Computational Fluid Dynamics Certification

In this article, we will explore what a Computational Fluid Dynamics certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Computational Fluid Dynamics by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) certification?
A CFD certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Computational Fluid Dynamics. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • understanding of mathematical characteristics of partial differential equations.
  • classification and computational solution of Euler and Navier-Stokes equations.
  • usage of concepts like accuracy, stability, and consistency of numerical methods for the governing equations.
  • implemention of numerical techniques for space and time integration of partial differential equations.
  • conducting a numerical experiment and carrying out data analysis.
  • programming of numerical methods used to solve the Governing equations.
  • analysis of the accuracy and stability of finite difference methods for model equations.
  • formulation and solution of Euler’s equation of motion.
  • solving computational problems related to fluid flows.
  • classification of the basic equations of fluid dynamics.
  • familiarity with the basic space and time discretization methods

Which certification is best to work in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics?
There are many different types of certification programs available for those interested in working in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) like free Computational Fluid Dynamics Certification offered by Sanfoundry. Other certifications are Certified Fluid dynamicist (CFD) from AIAA, the Certified Computational Fluid dynamicist (CCFD).

What type of job can I get with a Computational Fluid Dynamics certification?
With this certification, you can pursue a wide range of jobs in the engineering and scientific fields from aerospace to automotive engineering. With this certification, you could work as aircraft design engineer, aerodynamics engineer, designing aircraft components, development of new technologies used for energy production, environmental protection, wind tunnel engineer, naval architect and computational fluid dynamics analyst.

What topics are covered in the CFD certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Certification Syllabus
Philosophy of Computational Fluid Dynamics Some Simple CFD Techniques Governing Equations of Fluid Dynamics
Boundary Conditions Mathematical Behaviour of PDE Basic Aspects of Discretization
Grid Generation with Appropriate Transformation Numerical Methods Finite Difference Methods
Finite Volume Methods Turbulence Modelling RNG K Epsilon
High Resolution Schemes TVD Framework Diffusion Problem
Convection-Diffusion Problems QUICK Scheme Error Sources
Incompressible Flows Compressible Flows Calculation of Pressure
Transient Flows Discretization of the Source Term & Relaxation Residuals

Sanfoundry CFD Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Computational Fluid Dynamics for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in CFD from Sanfoundry.

CFD Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free CFD Certificate

How to prepare for CFD Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 CFD MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Computational Fluid Dynamics Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Computational Fluid Dynamics Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

CFD Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in CFD? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do CFD certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the CFD exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Computational Fluid Dynamics in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a CFD certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Computational Fluid Dynamics course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in CFD online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Computational Fluid Dynamics.

7. Which online Computational Fluid Dynamics Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Computational Fluid Dynamics. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Computational Fluid Dynamics Certification Course.

8. Can I get CFD certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is CFD certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the CFD certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the CFD Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry CFD MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Computational Fluid Dynamics Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for CFD certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Computational Fluid Dynamics?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the CFD certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

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