CFD Career guidance for a fresher

Are you are completely new to CFD or computational fluid dynamics but looking to make a career as CFD Engineer?

  • Are you confused about where to start and what to learn?
  • Do you want to learn CFD for your career or only for finishing your final year project?
  • What are the best books to learn CFD?
  • Should I learn software/tools like Fluent or focus on fundamentals or programming?
  • What are the career prospects for a CFD Engineer?
  • Should I have MTech/MS or Ph.D. to be a CFD Engineer?
  • Can I learn this subject online? should I need powerful computers for this?
  • Should I learn commercial tools or opensource like OpenFOAM?
  • What is the future of CFD?
  • What is an application Engineer career path and a software Engineer career path for a CFD Engineer?
  • What are the subjects I should focus and learn to be a good CFD Engineer?
  • Who should learn CFD? Only Mechanical Engineers?

Stay tuned for the video post and more information…

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