Advanced Hydrodynamic Modelling (CFD) and Visualisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Hydrodynamics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Shall have knowledge on how problems concerning complex process and flow structures can be approached numerically.
  • Shall have knowledge on numerical errors, stability and accuracy of computational fluid dynamic models. 
  • Shall have knowledge on how result data can be represented graphically static and dynamically.


  • Be able to set up a computational fluid dynamic model for a simple and more complex laminar and turbulent flows.
  • Be able to choose appropriate boundary condition for the model.
  • Be able to calibrate and validate models and interpret results.
  • Be able to represent data in time and space based on data generated by field measurements or numerical models.
  • Data animation.


  • To structure, simulate and interpret numerical fluid models.
  • To structure and produce documentation of complex problems.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examAdvanced Hydrodynamic Modelling (CFD) and Visualisation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret hydrodynamisk modellering (CFD) og visualisering
Module codeB-VM-K3-13
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Water and Environmental Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science