Research course

Computational Fluid Dynamics

University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a 1st or 2.1 degree in either Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or Applied Mathematics. A solid foundation in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and numerical techniques and some previous experience with CFD is essential as is a working knowledge of one or more of the programming languages Fortran, C/C++. Previous experience with the Linux operating system would be a bonus.

Months of entry


Course content


The Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory within the School of Engineering focuses on the development of advanced CFD methods and the application to industry-relevant challenging applications, including fixed-wing, rotary-wing and high-speed/multi-physics applications.

Subject Overview

In the CFD Laboratory, the emphasis is on the development of computational fluid dynamics techniques and methods and the application to (aerospace) engineering applications. The Lab has developed strong lines of research in CFD for rotorcraft, rotorcraft aero-mechanics as well as in CFD methods for aero-elastic analysis of fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, work is conducted in Wind Turbine aerodynamics, missile aerodynamics, flight mechanics of deformable aircraft. Recently, research work in high-speeds aerodynamics and numerical techniques for high-speed rarefied flows was initiated.

In all areas of work, in-house CFD techniques are used along with a few state-of-the-art commercial tools for data visualisation and mesh generation.

The Laboratory has excellent facilities including an in-house Linux cluster with approximately 500 CPU cores, as well as, access to national computing facilities.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,195 Part-time: £2,098
International students
Full-time: £18,900, Part-time: £9,450

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

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