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Old   September 21, 2007, 06:41
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Hello !!

I need to know what is the first commercial CFD code, historically. Can you help me?

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Old   September 21, 2007, 06:44
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I think, Fluent is the older. But i'm not sure about the name. See Fluent web site.
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Old   September 21, 2007, 09:09
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CHAM's PHOENICS was released in 1981 according to http://www.cham.co.uk/website/new/cham.htm

whereas Fluent's first version was released in 1983 according to http://www.fluent.com/about/history.htm

CD (Computational Dynamics, now known as CD-Adapco) was founded in 1987 according to David Gosman's bio at https://h30046.www3.hp.com/campaigns...m/speakers.php
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Old   September 21, 2007, 12:22
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Thank you so much!

I have searched it for a long time without find it(the first I found was fluent), and you, you find so rapidly! I am disgusted lol.

Thanks!
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Old   September 21, 2007, 12:50
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But you have to bear in mind that you are dating the companies here rather than the codes. Any company still plugging the same code (or an evolution thereof) that was developed in the 60s/70s/80s is clinging to the past. Both Fluent and CD are flogging new solvers written in languages other than FORTRAN these days so you can't connect them with the "original" CFD codes.
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Old   September 21, 2007, 13:03
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flow-3d is a product of Flow Science, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The company was formed in 1980

http://www.flow3d.com/about/about_prof.html

to commercialize the vof ideas developed by C. W. Hirt while he was in the T3 group at LANL, the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

As with the other commercial CFD products, flow-3d has evolved steadily over the decades.

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Old   September 22, 2007, 05:47
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Yes, but I didn't search for an "original" cfd code, but the first "marketed" cfd code (FLOW 3D was released in 1985), the most general possible. PHOENIX was released in 1981, it was the first "on the market" I think. No?
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Old   September 22, 2007, 10:01
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Mini,

i think you're right! I have totaly forget phoenix
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Old   September 22, 2007, 12:57
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I confirm, I had the opportunity to assist to a talk given by Pr. Spalding, the creator of Phoenics. The Chairman presented him as the creator of the first cfd software, among many other things...
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Old   September 22, 2007, 15:32
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It depends what you call a commercial CFD code. In the 60s, 70s, 80s and into the 90s the best CFD codes for solving real engineering problems were not commercial but the in house codes of high tech companies. In a few areas this is still the case today. These codes were sometimes sold to other engineering companies for rather large sums of money and will predate CHAMs "official" start of commercial activity.

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Old   September 22, 2007, 16:26
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ok! Thank you everybody !!!
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