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Old   January 9, 2002, 07:24
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Hi all,

I have only started to learn cfd and i am due to use Fluent (although i have not yet recieved the package). I just want to know which method fluent uses, Finite difference, finite volume or finite element, or do you chose which method to use your self?

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Old   January 9, 2002, 07:49
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FLUENT uses Finite Difference Method.
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Old   January 9, 2002, 08:39
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Fluent is a Finite Volume Method based solver not a FDM solver.
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Old   January 9, 2002, 12:50
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FLUENT use the finite-volume method. There are descriptions aplenty in the textbook resource section of cfd-online...check them out first before to learn about computational fluid dynamics before you begin to use available software.
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