Course code TMP261

TMP261 Heat and Flow Simulation

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Course responsible: Carlos Mauricio Salas Bringas
Teachers: Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .

Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010V
Preferential right:


Course contents:
The course gives an introduction to heat and flow simulation. The main program used in the course will be flow simulation from SolidWorks software. The course include lessons and exercises with tutorials on model preparation and creation of a flow simulation project. Key elements are: Meshing and thin wall optimization, electric cooling, transient heat transfer, two and three dimensional flow, conjugate heat transfer, rotating reference frames, cavitation, and load transfer from fluid analysis into stress analysis (Finite element analysis).
Learning outcome:

Having finished the course, the student shall be able to utilize modern computer simulation tools to simulate and predict heat and flow transfer.

Learning activities:
Lectures, tutorials and solving exercise
Teaching support:
Teachers are availble in the course period by phone and e-mail.
Flow simulation software tutorial and handouts.

MATH 111 - Calculus 1, MATH 112 - Calculus 2, FYS 101 - Mechanics, FYS 102 - Termophysics og electromagnetism,

Recommended prerequisites:

FYS251 - Heat transfer and energy, TMP160 - Technical design (SolidWorks).

Mandatory activity:

Compulsory exercises and an individual project report involving simulating a unit operation. Examples of projects are: Simulation of a dryer, a cooler, a cyclone, a heat exchanger, a mixer, a freezing room, flows in pipes or valves, pneumatic transport of particles, porous media like membranes, etc.


The students are evaluated on basis of having passed mandatory exercises and the quality of their final project report.

Nominal workload:

Lectures, tuition and home work, approx. 150 hours

Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Three hour with lectures and tuition per week through the semester
The external examiner gives feedback on current developments and needs. The course outline as well as results are reviewed annually. The course is updated according to current international research. Criteria and procedures for assessment of student performance are described in a document following the examination assessment.
Examination details: Term paper: Bestått / Ikke bestått