CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > OpenFOAM

OpenFOAM vs Flow-3D?

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   April 23, 2009, 00:01
Default OpenFOAM vs Flow-3D?
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 8
ck5285 is on a distinguished road
Hi All Users
Would like to understand if anyone has performance benchmark studied between OpenFOAM vs Flow-3D? especially focus on VOF and moving meshing options. Thanks in advance
ck5285 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   May 5, 2009, 11:28
New Member
Karthik Shenoy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 8
karthik is on a distinguished road
ah my friend the two software you say are very much in different
to start with foam is open source giving u complete flexibility on wat u actually do and u wil hav a better understanding of any error or dubious result while flow 3d is a closed source commercial software and incase of a non conventional problem u wil be completly at the mercy of flow 3d tech support and usually they are sloppy slow to respon and dont have much idea of the inner working as even the tech support guys wont be given the source code due to data security issues.

Foam being open source wont be having gud gui like flow 3d.U will hav to do a lot of "circus" to do simple thing but then ITS FREE with a wonderfully helpful community who help all the time Flow 3d will set u back by a huge lump of cash.

Flow 3d is very capable with most of the regular problems mainly with free surface flows (de guy who developed VOF is lead engg there)so its the best thing even better then fluent may be.Mainly in case of CHT and phase change Flow 3d rulz the domain
chemical and other stuff flow 3d is weak.
flow 3d gu for phase change free surface and external flows may be even fsi

But the main factor is the cash that u will hav to spend for the software and support(really expensive!!)
i hope it helps
karthik is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mass flow and U-Mom flow in CFX Zhihua Xie CFX 0 September 3, 2007 09:49
reversed flow at velocity inlet / mass flow inlet ib FLUENT 1 March 26, 2007 13:11
How to change from mass flow to volume flow rate stanley FLUENT 1 February 2, 2007 07:44
potential flow vs. Euler flow curious ... Main CFD Forum 23 July 21, 2006 07:40
Plug Flow Franck Main CFD Forum 3 September 4, 2003 05:57

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 19:30.