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CFD Books Guide
Descriptions and reviews of books about CFD in general, turbulence modeling, heat transfer modeling, numerical grids, numerical methods and some special topics.

CFD Books List
A list of CFD-related books. Latest entries are from 1995.

CFD Jobs Database
Database with open positions in Computational Fluid Dynamics: permanent positions in industry and academia, contract work, PostDoc positions, PhD studentships, summer jobs.

Commercial CFD software for UNIX platforms and Windows NT.

Object-oriented (C++) framework for solving partial differential equations. Commercial product but source code for Unix and demo software for Windows can be downloaded.

Finite Element program for the solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Fortran 77 source code and installation for several UNIX platforms available.

Commercial software package from Fluent, Inc. for the simulation of incompressible or compressible flows, particularly for applications in materials processing.

Software for the solution of linear or nonlinear partial differential equation systems in 2D or 3D, available for Windows, Unix, Linux and Macintosh platforms, free demo version.

General purpose finite volume computational fluid dynamics program for fluid flow and heat transfer problems, Windows 95 or Windows NT v4.0 or higher, an evaluation version (fully functional but limited to 3000 cells) may be downloaded.

A commercial general purpose CFD software package based on the finite-difference method for various Unix platforms and PC.

Commercial general-purpose CFD software for incompressible and mildly compressible flows. Applications include modeling of separators, reactors, and heat/mass transfer equipment. Available for various Unix platforms and Windows NT/2000.

Ideal Flow Machine
Java applet to experiment with and visualize elementary two-dimensional ideal flows. Sources, sinks, vortexes etc. can be placed and the streamlines are plotted.

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
From CHAM, a brief description for beginners.

MillSoft Online
Charge motion simulation program for ball and rock particles tumbling mills based on the discrete element method (DEM); commercially available via a Web interface.

Commercial analysis tool from Fluent, Inc. for complete hydrodynamic simulation of agitated mixing vessels. Available for various Unix platforms and Windows NT/2000.

2D flow solver for compressible gas flow (steady, unsteady, invisicid and viscous) and incompressible flow (steady, invisicid and viscous), requires egcs compiler and Qt library on Unix platforms.

Features and application examples of this well-known CFD code from CHAM. Available with different levels of functionality and price, shareware.

Free 2-D CFD program for Mac/PowerMac. Combines graphical user interface with an iterative control-volume finite-difference solution algorithm.

The Role of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Process Industries
Paper by D.L. Davidson, presented at the 2002 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Selected Benchmarks from Commercial CFD Codes
Technical brief by C. J. Freitas which summarizes the results of two forums organized by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME; pdf file.

Finite-difference, lumped parameter (circuit or network analogy) tool for analyzing heat transfer and fluid flow problems. Available for PC, Sun, and HP workstations. Evaluation versions can be downloaded.

Commercial multi-purpose CFD software.

What CFD Can and Cannot Do
Considerations about the capabilities of CFD from CHAM.


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