Mech Eng 4J03 - Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer

January 2020
Prof. Mohamed S. Hamed


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Prof. M. Hamed
Office hours:
Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM
905-525-9140 ext. 26113

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COURSE OUTLINE    Click here to download



1) Computational Fluid Dynamics - A Practical Approach, J. Tu, G.H. Yeoh, and C. Liu, Elsevier Inc.

2) Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers, T. Cebeci, J.P. Shao, F. Kafyeke, and E. Laurendeau,
    Horizons Publishing, 2005, ISBN 0-9766545-0-4.

3) Introduction to Heat Transfer, 4th Edition, Frank P. Incropera David P. DeWitt, Wiley, 2002.

LECTURES:  Wednesdays 8:30 AM-11:20 AM in UH-102

TUTORIALS: Mondays 8:30 AM-10:20 AM in ABB-C208 Revised Jan 8


Downloads:    Lecture notes and other material will be posted on the course website in a password protected section. All material is copyright protected and should not be shared with and/or distributed to others.

 Late Penalty: A 10% per day late penalty will be applied on late assignments/projects.                  

Laptops and Cell Phones Use:     Not allowed during lectures, tutorials, and


This course is an introductory course in Computational Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer covering: concepts of modeling and numerical analysis, governing equations of thermo-fluid problems, finite-difference and finite-volume discretization methods, and introduction of the use of ANSYS-CFX CFD commercial software package in solving Thermal Engineering problems.

Course Topics

1. CFD Solution Procedure.
2. Governing Equations for CFD.
3. CDF Techniques - Basics of Finite-Difference and Finite-Volume Methods.
4. CFD Solution Analysis and Practical Guidelines.
5. Applications of CFD.


- Introduce Computational Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

- Introduce the use of the Computational Commercial Software Package
ANSYS-CFX in solving Thermal Engineering problems.


The following distribution of marks will be used, unless there is a valid and compelling reason to use an alternative weighting scheme. Missed assignments, quizzes, and tests will have a grade of zero entered without legitimate and documented reason.

Assignments 15%
Two Projects 30% (15% each)
Midterm 15%
Final exam 40%


The weight of any missed work, properly reported using MSAF, will be automatically added to the weight of the final examination


Use of Casio FX-991 MS or MS+ calculator only is allowed on term test and final exam

Policy Reminders

“The Faculty of Engineering is concerned with ensuring an Environment that is free of all adverse discrimination. If there is a problem, that cannot be resolved by discussion among the persons concerned, individuals are reminded that they should contact the Department Chair, the Sexual Harassment Officer or the Human Rights Consultant, as soon as possible”.

While interaction with your fellow students is expected in learning, assignments and projects submitted for academic credit must be your own work.  "Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads:  "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained.

2. Improper collaboration in group work.

3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.



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