Chapter 1

Introduction to CFD

Abstract

This chapter is an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Many organizations implement CFD in the computer-aided engineering phase. However, most of the time, higher management is not interested, perhaps because of the lengthy simulations or uncertainty regarding results. These issues are discussed and various misconceptions about CFD are explored and cleared up. The basics of CFD with governing equations are also discussed.

Keywords

CFD; Governing equations; Simulations; Uncertainty

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is one of the most quickly emerging fields in applied sciences. When computers were not mature enough to solve large numerical problems, ...

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