and Flow Physics

AE 498 CFD: Applied CFD

As of August 2021, this course is anticipated to be offered in person on the UIUC campus, with an online section for remote students. The class structure is as follows:

  • All lectures will be recorded.
  • All students will have access to all recorded lectures, but on-campus students will be expected to be in class provided they meet university COVID guidelines.
  • All lectures will be given synchronously on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 9:50 am CDT (UTC-5).
  • All assessments (e.g., homeworks, projects, exams) will be asychronous so that students taking this course from a different time zone will be fully supported.

The class information on the rest of this webpage is correct and up-to-date.


Professor D. J. Bodony
3 (undergraduate) or 4 hours (graduate)
306C Talbot
9:00 am-9:50 am CDT (GMT-5)
bodony at illinois.edu
Engineering Hall 403 B2
Office Hours

Fluid dynamic features of a Mach 6 flow approaching a 35 degree compression corner.

Course description

This course provides an introduction to the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to solve fluid dynamics problems relevant to aerospace engineering. Instruction on the end-to-end workflow, including geometry definition, grid generation, solver selection, solver execution, and solution analysis will be given. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring solution accuracy through verification and validation. Students will be given access to CFD codes and will predict the aerodynamic behavior of several different flow configurations; both low-speed and high-speed applications will be examined. Prerequisites: AE 311, AE 312, AE 370 or their equivalents.

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