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    by using CFD methods

    Is use of "by using CFD methods" in the following sentences correct grammatically and conceptually? If it is not , kindly suggest ways to make it clearer.

    So, by using CFD methods, many efforts are performed in order to overcome the disadvantages of Wells turbine by modifying different geometric parameters such as: blade skew [9, 17, 18], solidity [19, 20]<...>
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    Re: by using CFD methods

    CFD is not the problem here for me, assuming the acronym is correct. Efforts does not work, however- these could be steps or measures (taken, not made), but they are not efforts IMO.

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    Re: by using CFD methods

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    acronym
    I think you mean abbreviation.

    Acronyms are pronounced as words, for example, NATO, radar, UNESCO.

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    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: by using CFD methods

    Have another look, Matthew. Most of those definitions start with "A word made by ... "
    CFD is not a word.

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    Re: by using CFD methods

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Acronyms are pronounced as words, for example, NATO, radar, UNESCO.

    I am a conscientious objector on the distinction between acronyms and initialisms.

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    Re: by using CFD methods

    Quote Originally Posted by ali_dd View Post
    CFD=Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Either capitalise every word or none of them when you write them in full, but not just the middle word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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