All About Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the method of mathematically modeling physical phenomena that involves fluid flow and solving it numerically by using computational capabilities.

When an engineer is asked with the task of designing a novel product e.g. an award-winning race car for the upcoming season aerodynamics play a crucial function in the engineering process. But, aerodynamic processes aren't easily quantifiable in the design phase. Continue reading to know computational fluid dynamic ("In Spanish "dinmica de fluidos computacional").

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In most cases, the only way for an engineer to improve his ideas is to perform physical tests of prototypes. Due to the growth of computers and the ever-growing computational power (thanks to Moore's law) this area of Computational Fluid Dynamics has become a commonly used tool to create solutions for fluid flow problems that do not have solid interactions.

In the CFD program evaluation, the study of the flow of fluids about its physical properties such as velocity, pressure density, temperature, and temperature is carried out. To create a virtual solution to a physical issue connected with the fluid flow these properties must be taken into consideration simultaneously.

The mathematical representation of the physical situation, as well as a numerical technique, is used in the CFD program tool to analyze the flow of fluid. For example, the Navier-Stokes (N-S) equations can be described to be the mathematical representation for the physical scenario. The model describes changes to every physical property for both heat and fluid transfer.