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Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM in Chennai

A comprehensive course on Computational Fluid Dynamics using Matlab/Octave. This course is highly suited for beginners

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

Learn from leading experts in the industry

Project based learning with 4 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

Learn Key Tools & Technologies MATLAB, OpenFOAM, Octave

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • This course helps you understand the fundamentals and numerical aspects of CFD. 
  • The course is designed to help students understand the general solution approach to the Navier-Stokes equations.
  • Students will write code in MATLAB to solve simplified NS equations concentrating on one phenomenon at a time (Convection and Diffusion).
  • In the latter part of the course, students will work on OpenFOAM simulating standard CFD problems which gives them hands-on experience.
  • By the end of this course, students would have built strong CFD fundamentals to venture into solving more complicated CFD problems.

Course Syllabus in Chennai

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01-What is Computational Fluid Dynamics?

  • In this module, you will understand the basics and significance of CFD.
  • You will also learn what the Navier-Stokes equations are and how they are derived.
  • The following topics are covered this week. 
    • CFD - An Introduction, Necessity, Advantages, and CFD Modeling Process 
    • Deriving and understanding the Navier Stokes equations
      • Substantial Derivative
      • Continuity Equation
      • Momentum Equation
      • Energy Equation
      • Significance of the Reynolds number in the NS equations

Week 02-Mathemathics and Fluid Dynamics Essentials

  • In this module, you will be writing solvers and introduced to different numerical methods.
  • The following topics are covered this week.
    • Basic Vector Calculus - Divergence, Gradient, and Curl
    • Taylor’s Series
    • Initial and Boundary Conditions
    • Classification of PDEs and their characteristics
    • Learning essential fluid dynamics quantities and their dimensional analysis

Week 03-Introduction to MATLAB and Basic CFD Concepts

  • It is essential to establish a rigid foundation before plunging into the farther depths of CFD.
  • This is where you get introduced to MATLAB and learn the basic concepts of CFD by writing MATLAB scripts.
  • Here are some topics that we would cover:
    • Getting acclimated to the MATLAB interface
    • Numerical discretization and its types
    • FDM - Understanding different schemes with worked examples in MATLAB
    • Deriving own FD schemes using Taylor’s table
    • Solving ODEs in MATLAB using the ‘ode45’ solver

Week 04-Exploring CFD by Solving Standard CFD Problems using FDM

  • In this module, you will venture into the Finite Difference Approach to discretization and solve various benchmark CFD problems in MATLAB.
    • Solving coupled linear systems using iterative solvers
      • Jacobi
      • Gauss-Seidel
      • SOR

Week 05-Introduction to FVM and OpenFOAM

  • In this module, you will learn how to run a simulation on OpenFOAM and the significance of using an FVM approach.
  • These are the topics you would learn:
    • Finite Volume Method and Gauss Divergence Theorem
    • Understanding the Linux environment
    • OpenFOAM code organisation and case setup
    • Detailed blockMeshDict tutorial

Week 06-Solving Standard CFD Problems in OpenFOAM

  • In this module, you will be using OpenFOAM for exploring and simulating a wide variety of problems.
  • You will also create a platform that will enable you to start any simulation from scratch and establish confidence in your result.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects in Chennai

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 4 Projects that are available in this program.

2D Heat Conduction Simulation

In MATLAB/Octave, write a code to solve and obtain a stable reliable solution to problems with steady and unsteady diffusion phenomena using FDM.

Supersonic Nozzle Flow Simulation using MacCormack Method

In MATLAB/Octave, perform simulations over a subsonic-supersonic convergent-divergent isentropic nozzle. Investigate the conservation and non-conservation forms of the governing equations.

Flow over a Backward Facing Step

In this project, you will learn to set up, run and customize OpenFOAM in a Linux environment and solve different basic problems using it.

Automated BlockMesh Generation for Meshing Pipe Geometry

This project compares analytical and simulated results for a laminar viscous flow of a liquid over a regular pipe. Additionally, you will write code to automate mesh generation and post-process the results in Paraview.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Boost Your Skills with the Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM Course in Chennai

This short-term course helps you comprehend the basics and importance of CFD and the use of Navier-Stokes equations and energy equations.

Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM Course in Chennai

Skill-Lync's MATLAB course imparts knowledge on introductory Vector Calculus - Divergence, Gradient, and Curl. As you proceed in this course, you will learn how to establish a rigid foundation of CFD, write solvers and will be introduced to different numerical methods and the necessity of momentum equations.

This 12-week-long course on MATLAB for mechanical engineers is designed by industry experts with seven years of experience. The curriculum involves four projects based on industry standards. You will gain practical knowledge of meshing pipe geometry, OpenFOAM, supersonic nozzle flow simulation, and heat conduction simulation.

You will be given a course completion certificate after completing the MATLAB online course. If you're in the top 5% of the course, you will qualify for a merit certificate.

FAQs about the Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM Course in Chennai

Why should I choose Skill-Lync's Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM course in Chennai?

The elementary module of the MATLAB course deals with the notion of CFD and its effectiveness. You will also gain expertise in giving suggestions and recommendations for product improvements based on report analyses. 

What are the prerequisites for taking up the Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM course in Chennai?

The course is specially structured for students and graduates of mechanical and related streams of engineering.

What is the program fee for Skill-Lync's Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM course in Chennai

Skill-Lync offers three options for enrollment in this online MATLAB course: Basic, Pro, and Premium. The basic plan provides you with two months of access at INR 7000 per month for three months, the Pro plan provides you with four months of access at INR 10,000 per month for three months and the Premium plan provides you lifetime access at INR 15,000 per month for three months.

What are the benefits of doing the Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM course in Chennai

Pursuing a MATLAB for mechanical engineers course at Skill-Lync would offer many benefits to you.

  • Industry-oriented curriculum.
  • Hands-on experience in solving industry projects.
  • Email and forum support from the technical support team to clear your doubts.
  • A certificate of completion for all participants and a merit certificate for the top 5% of the scorers.

What are the career prospects after completing Skill-Lync's Introduction to CFD using MATLAB and OpenFOAM course in Chennai?

After completing this MATLAB certification course, you will be eligible for roles like:

  • Aerodynamics Engineer
  • Thermodynamics CFD Analyst
  • MATLAB Engineer
  • OpenFOAM Developer
  • Thermal CFD Engineer

After completing this course, what is the expected salary range?

The salary after completing the MATLAB course for engineers depends upon your skills and experience. The average salary of a CFD engineer is Rs. 8.87 lakhs per annum.

Can you tell me more about Skill-Lync?

Skill-Lync is among India's leading EdTech platforms dedicated to transforming engineering education. We equip young engineers with the latest skill sets and cutting-edge tools in new-age technologies.

The brainchild of two engineers, Skill-Lync, is on a mission to bridge the skill gap between aspiring professionals and the industry's demands through job-oriented courses.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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7 years in the experience range

Instructors with 7 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • CFD

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