| __Computational Fluid Dynamics Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)__ *(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)* |

| | Computational **fluid** **dynamics** (CFD) is the use of computers to analyze problems in **fluid** **dynamics**. |

| | One method is to discretize the spatial domain into small cells to form a volume mesh or grid, and then apply a suitable algorithm to solve the equations of motion (Euler equations for inviscid, and Navier-Stokes equations for viscid flow). |

| | Lastly, if the problem is highly **dynamic** and occupies a wide range of scales, the grid itself can be **dynamically** modified in time, as in adaptive mesh refinement methods. |

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