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Mar3-12, 09:38 PM
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Quote Quote by minger View Post
They sure do!!

That's the problem. CFD has become usable by anyone, and is inherently a black box.
Import the geometry
Free mesh with no controls; whatever it doesn't matter
Specify whatever boundary conditions I can; hell I don't need to know if they're well posed
Um....randomly choose a turbulence model
oooooo, look at those streamlines!!

GREAT books!

I am reviving this thread because I have some questions minger raised... What your saying is that CFD has become a blackbox and relatively untrained ppl can use it for specific problems.

I am an entering graduate student in the field of CFD and what you said concerns me. What type of research or skills does an up and coming CFD researcher bring to the table? What are the skills required to excel at the forefront of aerodynamics CFD research? My concern is that I am going into a field that can already be advanced my untrained people using blackboxes...