June 2015: Unstructured CFD Learning and Productivity

Do you find the thought of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) too daunting? Then read about unstructured learning, otherwise known as play! Next, step up your CFD productivity with some complimentary app suggestions. Finally, with your newly honed skills and productivity, find out how to make a difference in the design process by recognizing and targeting strong form CFD.

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Learn CFD Through Play

Rather than wait until your project schedule dictates it's time for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, allocate time now to 'play' with CFD. By 'play' I mean construct simple geometry and keep your cases relatively small, so you can get familiar with the basic features of your particular CFD software in a timely manner. Read more >>

Essential Apps To Compliment CFD

Enhance your CFD experience by considering some additional, freely available, complimentary apps. Combined with your CFD software these apps form a complete toolset for maximizing your productivity and, dare I say it, make it fun? Read more >>

Weak and Strong Form CFD

If you are given production-ready detailed CAD geometry (nuts, bolts, and all) for CFD analysis you have to ask yourself, is this really an engineering endeavor or a marketing exercise? Given the effort to produce a complete, detailed CAD model, it is unlikely that any significant changes will be looked upon favorably. Instead you will likely find that CFD is to be used in its weakest form, i.e., Colorful Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for marketing. Read more >>