Best resources to get started in CFD
Hello, I've recently become interested in CFD as a field, but honestly I'm pretty lost.. I'm thinking of going to college for an engineering degree but would ultimately like to get into some kind of CFD graduate program. Any tips from the veterans out there for a youngin like myself?
Thanks, glad I found this community! Fenrir 
Hi Fenrir.. I am also a beginner in CFD but I have been doing FSI for my final year project last time in uni, and I will be doing CFD thing also in my current job..
Although CFD is a computational thing, you will still need strong fluid, math and a bit of programming to start with.. So I suggest do learn the basic from the fluid courses, math (especially numerical analysis??) and also from programming course.. Then you can move on to read the book by J.D Anderson or J.H. Ferziger to start learning CFD.. Haha, thats my opinion, maybe the experts here can suggest more? 
Here are some readings for gettings to grips with the basics and to continue on with some more advanced stuff.
===Fluid dynamics=== Fundamentals of aerodynamics  J.D. Anderson Viscous Flows  F. White ===Semiadvanced fluid dynamics=== A modern course in aeroelasticity  Clark, Cox & Curtis Turbulence modelling for CFD  D.C. Wilcox Turbulent flows  S.B. Pope ===CFD=== Computational methods for fluid dynamics  J.H. Ferziger Turbulence modelling for CFD  D.C. Wilcox ===Semiadvanced CFD=== Computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer  Pletcher, Tannehil & Anderson Finite volume method for hyperbolic problems  R.J. Leveque Large eddy simulation for incompressible flows  P. Sagaut ===Math=== Linear algebra and its applications  D.C. Lay Calculus: Early transcedentals  J. Stewart Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems  Boyce & DiPrima ===Semiadvanced math=== Applied partial differential equation  R. Haberman Nonlinear differential equations and dynamical systems  F. Verhulst 
I suggest Patankar's book
http://www.cfdonline.com/Books/show_book.php?book_id=8 as a good starting point for the novice. Short, clear and simple (and after reading it you'll notice the double meaning of simple here...). Although the label is about heat transfer, the approach is much more general. Have a good start! Rami 
Yes everything good has been said above ! I would just suggest
http://www.amazon.com/IntroductionC.../dp/0131274988 (I'm not working for amazon ;) ) This book is great as it covers very general background needed in CFD plus a complete description of the finite volume method which is the state of the art in CFD and in a very accessible way 
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