Advanced Aerodynamic Simulations

Rs 30,000(6 month EMI available)

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Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.


Course syllabus

Course instructor


Sarangarajan Vijayraghavan Iyengar

Sarang has over 7+ years experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Combustion. His core area of expertise includes:

  • IC Engine CFD and Combustion
  • External aerodynamics and internal flow simulations
  • Numerical analysis and Programming


Flow over a FSAE car

In this project, you have the opportunity to perform as many simulations you want to understand the aero-dynamics of a FSAE car. We encourage students to work on open ended problems and you can choose to solve as many problem as you want. Here are a few different project ideas that you can work on. 

NOTE: Each one of the following topics is a project and requires 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
  • Effect of turbulence model on flow separation

Flow past a Generic Conventional Model Truck

GCM truck is a model truck that was conceptualized, built and tested by NASA for building robust Computational tools.

In this course, you have the option to perform external aero analysis on this truck. 

It is possible to publish a conference paper based on the work that you do in this project.

What will you learn each week?

Preparing the surface for external flow simulation

In this module you will learn how to import your CAD designs into CONVERGE studio for performing external flow analysis.

  • CAD import and cleanup
  • Splitting the model into boundaries
  • Creating Virtual Wind Tunnel

Surface preparation

In this module, we will cover surface preparation in full detail. Here you will learn the following:

  • Setting up the piston motion profile
  • Boundary flagging
  • Setting up the intake and exhaust valves

Extracting aerodynamic quantities from Simulation

In this module, you will learn the following concepts:

  • How to choose the right turbulence model?
    • K-Epsilon Vs K-Omega SST
  • Understanding Y+
  • Turbulent and Boundary layer theory
  • Usefulness of viscosity ratio

Prandtyl-Meyer Shock capture problem

You will simulate shock flow problems and learn how Adaptive Mesh Refinement can be used to capture the shock location accurately.


Physics modelling

W.r.t aerodynamics, a student needs to familiarize themselves with how different physics are captured by mathematical models. Without this understanding, the engineer will not be capable of correctly setting up an external flow simulation. We will cover the following physical modules:

  1. Turbulence modelling
  2. Conjugate Heat Transfer
  3. Combustion modelling
  4. Spray modelling

Combustion modelling

In this module, you will learn how the SAGE detailed chemical kinetics solver works. In addition to this, you will learn how to use the Shell CTC combustion model.


Emissions modelling

To design efficient engine, one needs to have a firm grasp of emissions modelling. You will learn about the Hiroyasu Soot Model and the Zeldovich Nox model and apply them in engine simulations.




Job Opportunities


Companies in India that look for similar skill sets

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Who can take this course?

BE and BTech Students

  • Students who know the theory behind CFD and want to implement the concepts
  • Students who know how to use Ansys fluent or Start CCM but do not understand how it actually works

M-Tech Students

  • Students who are pursuing MTech in a "Non-CFD" field and want to increase their profile by learning how to code CFD


  • Anyone who wants to learn CFD basics and Matlab programming

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