January 15th, 2019
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SimScale is excited to announce the launch of a new on-demand CFD course together with SolidProfessor, an online learning platform that helps engineers keep up with rapidly evolving tools and technologies.
Design problems involving fluid forces such as water and air are some of the most challenging because fluids can easily change direction, velocity, and pressure. To design the wing of an airplane, for example, the engineer needs to accurately calculate the lift and drag forces, taking into account all the possible environmental scenarios to ensure the design doesn’t fail. This often means building and discarding as many as 100 models before getting the right configuration—a process which requires a lot of time and money.
This is where computational fluid dynamics, also known as CFD, comes into play. When an engineer is tasked with building a winning race car, creating a more efficient aircraft, or designing the exhaust nozzle of a new rocket engine, CFD plays a key role.
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The course aims to help you get started on your journey to learn the theoretical and practical applications of CFD.
At the beginning of this course, the theory will be front and center. Together with the instructor, participants will discuss the steps of the CFD process, the fundamental governing equations, the finite volume method, and important concepts related to meshing, boundary conditions, and turbulence modeling.
The theory is the foundation for understanding the practical applications of CFD, which will be the focus of the second half of this course. With interactive case studies and hands-on exercises, students will be able to set up their very own CFD simulation using SimScale. By the end of this course, successful students will develop a solid foundation in CFD theory and understand how to use the SimScale cloud-based platform to upload a CAD model, create a mesh, apply boundary conditions, obtain a CFD solution and visualize and interpret the results.
The “Introduction to CFD” course can be accessed as part of the SolidProfessor’s Standard, Professional, and Premium memberships. Simply create an account and sign up for the course!
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