Prerequisites and preparations
NOTE THAT SOME DETAILS ARE FOR THE 2018 COURSE. THE PAGE FOR 2019 WILL BE PROVIDED LATER.
DATES ARE FOR 2018!!!
All the required prerequisites and preparations are listed below, with underlined links to additional material (only for pre-registered students). Pre-registered students can also find the additional material through the menu to the left.
NOTE that some assignments should be handed in before the start of the course. Registered participants can follow their progress in the course under Objectives and Progress in the menu to the left.
Important dates are marked with yellow background.
- Practical #1: You need to be pre-registered to the course at latest 8th April. It can also be done earlier.
Do this under Registration process in the menu to the left. When registered you will get log-in access to the full Ping Pong event. Note that this may take a week after you have pre-registered.
- Practical #2: Set up password, mail address, Internet and Adobe Connect
Follow instructions under Miscellaneous.
- Practical #3: You should make sure that you can run Linux and OpenFOAM on your own laptop.
Installation instructions for Linux and OpenFOAM are provided. You are instructed to do it under VirtualBox, so that you do not influence anything else on your laptop. Note that this may take one or two days. We will not go through the installation procedures during the course, so you must do it before the course starts. You also need the installation for the pre-assignment. This is a good exercise that gives you knowledge, experience, confidence and freedom for your future usage and development of OpenFOAM.
- Fluid Dynamics and CFD: You should have a background in Fluid Dynamics, and a basic understanding of CFD.
The present course does not teach the basics of Fluid Dynamics nor CFD / the finite volume method. It is focusing on tools for CFD, assuming some background knowledge.
Students should have a basic understanding of CFD, equivalent to having passed at least one of the following courses at MSc level.
OE4620 CFD for dredging and offshore engineering
AE4202 CFD for Aerospace Engineers
ME45155 Modelling of thermo- and hydrodynamic systems
CH3421 Computational Transport Phenomena
AP3551 Computational Multiphase Flow
WI4011-17 Computational Fluid Dynamics
CIE5315 Computational Hydraulics
Or the CFD 1 course offered by the Burgers center.
- Linux: You should have a medium level knowledge and experience with Linux.
You have to pass the automatically corrected Linux tests at latest 22nd April to make sure that you understand and can use the basic Linux commands that you need to be able to follow the lectures. Note that this may take between an hour to a day, depending on the previous knowledge and experience.
- OpenFOAM: You should have basic a knowledge of OpenFOAM usage.
A screencast basic course is provided for the preparatory work.
A compulsory assignment should be submitted at latest 22nd April. Note that this may take anything from a few hours for the already experiences student, to one week for someone who is not as familiar with OpenFOAM usage.
Note that the hand-ins will be used to make sure that all participants have the required background knowledge to be able to follow the course. In the case that there are more than 20 pre-registrations a selection of students will be based on 1) the student background knowledge, 2) the importance for the student to take the course the present year, and 3) the aim of an even distribution of students from the TU Delft campus.