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 August 12, 2011, 19:48 Best resources to get started in CFD #1 New Member   Fenrir Vladichek Join Date: Aug 2011 Location: New York Posts: 1 Rep Power: 0 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

 August 15, 2011, 22:14 #2 Senior Member   KHB Join Date: Aug 2010 Location: Singapore Posts: 109 Rep Power: 9 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?

 December 8, 2011, 08:56 #3 New Member   Carlos Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: The Netherlands Posts: 17 Rep Power: 8 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 ===Semi-advanced 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 ===Semi-advanced 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 ===Semi-advanced math=== Applied partial differential equation - R. Haberman Nonlinear differential equations and dynamical systems - F. Verhulst jingmy likes this. __________________ "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater." - Albert Einstein

 December 12, 2011, 05:23 #4 Senior Member   Rami Ben-Zvi Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 148 Rep Power: 10 I suggest Patankar's book http://www.cfd-online.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

 February 3, 2012, 19:30 #5 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2011 Posts: 271 Rep Power: 9 Yes everything good has been said above ! I would just suggest http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-C.../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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 Yes everything good has been said above ! I would just suggest http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-C.../dp/0131274988
Indeed, this is great book and teaches fundamentals of CFD. I personally found it very useful.

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 Originally Posted by leflix Yes everything good has been said above ! I would just suggest http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-C.../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
I totally agree. Easy to understand and a lot of examples. Sometimes there could be some more description between the equations and it doesn't cover much "real" cases. But it's great for the basics.
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