Fluid Dynamics Review for CFD

Fluid Dynamics Review for CFD

NAFEMS e-Learning Training Course  

April 8th & 22nd 2014

09:00 EST /  06:00 PST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET

**Two Session Online Training Course - 2 hours per session**
one session per week (one week break)

Note: Once you register for the course using the "order" button (look right), you will receive a confirmation e-mail.  Please click here to view the FAQ section, or if you need to contact NAFEMS about this course.

The reduced need for expert knowledge in mathematics and computer science to use CFD, in addition to proliferation of CFD, ensures that more organizations and newer analysts would embark on using CFD in their design and analysis processes. It is imperative that these new organizations and analysts know and understand the physical principles of fluid dynamics in addition to acquiring working knowledge of CFD.  

This course provides an overview of principles, theories, and assumption in fluid dynamics, which are paramount for the effective, proper, and optimized use of the CFD tool.

Course Details

The Fluid Dynamics Review for CFD course provides an overview of the essential principles of fluid dynamics for practical application of CFD for real-life engineering problems. 

This course introduces and discusses the fundamentals of fluid dynamics to help understand the physical principles behind CFD for correct and effective use of CFD. 

Who Should Attend

The target audience for this course would include the new generation of CFD analysts as well as the managers interested in use of CFD who may have limited exposure to fluid dynamics or are in the need of a fluid dynamics refresher as it relates to CFD.


Session 1

  • Fluid dynamics and CFD process
  • Fluid properties
  • Governing Theory
  • Dimensional analysis & important non-dimensional numbers
  • Classifications of fluid flows

Session 2 

  • Important fluid dynamics concepts and phenomena
  • Brief introduction to turbulence & heat transfer
  • Internal flows
  • External flows
  • Turbomachinery
  • Valves and other flow devices


Course Process

This course is completely code independent.
No software is required.

E-learning courses are great alternatives and complements for continued education as they offer convenience and eliminate the need to travel. Strong effort is made for the course to be software neutral. However, examples from some of the more well known and popular simulation cases and software will be used throughout the session.  Full notes are provided for the attendees.

Students will join the audio portion of the meetings by utilizing the VoIP (i.e. headset connected to the computer via headphone and microphone jacks) or by calling into a standard toll line. If you are interested in additional pricing to call-in using a toll-free line, please send an email to: e-learning @ nafems.org .

Feedback from former e-Learning students:

"This course did everything right. From organization to presentation to interaction, this is a good model for what online training should be."


"Super! Doesn't get better than this. Good idea to start having e-Learning courses."


"I'm really happy not to pay a big fraction of my annual training budget to airlines and hotels. A BIG plus to e-learning."


Special Note(s):

Telephony surcharges may apply for attendees who are located outside of North America, South America and Europe. These surcharges are related to individuals who join the audio portion of the web-meeting by calling in to the provided toll/toll-free teleconferencing lines. We have made a VoIP option available so anyone attending the class can join using a headset (headphones w/ microphone) connected to the computer. There is no associated surcharge to utilize the VoIP option, and is actually encouraged to ensure NAFEMS is able to keep the e-Learning course fees as low as possible. Please send an email to the e-Learning coordinator (e-learning @ nafems.org ) to determine if these surcharges may apply to your specific case. 

Just as with a live face-to-face training course, each registration only covers one person. If you plan to register a large group (10+), please send an email to e-learning @ nafems.org in advance for group discounts.

Course Instructor

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.

Why an e-Learning Class?

In the current climate travel and training budgets are tight. To help you still meet your training needs the following e-learning course has been developed to complement the live class. 

E-learning classes are ideal for companies with a group of engineers requiring training. E-learning classes can be provided to suit your needs and timescale. Contact us to discuss your requirements.