METR 5344 CFD Course Home Page (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Dr. Ming Xue
NWC 2502 (CAPS Office Suite)
Tel: 325 6037
Personal Web Page:

Lecture Time: Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 pm
Location: NWC 5720

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 - 12:30pm or by appointment
Location: NWC 2502

The following Zoom link will be used for office hours or remote access to class when neccessary:

We will use for assignment and grade posting.


Chapter 0. Introduction to CFD and Computing

  • Homework 1. Code Optimization (posted on Canvas)

Chapter 1. Foundamentals of Partial Differential Equation

    Homework 2 (Posted in Canvas)

Chapter 2. Finite Difference Method

2.1. Introduction
2.2. Methods for Obtaining FD Expressions

  • Recording of Sept. 22.
    • Tremback et al (1987 MWR) - an example of using interpolation and polynomial fitting to construct high-order advection scheme

    5.1 Relexation Methods for Solving Elliptic Equations.

    2.3. Quantitative Properties of FD Schemes.

    Homework 3 (to be assigned).

    2.4. Multi-Dimensional Problems

    Homework 4 (to be assigned).


    Textbook (recommended but not required)
     Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, 4th Edition. Amazon Link.
    Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, 3rd Edition. Amazon Link.