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Old   July 3, 2007, 02:20
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venkatesh
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I am a mechanical engineer and working in a automobile manufacturing industry. i am basically working as a design engineer(engines) in pro e platform. i am very new to CFD and i am very much eager to learn cfd. pls help me out in choosing the right CFD software for my specilation(engines) and what are the basic engineering subjects which will help me in doing the CFD analysis.
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Old   July 3, 2007, 08:34
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The industry standard for automotive CFD, especially ICE is Star-CD from CD-adapco.

Go to www.cd-adapco.com and take it from there.

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Old   July 3, 2007, 12:49
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The pruducts of CD-adapco company which is related to CFD are the most preffered software in automative sectors.

STAR-CD, STAR-CCM+ and etc...

For details please visit www.cd-adapco.com..

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Old   July 4, 2007, 07:30
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ya for automotive i have also herad that starCD is good ... but have never used it...
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Old   July 5, 2007, 04:47
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good understanding of fluid dynamics, gas dynamics, mathematics(advanced),programming skills such as C, FORTRAN, underStanding of FEM, OR FDM OR THE FVM CONCEPTS.

its of no use learning a cfd software package without any knowledge of the above subjects. for automobiles you must know the chemistry too, for nox, co, combustion analysis. any more doubts write to me, u r welcome!
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Old   July 6, 2007, 08:22
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"good understanding of fluid dynamics, gas dynamics, mathematics(advanced),programming skills such as C, FORTRAN, underStanding of FEM, OR FDM OR THE FVM CONCEPTS.

its of no use learning a cfd software package without any knowledge of the above subjects. for automobiles you must know the chemistry too, for nox, co, combustion analysis. any more doubts write to me, u r welcome! "

I disagree. It's entirely problem dependent. With today's commercial CFD packages you need less knowledge in programming and discretization practices etc. And by learning a CFD software you will probably learn a thing or two of the above mentioned fields. Then if you are a mechanical engineer, as OP, you will probably have some of the knowledge required and hopefully the most important skill: common sense (engineering-wise).

Knowledge of everything would be nice, but it's likely not possible to obtain in a limited time frame

So for OP: I would check directly with some of the software companies what they can offer you in terms of cost and use.

(The best would be to have the opinion of someone that is currently using all major softwares in simulations similar to your own. I have a hard time believing you will find such a person though.)

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Old   July 7, 2007, 12:39
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"I disagree. It's entirely problem dependent"

Yes, I also disagree... I'm curruntly working on a 2D CFD solver, and what I discover it that NOBODY really knows how softwares like Fluent, CFX or whatever, are working. Because they are ALL using a lot of small tips that makes the simulation converge, and that ensures reliability of the software. Knowledge of C/C++, discretization shemes, most of the time, are not relevant to use CFD softwares.

People should admit once, that these developers has "fabrication secrets", and anyway, nobody knows precisely how it works.

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