Computational Fluid Dynamics -
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.
Java applet to experiment with and visualize elementary two-dimensional ideal flows.
Sources, sinks, vortexes etc. can be placed and the streamlines are plotted.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
From CHAM, a brief description for beginners.
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.
QUICK 'n SIMPLE
Free 2-D CFD program for Mac/PowerMac. Combines graphical user interface with an iterative
control-volume finite-difference solution algorithm.
of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Process Industries
Paper by D.L. Davidson, presented at the 2002 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
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
Considerations about the capabilities of CFD from CHAM.
By: Dr. Bernhard Spang, Associate Content Writer (read the author's Profile)