Monday, August 27, 2012

CFD Software - Being Promoted as Cost Effective for Number of Design Problems

CFD software is being promoted as cost effective software for design problems in various industries.

Benefits of CFD

CFD is routinely used today in a wide variety of disciplines and industries, including aerospace, automotive, power generation, chemical manufacturing, polymer processing, petroleum exploration, medical research, meteorology, and astrophysics.

The use of CFD in the process industries has led to reductions in the cost of product and process development and optimization activities (by reducing down time), reduced the need for physical experimentation, shortened time to market, improved design reliability, increased conversions and yields, and facilitated the resolution of environmental, health, and right-to-operate issues.

It follows that the economic benefit of using CFD has been substantial, although detailed economic analyses are rarely reported. A case study of the economic benefit of the application of CFD in one chemical and engineered-material company over a six-year period conservatively estimated that the application of CFD generated approximately a six-fold return on the total investment in CFD (Davidson, 2001a).

Davidson, D.L. 2001a. The Enterprise-Wide Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Chemicals Industry. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. Available on Conference Media CD, Melbourne, Australia.

Comparison between CFD and Wind Tunnel  2010

Usage of CFD

Aircraft Design

Automobile industry

Cement Industry - 2012 article


Courses and Consultants for CFD

CFD Books

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