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Comparing CFD Software
Posted Wed April 17, 2019 @04:53PM
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News ResolvedAnalytics has released Part 3 of their blog series Comparing CFD Software.

Catch up on the first 2 parts discussing CAD-Embedded and Open-Source CFD Software Packages, and read the most recent part about Semi-Comprehensive CFD Software Packages.


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Coming Soon will be Part 4, discussing Comprehensive Software Packages and Part 5, a presentation of the results from our CFD User Survey.

In our original post, we defined the highest-performing CFD software class as “Comprehensive”. The following is our not-so-scientific list of criteria we used for classifying software packages as “Comprehensive” or not.

  • The capability to import complex 3D solid and surface geometries from diverse sources
  • An all-in-one workflow, including pre-processing, simulation and post-processing
  • Broad multi-physics simulation capabilities
  • Efficient data architectures, numerical methods and utilization of diverse hardware and software configurations
  • Vendor initiated verification and validation of physics and numerical methods
  • Limited requirements for user-coding and/or command line operations

In this section, we’re discussing software packages that strive to be comprehensive, multi-physics tools but, in our opinion, fall just a little short in some respect.

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