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INP5071337, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0516, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED THERMO-FLUID DYNAMICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SIMONE MANCIN ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 24/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 MANCIN SIMONE (Presidente)
NORO MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: To achieve the targeted objectives of the course, the knowledge of the fundamental notions of Mathematics (PDE, differential operators; integrals), of Physics (Force, work, energy, power, energy conservation), of Thermodynamics and heat transfer (Units, I and II law of thermodynamics; energy conservation for close and open systems; heat transfer) are requested.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving the following knowledge and skills on:
- Thermophysical properties of fluids;
- Fluid static and fluid dymanics;
- External single phase flow;
- Internal single phase flow;
- Computational thermo fluid dynamics
- Numerical solution of thermo fluid dynamics problems by means of a commercial software (ANSYS Fluent)
Examination methods: The exam is subdivided in three main parts:
Part I: the student has to fulfill dedicated assignments (digital quiz) during the course.
Part II: the student has to develop an individual thermo fluid dynamics project by means of the commercial simulation software ANSYS Fluent and prepare a technical report.
Part III: the student has to present her/his project by means of a PowerPoint presentation and then she/he has to take an oral exam to verify the achieved knowledge and skills.
Assessment criteria: The following evaluation criteria will be used for the assessment of the achieved knowledge and skills:
- Completeness of theoretical knowledge on the thermo fluid dynamic analysis;
- Application skills linked to the theoretical knowledge for numerical simulation of thermo fluid dynamic processes;
- Making judgements skills about the numerical results obtained by the use of the commercial software ANSYS Fluent.
- Communications skills and accuracy in using technical terms.
- Application skills in the use of the simulation software.
Course unit contents: The specific contents of the course are the followings:

Thermophysical properties of fluids:
- Basic notions;
- Density;
- Thermal conductivity;
- Dynamic and cinematic viscosity;

Fundamental equations:
- An outline of fluid static;
- Mass, momentum and energy conservation equations;
- Navier-Stokes and Eulero equations;
- An outline of turbulence phenomena and their treatment;
- Bernoulli’s equation for ideal and real fluids;
- Non-dimensional groups and dimensional analysis.
- Ideal fluid flow;
- Irrotational flow;
- Viscous flow: buondary layer equations.

Computational Thermo Fluid Dynamics
- Fundamental notions on finite elements and finite volume methods. - Use of commercial software: ANSYS Fluent
- Single phase external flow: laminar and turbulent heat transfer and fluid flow (friction factor)
- Single phase internal flow: laminar and turbulent heat transfer and fluid flow (friction factor).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is structured as it follows:
- Theoretical oral lectures in which the professor will introduce by means of PowerPoint presentations the thermo fluid dynamics theory;
- Practical oral lectures (computer lab) in which the professor will guide the student through use of the commercial software ANSYS Fluent by studying several thermo fluid dynamics cases of internal and external flows
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teaching material will be available to students through the course moodle platform.
Study material includes:
- PowerPoint presentations;
- Scientific papers.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Çengel, Yunus A.; Cimbala, John M.; Cozzo, Giuseppe; Santoro, Cinzia, Meccanica dei fluidiYunus A. Çengel, John M. Cimbalaper l'edizione italiana Giuseppe Cozzo, Cinzia Santoro. Milano: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Patankar, Suhas V., Numerical heat transfer and fluid flowSuhas V. Patankar. Washington [etc.]: Hemisphere, New York [etc.], McGraw-Hill, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • ANSYS Fluent