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anyaa August 7, 2009 09:28

I wanna learn CFD...but...
 
Hi..everyone..
I am in my final year engg.[Mech]...
I wanna learn CFD subject...but..
I was collecting more information on learning CFD..thats when one of my relatives told me that CFD is a very tough subject...so tough that even if you want to join any coaching institute for CFD..then they have a criteria according to which only people who have completed their masters degree can join the coaching classes for learning CFD...that was a major setback to me even before I was about to start learning CFD..because I [actually a group of 3 of my friends]had decided to learn it on my own through books at home itself....
I require CFD analysis [software analysis will also do...with having a brief idea of CFD subject]for my project[Final year project]..so it will be really helpful if anyone guide me to as if CFD can be understood even at graduate level..by an average guy...
so that I can decide of I want to do CFD thoroughly o just a brief overview so that it satisfies my project requirement...plz help ...really confused...:confused::confused:

NewtonKF August 9, 2009 10:10

Hi Anyaa, you see it is very possible to an undergraduated student to learn cfd... There are really simple books to start, like the one of Versteg and Malalasekera or Fertziger... The basic idea is to solve the NS equations coupled if the continuity equation... Of course there are methods to do it... But, once you have read about it, they can be very easily to understand... Do you already have a theme to your project??? try to look at the major cfd program companies.... They usually help beguiners with free licenses and lots of materials...

Good luck...

anyaa August 9, 2009 11:37

Thanks so much..

The idea of our project is already finalized...It deals with a heat exchanger...
Our college has bought a licensed copy of Star CCM+...specially for project...
So I think as you say I should try to get some useful material on CFD from them...

and I had been told that CFD book by John D Anderson is good for beginners...[I haven't read it as of now]..but can you tell me if this book is good for beginners...because I've already bought it...
In addition I have started with a very basic introductory book on CFD...
by Suhas V Patankar...

So as you say...I should start learning CFD like any other subject of under-graduate level...[I mean I should try to learn CFD thoroughly now itself..ad I dont need to rush through the subject for mere project purpose!]..right??

Thanks...

John August 9, 2009 13:13

Probabaly the best way is to talk with people (i.e. graduate students) who works on CFD. You may gain more in a half hour talk than you gain through reading books for weeks.

anyaa August 11, 2009 10:37

Ok...thanks....

sandip_gaidhane August 11, 2009 14:58

hi
it is possiable to study CFD for an graduate student. there r lot of institute that conduct a course. it is also easy to learn ourself but fluent software require lot's of theroy concept. i hv some tutorial and also a notes of CFd. that i can send if u want.....

anyaa August 11, 2009 15:19

Thanks a lot Sandip...
Why not....I would like to have ur tutorials and notes on CFD...
If you can plz upload them somewhere...
Plz tell me the total size of the notes and tuts...like roughly 200MB..or something like that...

I can give you some good options to upload with ease....if u dont have any such easy uploading options...

sandip_gaidhane August 11, 2009 21:37

thnx for relpy
course material size appox 120 MB and i dont have an option to upload material if u have then tell me otherwise i send u through email.....

NewtonKF August 11, 2009 22:21

Hi Sandip... why dont you use rapidshare and post here the address allowing everybody who needs some introductory material get it???

Better, the guys from cfdonline could create some section where people could post materials and stuff, right??? ;-) Something more simple and direct than wiki...

anyaa August 12, 2009 10:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandip_gaidhane (Post 226004)
thnx for relpy
course material size appox 120 MB and i dont have an option to upload material if u have then tell me otherwise i send u through email.....

Hi..Sandip...
The material size is quite big for an email attachment allowed [25MB for gmail..others around this limit only]...
So if you use email you will have to create 3-4 parts....
Its better that you use some file hosting site like :
1] http://www.rapidshare.com
2] http://www.megaupload.com

But these sites don't provide resume supported downloads...:(

So you can use:
http://ifile.it
This file hosting site provides resume supported Downloads...:)

Personally I use fzuploads.com[Resume supported downloads!]...for sharing files:
You can upload your material using my fzuploads account by clicking this Link:
My Fzuploads.com account
{Plz note that fzuploads.com is originally a site for mobile users..so when you upload you simply can't see the upload progress...but when your upload is complete it automatically refreshes the page...
and the most important thing is fill in the following areas on the upload page:
1)File Description:
2)Name :{Plz zip ur material in a ".zip" file..some extensions arent allowed on this server..".zip" is allowed}
3)File version:
4)Add Tags:
(It doesnt matter what you fill in these field...just fill something in there)
Or the file won't be uploaded...
5)Don't put anything in "URL of the File:"}

I recommend you try followed by fzuploads.com... first followed by http://ifile.it and then Rapidshare and then Megaupload...:smile:

atmcfd August 16, 2009 02:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by anyaa (Post 225587)
Hi..everyone..
I am in my final year engg.[Mech]...
I wanna learn CFD subject...but..
I was collecting more information on learning CFD..thats when one of my relatives told me that CFD is a very tough subject...so tough that even if you want to join any coaching institute for CFD..then they have a criteria according to which only people who have completed their masters degree can join the coaching classes for learning CFD...that was a major setback to me even before I was about to start learning CFD..because I [actually a group of 3 of my friends]had decided to learn it on my own through books at home itself....
I require CFD analysis [software analysis will also do...with having a brief idea of CFD subject]for my project[Final year project]..so it will be really helpful if anyone guide me to as if CFD can be understood even at graduate level..by an average guy...
so that I can decide of I want to do CFD thoroughly o just a brief overview so that it satisfies my project requirement...plz help ...really confused...:confused::confused:



hi anyaa..... your`e in d same situation as i was a few months back. i`m doing 3rd yr. mech engg. i` doin CFD simulation of IC engine intake manifold with fluent /CFX.
CFD is tuf but i ended up learning enough about it in 2 months. depends upon the buk u choose to study. start wit anderson... finish it fully and u`ve got a fairly good idea of wat needs 2 b done for ur project. u can den start studying some advanced CFD from the "project point of view". but the basics like equations,grid generation, solver techniques must be learnt thoroughly before u start wit ur project.(u can skip the mathematical derivations of the eqns. if u`r using a commercial solver like star ccm,fluent or CFX.u don need `em much).last but nt d least browse d net and dis forum for ur project info as u learn the theory....u`l gain more.
dis s my experience.nothing like "cfd is only for grads"... its entirely possible. but u need support from scientific journals and staff guidance for obtaining the Boundary conditions etc. for ur project. all the best.. let me know if anythin`s interesting. being mech engrs,v can learn mutually.

anyaa August 17, 2009 08:48

Hey "atmcfd"..thankss... for sharing ur experience...
ur reply was really was really heplful....:)
And...ya trying to get thru those mathematical part is really time consuming...I can skip it now...and go on to it later when I have time...thankss

atmcfd August 22, 2009 00:04

yeah thanks.. luking fwd. to more abt ur project... keep updating us,, bye:-)


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