In this thread we provide you with the best resources you need in order to understand the functionalities of SimScale, set up your own simulations and learn about the theoretical fundamentals of the interesting field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
CFD  Computational Fluid Dynamics on our SimWiki
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\underline{\textbf{Tutorials}}
Tutorials for FEA/CFD & Thermal Analysis: Tutorials
StepbyStep Tutorials: Learn Simulation StepByStep
\underline{\textbf{Textbooks}}
\underline{\textbf{Videos}}

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics – by Dr. K. M. Singh

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Principles of Conservation  by Dr. Suman Chakraborty

CFD Simulation Setup in SimScale  by SimScale
\underline{\textbf{Blog}}
\underline{\textbf{Turbulence Modelling}}
Turbulence resources:
Turbulence Modelling Examples
\underline{\textbf{Incompressible fluid flow on SimScale}}
Incompressible Fluid Flow Analysis is used where fluid density variations are negligible meaning that there are no big velocity and temperature gradients.
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

kOmega

kOmegaSST

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky

SpalartAllmaras
Incompressible Flow Analysis module solver on SimScale
Incompressible Fluid Flow Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Compressible fluid flow on SimScale}}
Compressible Fluid Flow Analysis is commonly used where density variations have a significant influence on the investigated system. Usually, when the flow velocities exceed ~30 % of the speed of sound, compressible effects start to gain importance.
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

kOmegaSST

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky

SpalartAllmaras
Compressible Flow Analysis module solver on SimScale
[details=Click to show available solvers]
Compressible Fluid Flow Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Convective Heat Transfer on SimScale}}
Convective Heat Transfer Analysis could be used to run simulations in which temperature changes in the fluid lead to density changes. Such changes in density cause the fluid to circulate under the influence of gravity.
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

kOmegaSST

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky

SpalartAllmaras
Convective Heat Transfer Analysis module solver on SimScale
Convective Heat Transfer Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) on SimScale}}
Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis allows the simulation of the heat transfer between Solid and Fluid domains by exchanging thermal energy at the interfaces between them. It requires a multiregion mesh to have a clear definition of the interfaces in the computational domain. Such a mesh can be created with the Hexdominant parametric operation in the mesh creator.
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

kOmegaSST

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky
Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Passive Scalar Transport on SimScale}}
Passive Scalar Transport Analysis type allows you to simulate the transport of a scalar quantity within an incompressible fluid flow. The core assumption of this analysis is that the species that is transported within the flow does not affect the fluid flow (therefore passive).
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

kOmega

kOmegaSST

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky

SpalartAllmaras
Passive Scalar Transport Analysis module solver on SimScale
Passive Scalar Transport Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Multiphase Fluid Flow on SimScale}}
Multiphase Fluid Flow Analysis could be used to simulate the behavior of a mixture of fluids and their interactions. The analysis is carried out using the VoF (Volume of fluid) method which is a standard approach for the computation of multiphase systems.
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

kOmega

kOmegaSST

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky

SpalartAllmaras
Multiphase Fluid Flow Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Discrete Phase Model on SimScale}}
Discrete Phase Model Analysis could be used to run simulations that consist of a continuum and a discrete phase. The discrete phase is represented with particles which interact with the continuum phase. Full particlefluid interactions could be considered. Therefore, the model is suitable for dense and dilute particle flows.
Turbulence models available in this module:

Reynoldsaveraged Navier–Stokes (RANS)

kEpsilon

Large eddy simulation (LES)

Smagorinsky

kEqn
Discrete Phase Model Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Potential Flow on SimScale}}
Potential Flow Analysis could be used to run simulations in which the velocity field is irrotational. This assumption is valid in several applications.
Potential Flow Analysis module solver on SimScale
For all cases, OpenFOAM® solver potentialFoam is used.
Potential Flow Analysis Examples
\underline{\textbf{Advanced Topics in CFD}}
\underline{\textbf{Validation Cases using SimScale}}
In these validation cases, the simulation results on SimScale are compared to the numerical results presented in other studies to validate the accuracy of our solvers
Validation cases: Fluid Dynamics Validation Cases
Click to see all validation cases
 HagenPoiseuille Flow
 Turbulent Pipe Flow
 Compressible Flow: de Laval Nozzle
 Rotating Zones: TaylorCouette Flow
 Multiphase Flow: Rising Bubble
 Aerodynamics: Flow around the Ahmed Body
 Buoyant Flow: Natural Convection between Differentiallyheated Plates
 LES Flow Analysis Around Cylinder
 Scalar Transport in TJunction Pipe
 DPM Analysis of a GasSolid Fluidised Bed
 Flow Reattachment: Flow over a Backwardfacing Step
 Flow Analysis of a Butterfly valve
 NonNewtonain flow through an expansion channel
 Free Heave Motion of a Floating Cylinder
\underline{\textbf{FAQ}}
For the FAQ, please visit: Frequently Asked Questions