ME Dept hosts Hands-on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Workshop for final year students

The Mechanical Engineering Department successfully organized a two-day Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workshop on March 25 and 26, 2024, tailored specifically for final year students. The workshop, featuring hands-on sessions on the second day, allowed participants to gain practical experience in setting up and analyzing CFD models. Led by esteemed resource persons,  Mr Abdul Gafoor C P (Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)) and Rituraj (Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)), the workshop provided valuable insights into CFD principles and their applications in engineering. A recipient of Prime Minister’s Research fellowship, Mr Abdul Gafoor has contributed abundantly in the execution of central government projects while he was working with Vidya as a Senior Research Fellow in ME Dept .

The second day of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workshop, hosted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, was marked by hands-on sessions aimed at providing final year students with practical experience in CFD simulations. Under the expert guidance of Abdul Gafoor C P and Rituraj from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), participants delved into the intricacies of setting up and analyzing CFD models using industry-standard software tools.

The hands-on sessions proved to be a valuable learning opportunity for the final year mechanical engineering students, allowing them to apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios. Participants eagerly engaged with the software, gaining proficiency in tasks such as mesh generation, defining boundary conditions and interpreting simulation results. The interactive nature of the sessions facilitated active participation and encouraged collaborative learning among attendees.

Throughout the workshop, participants benefited from personalized guidance and feedback from the resource persons, enabling them to overcome challenges and refine their CFD skills. The practical exercises provided a platform for students to experiment with different simulation parameters and gain a deeper understanding of the factors influencing fluid flow behaviour.

The program was conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, underscoring the department’s commitment to providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning and skill development in emerging engineering fields. The workshop received positive feedback from participants, who expressed gratitude for the enriching learning experience and the valuable insights gained into the applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in mechanical engineering.

The hands-on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workshop hosted by the Mechanical Engineering Department proved to be a resounding success, providing final year students with practical experience and valuable insights into CFD simulations. Through interactive sessions led by experienced resource persons, participants gained proficiency in setting up and analysing CFD models, enhancing their skills and preparing them for future endeavours in engineering. The workshop served as a testament to the department’s commitment to fostering experiential learning and equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their field.

The workshop was co-ordinated by Dr Suraj K Prabha (Co-ordinator, Professor, ME Dept) and Mr Naveen T P (Co-Coordinator, Asst Prof ME Dept)

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya family in extending Heartiest appreciations to Dr Suraj , Mr Naveen and the entire ME Dept on the successful implementation of the CFD workshop that provides improvement of skills desired to relate the techniques of CFD to resolve a wide range of design, analysis and optimization difficulties !!!