Validation problems in computational fluid mechanics

  • Tomasz A. Kowalewski Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences


Recent developments in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) increased interest in quantifying quality of the numerical models. One of the necessary steps is the so-called code validation procedure, an assessment of a numerical simulation by comparisons between simulation results and laboratory measurements. The focus of the present review is application of modern full field experimental techniques, mostly based on the digital image analysis, in validating numerical solutions of complex flow configurations. Each validation procedure opens new issues of quantifying its outcome to find directions for model updating, limits of computer simulation quality, and to perform uncertainty quantification.


CFD validation, experimental methods,


Jan 25, 2017
How to Cite
KOWALEWSKI, Tomasz A.. Validation problems in computational fluid mechanics. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1–2, p. 39–52, jan. 2017. ISSN 2956-5839. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 apr. 2024.