About Kiva 4 installation.
Hello, I am mechanical Engg student @ NUS, Singapore. Recently, our department has purchased kiva4 software from DSTSC, TN,USA. But, unfortunately we are facing problems to install it. Therefore, i am writing to get some help from cfd online. Please, consider me an amateur in this field as my question may seen to be very basic.
1. What is the sequential procedure for installing this kiva software.
[or how can one install this software]?
2. Is linux is mandatory for this software? If yes, then which version is
3. Is Fortran is a pre-requisite for installing the kiva ? If yes, then which
version should we use?
4. Is it possible to install kiva in windows OS ?
I think my questions resemble how amateur i am in this matter. That's why i am knocking the door of cfd-online. Please help. If the questions are too many to you, then you can suggest over a period at your convenience.
1-There is no install process like other software. Because Kiva becomes from fortran codes. Firstly It must be compiled by a fortran compiler. Then u could obtain an executable software.
2-I use it with slax, Ubuntu and suse. I recommend Ubuntu and u want to also use it like a portable application by usb flash disc without installation and setup process on other any computers i also suggest use Slax.
3- I compile it with free non-commercial Intel Fortran Compiler. u could download from below adress.
after install and setup process of a fortran compiler .
May be gcc and g++ libraries required.
the "Makefile" file in your Kiva folder must be edited to define fortran compiler command like in a below section. (ifort for intel fortran command)
#makefile for the program KIVA4 for Linux
FC= ifort -O
LD= ifort -O
BINKIVA = ./kiva3d/object
after the modification of "Makefile". In command window of linux type
if all arrangements is correct then the codes are compiled and kiva4 executable software is created.
by using of
command u can run your compiled kiva4 software.
4- Yes kiva use in Windows OS but i dont know about arrangements.
Thank you so much. It seems somebody atlast replied to my thread. And also thanks for the supplied web links. Your reply remove a lot of confusion of mine.
Sir, at present i am going through my exams. So, i request you to allow me contacting with you after my exams (08-05-2010), if your time permits. Thanks for your help.
I have done according your valuable advice. I have made a ppt slide to illustrate the total outcome. May i send u that ppt for your review?
My email addresses are
one last query- can i install ubuntu in USB flash/thumb drive(size 8gb)?
thanks a lot.
could u plz tell me the location from where i can download KIVA set up(free version).
It's not free. You need to purchase. Price is around 7-8K USD
Someone asked if kiva can be run in windows and the answer is yes, actually any program coded in fortran and C++ can be done.
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