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01 Jul 2022

A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a CFD Engineer

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There is a growing demand for Computational Fluid Dynamics analysts in the industry, and it is expected that the CFD market will reach $3428 million by 2027. This is because CFD modelling and simulation can potentially trim redundant expenditures that otherwise had to be incurred on lab or real-life tests. If this field interests you and gets you thinking about how to become a CFD engineer, then furthering your education and honing your skills with Skill-Lync's Post Graduate Program in Computational Fluid Dynamics may prove to be beneficial. 

Keep reading to know more about the specificities of this CFD engineering course, along with job prospects and remuneration in this field. 

 

What are the Topics Broadly Covered in Skill-Lync's CFD Engineering Course?

Industry experts have designed Skill-Lync's Post Graduate Program in Computational Fluid Dynamics to enhance your expertise in areas like:

  • CFD coding/ modelling for predicting fluid flow with mathematical computations, physical approximations, advanced numeric calculations, etc.
  • Scripting turbulence models and solvers in OpenFoam, Cantera, or MATLAB framework.
  • Performing advanced meshing in ANSA
  • Leveraging advanced features of ANSYS Fluent/ ICEPAK and optimising its utilities for processing.
  • Using CONVERGE for simulating advanced aerodynamics and solving complex CFD turbomachinery related problems for various applications.

This comprehensive program will offer you hands-on exposure to the practical aspects of CFD along with up-to-date, relevant industry insights to help you succeed in your career.

 

comprehensive guide to becoming cfd engineer

 

What Knowledge Should a CFD Engineer Ideally Possess?

A CFD engineer has varied responsibilities, and in order to carry them out efficiently, it would be beneficial to develop expertise in:

  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics governing equations.
  • Dimensional analysis for estimating a physical phenomena’s impact.
  • Critical evaluation of initial value and accurate boundaries of different flows.
  • Numerical evaluation of convergence, approximation and stability.
  • Hardware knowledge of superior computer hardware for CFD element schemes, finite difference and volumetric analysis.
  • Construction of programming codes for obtaining CFD numerical solutions.
  • Mathematical models for R&D in CFD incompressible modules.
  • Hyperbolic partial differential equations from WENO and monotone schematic perspectives, shock wave formation related non-linearities.
  • Use of adequate 1D and 2D Riemann solvers for different compressible flow issues.
  • Closure, RANS equation, transition prediction, current code models, DNS and LES principles of turbulent flow and transition simulations from physical and numerical perspectives.
  • Generating a grid for CFD applications, interface between grid generation and CAD software.
  • Visualising and interpreting real-time CFD data for engineering decision making while eliminating errors and uncertainties in computer simulations.
  • Investigating turbulent fluid flow through experimental models.

 

In Which Industries Can CFD Applications Be Found?

CFD is used in many industries, prominent among them being:

  • Automobile
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Turbomachinery like pumps, blowers, turbines, compressors
  • Nuclear or Thermal Power Generation

 

Who are the Ideal Applicants for a CFD Course?

A basic engineering background may be helpful when enrolling in a CFD course. The foundational knowledge may better equip you to grasp the concepts taught and the projects assigned during the course. 

You may be suitable for a CFD course if you are comfortable:

  • Learning equations that govern the transfer of heat, flow physics, fluid dynamics etc.
  • Programming in Python, MATLAB, C, C++, etc.
  • Applying FVM (Finite Volume Method) and FDM (Finite Difference Method) for problem-solving.
  • Comparing CFD outcomes with experimental details using CFD validation tools.
  • Dealing with geometrical mesh interface and parallel computing.

 

How Long Does It Take to Develop a Command over CFD Modelling?

You may be able to develop expertise in commercial CFD software within a few months with constant practice and consistent learning. Some of the software tools you will be taught in Skill-Lync's Post Graduate Program in Computational Fluid Dynamics are:

  • ANSYS Fluent
  • SpaceClaim
  • CFD Post
  • CONVERGE
  • MATLAB
  • OpenFOAM
  • Octave

 

What are the Career Prospects after Completing a CFD Engineering Course? 

After completing Skill-Lync's CFD engineering course, you become eligible to apply for different roles such as:

  • CFD Application Engineer
  • CFD Analyst
  • CHT Engineer
  • Aerodynamics Engineer
  • Engine Simulation Application Engineer
  • CFD Engineer in Automotive companies

 

How Much Do CFD Engineers Get Paid?

CFD simulation engineers in India earn somewhere between INR 6,50,000 to INR 8,51,000 per annum, along with other perks and incremental annual growth based on demonstrated performance efficiency.

How much does a CFD engineer get paid in Europe? The average base salary is €60,352 per annum, and it grows exponentially for professionals who excel in their work.

 

Conclusion

If the CFD engineering domain interests you, then gaining hands-on experience and learning relevant skills will go a long way in building a lucrative career. You can work towards your career goal by enrolling in the Post Graduate Program in Computational Fluid Dynamics by Skill-Lync. This program will offer you a competitive edge over your peers in the job market.


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