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Old   March 19, 2002, 19:02
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Is FLUENT a finite volume or finite element package? What is exactly the difference between computational fluid dynamics softwares which are finite element based and the one which are finite volume based.
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I have the same question too. Does any body know?
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Fluent is a finite volume based solver. Most commercial codes are now finite volume based. The finite volume method is easier (or more natural) to implement for unstructured meshes and is more stable.
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Is the solver of FLUENT, finite volume method for Solids? or for the solid materials FLUENT pertains to use finite element method as solver?
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Is the solver of FLUENT, finite volume method for Solids? or for the solid materials FLUENT pertains to use finite element method as solver?
Finite volume also for solids.
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