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Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study 2 - 5 hours per week....

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction movies & Basic aspects of fluid flow

This series of lectures outlines some basic aspects of fluid flow. It starts with the fluid properties velocity, pressure, temperature, density and viscosity. It continues with flow properties such as viscous versus inviscid flow, compressible versus incompressible flow, confined versus open flow, steady versus unsteady flow, stationary versus non-stationary flow and laminar versus turbulent flow. It also addresses some basic components of fluid statics, kinematics and dynamics. The last lectures are focused on the important concept of the boundary layer. Laminar versus turbulent boundary layers, boundary layer separation and obstacle form drag versus friction drag are explained. Finally, the module ends with a lecture on a special type of boundary layer: the atmospheric boundary layer, in which sports and building aerodynamics take place....
12 videos (Total 123 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Introduction mov5m
1.1: Fluid properties - Part 111m
1.2: Fluid properties - Part 28m
1.3: Fluid properties - Part 39m
1.4: Flow properties - Part 16m
1.5: Flow properties - Part 211m
1.6: Fluid statics, kinematics, dynamics15m
1.7: Boundary layers - Part 112m
1.8: Boundary layers - Part 212m
1.9: Boundary layers - Part 38m
1.10: The atmospheric boundary layer17m
3 readings
Nomenclature & glossary20m
How this course works10m
FOR PRINTING: All lecture slides of Week 1 in one environmental-friendly PDF10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for week 120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Wind-tunnel testing

This series of lectures provides some fundamental aspects of wind-tunnel testing. First, the reasons why wind-tunnel testing is still important are outlined. Next, different types of wind tunnels and applications of wind-tunnel testing are discussed. As a special type of wind tunnel, the atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel is described. Further lectures focus on the different wind-tunnel components, on measurements and flow visualization, on similarity and flow quality and on important best practice guidelines for high-quality wind-tunnel testing. ...
7 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2: Wind-tunnel types and applications6m
2.3: The atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel12m
2.4: Wind-tunnel components10m
2.5: Measurements and flow visualisation9m
2.6: Similarity and flow quality11m
2.7: Best practice guidelines7m
2 readings
FOR PRINTING: All lecture slides of Week 2 in one environmental-friendly PDF10m
OPTIONAL: Article on wind-tunnel measurement techniquess
1 practice exercise
Quiz for week 220m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Computational Fluid Dynamics

This series of lectures provides the basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with focus on application to Sports & Building Aerodynamics. First, the possibilities and limitations of CFD are outlined. Next, the main approaches for solving and modeling turbulent flow are explained, after which some basic aspects of discretization and near-wall modeling are described. After that, we focus on the important topics of errors, uncertainties, verification and validation in CFD. The series is concluded with two lectures that provide an overview of the past achievements and future challenges in Computational Wind Engineering....
9 videos (Total 123 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
3.2: Approximate forms of the Navier-Stokes equations11m
3.3: Turbulence modeling10m
3.4: Some aspects of discretization15m
3.5: Near-wall modeling13m
3.6: Errors and uncertainty, verification and validation11m
3.7: Best practice guidelines17m
3.8: Computational Wind Engineering - part 115m
3.9: Computational Wind Engineering - part 217m
3 readings
FOR PRINTING: All lecture slides of Week 3 in one environmental-friendly PDF10m
OPTIONAL: Article on CFD techniques for pedestrian-level wind comfort assessment30m
OPTIONAL: Article on 50 years of Computational Wind Engineerings
1 practice exercise
Quiz for week 320m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Building aerodynamics

The lecture series on Building Aerodynamics consists of 10 lectures. The first two lectures provide basic information about the wind flow around isolated buildings and generic building groups. Three lectures focus on the important problem of pedestrian-level wind discomfort and wind danger around buildings. One lecture addresses natural ventilation of buildings, focused on the ventilation study for a large football stadium in the Netherlands. Two lectures address wind-driven rain on building facades, and the final two lectures are devoted to wind energy in the built environment, where some important misconceptions are highlighted and explained....
10 videos (Total 137 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
4.2: Wind flow around buildings - part 213m
4.3: Pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings - part 113m
4.4: Pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings - part 215m
4.5: Pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings - part 317m
4.6: Natural ventilation of buildings12m
4.7: Wind-driven rain on building facades - part 19m
4.8: Wind-driven rain on building facades - part 215m
4.9: Wind energy in the built environment - part 110m
4.10: Wind energy in the built environment - part 215m
4 readings
FOR PRINTING: All lecture slides of Week 4 in one environmental-friendly PDF10m
OPTIONAL: Article on pedestrian wind comfort at Eindhoven University Campus30m
OPTIONAL: Article on natural ventilation of Amsterdam ArenA stadium30m
OPTIONAL: Article on wind-driven rain on buildings30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for week 420m

Instructor

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Bert Blocken

Professor dr.ir.
Department of the Built Environment

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research-driven, design-oriented university of technology with a strong international focus. The university was founded in 1956, and has around 8,500 students and 3,000 staff. TU/e has defined strategic areas focusing on the societal challenges in Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. The Brainport Eindhoven region is one of world’s smartest; it won the title Intelligent Community of the Year 2011....

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