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Christoph Lund September 5, 2005 08:10

A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Can anybody recommend a simple CFD code which can be used for teaching basic CFD?

The features should cover laminar and turbulent flow (k-eps sufficient), stationary and transient problems and if possible heat transfer as well. The code should include a GUI to enter ic's, bc's, material properties and parameters for the numerical schemes. A postprocessor to plot velocity vectors, isolines etc. and to extract mass flow data, forces etc. should also be available.

Source code is not necessary, an executable for WinXP will do. The code is intended for teaching only, not for real "production".

Best regards

Chris


diaw September 5, 2005 09:21

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
I have found Flo++ to be an excellent package for academic research. Have a chat to Louis at <www.softflo.com>

diaw...

Mark Russell September 5, 2005 10:39

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
I understand CHAM does a good deal - using PHOENICS for academic use. You might like to speak to them too.

zxaar September 5, 2005 20:06

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
download starCCM+ free version, it has everything you need, but it will not support cases with more than 16000 cells, but i guess teaching work can be done within it.

Ahmed September 6, 2005 03:26

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
It is nice to know about a new CFD tool, and this one is coming from South Africa. I definitly will have a look at it. I have downloaded the files but I am still waiting for the PassWord in order to unlock it, I just went through the help system and it seems to be using commands similar to the Old StarCD, vset,etc.. The CFD market seems to be expanding with new competitors, the other day I found a Russian Product FlowVision(www.flowvision.ru) one of these days we will see FLUENT posting its Evaluation Copy with 50000 nodes

diaw September 6, 2005 09:52

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Ahmed, You have mail...

diaw...

Ahmed September 6, 2005 20:09

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Thanks, I got the password this morning

diaw September 6, 2005 21:21

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Ahmed,

Enjoy using Flo++... I have used it for a number of years & have found it to be excellent. The technical assistance from Louis at Softflo is outstanding.

diaw...

A.S. September 8, 2005 07:24

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
www.sinmec.ufsc.br/cfd/doc/pt/

goto this site and download sinflow

Regards

A.S.

Ahmed September 9, 2005 03:12

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
FLUENT has launched a $99 15000 cell limit version of its FLUENT 6.2 solver, check their site for details. CFD is a tough subject, but if you practice with a first class programme, participants in your courses will have additional motivations, just from the pedagogical point of view. I might be wrong.

Mike Marcu September 9, 2005 16:19

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
The best for the mass of designers in the world is:

FLOWORKS

is totally integrated in SolidWorks

William Blake September 10, 2005 03:28

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Do you really think that teaching students by using a black box (FloWorks) is a good idea :)

A student at a university should be able to use OpenFOAM for learning CFD.

Mike Marcu September 12, 2005 14:38

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Is a point o view-I think you are right.at the level of general knowledge/principles and learning the basics. But think about what Adam Smith said: " division of work and cooperation of specialised people and commerce is the key of the wealth of nations" The pilots do not know in detail what is happening inside the airplane or in the jet engine and nobody care to know what is happening in the entrails of a computer.May be this is the trend.

Can you elaborate more what do you mean by Floworks black box?


Hendrik September 14, 2005 04:36

Re: A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD?
 
Chris,

please have a look at dolfyn on http://www.dolfyn.net

Goals for dolfyn were: - To be used in the (higher education) class room (a GUI called orka will be released soon, postprocessing either by OpenDX, ParaView, VisIt etc). - Steady state / transient (1st or 2nd order) - Laminar / turbulent (k-epsilon) - Thermal / Isothermal - Prepared for scalar(s) - Unstructured 3D FVM polyhedra based - Implicit, segregated, co-located etc - Platformindependent, open source

Have fun!



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