Day1): MATLAB Part 3

Week 4 (Day2): Thermodynamics part 1

Week 5 (Day 1): MATLAB Part 4

Week 5 (Day 2): Thermodynamics Part 2

Week6 (Day1): MATLAB part5

STAGE 2.1 CFD FundamentalsWeek6 (Day2): Heat Transfer for CFD

Week 7 (Day1): MATLAB Linear algebra

Week 7 (Day2): CFD foundation 1 (Governing Eqn)

Week 8 (Day 1): MATLAB Final part6

Week 8 ( Day2): CFD Foundation 2 (Governing equation and meshing)

Week 9 (Day 1): MATLAB

Week 9 (Day2): Governing Equation, Taylor series and FDM

Week 10 (Day1): FDM part2

Week 10 (Day2) : MATLAB

Week 11 (Day1): FDM Part 3: Stability and Convergence Intro

Week 11 (Day 2): Special Session : GridPro

Week 12 (Day1): Python Programming

Week 12 (Day2): Unsteady Problem: FDM

Week 13 (Day1): Python Programming

Week 13 (Day2): CFD Tools Introduction and SpaceClaim

Week 14 (Day1): SpaceClaim Practice

Week 14 (Day2): ANSYS Fluent Introduction

Week 15 (Day1): OpenFOAMpart1

Week 15 (Day2) : OpenFOAMPart2

Week 16 (Day1): OpenFOAMPart3

Week 16 (day2) Cancelled

Week 17 (day1) Python

Week 17 (day2) Post Processing and preparing PPTs

Week 18 (day1) Python

Week 18 (day2) Introduction to FVM

Week 19 (Day1) Numerical Stability Python

Week19 (Day2): FVM  Source term linearization, boundary conditions

Week 20 (day1): Career advice and discussion to select the topic for phase 3 (specialization)

Week 20 (day2) : FVM, diffusion problem, handson

Week 21 (day1): Special Session on LBM by SankyasutraLabs

Week 21 (day2): FVM: Convection diffusion problem

Week 22 (day1): Upwind Scheme

Week 22 (day2): SIMPLE Algorithm

Week 23 (day1): SIMPLE Algorithm Coding

Week 23 (day2): SIMPLE Algorithm Coding Contd...

Week 24: SIMPLE Algorithm coding_Final

Week 25 (day1): Turbulence Introduction

Week 25 (day2): Turbulence Modelling and Y+

Week 26 (day1): Fluent meshingPart1 (BOI)

Week26 (day2): Fluent Meshing Part 2

Week 27 (day1) : Fluent 2D

Week 27(day2): Fluent Transient

Next 3 weeks: Compressible flow workshop (Watch the recordings as separate course)

Week 28 (day1): Fluent TurboPart1

Week 28 (day2)

Week 29 (day1): Fluent Thermal

Week 29 (day2): Fluent Multiphase

Week 30(day1): OpenFOAM part1

Week30(day2) Wings to your future Talk on career development

Week31(day1) OpenFOAM part2

Week31(day2) OpenFOAM part3

Week32(day1)
Lesson 29: Interview Questions and Tips Copy
If you go for any interviews related to CFD job, especially if you a beginner it is common that the interview panel will test your fundamental knowledge in CFD, fluid mechanics, heat transfer etc. In general the technical interview will have 30% weightage on your fundamentals, 30% on the domain knowledge (for example if you are going for a position of CFD Engineer for turbomachines, you need to have good knowledge in the field of turbomachines), 20% on Tools like Fluent, StarCCM etc and 20% on your technical presentation skills or other soft skills.
Note: This is a general pattern and will vary depending on companies and interviewers. Ultimately they want to recruit a knowledgeable and skilled Engineer.Â
Some basic questions related to CFD which you must know:
CFD will help in solving complicated problems and also to reduce the cost as it can reduce experiments.Â But it is not necessary for every fluid mechanics problems in the industry. Many problems can be solved with lot of approximations and simplifications using just pen and paper (for quick calculations). If that is not feasible then we must try to do a simplified CFD model ( a 2D case). If 2D doesnt work, then do a full 3D simulation with RANS turbulence models. If that also doesn’t serve then only we need to use complicated, time consuming and expensive LES approaches.Â
Go to Lesson 5 to 6 and learn continuity, momentum and energy equations. Try to explain different terms in the equation as surface force, body force etc. Also try to explain the general form of governing equation, Lesson 7 and explain different terms as diffusion, convection etc.Â
Whether it is steady flow or unsteady flow the governing equation for an incompressible flow is the same without the unsteady term. Because the density is always constant. Go to lesson 5 for clarity.Â
Go to lesson 7 and understand how a general partial differential equation is classified as elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic etc. The understanding will help is choosing the right CFD discretization approach and strategies to capture the physics. For more insights watch the lecture 7.Â
This is the discretised form of partial differential equation after using FVM or FDM techniques. And we solve these equations and not the PDEs directly.Â