Computational Fluid Dynamics: An Overview of Popular Software Packages

Wed, Nov 24, 2021 @ 10:00am - 11:30am

Status: Completed

This session provides an overview of some of the popular CFD software packages

Note: This session has been rescheduled from October 27th to November 24th at 10:00am Atlantic.

Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, is the science of using numerical methods and computers to solve a set of partial differential equations to quantitatively predict fluid flow or heat transfer in an application. It is used in a variety of fields, from aero/hydrodynamics to energy, combustion, environmental flows, biomedical engineering and many more. Using CFD simulations significantly reduces the number of design prototypes required, saving considerable time and money in the design process - accounting for its rising importance in R&D. For example, when a boat builder designs a new vessel, it can use CFD simulations at each design iteration to test the performance of the vessel under different conditions before proceeding to the physical prototype stage.

There are numerous CFD software packages, both commercial and open-source (free), the suitability of each based on the user’s knowledge, budget, and intended application. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the most popular CFD packages, their capabilities, and pros and cons, to help you choose the one that will work best for your company.

This session will be delivered online.

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).

Connection details for the session will be sent out prior to the session to those registered with institutional/organizational email addresses.

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