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juni September 25, 2006 15:44

Free CFD software?
Hallo all,

I'm in the look out for a recommended CFD software which is expected to carry out multiphics simulation of free-surface flow, heat transfer and thermodynamics(evaporation). On sourceforge I find OpenFOAM seems suitable for my application, however, there is no any tutorials or detailed examples for beginners.

Could anyone recommend me any CFD software capable of conducting coupled-field simulation involving multi-phase flow, heat transfer as well as evaporation? I have both Linux and WinXP on my PC.

Where could I find any tutorials for OpenFOAM?

Thanks a lot in advance,


jojo September 26, 2006 08:23

Re: Free CFD software?
Both User's and Programmer's guides for OpenFOAM contain tutorials. They may not really target your need but, as a second step, numerous tutorial cases are provided with the installation. They may help you to understand how to use the code.

If your configuration is simple enough, you may want to take a look on CANTERA (I have not tested it). There are also now numerous FE environment packages for multi-physics: FreeFEM, ELMER, TOCHNOG, FEATFLOW. Try them if they fit your need.

Good luck.

Putri October 17, 2006 01:02

Re: Free CFD software?
Please help to find the software CFD free soon.Thanks

gaffu October 20, 2006 08:13

Re: Free CFD software?

David O'Sullivan November 4, 2006 14:52

Re: Free CFD software?

Please visit and download our free version of the Range software which includes CFD functionality. Check out the website for user manuals and demonstration videos. Please email me if you have any questions.

Kind regards, David O'Sullivan.

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