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solomon March 19, 2002 20:02

finite volume VS finite element
 
Is FLUENT a finite volume or finite element package? What is exactly the difference between computational fluid dynamics softwares which are finite element based and the one which are finite volume based.

sabbasi_mr January 19, 2012 03:10

I have the same question too. Does any body know?

LuckyTran January 19, 2012 11:34

Fluent is a finite volume based solver. Most commercial codes are now finite volume based. The finite volume method is easier (or more natural) to implement for unstructured meshes and is more stable.

ahvz April 2, 2015 07:22

Is the solver of FLUENT, finite volume method for Solids? or for the solid materials FLUENT pertains to use finite element method as solver?

LuckyTran April 3, 2015 00:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by ahvz (Post 539655)
Is the solver of FLUENT, finite volume method for Solids? or for the solid materials FLUENT pertains to use finite element method as solver?

Finite volume also for solids.


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