With CFD and Thermal Sciences becoming the base of almost all the products we build, every university has a department in these fields. In this post, we discussed with top researchers in the field and have come up with universities and labs that perform world-class research in fields such as,
Most top to moderately ranked programs will have rigorous coursework for those interested in fluids and thermal sciences. Here are 25 Universities that you need to consider when it comes to the above-mentioned fields. There is a lot of information in this post, in order to digest every bit of it try spending a significant amount of time. By the way, here is an excel sheet that contains all the 25 universities and their respective research areas.
I will start the list with my Alma matter,
The universities mentioned above, in general, are very good universities and tend to expect higher GRE scores i.e. in the range of 320+, if you did not get a chance to get 320+, some of the universities you can consider are listed below,
The Computational Combustion using Python and Cantera from Skill-Lyc is an essential course for mechanical engineering students who are interested in the combustion and CFD domain. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics, equilibrium chemistry, and elementary reactions. With Python and Cantera, students will learn Ignition delay calculation, flame speed calculation and more advanced topics in combustion.
If you have a keen interest in Aviation and Thermal Industries and have been meaning to dig deep and understand a powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool like ANSYS Fluent, this is the course for you
Internal Combustion Engine Analyst
ANSA is an advanced multidisciplinary CAE pre-processing tool that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build-up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input file, in a single integrated environment
Learn CFD by writing code from scratch in Matlab or Octave
Advanced Turbomachinery Simulations for Mechanical Engineers
In this project, you will analyse the head impact on the car hood. You will learn how to set-up the case study by giving the required geometry transformations, boundary conditions, material models, contact definitions. Stress, strain, head impact coefficient(HIC) values will be calculated and studied in post-processing.
In this project, you will learn how to validate the elasto-plastic material model with the given stress-strain data. You will learn the extraction and cleaning of the stress-strain data point from the given curve. Then you will study how to evaluate the hardening curve and give material parameters input to the LS-DYNA software. Finally, you will understand how to extract the stress-strain results from the simulation and compare it with the given data.
This project deals with simulating the flow around a Mercedes Benz Actros truck with and without the trailer attachment, We will be studying the production of wake and how the trailer attachment affects the wake produced by the tractor and the effect this has on the production of drag on the vehicle. Suitable reports and plots will be used to measure the drag coefficient and to assess convergence. Various post processing techniques can be used to provide animations that clearly show the flow patterns.