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Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python

A fundamental three month course on Computational Fluid Dynamics using OpenFOAM and Python.

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

Learn from leading experts in the industry

Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

Learn Key Tools & Technologies OpenFOAM, Python, Paraview

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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

  • Students will gain skills in areas including OpenFOAM software, Python coding, Paraview, Post Processing Results, Setting Up CFD Problems, etc.
  • Students will gain knowledge, including concepts of PDE, fluid mechanics, numerical methods, error analysis, density and pressure based solvers, etc.

Course Syllabus

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

Week 01-Introduction to CFD (Definition, Process, Advantages)

  • In this week the following topics are covered
    • Introduction to CFD
    • Introduction to PDE
    • Introduction to Navier Stokes Equation

Week 02-Numerical Solution to NS Equation

  • In this week. the following topics are covered
    • Discretization Techniques
    • Order of Accuracy
    • Finite Difference Method
    • Iterative Solvers

Week 03-Introduction to Python

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • Introduction to Python
    • Data types and Memory model
    • Condition and Loops
    • Packages
    • 2D Heat Conduction Equation
    • FDM Solution of 2D Heat Conduction Equation

Week 04-Finite Volume Method

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • Finite Volume Method
    • Linear Convection Equation
    • Numerical Stability and convergence

Week 05-1D Nonlinear convection equation

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • 1D Non-Linear Convection Equation
    • Theory and Numerical Analysis
    • Neumann Stability Analysis
    • Numerical Dissipation and Dispersion
    • High-Resolution Scheme

Week 06-Discretization of Euler Equation

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • Compressible Euler Equation
    • Implicit and Explicit Discretization
    • Flux Estimation
    • Boundary Conditions
    • OpenFOAM Installation
    • Testing OpenFOAM
    • Folder Structure

Week 07-Solving 1D Supersonic Nozzle Flow using AUSM Method

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • Quasi 1D Euler Equation
    • FVM Discretization of Euler Equation
    • Quasi 1D CD Nozzle
    • Inviscid Solution for 1D CD Nozzle
    • OpenFOAM Solution for Quasi 1D CD Nozzle

Week 08-Solving Backward Facing Steps using OpenFOAM

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • Backwards Facing Step-Problem Statement
    • OpenFOAM Solution
    • Solver Setup and Schemes
    • Boundary Condition
    • Turbulence Models
    • Post-process Results
    • OpenFOAM Post-process
    • Paraview Post-process
    • Study the impact of scheme and turbulence
    • Linear, Upwind, and Limited Linear Schemes
    • Wall Function and Turbulence Model

Week 09-Introduction to OpenFOAM Capabilities

  • In this week, the following topics are covered
    • OpenFOAM capabilities
    • Solvers
    • Schemes
    • Models
    • Utilities
    • Pressure Based Solvers
    • Pressure Equation
    • SIMPLE and PISO Algorithm
    • Checkerboard Problem
    • 2D Lid-Driven problem

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

Industry Projects

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 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Derive FVM formulation for 2D Heat conduction equation

Creating and developing software to derive a Finite Volume Method formulation for 2D heat conduction equation

Solve low speed (laminar) flow over the cylinder with conjugate heat transfer in OpenFOAM

Study of laminar flow over a cylinder with conjugate heat transfer under different convections using OpenFOAM

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

Ratings & Reviews by Learners

Skill-Lync has received honest feedback from our learners around the globe.

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Solve Fluid Flow Problems with the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python Course

In 2020, over 4000 and 27,000 job vacancies were available for CFD Engineers in India and abroad. The IMARC Group forecasts that the global CFD market is expanding at 8.2% of CAGR. It implies that the job available in this domain in increasing and equipping yourself with the right skillsets might provide you with a promising career.

Skill-Lync’s Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python is a 12-week online course. As one of the best CFD online courses, it teaches you all the essential skills for performing various flow analyses. An industry expert with 15 years of experience in CFD and aerodynamics has carefully curated the CFD online course to adhere to the industry standard. The curriculum includes two industry-level projects to make you industry-ready.

It will help you build the skills necessary to kickstart a career in the CFD industry. The fee for learning OpenFOAM software ranges from INR 7,000 to INR 15,000 monthly for three months.

Who Should Take This Course?

The job-oriented advanced CFD course is for students and graduates of mechanical engineering and related streams of engineering. If you are interested in subjects related to FEA and Fluid Dynamics, this course would definitely excite you. Experienced professionals who want to upskill or are looking for a career transition to this domain can learn OpenFOAM Python from Skill-Lync.

What will you learn?

The course will equip you with cutting-edge tools followed by top OEMs worldwide. Through the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python, you will get a clear understanding of:

  • Navier Stokes Equation
  • Finite Difference Method and iterative solvers
  • FDM Solution of 2D Heat Conduction Equation
  • Neumann Stability Analysis
  • Discretization of Euler Equation
  • Setting up of solvers and schemes.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Hands-on experience in OpenFOAM, Python and Paraview.
  • Complete knowledge of post-processing of results.
  • In-depth knowledge of how to study laminar flow over a cylinder.

Key Highlights of The Program

  • The Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python is a 12-week long course.
  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • You will get email and forum support to clear your doubts during the course.
  • Real-time industry-relevant projects will make your learning purposeful and practice-oriented.

Career Opportunities after taking the course

Numerous job opportunities will open up for you after completing the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python. Some exciting positions that you can work for include:

  • CFD Engineer
  • CFD Developer
  • CAE Engineer

FAQs on Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python Course

  1. Who can take up the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python course?

Students and graduates of mechanical engineering and related engineering streams can take up the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python courses. It is for anyone interested in CFD, design engineering and FEA.

  1. Is the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python an online program?

Yes, the CFD course is 100% online. 

  1. What is the duration of the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python course?

The OpenFOAM CFD course is a 12-week program covering all the basic to advanced level concepts essential for designing, analyzing and simulating different components using different numerical methods.

  1. What is the fee for pursuing the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python course?

The fee for learning the CFD online course at Skill-Lync is flexible and is available in three plans. The basic plan provides you with two months of access at INR 7,000 per month, the Pro plan provides four months of access at INR 10,000 per month, and the Premium plan provides you lifetime access at INR 15,000 per month.

  1. How much can a CFD Engineer earn?

According to Ambitionbox, the average annual salary of a CFD Engineer reaches up to INR 5.5 Lakhs per annum. However, your pay package varies with your experience and expertise.

  1. Is there any certificate for completing the Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM and Python course?

Yes, you shall be given a course completion certificate after completing the CFD advanced course. The top 5% of the scorers will receive a merit certificate alongside the course completion certificate.

  1. Is any technical support available for the CFD course?

Yes, you can clear your doubts during coursework from our technical support team through email and forum support.

  1. What is CFD?

CFD stands for computational fluid dynamics, used to predict the flow of fluids and thermal heat in a system.

  1. 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 from Chennai, 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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15 years in the experience range

Instructors with 15 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • CFD
  • Aerodynamics

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