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
Usage of CFD
http://www.turnellcorp.com/Publications/WorldCement2012-CFD-Duct%20Optimization.pdf - 2012 article
Courses and Consultants for CFD