Advanced Aerodynamic Simulations using CONVERGE

Advanced Aerodynamic Simulations for Mechanical Engineers

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  • Pre-requisites : Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineers with basic knowledge on Converge CFD
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A Quick Overview

If you are looking for a course to help you learn and practice how to set up Advanced Aerodynamic Simulations with Converge CFD this is the one. This 12-week long course gets you started right from the basics by using simple applications like flow through a pipe all the way to visualizing flow over an Ahmed body and FSAE car. Students are taught with challenges, projects and exercises on how to use Converge CFD to set up these simulations & Paraview for post-processing of results. 

Car manufacturers use Computational Fluid Dynamics to visualize the flow around their car Models. A recent example is how CFD was used to show how the Tesla Cybertruck - a car touted to be aerodynamically inefficient was in fact, really efficient. 


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1Preparing the Surface for Flow Simulation

In this module, you will learn how to import your CAD designs into CONVERGE Studio for performing flow analyses. The CAD geometry contains information on what the model is supposed to look like. You will work on fixing any errors, if present, and then split the geometry into boundaries so as to set up the simulation. This involves, but is not limited to:

  • CAD import and cleanup
  • Splitting the model into boundaries and flagging these boundaries

2Setting up the Simulation

In this module, you will learn about

  • Creating Virtual Wind Tunnel
  • Setting the boundary conditions effectively
  • How to choose the right turbulence model? K-Epsilon Vs. K-Omega SST
  • Understanding Y+ and choosing suitable grid sizes for our simulation

3Physics Modelling

A student of Aerodynamics needs to familiarize themselves with how different concepts in physics are captured by mathematical models. Without this understanding, an engineer will not be capable of setting up an external flow simulation with accuracy. We will cover the following modules under physical modelling:

  • Turbulence Modelling
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Shock Capturing


4Extracting Aerodynamic Quantities

    The main reason for performing an aerodynamic simulation is to extract vital information from the solution like the drag and lift on specific boundaries.

    • Understanding the wake and the effect this will have on the aerodynamic parameters
    • Extracting information such as drag and lift force from Converge CFD

    Projects Overview



    In this project, you will be simulating the flow over an airfoil for different angles of attack and make drag and lift calculations for each of these cases. A comparison of how the lift is being produced in each case, stall predictions and separation can be studied. Additionally, another comparison of turbulence modelling on the prediction of separation can be studied.

    • Lift and Drag predictions for different angles of attack
    • Effect of turbulence model on flow separation

    Ahmed Body


    In this project, you will be simulating the flow over an Ahmed body and can alternatively study how separation occurs at the rear over different slant angles and compare your results with experimental data to validate the results. 
    • Drag predictions for different slant angles
    • Effect of turbulence model on flow separation
    • Effect of slant angle on flow separation

    FSAE Car


    In this project, you have the opportunity to perform as many simulations as you want to understand the aerodynamics of an FSAE car. We encourage students to work on open-ended problems and you can choose to solve as many problems as you want. Here are a few different project ideas that you can work on. 
    NOTE: Each of the following topics is a project and requires a fair amount of work. You can work on more than one topic at a time if you are hard-working and motivated.
    • Lift and drag predictions for different Yaw angles
    • Grid dependence test

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    • Students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive engineering
    • This course is aimed at undergraduate students looking to gain an understanding of performing Aerodynamic simulations.
    • Students will be equipped with setting up Aerodynamic simulations from scratch and taking out vital information related to the simulation.


    Converge CFD

    CONVERGE is a general purpose CFD package that is extremely well suited for reacting and non-reacting flow applications. Converge has been widely adopted in the automotive Industry as the standard for IC Engine simulations.


    CMD/CYGWIN is a command line window where you will learn how to navigate to different directories, delete files, run simulations just by using different commands.


    Paraview is a post-processing software which users will use to post process the results, see the mesh, create animations and analyse results.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

    Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

    2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    You should be pursuing or have completed a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering.

    3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

    Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person. Doubts and queries are addressed by a dedicated support engineer who is assigned to you to walk you through your problem areas and clarify any queries that you may have.

    4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

    Our courses are crafted after consultation with industry experts. This gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned only as theory and work on projects that will give you a leg up in your career aspirations - be it an MS admit, a new job or growth within your organization. This course will help you bridge the gap between academia and industry and get you market-ready.

    5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

    You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Our course will strengthen your portfolio to get better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits, explore options in Research & Development, and land that much-coveted job in top core companies. 

    6Will the software be provided?

    The license will be provided for accessing CONVERGE CFD

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