David W. Zingg

Professor and Director
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

 
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Computational Aerodynamics and Environmentally Friendly Aircraft Design
 
J. Armand Bombardier Foundation Chair In Aerospace Flight
 
2004 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
(for research in the design of environmentally friendly aircraft)

 
2009 University of Toronto Faculty Award Recipient
 
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
 
2011 OSPE/PEO Engineering Medal - Research and Development
 
2012 CASI McCurdy Award

"The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character not technicalities."
Winston Churchill, from a 1950 address at the University of Copenhagen

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Address:
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
4925 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3H 5T6

Phone: (416) 667-7709, Fax: (416) 667-7799

Email: dwz(at)oddjob(dot)utias(dot)utoronto(dot)ca
 

Table of Contents
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My Research Group

Publications

Textbook: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Courses

Micemen

NASA Ames 2011 presentation

Matlab file of simplified and flexible variant of GCROT for solving nonsymmetric linear systems (see Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., SIAM J. on Scientific Computing, 2010 below)

Joukowsky Transform Tutorial (by Theresa Robinson)



My Research Group

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Publications

The following journal papers since 1999 can be downloaded (see below for downloadable conference papers):

Han, X., and Zingg, D.W., "An Adaptive Geometry Parameterization for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," Optimization and Engineering, Vol. 15, Issue 1, March 2014, pp. 69-91. DOI 10.1007/s11081-013-9213-y.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Dual consistency and functional accuracy: a finite-difference perspective," Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 256, 1 January 2014, pp. 161-182.

Osusky, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Parallel Newton-Krylov-Schur Solver for the Navier-Stokes Equations Discretized Using Summation-By-Parts Operators," AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 12, December 2013, pp. 2833-2851.

Buckley, H., and Zingg, D.W., "Approach to Aerodynamic Design Through Numerical Optimization," AIAA J., Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2013.

Chernukhin, O., and Zingg, D.W., "Multimodality and Global Optimization in Aerodynamic Design," AIAA J., Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2013.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Summation-by-Parts Operators and High-Order Quadrature," J. of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 237 (2013), pp. 111-125.

Leung, T.M., and Zingg, D.W., "Single- and Multi-Point Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Wings Using a Parallel Newton-Krylov Approach," AIAA J., Vol. 50, No. 3, 2012, pp. 540-550.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Superconvergent Functional Estimates from Summation-by-Parts Finite-Difference Discretizations," SIAM J. on Scientific Computing, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2011, pp. 893-922.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Induced Drag Minimization of Nonplanar Geometries Based on the Euler Equations ," AIAA J., Vol. 48, No. 11, 2010, pp. 2564-2575.

Buckley, H.P., Zhou, B.Y., and Zingg, D.W., "Airfoil Optimization Using Practical Aerodynamic Requirements ," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 5, 2010, pp. 1707-1719.

Rumpfkeil, M.P., and Zingg, D.W., "A Hybrid Algorithm for Far-Field Noise Minimization," Computers & Fluids, doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.05.006 2010.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "A Simplified and Flexible Variant of GCROT for Solving Nonsymmetric Linear Systems," SIAM J. on Scientific Computing, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2010, pp. 1672-1694.

Rumpfkeil, M., and Zingg, D.W., "The Optimal Control of Unsteady Flows with a Discrete Adjoint Method," Optimization and Engineering, Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 5-22, doi 10.1007/s11081-008-9035-5.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Aerodynamic Optimization Algorithm with Integrated Geometry Parameterization and Mesh Movement," AIAA J., Vol. 48, No. 2, 2010, pp. 401-413.

Chisholm, T.T., and Zingg, D.W., "A Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Compressible Turbulent Fluid Flows," J. Comp. Phys., 228 (2009) pp. 3490-3507.

Zingg, D.W., and Godin, P., "A Perspective on Turbulence Models for Aerodynamic Flows," Int. J. of Comp. Fluid Dyn., Vol. 23, No. 4, April-May 2009, pp. 327-335 (invited).

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "A Parallel Newton-Krylov Solver for the Euler Equations Discretized Using Simultaneous Approximation Terms," AIAA J., Vol. 46, No. 11, 2008, pp. 2773-2786.

Zingg, D.W, Nemec, M., and Pulliam, T.H., "A Comparative Evaluation of Genetic and Gradient-Based Algorithms Applied to Aerodynamic Optimization," (invited paper in a special issue on adjoint-based shape design in Revue Europeenne de Mecanique Numerique - European Journal of Computational Mechanics), REMN - 17/2008, pp. 103-126.

Truong, A.H., Oldfield, C.A., and Zingg, D.W., "Mesh Movement for a Discrete-Adjoint Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Aerodynamic Optimization," AIAA J., Vol. 46, No. 7, 2008, pp. 1695-1704.

Wong, P., and Zingg, D.W., "Three-Dimensional Aerodynamic Computations on Unstructured Grids Using a Newton-Krylov Approach," Computers & Fluids, Vol. 37, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 107-120.

Driver, J., and Zingg, D.W., "Numerical Aerodynamic Optimization Incorporating Laminar-Turbulent Transition Prediction," AIAA J., Vol. 45, No. 8, August 2007, pp. 1810-1816.

Blanco, M., and Zingg, D.W., "A Newton-Krylov Algorithm with a Loosely-Coupled Turbulence Model for Aerodynamic Flows," AIAA J., Vol. 45, No. 5, 2007.

Zingg, D.W., and Elias, S., "On Aerodynamic Optimization Under a Range of Operating Conditions," AIAA J. Vol. 44, No. 11, 2006, pp. 2787-2792.

M. Nemec, D.W. Zingg, and T.H. Pulliam, "Multipoint and Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA J., Vol. 42, No. 6, June 2004, pp. 1057-1065.

T.E. Nelson and D.W. Zingg, "Fifty Years of Aerodynamics: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities," CASJ, Vol. 50, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 61-84.

B. Eggleston, B. McKinney, J. Banaszek, N.S. Choi, G. Krolikowski, F. Lebrun, J. Thompson, D.W. Zingg, M. Nemec, and S. De Rango, "Development of a New Flap for a Light Utility Airplane," CASJ, Vol. 48, No. 4, Dec. 2002, pp. 233-238.

M. Nemec and D. W. Zingg, "A Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Aerodynamic Design Using the Navier-Stokes Equations," AIAA J., Vol. 40, No. 6, 2002, pp. 1146-1154.

S. De Rango and D. W. Zingg, "A High-Order Spatial Discretization for Turbulent Aerodynamic Computations," AIAA J., Vol. 39, No. 7, July 2001, pp. 1296-1304.

Jurgens, H.M., and Zingg, D. W., "Numerical Solution of the Time-Domain Maxwell Equations Using High-Accuracy Finite-Difference Methods," SIAM J. on Scientific Computing, 2001, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 1675-1696.

Zingg, D.W., "Comparison of High-Accuracy Finite-Difference Schemes for Linear Wave Propagation," SIAM J. on Scientific Computing, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2000, pp. 476-502.

Zingg, D.W., De Rango, S., Nemec, M., and Pulliam, T.H., "Comparison of Several Spatial Discretizations for the Navier-Stokes Equations," J. Comp. Phys., Vol. 160, No. 2, May, pp. 683-704, 2000.

Nemec, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Evaluation of the Convective Upstream Split Pressure Scheme With Local Preconditioning," AIAA J., Vol. 38, No. 3, March, pp. 402-410, 2000.

Zingg, D.W., and Chisholm, T.T., "Runge-Kutta Methods for Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Applied Numerical Mathematics," Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 227-238, 1999.

The following conference papers can be downloaded in postscript form (pdf for papers dated 2003 and later):

Blanco, M., and Zingg, D.W., "A Fast Solver for the Euler Equations on Unstructured Grids Using a Newton-GMRES Method," AIAA 97-0331, Jan. 1997.

Pueyo, A., and Zingg, D.W., "Progress in Newton-Krylov Methods for Aerodynamic Calculations," AIAA 97-0877, Jan. 1997.

Walsh, P., and Zingg, D.W., "On the Accuracy of Viscous Airfoil Computations Using Solution-Adaptive Unstructured Grids," AIAA 97-0329, Jan. 1997

Pueyo, A., and Zingg, D.W., "An Efficient Newton-GMRES Solver for Aerodynamic Computations," AIAA 97-1955, June 1997.

Unrau, D., and Zingg, D.W., "Viscous Airfoil Computations Using Local Preconditioning," AIAA 97-2027, June 1997.

Zingg, D.W., "Aspects of Linear Stability Analysis for Higher-Order Finite-Difference Methods," AIAA 97-1939, June 1997.

Zingg, D.W., "A Review of High-Order and Optimized Finite-Difference Methods for Simulating Linear Wave Phenomena," AIAA 97-2088, June 1997.

Pueyo, A., and Zingg, D.W., "Improvements to a Newton-Krylov Solver for Aerodynamic Flows," AIAA 98-0619, Jan. 1998.

Nemec, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Aerodynamic Computations Using the Convective Upstream Split Pressure Scheme with Local Preconditioning," AIAA 98-2444, June 1998.

De Rango, S., and Zingg, D.W., "Aerodynamic Computations Using a Higher-Order Algorithm," AIAA 99-0167, Jan. 1999.

Zingg, D.W., De Rango, S., Nemec, M., and Pulliam, T.H., "Comparison of Several Spatial Discretizations for the Navier-Stokes Equations," AIAA 99-3269, June 1999.

Lassaline, J.V., and Zingg, D.W., "Development of an Agglomeration Multigrid Algorithm with Directional Coarsening," AIAA 99-3338, June 1999.

De Rango, S., and Zingg, D.W., "Further Investigation of a Higher-Order Algorithm for Aerodynamic Computations," AIAA 2000-0823, Jan. 2000.

De Rango, S., and Zingg, D.W., "Higher-Order Aerodynamic Computations on Multi-Block Grids," AIAA 2001-2631, June 2001.

Nemec, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Towards Efficient Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Based on the Navier-Stokes Equations," AIAA 2001-2532, June 2001.

Nemec, M., Zingg, D.W., and Pulliam, T.H., "Multi-Point and Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA 2002-5548, September 2002.

Nemec, M., and Zingg, D.W., "From Analysis to Design of High-Lift Configurations Using a Newton-Krylov Algorithm," Paper 173, ICAS 2002 Congress, September 2002.

Chisholm, T., and Zingg, D.W., "A Fully-Coupled Newton-Krylov Solver for Turbulent Aerodynamic Flows," Paper 333, ICAS 2002 Congress, September 2002.

Manzano, L.M., Lassaline, J.V., and Zingg, D.W., "A Newton-Krylov Algorithm for the Euler Equations Using Unstructured Grids," AIAA Paper 2003-0274, 2003.

Chisholm, T.T., and Zingg, D.W., "A Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Turbulent Aerodynamic Flows," AIAA Paper 2003-0071, 2003.

Pulliam, T.H., Nemec, M., Holst, T., and Zingg, D.W., "Comparison of Evolutionary (Genetic) Algorithm and Adjoint Methods for Multi-Objective Viscous Airfoil Optimizations," AIAA Paper 2003-0298, 2003.

Hua, J., Kong, F.M., Liu, P.J., and Zingg, D.W., "Optimization of Long-Endurance Airfoils," AIAA Paper 2003-3500, 2003.

Gatsis, J., and Zingg, D.W., "A Fully-Coupled Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Aerodynamic Optimization," AIAA Paper 2003-3956, 2003.

Lassaline, J.V., and Zingg, D.W., "An Investigation of Directional Coarsening and Line-Implicit Smoothing Applied to Agglomeration Multigrid," AIAA Paper 2003-3435, 2003.

Nemec, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Optimization of High-Lift Configurations Using a Newton-Krylov Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2003-3957, 2003.

Chisholm, T.T., and Zingg, D.W., "Start-Up Issues in a Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Turbulent Aerodynamic Flows," AIAA Paper 2003-3708, 2003.

Liu, P.J., and Zingg, D.W., "Comparison of Optimization Algorithms Applied to Aerodynamic Design," AIAA Paper 2004-0454, 2004.

Isono, S., and Zingg, D.W., "A Runge-Kutta-Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Fourth-Order Implicit Time Marching Applied to Unsteady Flows," AIAA Paper 2004-0433, 2004.

Fudge, D., Zingg, D.W., and Haimes, R., "A CAD-Free and A CAD-Based Geometry Control System for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA Paper 2005-0451, 2005.

Zingg, D.W., and Lederle, M., "On Linear Stability Analysis of High-Order Finite-Difference Methods," AIAA Paper 2005-5249, 2005.

Zingg, D.W., Leung, T.M., Diosady, L., Truong, A.H., Elias, S., and Nemec, M., "Improvements to a Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Aerodynamic Optimization," AIAA Paper 2005-4857, 2005.

Nichols, J.C., and Zingg, D.W., "A Three-Dimensional Multi-Block Newton-Krylov Flow Solver for the Euler Equations," AIAA Paper 2005-5230, 2005.

Wong, P., and Zingg, D.W., "Aerodynamic Computations on Unstructured Grids Using a Newton-Krylov Approach," AIAA Paper 2005-5231, 2005.

Driver, J., and Zingg, D.W., "Optimized Natural-Laminar-Flow Airfoils," AIAA Paper 2006-247, 2006.

Zingg, D.W., and Elias, S., "On Aerodynamic Optimization Under a Range of Operating Conditions," AIAA Paper 2006-1053, 2006.

Blanco, M., and Zingg, D.W., "An Unstructured Newton-Krylov Algorithm with a Loosely-Coupled Turbulence Model for Aerodynamic Flows," AIAA Paper 2006-691, 2006.

Zingg, D.W., Diosady, L., and Billing, L., "Adaptive Airfoils for Drag Reduction at Transonic Speeds," AIAA Paper 2006-3656, 2006.

Rumpfkeil, M.P., and Zingg, D.W., "A General Framework for the Optimal Control of Unsteady Flows with Applications," AIAA Paper 2007-1128, 2007.

Zingg, D.W., and Billing, L. "Toward Practical Aerodynamic Design Through Numerical Optimization," AIAA Paper 2007-3950, 2007.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "A Parallel Newton-Krylov Flow Solver for Multi-Block Grids," AIAA Paper 2007-4333, 2007.

Truong, A.H., Oldfield, C., and Zingg, D.W., "Mesh Movement for a Discrete-Adjoint Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Aerodynamic Optimization," AIAA Paper 2007-3952, 2007.

Rumpfkeil, M.P., and Zingg, D.W., "Far-Field Noise Minimization Using an Adjoint Approach," ICCFD5, Seoul, 2008.

Leung, T., and Zingg, D.W., "A Newton-Krylov Approach for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA Paper 2008-5806, 2008.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Integrated Geometry Parameterization and Grid Movement Using B-Spline Meshes," AIAA Paper 2008-6079, 2008.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "An Investigation of Induced Drag Minimization Using a Parallel Newton-Krylov Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2008-5807, 2008.

Tabesh, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Higher-Order Implicit Time-Marching Methods Using a Newton-Krylov Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2009-164, 2009.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Globalization Strategies for Inexact-Newton Solvers," AIAA Paper 2009-4139, 2009.

Leung, T., and Zingg, D.W., "Single- and Multipoint Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Using a Parallel Newton-Krylov Approach," AIAA Paper 2008-3803, 2009.

Dias, S.C., and Zingg, D.W., "A High-Order Parallel Newton-Krylov Flow Solver for the Euler Equations," AIAA Paper 2009-3657, 2009.

Buckley H.P., Zhou, B.Y., and Zingg, D.W., "Airfoil Optimization Using Practical Aerodynamic Design Requirements," AIAA Paper 2009-3516, 2009.

Huan, X., Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Interface and Boundary Schemes for High-Order Methods," AIAA Paper 2009-3658, 2009.

Osusky, M., Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "A parallel Newton-Krylov-Schur flow solver for the Navier-Stokes equations using the SBP-SAT approach," AIAA Paper 2010-116, 2010.

Kenway, G.K.W., Henderson, R., Hicken, J.E., Kuntawala, N., Zingg, D.W., Martins, J.R.R.A., and McKeand, R.G., "Reducing Aviation's Environmental Impact Through Large Aircraft for Short Ranges," AIAA Paper 2010-1015, 2010.

Hicken, J.E., Osusky, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Comparison of parallel preconditioners for a Newton-Krylov flow solver," ICCFD6, 2010.

Buckley, H.P., and Zingg, D.W., "On Aerodynamic Design Through Multipoint Optimization," AIAA Paper 2011-1244, 2011.

Kuntawala, N., Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "Preliminary Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of a Blended-Wing-Body Aircraft Configuration," AIAA Paper 2011-642, 2011.

Hicken, J.E., Buckley, H., Osusky, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Dissipation-based continuation: a globalization for inexact-Newton solvers," AIAA Paper 2011-3237, 2011.

Leung, T.M., and Zingg, D.W., "Design of Low-Sweep Wings for Maximum Range," AIAA Paper 2011-3178, 2011.

Han, X., and Zingg, D.W., "An Evolutionary Geometry Parametrization for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA Paper 2011-3536, 2011.

Chernukhin, O., and Zingg, D.W., "An Investigation of Multi-Modality in Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA Paper 2011-3070, 2011.

Hicken, J.E., and Zingg, D.W., "The Role of Dual Consistency in Functional Accuracy: Error Estimation and Superconvergence," AIAA Paper 2011-3855, 2011.

Osusky, L., and Zingg, D.W., "A Novel Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Approach for Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flows," AIAA Paper 2012-0058, 2012.

Osusky, M., and Zingg, D.W., "A Parallel Newton-Krylov-Schur Flow Solver for the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations," AIAA Paper 2012-0442, 2012.

Osusky, M., Boom, P.D., Del Rey Fernandez, D.C., and Zingg, D.W., "An Efficient Newton-Krylov-Schur Parallel Solution Algorithm for the Steady and Unsteady Navier-Stokes Equations," ICCFD7, 2012.

Del Rey Fernandez, D.C., and Zingg, D.W., "High-Order Compact-Stencil Summation-By-Parts Operators for the Second Derivative with Variable Coefficients," ICCFD7, 2012.

Gagnon, H., and Zingg, D.W., "Two-Level Free-Form Deformation for High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA Paper 2012-5447, 2012.

Boom, P.D., and Zingg, D.W., "Time-Accurate Flow Simulations Using an Efficient Newton-Krylov Schur Approach with High-Order Temporal and Spatial Discretization," AIAA Paper 2013-0383, 2013.

Boom, P.D., and Zingg, D.W., "High-Order Implicit Time Integration for Unsteady Compressible Fluid Flow Simulation," AIAA Paper 2013-2831, 2013.

Osusky, L., and Zingg, D.W., "Application of an Efficient Newton-Krylov Algorithm for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Based on the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations," AIAA Paper 2013-2584, 2013.

Osusky, M., Boom, P.D., and Zingg, D.W., "Results from the Fifth AIAA Drag Prediction Workshop Obtained with a Parallel Newton-Krylov Flow Solver Discretized Using Summation-by-Parts Operators," AIAA Paper 2013-2511, 2013.

Del Rey Fernandez, D.C., and Zingg, D.W., "High-Order Compact-Stencil Summation-by-Parts Operators for the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations," AIAA Paper 2013-2570, 2013.

Brown, D., and Zingg, D.W., "Advances in Homotopy Continuation Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics," AIAA Paper 2013-2370, 2013.

Reist, T.A., and Zingg, D.W., "Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of a Blended-Wing-Body Regional Transport for a Short Range Mission," AIAA Paper 2013-2414, 2013.

Rashad, R., and Zingg, D.W., "Toward High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization for Natural Laminar Flow," AIAA Paper 2013-2583, 2013.

Gagnon, H., and Zingg, D.W., "Geometry Generation of Complex Unconventional Aircraft with Application to High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization," AIAA Paper 2013-2850, 2013.

Osusky, M., and Zingg, D.W., "Steady Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flow Computations with a Parallel Newton-Krylov-Schur Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2014-0242, 2014.

Telidetzki, K., Osusky, L., and Zingg, D.W., "Application of Jetstream to a Suite of Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Problems," AIAA Paper 2014-0571, 2014.

Gagnon, H., and Zingg, D.W., "High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Unconventional Aircraft Through Axial Deformation," AIAA Paper 2014-0908, 2014.



 
 

Textbook: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

The textbook Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, by Harvard Lomax, Thomas H. Pulliam, and David W. Zingg, was published in June 2001 by Springer-Verlag in the series Scientific Computation, ISBN 41607-2. The book is intended for a first course in computational fluid dynamics. For further information, click here.

From a review in Contemporary Physics:

"[The book] is much needed to fill a gap in the market for texts that try to cover some of the fundamental mathematical aspects of the subject. The book is aimed at graduate students an d concentrates on analysing the properties of approximations produced by finite-difference and finite-volume methods. ... The main strengths of the book are that the theoretical aspects are treated in an elegant and simple manner, making it easy for the reader to appreciate the subtle links between the discrete and continuous operators and linear algebra. The mathematics is s elf-contained and not daunting. Most of the sections are well written and the section on ordinary differential equations and time marching methods is particularly good."

From a review by P. Wesseling in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization:

"An introduction to finite volume methods for initial-boundary value problems for partial differential equations, developed with applications in CFD in mind ... The student who has mast ered this material will be well equipped for further study and use of numerical methods in the computational disciplines, where one's only guide is often analogy with simple cases. ... I fo und the book pleasant to read, and good for students. The level is that of a course for students studying for a Masters degree in their final year. Teachers of similar courses will find the book useful. A good collection of exercises is included."

From a review in Applied Mechanics Reviews:

"The book is well written and organized. It can be easily adopted as a textbook for senior or graduate students studying numerical methods of fluid mechanics. Practice exercises are pro vided at the end of each chapter, some of them expecting the reader to write his own computer codes. This reviewer would regard Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics as essential to anyone planning to use CFD modelling."

From a book review by Datta V. Gaitonde, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, in the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal:

"The unaffected style adopted by the authors makes the book very readable and brings a surprising degree of freshness to the mature concepts that are its emphasis. For this reason, in addition to graduate students, the book may appeal to professionals who do not have formal training in CFD but who wish to learn more theory than is found in cookbook-oriented code manuals."

"... sharp focus on ideas and analysis rather than tips and techniques ..."

From a book review by Randall J. LeVeque, University of Washington, in the SIAM Review:

"... the book covers a good set of introductory material and includes some topics and insights not found in other books at this level, along with numerous exercises. In the hands of a knowledgeable instructor, it could form the basis for an excellent course and would be a useful supplement in general."



 
 

Courses

AER 1315H Sustainable Aviation

This is a new course associated with the Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation. It covers a range of topics related to the environmental impact of aviation and means for reducing this impact, as described in the course outline, and is required for students wishing to obtain a Certificate of Emphasis in Sustainable Aviation. The first meeting of this course for 2014 will be at 10:00 on January 9 in the UTIAS Lecture Hall. The course outline is up to date for 2014.

Course Outline

Report and Oral Presentation Description


AER 1316H Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

This course presents the fundamentals of numerical methods for inviscid and viscous flows. The following topics are covered: finite-difference and finite-volume approximations, the semidiscrete approach to the solution of partial differential equations, time-marching methods for ordinary differential equations, stability of linear systems, relaxation methods, multigrid, and flux splitting.

The course textbook, Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, by H. Lomax, T.H. Pulliam, and D.W. Zingg, is available at the textbook store.

The first class for fall 2013 will be on Wednesday, September 18 from 10:00-12:00 in the UTIAS lecture hall. All subsequent classes will be in the lecture hall on Wednesdays from 10 to 12. Assignments are up to date for 2013. THE FINAL TEST WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 11 (9:30-11:30) AND WILL BE "OPEN BOOK AND OPEN NOTES".

Course Outline

Assignment 1 (Due Oct. 9)

Problems 1, 2, and 3 from Chapter 2, problems 2, 6, and 10 from Chapter 3, problem 3 from Chapter 4.

Assignment 2 (Due Oct. 30)

Problems 7 through 12 from Chapter 6.

Assignment 3 (Due Nov. 13)

Problems 1, 3, and 6 from Chapter 6, problems 4 and 5 from Chapter 7, problem 1 from Chapter 8.

Assignment 4 (Due Nov. 27)

Problem 4 from Chapter 9, problem 2 from Chapter 10.

Previous Year's Exam


AER 1318H Topics in Computational Fluid Dynamics

This course follows AER 1316H, which is a prerequisite. The course first concentrates on the algorithmic details of two specific codes for solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations, ARC2D and FLOMG. Topics to be covered include generalized curvilinear coordinates, approximate factorization, artificial dissipation, boundary conditions, and various convergence acceleration techniques, including multigrid. Finally, the course covers high-resolution upwind schemes.

For 2014 the first lecture will be in the UTIAS lecture hall at 9:00 on January 8. The course outline and assignments are up to date for 2014.

The schedule for the oral exam on April 16 is as follows. Please arrive a few minutes ahead of your scheduled time. Also, please do not discuss the exam questions with your classmates until after everyone has completed the exam. The exam will be in my office.
08:15 Banatehrani
08:30 Tensuda
08:45 Li
09:00 Koo
09:15 Lee
09:30 Shen

Course Outline

Assignment 1

Problems 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 in the course text

Assignment 2

Problems 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 in the course text

Assignment 3

Problems 5.1 and 5.2 in the course text

Assignment 4

Problem 6.1 in the course text


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