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**suggestions**

Does anyone have any online sources where one could begin to learn different tools? Like tutorials or sample code to get me started. I used Matlab back in varsity, but now it seems apparent that not everyone agrees on what is best. Also, I don't have access to "specialised" programs like Fluent for CFD or even Matlab for that matter. VBA is readily available though as it comes with excel, for example, anyway. I was interested to see it can be used for engineering applications. How? Where can I learn? I feel like a kid that just found out his old dog (excel, in this case) can do new tricks (VBA) and I want to learn how to make him do the tricks I want him to do. I have some basic programming knowledge, like all engineers do, I guess. I did some courses in Turbo Pascal, Java, Matlab and experimented with Assembler for microchips. Looking forward to getting my teeth in

To be more specific, right now I am trying to model fluid flow in a pipe system, and at the moment I just have huge tables with variables and equations floating around and charts to graph the results (really basic and messy stuff). My company doesn't have CFD tools and is not about to buy me a licence for one short term project, but they do want some sort of results. I would love to be able to show them visual results, but graphs and numbers would be great too. How can I learn to use my humble Excel spreadsheet optimally.

I'm open to sugesstions, thanks in advance.