- IIT Delhi opens CoE for promotion of computational abilities
IIT Delhi opens CoE for promotion of computational abilities
NEW DELHI, MAY 2: Solutions to engineering problems using data analysis and data structures get a big boost as IIT Delhi opens a Centre of Excellence for Promotion of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) on its campus. The inaugural function was attended by IITD Director, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao and Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President, India and South Asia, ANSYS, among others.
The CFD has come up a part of IIT Delhi’s Corporate Social Responsibility Agreement with ANSYS Software, the Indian arm of the US-based software developer. “ANSYS Software will fund the 3-year project to be carried out by the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer at IIT Delhi,” said Somani. “This collaboration will improve the employability of PhD candidates and equip them with industry-relevant knowledge and skills in CFD that can result in more environment-friendly solutions for the future,” he added.
CFD is a tool that uses data analysis and data structures to translate solutions to a variety of engineering problems into products/processes in a faster, cost-effective way. CFD allows simulations of engineering processes, cutting across different disciplines, from aerospace, defence, automobile, power generation, chemical and mechanical engineering down to biomedical processes.
“This Centre will impart education to undertake cutting-edge research in Computational Fluid Dynamics and to harness the power of CFD-based simulation tools for the development of efficient and innovative products/processes,” said Prof. Vivek V. Buwa, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi, who is the coordinator for the CoE.
The project aims to promote education and research in CFD while focusing on improving the employability of PhD scholars with a focus on women scholars.