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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Sports and Building Aerodynamics by Eindhoven University of Technology

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About the Course

COURSE ABSTRACT: Have we reached the boundaries of what can be achieved in sports and building design? The answer is definitely “NO”. This course explains basic aspects of bluff body aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations with application to sports and building aerodynamics. It is intended for anyone with a strong interest in these topics. Key fields addressed are urban physics, wind engineering and sports aerodynamics. COURSE CONTENTS: The course consists of 6 weeks. The first 3 weeks are on fundamentals, the second 3 weeks on applications. - Week 1: Basic aspects of fluid flow - Week 2: Wind-tunnel testing - Week 3: Computational Fluid Dynamics - Week 4: Building aerodynamics - Week 5: 100 m sprint aerodynamics - Week 6: Cycling aerodynamics COURSE UPGRADES: In January-February 2017, the course will be upgraded/extended with: - New modules on cycling aerodynamics - Week 7: Climate adaptation of buildings and cities - Week 8: Air pollution If you want to take the upgraded/extended course, please wait with enrollment until mid February. LECTURER: The lecturer is Bert Blocken, professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and KU Leuven in Belgium. He is a Civil Engineer holding a PhD in Building Physics. His main areas of expertise are urban physics, wind engineering and sports aerodynamics. He has published 126 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He has received the 2013 Junior Award from the International Association of Wind Engineering and six best paper awards from the Elsevier ISI journal Building & Environment (2009, 2011, 2012) and at international conferences. According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) & Elsevier, he is among the 150 most cited researchers world-wide both in the field of Civil Engineering and in the field of Energy Science & Engineering. Since Dec 2016, he is editor of the ISI journal Building & Environment and starting 2017, he is also associate editor of the ISI Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. He is member of the editorial board of the ISI journals Building Simulation and Sports Engineering. He has acted as a reviewer for more than 70 different ISI journals. He is currently supervising a team of 4 senior researchers, 32 PhD students and 5 MSc students....

Top reviews

May 17, 2020

Really intriguing and interesting course. The standard of the MOOC is exemplary. It tries to address many unconventional theories with perfectly validated studies. Highly recommended course.

Aug 8, 2020

It was a very useful, high quality and enjoyable course, My regards and grateful to Doctor Bert Blocken the instructor of this course. In fact, this course change my career path.

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By Jonathan A

Oct 5, 2020

Es una gran base para los interesados en aprender sobre aerodinámica, o aquellos que tengan mecánica de Fluidos en su malla curricular de estudios.

By Cristobal B

Apr 5, 2021

Great teacher, quality and clear grammar woth papers and scientific validation. Also a contribution to sports and building aerodynamic studies.

By Parth M

Jun 2, 2020

It is really a great course that gives good knowledge about fundamentals of fluid mechanics, Boundary Layers, Wind tunnel simulations, and CFD.

By Pedro A

May 15, 2020

The course is mandatory for the ones interested in aerodynamics and how the details in high performance sports matter.


Jan 18, 2020

Amazing course with deep insight into the various tools employed in the research domain of aerodynamics

By Luca R

Feb 29, 2020

Exceptional material and explanations from the teacher. Very good resources where to learn from

By Vidhin P

Jun 3, 2020

very informative course and also certification process is very professional.

By K.Krishna v

Oct 15, 2020

Excellent course to study aerodynamics in the nature and its optimisations.

By Sachin K

Jul 29, 2021

Lots of stuff to learn. And Basic fundamentals are very clearly Explained.

By crazy w

Oct 15, 2020

Course has a great content and very good examples with visuals


Dec 7, 2020

Excellent course for people interested in CFD background


Jan 3, 2021

Obtained very good knowledge

By Sebastian S

Jul 17, 2020

nice work!

good structure!

By Akshay B (

Aug 15, 2019

A very nice course.

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By Juan P T L

Jul 23, 2020

Very interesting. Engineer background will help to understand the contents. As architect I found it complex but very useful to get context and guidelines about CFD for buildings.

By Mukundan R

Jun 23, 2020

Very good course to understand CFD simulations and its applications to evaluate wind effects around sports and building models

By Shreejit N

Apr 18, 2021

Great content

Would love to have another course on Aerodynamics of Race cars and commercial automobile.

By Soutrik

Jul 1, 2020

very nice course. along with clearing the basic concepts it teaches the course concepts very nicely

By Dhanesh P

Apr 2, 2020

A good course for understanding basics of fluids aerodynamics CFD and its applications.