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Old   January 7, 2014, 11:18
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Hi,

May I ask which commercial softwares provide the option to model flow as Laplace flow?
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Hi Anna,

Are you referring to potential flow theory? Where the flow is assumed inviscid, incompressible and irrotational and the Navier-Stokes equations are then reduced to the Laplace equation? If so, I believe ANSYS AQWA and WAMIT may be suitable commercial solvers. Also, you may want to have a look at SeaFEM. Sorry if I misinterpreted your question!

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Hi Anna,

Are you referring to potential flow theory? Where the flow is assumed inviscid, incompressible and irrotational and the Navier-Stokes equations are then reduced to the Laplace equation? If so, I believe ANSYS AQWA and WAMIT may be suitable commercial solvers. Also, you may want to have a look at SeaFEM. Sorry if I misinterpreted your question!

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I'm referring to this

Laplace flow

Which software can model flow in this way?
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Hi Meimei,

Yeah, I think your referring to potential flow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_flow

The only commercial potential flow solvers that I have come across are ANSYS AQWA and WAMIT which are designed for marine/naval applications. I'm not aware of a commercial solver for aerodynamics applications. There is a solver called potentialFoam available in OpenFOAM though.

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