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Old   July 29, 2014, 12:22
Default OpenFOAM based game - flight simulator.
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Hi all!

I would like to experiment a little with gamedev, but I know just a bit of CFD and I was wondering - is it possible to use OpenFOAM as basic physic engine?

Basically, what do I need - calculation of lift, pressure (for destruction of elements after critical speed) and drag. Also, I would like to have a proper blade simulation to have advanced realistic behaviour. I suppose that for jet engines I could have more simple model (like a few parameters, force, consumption etc.) without losing too much of realism.

I thought that with reducing the complexity of basic mesh I could go real-time without a lot of side effects and still having enough computing power for graphics engine.

I suppose that for small planes I can use incompressible flow, but for advanced jets I should use compressible flow.

Idea is to have the most possible realism but not to load a CPU too much for calculations.

What do you think of these? Thank you a lot!

P.S. and sorry my English.
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Old   July 30, 2014, 04:00
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what about Blender? It even has CFD on Board (based on Lattice Bolzmann Method).
It does not make sense to hope OpenFOAM(OF) can be used as Physics-Engine, OF has a different use. But again Blender should be your friend I guess
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Old   August 1, 2014, 03:33
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Stick with the attractive stuff!

I wish this was the right venue but I hate to say that FV based fluid mechanics is really a poor base for what you're after.
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