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CFD Programs

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Anyone have any idea if there is a program that will model how an object will react when dropped into water?

RE: CFD Programs

Yes, these exist. If you want a true 3d dynamic simulation for something like a torpedo being launched from a surface ship you are going to be up for some very long solve times. If you can accept that then check out OpenFoam
http://www.openfoam.com/features/

Here's another approach

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA302437

It all depends on what you want to do and are interested in, and how much time/money you want to spend.

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Greg Locock


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RE: CFD Programs

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Appreciate the suggestions. I noticed that OpenFoam is for Linux. Any chance that there is a version for windows?

RE: CFD Programs

I have seen some simple streamline analysis done in Solid Works.  I don't now how much info you can get from that, but I think it can at least give you a sense of what the drag coefficients would be in wind tunnel testing.

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