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Old   December 28, 2009, 23:17
Default Could someone please help me where to start
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I'm not sure if someone has already asked this question. But hopefully some of you guys and girls can help me out.

2010 will be my final year as a mechanical engineering student and my final year thesis will require me to use Openfoam.
My supervisor has suggested I browse through two CFD books which are called:
CFD basics with applications by John D Anderson
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An Introduction to CFD - The Finite Volume Method by Versteeg and Malalasekera.

I'm sure many of you have heard of these books but the contents of the book seems so overwhelming that I don't know whether I should browse through it or read the entire book.

I have to admit that my weak point is programming so I'm somewhat cautious about using Openfoam.

I would appreciate if some of you could provide some tips and briefly guide me.

Thanks

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Old   December 29, 2009, 00:48
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You should read first the book of Malasekera it contains most of the finite volume theory used in a modern CFD solver like OpenFoam. The book of Anderson is OK but it is more finite difference centered, however it will be a good lecture.

I'm not sure if you need to look into the source code of OpenFoam but if you need to ... take a C++ course (you've said you are not so good at programming).

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Old   December 30, 2009, 22:49
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Hi there,
I have long list of openFoam lectures and implementation written down in my blog. http://cfdtoy.blogspot.com. If you require something more detailed let me knw I will try figuring that out for ya.

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I'm not sure if someone has already asked this question. But hopefully some of you guys and girls can help me out.

2010 will be my final year as a mechanical engineering student and my final year thesis will require me to use Openfoam.
My supervisor has suggested I browse through two CFD books which are called:
CFD basics with applications by John D Anderson
and
An Introduction to CFD - The Finite Volume Method by Versteeg and Malalasekera.

I'm sure many of you have heard of these books but the contents of the book seems so overwhelming that I don't know whether I should browse through it or read the entire book.

I have to admit that my weak point is programming so I'm somewhat cautious about using Openfoam.

I would appreciate if some of you could provide some tips and briefly guide me.

Thanks

smillion
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