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The first for highly automated-integrated software systems which
can work directly with native solid
modeler's cad data and do the all job - preprocessing, solving
and post processing in a single easy to use gui environment. They
are for non-CFD specialists, typically design engineers. But they
can not give you analyst level control and results for your problems.
The second contains high-end cfd solvers with latest available technology
options today which require good knowledge of fluid dynamics as
well as experience in using cfd. With these packages you may need
3rd party software for preprocessing the
problems and postprocessing to evaluate
in alphabetical order!
||CFD-CADalyzer provides the design
engineer with enhanced decision support by permitting rapid sequential
or parallel CFD simulations to assess the potential performance
of multiple design variants and alternatives. CFD-CADalyzer will
work with any CAD package that provides a direct ACIS (Inventor,
AutoCAD, etc.) or Parasolid (SolidWorks, Unigraphics, etc kernel.)
Soon to follow will be Granite (Pro/Engineer and Pro/Desktop).
||Cfdesign is a general purpose,
finite element based, fluid flow and heat transfer program. This
CFD package combines high level of functionality and accuracy with
ease of use.
||Cosmos/FloWorks is fully integrated
into SolidWorks and enables you to understand, validate and improve
your designs immediately within SolidWorks so you could design not
just better, but smarter and helps you make informed decisions -
even when you are forced to answer questions without knowing all
the pieces in the puzzle.
||Efd.Lab is based on the principles of Engineering
Fluid Dynamics (EFD). Efd.Lab features incompressible (liquid or
gas) or compressible (gas) flows, laminar, turbulent, steady-state
and transient flows, surface roughness, conjugated heat transfer,
particle tracking, and many more physical models.
||StarWorks is a CFD solver which
runs inside the SolidWorks and based on the Star-CD high-end CFD
||The Adina is an integrated system
used for the analysis of structures and fluid flows. Basic linear
analysis can be performed very effectively for structures, and nonlinear
effects can be included.
||Aerosoft CFD system
has tree products consisting of GASP, GUST, and SENSE. GASP is a
structured, multi-block CFD flow solver which is applicable to compressible
flow fields approximately Mach 0.2 and greater. This would include
flows with finite-rate or equilibrium chemistry, such as combustion
problems or reentry type flows. GUST is an unstructured version
of GASP. SENSE takes a user supplied structured multi-block cfd
solution, and will predict the variation about that solution with
respect to one or more design variables.
||Cart3D is a high-fidelity
inviscid analysis package for conceptual and preliminary aerodynamic
design. It was developed at NASA Ames Research Center and has been
used successfully in external flow aerodynamic simulations. Cart3D
is integrated into ICEM CFD version 4.2. Cart3D produces topologically
unstructured, adaptively refined, Cartesian meshes. The desired
finest cell size can be achieved by controlling the initial mesh
divisions and number of refinement levels. The solver is a scalable,
multilevel solver for the Euler equations governing the inviscid
flow of a compressible fluid.
||CFD++ is a Computational Fluid
Dynamics software built to tackle engineering and scientific applications.
Some of the CFD++ features are: Unified physics, unified grid and
unified computing. Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations,
large eddy simulation (LES) models and hybrid LES/RANS. Compressible
fluid flows with high- and low-speed specializations. Incompressible
flows. Single and multi-species reacting flows. Integrated unified-grid
treatment for all grid and cell topologies including patched-nonaligned
and overset grids.
||Cfd-Ace+ is an advanced
CFD & Multiphysics software. It enables coupled simulations
of fluid, thermal, chemical, biological, electrical and mechanical
phenomena. It supports all grid technologies including multi-block
structured, general polyhedral unstructured, arbitrary interfaces,
and moving and deforming grids. Cfd-Ace+ is offered as a base package
that includes flow, heat transfer and turbulence. Other optional
industry-specific packages are offered for biotechnology, plasma,
semiconductor, MEMS, aerospace and fuel cells.
||Cfd-Fastran is a CFD
software for aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic applications. It
is specifically designed to support the aerospace industry. It employs
state-of-the-art multiple moving body capability for simulating
most complex aerospace problems including missile launch, maneuvering
and staging, and aircraft flight dynamics and store separation.
It supports all grid technologies including multi-block structured,
general polyhedral unstructured, Chimera/overset and adaptive Cartesian.
||CFX combines direct
CAD input, automatic meshing and a unique Coupled Algebraic Multigrid
algorithm where pressure and momentum conservation equations are
solved simultaneously, slashing CPU time associated with CFD. The
conjugate heat transfer capability, combined with CFX-5's existing
direct CAD import and automatic meshing, provides engineers with
a tool which integrates perfectly within their design cycle.
||Cobalt is an unstructured CFD
code available for complex aerodynamic analyses. The main attributes
of Cobalt are accuracy, robustness and efficiency. Cobalt is a time
accurate, parallel, implicit, unstructured flow solver that solves
the Euler/Navier-Stokes equations in both 2-D and 3-D spaces. Cobalt
can accept any polyhedral elements (tetrahedrons, pyramids, prisms,
hexahedrals, etc) in a grid including hybrid grids (any combination
of elements). Cobalt contains the state-of-the-art turbulence models
including Spalart-Allmaras, Menter's SST, Wilcox's 1998 k-w and
Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) for Spalart and Menter's Models.
||Fastflo is a powerful
but easy-to-use general 2D and 3D PDE solving system. PDE solvers
are written in a concise, high level language named Fasttalk, which
encourages rapid development, but allows as much control as necessary
to develop solvers for standard or non-standard problems encountered
in scientific or industrial applications.
||The original progam
package FEAT is a general purpose subroutine system for the numerical
solution of partial differential equations by the finite element
method. FEAT is not a user oriented system, it only provides subroutines
for several main steps in a finite element program. The user should
be familiar with the mathematical formulation of the discrete problems.
The data structure of FEAT is transparent so that modifications
or augmentations of the program package are very easy.
||Finflo is a Navier-Stokes solver
capable of handling incompressible and compressible flow, i.e. subsonic,
transonic and supersonic flows. The Reynolds-averaged thin-layer
Navier-Stokes equations are solved by a Finite-Volume method. The
solution is based on approximately factorized time-integration with
local time-stepping. The code utilizes either Roe's flux-difference
splitting or van Leer's flux-vector splitting. The effects of turbulence
are evaluated with either algebraic turbulence models.
||Flo++ is a general purpose finite
volume computational fluid dynamics program for the solution of
industrial fluid flow and heat transfer problems. It solves the
basic conservation equations of fluid dynamics and produces results
in the form of pressures, temperatures and other flow variables.
||General purpose CFD
module of Ansys FEA systems. Solving a wide variety of fluid flow
problems. Ansys/Flotran simulates laminar, turbulent, and compressible
and incompressible flows; subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flow
regimes; single or multiple fluids; and thermal/fluid coupling.
With a host of new features recently added to Ansys/Flotran, the
new advanced turbulence models and new upwinding scheme top the
list. New turbulence models include zero equation model and enhanced
k-e models, making turbulence modeling more robust in Ansys/Flotran.
||Flow3D is a general
purpose CFD software package capable of simulating a wide variety
of fluid flows. While our specialty is the simulation of free surface
flows, the package is also excellent for simulating external flows
and confined flows. Flow3D includes a variety of special features
which enable one to model an extremely wide variety of physical
processes including acoustic waves, cavitation, the solidification
and shrinkage of metals, flow through porous media, surface tension,
wall adhesion and more...
||Fluent is a simulation
software used to predict fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, chemical
reaction, and related phenomena. Fluent's general purpose software
and consulting services are used by engineers in leading corporations
worldwide for detailed product development, design optimization,
troubleshooting, scale-up, and retrofitting.
||Fun2D/3D was born
in the late 80's as a research code that has been developed for
investigating discretization and algorithmic issues related to analysis,
adaptation, and design optimization for turbulent flows across the
speed range on mixed-element unstructured grids. Companies have
used the tools heavily for applications such as high-lift, cruise
performance, and studies of revolutionary concepts. The software
has also been used for military applications, large-scale computer
science research at national labs, as well as algorithmic studies
performed at universities.
computational package is intended for numerical simulation of gas-dynamical
processes within a broad range of initial and boundary conditions.
Jet flows, internal/external aerodynamics problems, ballistics,
combustion and detonation are only but a few of the phenomena to
be modeled with the help of this package.
||NOVA is a CFD solver
developed by CFD-Finland. It is based on the pressure-correction
method which is widely used in many commercial CFD programs. The
solver has the following features: Multi-block structured grid.
Multi-grid acceleration. K-Epsilon turbulence model for the bulk
flow. Algebraic turbulence model near the solid wall with roughness
modelling. Rotating coordinates available for turbomachine applications.
Sliding mesh technique for linking rotating and non-rotating domains.
||Design engineers worldwide faces
fluid flow problems in their work. These fluid problems range from
airflow over automobile and airplane surfaces measuring lift, drag,
yaw, and friction; to flows in plastic injection molding; to the
movement of fluids and heat transfer in nuclear reactors; to spray
cooling and humidification. Exa Corporation's Digital Fluids method
contrasts with traditional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools
which are based on the Navier-Stokes differential equations.
||SC/Tetra has been developed as a PC-based CFD
||Star-CD provides the high level
of accuracy needed for complex unstructured meshes, with the efficiency
and robustness demanded by engineering design and development cycles.
With the shorter set up times achievable through STAR-CD's CAD integration
and automated meshing tools, issues relating to numerical accuracy,
robustness and efficiency become critical- path factors for users
of the code.