With a mix of theory and hands-on computer simulations, this course is carefully designed for all those interested in entering the excited field of fluid-structure interaction (FSI). By the end of this course, you will gain an understanding of (i) vortex-shedding, (ii) resonance and self-excited vibrations which are the root causes of common vortex-induced vibration phenomena such as lock-in, galloping and flutter, (iii) dynamic meshes in OpenFOAM, and (iv) setting up and running rigid solid FSI problems using OpenFOAM, and (v) post-processing of results using Python and ParaView. Your understanding of concepts and progress in the course in assessed through regular quizzes and assignments, and a mini project at the end.
Although this course is an introduction to FSI, it is an advanced-level course that requires a decent knowledge of fluid mechanics and CFD and some basic knowledge of calculus, particularly ODEs.
All your assignments and quizzes will be carefully evaluated by the instructors and adequate feedback will be given for improvement.
Meet the Instructor
Dr Chennakesava Kadapa
Dr Chennakesava Kadapa is the main instructor. He has a master’s degree in Machine Design from IIT Kanpur (India) and a doctorate from Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University (UK). He has 2 years of industrial experience at GE Aviation (India) and twelve years of research experience in the field of Computational Mechanics, with a particular focus on computational FSI, among others.
- Course Content: Contains a total of 20 lessons split into six modules. With about 20 hours of pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and assignments on
- Vortex-shedding, Undamped, damped, free and forced vibrations
- Resonance and self-excited vibrations
- Vortex-induced vibrations: Lock-in, Galloping and Flutter
- 1-DOF theoretical models and their solutions using Python
- Dynamic meshes in OpenFOAM
- High-fidelity FSI simulations using OpenFOAM
- Post-processing using Python and ParaView
- Mode: Learn at your pace with recorded videos. So you can enroll at any time you want.
- Doubt clearance: Live video call meetings (Zoom doubt clearing sessions every 3 weeks), email support and forum.
- Discussion Forum: Apart from direct video calls, a discussion forum is available to interact and exchange ideas with the instructors and other students
- Total access period: 6 months from the day of enrolling. Additional extension will be made in special cases on request.
- Computer requirement: Minimum 4 GB RAM and i3 processor
- Software: OpenFOAM and Paraview in the Linux environment and Python. If you have windows 10 or 11, you can directly use the Ubuntu subsystem in windows for the course.
- Access to the course: Once you make the payment, your login ID and password will be sent automatically via email.,
- Learn and master FSI, OpenFOAM, Paraview, and Linux
- CFD Engineers already working in the industry but want to learn and master a new meshing tool
- Do I get a certificate?
Yes, when you finish all the lessons and the corresponding quizzes/assignments you will gain the course completion certificate with the date of completion.
- Do I need a powerful workstation/computer to learn this course?
No, a normal laptop with 4 or 8GB RAM and a decent processor (i3) is good enough for this course.
- What if I don’t understand some portion or need to clarify some doubts?
We will support you through emails and zoom meetings/discussion sessions to clear all doubts and questions
- Should I know the programming of any other CFD software to learn this course?
Yes OpenFOAM and Python
- Is there any prerequisite?
Basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, CFD, and FEM is required to learn FSI. You should also know OpenFOAM and python to the basic level.
- I don’t have a Linux machine, but windows, can I use it for OpenFOAM?
yes, you can use Ubuntu in windows subsystem