Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational fluid dynamics (abbreviated CFD) complements experimental and theoretical fluid dynamics by providing an alternative, cost-effective means of simulating real flows. With rapid developement in computer technology and advancement in numerical analysis and algorithms over the past few decades, today CFD finds its application in a large variety of fields including aircraft and missile design, car design, ship design, studies of blood flow, oceanography, meteorology and astrophysics.
However, its role in aircraft design is crucial because of the narrow margins within which aircrafts can operate efficiently. Moreover, the tremendous increase in the cost-effectiveness of CFD (compared to expensive ...