Computational fluid dynamics is an interdisciplinary study that impacts both science and the industry. And considering how industries are adapting an computational analysis led design & development process, CFD has a lot of scope. Using CFD, engineers solve mechanical problems by numerical approximation methods. The result is that we are able to obtain an approximate answers efficiently in a less amount of time, as compared to traditional analytical methods which involve accurate results, but take up prolonged amount of time.
It is well known that Germany is the center of attraction for mechanical engineers worldwide, given its many universities and manufacturers. Students graduating from German universities have a multitude of options before them in terms of employment. If you are looking forward to study CFD in Germany, we have put a little list for you. (The order doesn’t denote any ranking)
Computational Mechanics – This course provides extensive knowledge in computational mechanics and covers a wide area including FEM, structural dynamics, advanced computational methods, continuum mechanics, hydro-mechanics etc.
Computational Science and Engineering – This course covers topics such as scientific computing and numerical methods. The student then focuses on learning to program engineering problems computationally.
The academia at TUM has joined with Integrative Research Centers to concentrate on specialized and interdisciplinary research. The Munich School of Engineering (MSE) works on projects related to mechanical and computational engineering.
RWTH Aachen University
Computer aided conception and production in Mechanical Engineering – This course will encourage the students to use computer-aided simulation techniques for solving mechanical engineering problems.
Simulation Sciences – Simulation sciences deal with two aspects: basic methodological principles like numerical sciences and application of computer simulation in areas in engineering. The programme will first impart basic knowledge to students before they can choose their area of expertise – physics or engineering.
Some of the labs at RWTH that work on projects related to computational engineering include:
- CAMMP(Computational and Mathematical Modelling Program)
- JARA Centre for Simulation and Data Science
- JARA-HPC – Computer Simulation with Supercomputers
Computational Methods in Engineering – The students will learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge in mathematics and information technology to engineering tasks and complex, practical problems.
The institutes at Leibniz that are dedicated to working on fluid mechanics and numeric mechanics include:
- Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Environmental Physics in Construction
- Institute of Mechanics and Numerical Mechanics
FAU Erlanger Nurnberg
Computational Engineering (CE) – This is an interdisciplinary expertise in computational sciences, applied mathematics and engineering. This course is designed to train the learners on how to model engineering problems in terms math and solve them computationally.
Some of the labs at FAU Erlanger Nurnberg that research on projects related to computational engineering include:
University of Braunshweig
Computational Sciences in Engineering – This program also focuses on training students to simulate engineering problems. They will learn to perform complex numerical analyses of engineering problems.
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Computational Materials Science – The “Computational Materials Scientists” course is aimed at training the students to become top players in the industrial R&D sector. In this course, theoretical concepts will be demonstrated to learners through cutting-edge research projects.
The students at TU Bergakademie can work in the following labs on projects relates to Computational science:
- German Resource Research Institute
- Freiberg High Pressure Research Centre
- VIRTUHCON – Virtual High Temperature Conversion
University of Rostock
Computational Science and Engineering – The aim of this study is to train candidates to perform simulations of technical and natural systems by imparting to them, a thorough knowledge in numerical methods. This course offers three areas of specialization:
- Computational Electrical Engineering
- Computational Mechanical Engineering
- Computational Physics
Some of the scientific institutes in the University of Rostock that work in areas related to computational engineering include:
- Center for Life Science Automation (CELISCA)
- Fraunhofer institute for large structures in Production Technology
- the Competence Center for turbomachinery
Computational Engineering – This course focuses on areas such as structural engineering, FEA, Computational fluid Mechanics etc. that are required for designing and analyzing high-tech engineering systems. Some of the labs at this institute that work in areas related to engineering are:
University of Stuttgart
Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures – This course is concerned with simulation of advanced engineering problems by giving the students a good theoretical base and analytical skills with respect to simulation techniques in applied and computational mechanics. The students learn to solve problems involving complex geometries, structures and material responses. The Materials Science Laboratory at University of Stuttgart is involved in computational mechanics research.
As an institute which has trained over 2500 students, we would say that specializing in CFD after completing your mechanical engineering is one of the best choices you can make for your career. The reason being that CFD is a fast growing sector and it is highly expected to replace prototyping in a not-so-distant future.
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