When it comes to CFD analysis, you are faced with three obvious choices. You can utilize a member already within the company. You can hire an additional member of your team to set up, run and evaluate CFD models. Or, you can outsource a CFD contractor. Utilizing a member of the team or hiring an additional CFD engineer to join your company may seem like the more viable options initially. However, it is important to understand that there are numerable benefits included when outsourcing a CFD contractor that you may not acquire when working with somebody directly within your company. [Read more…] about Why Your Company Should Outsource Your CFD Modeling Work
With the advances in modern technology, Computational Fluid Dynamics is becoming increasingly popular. However, you may be wondering why Computational Fluid Dynamics is often the preferred method of modeling. You may be wondering what CFD provides that other methods of modeling cannot. While both physical model tests and CFD simulations have their own multitude of pros and cons, in my experience, it has become clear that CFD is not only usually cheaper and faster than other methods, but oftentimes, safer CFD allows for endless alterations in variables and provides the security that physical model tests cannot always provide. When working with dangerous gases, harmful fluids, or unsafe environments, CFD provides for a safer alternative. [Read more…] about Examples of How CFD is Cheaper, Faster, and Safer than Other Methods
Let’s be honest- in today’s society, individuals are becoming more and more uneasy, not to mention fairly reluctant, when selecting a career path. This is partially due to the price of education rising, combined with the amount of time required to dedicate yourself to an education. That being said, thorough research should be done to ensure that the career choice you have chosen is right for you! [Read more…] about Interested in a CFD Career?
Overall CFD Benefits
CFD software is a modeling tool for simulating the behavior of systems, processes, and equipment involving flow of gases and liquids, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactions, and related physical phenomena. For example, engineers use CFD to reduce unwanted pressure drops in pumps or fans to increase the aerodynamic lift of an airplane, ensure adequate cooling of electronic devices, reduce erosion rates, and reduce slag buildup rates in furnaces. [Read more…] about CFD Benefits
As with any investment made by a company, you should make every effort to ensure full consideration and attention is taken when outsourcing a CFD analyst. With CFD being a fairly new practice, your selection of CFD analysts is limited. However, there a few important factors that should be taken into consideration when outsourcing a CFD analyst to ensure you are investing your time and money in the appropriate CFD analyst. [Read more…] about What to look for in a CFD Analyst