bandeau Hero summer program

Syllabus: Summer program 2021

Aeronautical history:

Objectives: Learn how today aerospace world has evolved. The pioneers : from Icare to Clément Ader, World War I, the interwar period, the World War II and the modern age. This course will concentrate on the technical evolutions, which allowed the aeronautical development.
Teacher: Marc Weber
Courses: 9h

  • Conference: Global Air Transport Market
  • Until the interwar period (Lecture)
  • Until our time (Lecture)
  • Visit

Exam: Quitus

Fluid mechanics:

Objectives: This course is focused on basic knowledge about fluids and flows (Newtonian fluid, laminar and turbulent flow regimes, liquid and gas...)
Fluid statics: this chapter is focused on basic equation governing fluid static (pressure in a fluid at rest, static equation, hydrostatic pressure on plane and curved surfaces, pressure variation in a fluid with rigid-body (linear and rotation) motion)
Kinematics of fluids: this chapter is focused on a mathematical approach of fluid mechanics to describe some basic flow properties of ideal fluids (stream function, streamlines, irrotational flow, velocity potential, potential flows...)
Elementary fluid dynamics (Euler, Bernoulli and Navier Stokes equations): this chapter is focused on fundamental equations governing motions of incompressible fluids (viscosity, Euler and Navier Stokes equations, Bernoulli equation)

Teacher: Frédéric MURZYN
Courses: 12h

  • Fluid statics (3h) (Lecture)
  • Kinematics of fluids (3h) (Lecture)
  • Elementary fluid dynamics (Euler, Bernoulli and Navier Stokes equations) (6h) (Lecture)

Exam: multiple-choice questionnaire (1h)

introduction to turbulence:

Objectives: Most fluid flows occurring in nature as well as in engineering applications are turbulent. The scope of this course is to introduce some of the basis of the turbulence theory and its statistical analysis. The Emphasis will be put on turbulent flow features that are of primary interest for turbulent flow prediction and modelling. The concepts will be illustrated by a fair set of representative examples issues from both the automotive and aeronautic industry.
Teacher: Sébastien DECK
Courses: 21h

  • Basic concepts (Turbulent Flows, Control Parameters, Some Practical Consequences of Turbulence)
  • Statistical Description of turbulent Flows (Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes equations, Kinetic energy budget)
  • Wall-bounded Flows and Free Jets (Boundary Layer, Mixing Layer)
  • A glimpse at simulation of turbulent flows (RANS turbulence models, LES, DNS, Hybrid RANS/LES)

Exam: multiple-choice questionnaire (1h)


Pre-requisite: Fluid Mechanics

Objectives: This aerodynamics course focuses on the study of the flow of air around  a wing, but many of the concepts explored are relevant to a wide variety of applications. Learners completing this aerodynamics course will gain a fundamental understanding of concepts and models used to aerodynamically analyze and design subsonic, transonic, and supersonic vehicles. The courses will consist in both theory lectures and practical sessions with the XFLR5 software. Practical examples with be further analyzed in the CFD course.

This course is a pre-requisite for Computational Fluid Dynamics lectures.

Teacher: Dr. Pierre Grenson

Courses: 21h


Computational Fluid Dynamics:

Objectives: This course introduces the main key stages of producing an accurate CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation. The lecture is oriented to a simplified presentation of the finite volume method, together with an illustration of the different meshing strategies, to obtain a reliable simulation. Students will use the industrial software STAR-CCM+, with different case set-up for both automotive and aeronautics applications (winglet, car drag evaluation ...). A lecture on heat transfer is provided, to develop the ability to conduct thermal analysis, for classical engineering applications.
Teacher: Guillaume Begou
Courses: 21h

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (Lecture)
  • Matlab CFD (Labwork)
  • CFD with STAR-CCM+ (Labwork)
  • Heat Transfer (Lecture)

Exam: Labwork (3h)