CFD Applications using scFlow

A 3 month course which introduces the various applications of CFD in the industry using the tool scFLOW

  • Domain : CFD
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A Quick Overview

This course is developed for students, individuals and working professionals. This course is tailored in such a way that any student/individual/professional who have limited or no knowledge on what Computational Fluid Dynamics is, what is the physics behind the flow; can excel in using the CFD tool for the growth of their career.

Students who are admitted in Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering can opt for this course. The total duration of this course is around 25-27 Hours. After the completion of the course on CFD Applications using scFLOW, the candidate will be well aware of the different methodologies that are used in the industry. The entire course has 37 different problems with their solutions and 2 projects based on all the concepts learnt in the entire 12 weeks program.

At the end of the course he/she will be capable of solving any problem related to Turbomachinery, Multiphase, DEM, compressible and Incompressible, Fluid Structure Interaction and Volume of Fluid/Free surface flows.


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1Introduction to Fluids, their properties and derivation of continuity equation

  • Density
  • Specific gravity
  • Viscosity
  • Variation of viscosity with temperature
  • Pascal’s Law with exercise problem
  • Pressure variation in a fluid at rest with exercise problem
  • Different types of pressures
  • Working principal of manometer
  • Various types of fluid flow and its definition
  • Understanding of rate of flow and its formula
  • Understanding of conservative and non-conservative  form of equations
  • Continuity equation derivation in conservative integral form
  • Continuity equation derivation in non-conservative integral form
  • Continuity equation derivation in conservative partial differential form
  • Continuity equation derivation in non-conservative partial differential form

2Understanding and derivation of Navier Stokes Equations

  • Meaning of substantial derivative
  • Navier-stokes equation in non-conservative partial differential form
  • Navier-stokes equation in conservative partial differential form
  • Energy equation in non-conservative  partial differential form
  • Non conservative energy equation in terms of internal energy partial differential form
  • Energy equation in non-conservative in terms of flow field variables partial differential form
  • Energy equation in conservative in terms of internal energy partial differential form
  • Energy equation in conservative in terms of total energy partial differential form
  • Bernoulli equation of motion
  • Understating of flow through a pipe.

3Dimensionless Numbers, Boundary Layer flows and different flow regimes

  • Reynolds number
  • Froude’s number
  • Euler’s number
  • Weber’s number
  • Mach number
  • Laminar Boundary Layer
  • Turbulent Boundary Layer
  • Laminar Sub-layer  
  • Boundary Layer thickness
  • Displacement thickness 
  • Momentum thickness
  • Energy thickness
  • Concept of  boundary layer flow separation
  • Distinct methods to delay or prevent the separation
  • Concept of subsonic  flow
  • Transonic flow
  • Supersonic flow
  • Hypersonic flow

4Theory related to propagation of pressure wave, area velocity relationship, shock theory, different CFD models

  • Propagation of pressure wave
  • Shock cone
  • Area velocity relationship for compressible flow
  • Normal  shock
  • Oblique shock
  • Bow shock
  • Standard K-epislon model
  • RNG K-epsilon model
  • MP K-epislon model
  • Realizable K-epislon model
  • AKN K-epislon model
  • MPAKN K-epsilon model
  • SST K-omega model
  • SST SAS model
  • Spalart & Allmaras model
  • LKE K-Kl-omega model
  • LES SGS Modeling
  • DES based on K-epislon model
  • DES based on SST K-omega model
  • DES based on Spalart & Allmaras model
  • DES based on LKE K-Kl omega model
  • Understanding of inflow turbulence properties

5Theory of Pumps, Turbines and Fans

  • Concept and theory of Pelton wheel
  • Concept and theory of Francis Turbine
  • Concept and theory of Centrifugal pump
  • Smart blades concepts like Hub 
  • Pitch
  • Angle of attack etc.

6Theory of Diffusion, Radiation and Internal compressible flow

  • Understanding of diffusive species
  • Different modes of radiation and internal shock determination

7Aerodynamic Coefficient and Mapping of CFD data

  • Coefficient of lift and its formula
  • Coefficient of drag and its formula
  • Coefficient of pressure and its formula 
  • Implementing analysis result from one analysis to another analysis as initial condition

8Theory of Periodic Boundary, Porous Media and Pressure loss

  • If a simple shape appears repeatedly such as an annular cascade,a function like periodic boundary is used to reduce the calculation time. 
  • When the fluid passes through a medium filled with numerous particles, extremely fine mesh division improves the calculation theoretically.
  • The porous media is a function which enables this calculation to be completed with an ease. 
    • Application which involves small holes and slit need to be modeled using fine mesh. It is difficult to use such a fine mesh because of limitation of memory or computation time. 

9Variable Table, Discrete Element Method, Discontinuous Mesh, Liquid Film

  • In variable table method, the parameters which are not constant are set using a table.  
  • Discrete Element method is a particle based method in which the particles are having solid properties and the motion equations are solved by Newton’s second law.
  • Discontinuous Mesh is a function to calculate meshes which are connected in a discontinuous state. Problems like rotating fan and a mixing tank can be treated .
  • Liquid film analysis is a type of analysis in which a very thin liquid layer flowing over any wall is analyzed.

10Volume Of Fluid (VOF), 6 Degrees of freedom (6 DOF), Multiphase

  • The VOF method is a free-surface modeling technique, i.e. it can analyze the deforming free surface of liquid influenced by gravity or other effects.  
  • 6 DOF is a method to determine the motion of an object based on the momentum equations of a rigid body using fluid and external forces acting on the object.
  • Multiphase flow is a type of simulation in which two or more different types of thermodynamic phases exist.

11Overset mesh, 6 DOF + VOF

  • The overset mesh function that overlaps multiple meshes enables simulations of complex motion of objects which cannot be treated by using the discontinuous mesh function. It also enables partial replacement of mesh in the computational domain.

12Solar Radiation, Aerodynamic Sound + LES Mesh Adaptation

  • Solar radiation is emitted from the sun and can be analyzed with radiation function in scFLOW. 
  • The dynamic pressure in the flow field and the sound pressure are handled separately using a decomposition analysis. For the calculation of sound pressure, permeable FW-H method is used. 
  • Mesh adaptation analysis is a function to improve analysis accuracy efficiently with smaller mesh elements by reconstructing the mesh based on the gradients of physical quantities.

Projects Overview

Project 1


Perform a CFD simulation for a model of an automotive muffler

Things to do in Automotive muffler model:

  • Solve for Flow and Heat: 2m/s and at 40 C
  • Perforated pipe thickness: 0.005 m
  • Perform both Steady and Transient simulation


Project 2


Perform a CFD simulation of the Air-cooler with introducing the porous media function in the model

Things to do in Air cooler project:

  • Set the porous media as liquid medium
  • Use discontinuous mesh
  • Perform steady simulation and then map it for transient simulation


What will the student gain from your course?

  • Students will gain in-depth knowledge on the application of scFLOW for CFD applications in the industry


Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take your course?

Any mechanical, automotive , aerospace or aeronautical engineering graduate seeking knowledge on the application of CFD in the industry using scFLOW

2What is included in your course?

Concepts related to Fluid mechanics, Aerodynamics and CFD. These concepts are very essential to understand the physics involved in the simulation. It also includes case studies and real world application simulation. 

3What will the student gain from your course?

The outcome of this course is that an individual will get complete theoretical and practical knowledge related to the subject. 

4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

scFLOW will be taught in the course which is a new generation CFD software. This software is very efficient as compared to others because of its added tools. Problems which involves moving parts ( 6 degrees of  freedom), Free surface (Volume of fluid) and Multiphase can be set up with ease. 

5 What is the real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

The real world application in this course includes turbines, pumps, automotive exhaust, aerodynamic parameter determination, thermal comfort simulation to name a few. 

6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

Yamaha Motors, Honda R&D, Isuzu Motors limited, Keihin Corporation to name a few. 


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  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
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  • Automatically link your technical projects
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