A Practical Introduction to CFD

NAFEMS Webinar Series

Practical Introduction to CFD

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 

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CFD is a computer-based simulation of predicting what will happen when fluids (gases & liquids) flow. CFD complements experimental and analytical approaches by providing an alternative cost-effective mean of simulating real-life flow problems. CFD has now become a leading research, educational, and design tool. It is being used to better understand physical events and processes and perform numerical experiments. Most importantly, it has now become a design tool by providing capabilities to facilitate design optimisation, reduce design bottlenecks and improve engineering performance, enhance communications, and answer what-if questions. CFD is now routinely used to solve complex flow problems in a vast number of industrial applications. 

This webinar will focus on the new Practical Introduction to CFD e-learning training course being launched by NAFEMS and will give a preview of the goals and objectives of this course.

  • What is CFD and why is it needed?
  • CFD use and its role in industry 
  • Challenges with turbulence modelling
  • The CFD Steps
  • Assessing accuracy of numerical solutions
  • Presenting computational results in a useful fashion
  • CFD Issues


Welcome & Introduction
David Quinn, NAFEMS

Practical Introduction to CFD
Kamran Fouladi, InfoMec

Q & A Session


Webinar Presenter

Kamran Fouladi, Kamran Fouladi, Ph.D., PE. is currently the president of InfoMec, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) consulting and training firm. Kamran has over twenty years of experience in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

He is a researcher and practitioner of CFD and he has been teaching CFD and other fluid mechanic courses at Villanova University since 2001 both at undergraduate and graduate level. Kamran is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania

Kamran’s career began in aerospace arena working at NASA Langley and United Technologies’ Pratt and Whitney (P&W) prior to establishing InfoMec CFD Consulting in year 2000.  With InfoMec, Kamran has provided engineering and CFD support to projects of national importance (NASA Crew Exploration Vehicle, NASA Orion’s Launch Abort Vehicle, NASA Orbital Space plane, and NASA supersonic transport and business jet aircraft) using in-house, public domain, and commercial CFD software.

He is currently focused on using CFD in the area of thermal management of complex and mission critical facilities.