Module Identifier MAM0420  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor T Phillips  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   16 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 x 1 hour example classes  
Assessment Course work     50%  
  Exam   2 Hours (written examination)   50%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours (written examination)   100%  

General description

This module provides an introduction to the basic numerical methods used to simulate the flow of Newtonian fluids. Different formulations of the governing equations will be introduced and their relative merits discussed. The treatment of the convection term will be described and the effect this has on the overall stability of the schemes in the case of convection-dominated flows. The solution of the resulting systems of equations will be described using coupled and decoupled approaches.


This module will provide an introduction to numerical methods for solving incompressible flow problems. Important aspects related to the approximation of the equations governing the flow of Newtonian fluids will be discussed and described.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
H. A. Barnes, J. Hutton and K. Walters. (1989) An introduction to rheology. Elsevier 0444871403
M. J. Crochet, A. R. Davies and K. Walters. (1984) Numerical simulation of non-Newtonian flow. Elsevier 0444422927
R. G. Owens and T. N. Phillips. (2001) Techniques of computational rheology. Imperial College Press