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1. Scope of CFD Analysis and Fluid Flows in Industries

  • CFD Analysis is widely used in mechanical, aerospace, power plant  industries and chemical industries to design or improve the system.
  • CFD aspirants can apply job by searching the relevant industries 
  • CFD job seekers can understand the role of CFD analysis based the types of products developed or services provided by a particular company. Hence, go through the application of CFD 
  • If industries can not afford CFD analysis, they design the  systems ( like heat exchange, selection of fans and pipes etc.) based on correlations and formulations given in books, handbooks and research articles of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, process and reaction engineering

2. Application of CFD Analysis and Fluid Flows

  • Automobile, Aeronautical  and manufacturing industries
  • Cement and process industries
  • Chemical Industries
  • Industries in Turbo machinery (fan, blowers and pumps etc.)
  • Thermal power Plant industries 
  • Energy sector (Wind mills, solar energy and Battery  applications)
  • Environmental pollution 
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Weather forecasting
  • Defense and space applications 

3. Industry needs following skills

  • CFD Software Development: 
    • Need basic knowledge of CFD modeling
    • Knowledge of numerical methods 
    • Understanding a specialized subject knowledge  like turbulent flow and mathematical equations
    • Experience in CFD solver development
    • Programming languages such C, C++ and fortran 
    • Education: M.S./M.Tech/PhD
  • CFD Software testing Engineer:
    • Need basic knowledge of CFD modeling
    • Knowledge of numerical methods and mathematical equations
    • CFD tools for pre-processing, post-processing
    • Fundamentals of basic subjects Fluid fluid mechanics, heat transfer and transport phenomenon 
    • Programming languages such C, C++ and fortran 
    • Knowledge of CFD solver validations
    • Education: M.S./M.Tech/PhD
  • CFD Application Engineer:
    •  knowledge of different CFD models for turbulent flow, heat transfer, multiphase flow and combustion etc.
    • Experience on CFD tools for pre-processing, simulation and post-processing
    • Application of Fluid fluid mechanics, heat transfer and transport phenomenon for industries
    • Some Programming skills 
    • Education: B.Tech, M.S./M.Tech, PhD
  • Design or Thermal or Process Engineer:
    • Basics of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, process and reaction engineering
    • Experience in design softwares
    • Education: B.Tech, M.S./M.Tech

* Type of skills and subject knowledge may be vary as per scope of job prescribed by company

4. Domain Expert in CFD Modeling

4.1 Aero-acoustics Engineer:

  • The role of engineer is to  predict the  noise  and its reduction techniques 
  • The work deals with acoustics design and vibration control in  moving parts like fans, ducts, blowers, automotive cabins and external aerodynamics.
  • Key Subject: Fluid dynamics, Aero-acoustics, Compressible and incompressible flow

4.2 Aerodynamics Engineer:

  •  Evaluate the effects of aerodynamics on the performance of vehicles and airplanes
  • It is for automobile and aerospace industries
  • Key Subject: Fluid dynamics, Drag and lift, Compressible and incompressible flow

4.3 FSI Specialist

  • ,Fluid-structure interaction (FSI)  is combination of CFD and structure analysis  
  • FSI analyses  is essential in many industries for design and selection materials
  • Key Subject: CFD, Fluid dynamics, Structure (FEA)

4.4 Combustion Engineer:

  • To predict the flame and heat transfer due to  combustion  of fuels in burners, furnaces, boilers, gas turbines 
  • Key Subject: Combustion

4.5 Process Engineer:

  • Designs,analyze and optimizes chemial processes in chemical, oilnad gas, food processing and mineral industries 
  • Key Subject: Heat and Mass Transfer, Multiphase flow,  Chemical Engineering

4.7 Thermal Engineer:

  • Analysis of heat transfer (heating or cooling)  in different product  in thermal power plant, automobile and process industries.
  • Key Subject: Conduction, convection and radiation 

4.8 Turbo-machinery Engineer:

  • Works primarily with the design and performance of compressors or turbines.
  • Key Subject: Turbo-machinery, Pumps, Turbine etc. 


Refer this article for ” Common Questions asked about CFD Modeling” for Jobs and Career in CFD Modeling


5. Preparation of Interview Questions
Prepare the following topics 

  • Basic of Numerical Methods for CFD
    • Basics of CFD Modeling
  • Basics Subject Knowledge: Fluid Mechanics, heat transfer and transport phenomenon
    • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
    • Heat Transfer
  • CFD Models:  turbulent flow, heat transfer, multi-phase models, combustion models
    • Turbulence Flow and its Modeling
    • Radiation models
    • CFD Modeling of Turbo-machinery
    • Multiphase Flow Modeling
    • Combustion Modeling
  • Programming skills: C, C++, Fortran etc.
  • Application of CFD soft wares: ANSYS FLUENT,OpenFOAM 

 Check your Interview Preparation: CFD Questioners 

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