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kundupankaj September 26, 2009 19:36

First time user : basic question
 
I am and some my friends are very new. we just started classes in CFD. We came to know just some names of CFD packages and having very basic questions.

If we are going to run Fluent on MAC, Windows, Linux etc ... Does it make any difference in results like accuracy, time consumption etc.

I will really appreciate all your time for answers.

Figd84 September 29, 2009 15:50

Windows is less eficient in computational resources, so Fluent will run slower than in other OS (assuming that the processor is the same).

Accuracy doesn´t depend on the OS

herntan September 29, 2009 20:49

There is also big difference between 32bit and 64bit. Try goes for 64bit if u want to have fast simulation.

kundupankaj September 30, 2009 12:10

Now i wanna buy Fluent from Ansys... what shls i look for ? i mean if i will buy ANSYS 12. will that include all other softwares like FLUENT, CFX etc ..

That you very much guys for your help

Philipov October 1, 2009 02:13

Try to find reseller in your region... and ask them !!!!
Do you think you can buy this by yourself?!?!?!?!?!

kundupankaj October 1, 2009 11:24

Yes in USA, its $100 for student version. But first of all i wanna know everything than i can see what is better for me !!

owais70 October 1, 2009 16:06

A few years ago (about four) we bought 20 seats (under university program) and it cost us less than 4000 dollars. Accuracy comes later, if you are a new user. First get yourself familiar with GUI and see what you want to do. It is very good tool, have come along way, and widely used in industry


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