### Vijay Mali

Director and Chief Operating Officer,
LearnCAx
Inspire | Educate | Mentor

### How to Learn CFD ? – The Beginner’s Guide

June 17, 2015

Beginner in CFD journey has the first question in mind “How do I start learning CFD ?”  Because of the depth of subject and ocean of knowledge available online, there is high probability of getting lost in the learning journey and in many cases getting demotivated from learning CFD itself. This question is asked by many, so I thought of laying out the learning path for CFD beginners. This guide gives a head-start to beginners about what to learn, what to focus on and most importantly from where to learn.

How to Learn CFD ? – The Beginner’s Guide - 4.6 out of 5 based on 57 votes

### Democratization of CFD Education, Truly!!

June 05, 2015

LearnCAx joined Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on 23rd April 2015. In just 1 month, with 1786 course subscription total 2,57,334 minutes of learning is done by students across the globe. By distributing course worth 0.7 million USD for FREE, LearnCAx platform is marching towards becoming biggest MOOC platform for CFD education.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is always been looked at as a complex technology to learn. There are many platforms available to acquire knowledge of subject fundamentals like fluid mechanics, heat transfer and CFD basics, but when it comes to acquiring required software skill sets, there are very few effective platforms.

Democratization of CFD Education, Truly!! - 5.0 out of 5 based on 12 votes

### Quiz : Time Required to Heat Water

September 11, 2014

This quiz is about heating time required to increase the temperature of water. Imagine that there are two containers filled with same mass of water. The initial temperature of water in Container A is 100C and that in Container B is 200C.

To simplify the problem, imagine that both the containers are insulated with perfect insulation, mean there is zero heat loss in the atmosphere during heating process. Both the containers are identical in all the aspects including shape, size, and material. The only difference is initial temperature of water insider the container.

Quiz : Time Required to Heat Water - 5.0 out of 5 based on 35 votes

### Basics of Y Plus, Boundary Layer and Wall Function in Turbulent Flows

July 25, 2014

Before getting into the details of the turbulent models let us discuss an important concept known as $y^{+}$ and know how it is related to turbulence modeling, mesh generation process and how it is going to affect the CFD end result. It is important to know about the concept of wall $y^{+}$ or in general how the flow behaves near the wall, to consider the effects near the wall as it is the basis on which choice of the turbulence model is governed.

Basics of Y Plus, Boundary Layer and Wall Function in Turbulent Flows - 4.8 out of 5 based on 33 votes

### Ten Rules for Student Project Selection

May 01, 2014

Any academic degree, let it be bachelors or masters, ends with a project work. The project work is one of the most critical parts of any academic degree. It is so important that it always decides what’s going to be next for the student. Let it be higher studies or industrial job, the whole career path (at least the starting point of that path) is based on the project work.

Ten Rules for Student Project Selection - 5.0 out of 5 based on 15 votes