Course title
Thermic Fluid Simulation

YOSHIHARA Shouichirou
Course description
We have studied basic thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, but in practice, there are many problems where heat and fluid are combined, such as the problem of fins used for heat dissipation in electronic devices, and the problem of air conditioning. In this course, we will use thermo-fluid simulations in order to visualise thermal and fluid phenomena. In addition to understanding the phenomena through exercises, students will deepen their physical understanding of the calculation results by conducting their own analysis and comparing the results with reference solutions obtained by analytical methods.
Purpose of class
The objectives of this class are as follows: 1.
To learn how to visualize the complex phenomena of heat and fluid in our daily life.
2. To deepen the understanding of simulation and to confirm the validity of the method.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand and be able to explain the calculation methods of simulation.
  2. To be able to evaluate thermal and fluid phenomena using commercially available software. To be able to evaluate them quantitatively and judge whether they are valid or not.
  3. Be able to propose directions for optimal design using simulation.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Heat conduction, convection and heat transfer, radiation Chapter 2, Section 2.2.1) 190minutes
2. Difference approximations for first and second order derivatives Chapter 2, Section 2.2.2) 190minutes
3. Stationary 1D Cartesian coordinate system Chapter 2, Section 2.2, 4) 1) to 6) 190minutes
4. Stationary two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system Chapter 2, Section 2.2.4) 7) to 10) 190minutes
5. Thermal resistance and thermal conductance Chapter 2, Section 2.3.1) 190minutes
6. Steady-state 1D heat conduction problem
Unsteady 1D heat conduction problem
Contents of Chapter 3 190minutes
7. Midterm exam and explanation Review of the first through sixth lessons and preparation for the midterm exam 190minutes
8. Analysis of a heat transfer problem as an example Chapter 3, Section 3.1. 190minutes
9. Transient numerical analysis method Chapter 3, Section 3.2. 190minutes
10. Analysis of heat transfer phenomena Chapter 4, Sections 4.1 through 4.7. 190minutes
11. Pipe insulation problems Chapter 4, Sections 4.8 - 4.9. 190minutes
12. Calculating the concentration and diffusion of pollutant influx at the coast Chapter 4, Section 4.25. 190minutes
13. Natural convection and temperature calculation using flow functions Chapter 4, Sections 4.28 - 4.31. 190minutes
14. Final exam and explanation Review of lectures 8 to 13 and preparation for the final exam 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report midterm examination final exam Total.
1. 10% 15% 15% 40%
2. 10% 10% 10% 30%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 30% 35% 35% -
Evaluation method and criteria
There will be a report (30 points), a mid-term exam (35 points), and a final exam (35 points), for a total of 100 points. The report will be divided into two parts.
Of the 100 points, 60 points will be considered a passing grade. The criteria for passing this course include the ability to understand the analysis methods of simulation. In addition, the student should be able to calculate thermal and fluid phenomena using the simulation methods.

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Textbooks and reference materials
We plan to use the following books
Textbook: Simulation of Thermal Fluids with Excel and Mouse, 2nd Edition (with CD-ROM), co-authored by Iwai, Maruzen Publishing Co. in Japanese
Students should have taken basic thermodynamics and basic fluid mechanics classes.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Thursday, 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A 該当しない
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