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CFD software comparison and Cloud CFD

CFD software comparison and Cloud CFD

Anyone of you could suggest a good (and possibly cheap) CFD software? I found many ... I also found some cloud based solutions I would like to know whether anyone used them and has an opinion ...

RE: CFD software comparison and Cloud CFD

Google seems to be best way to do this kind of research. Somehow CFD people aren't hanging around on this website. They're probably busy. I just tried to ease the frustration you're gonna go through before getting a solid answer on this.

Aerospace Engineer, M.Sc. / Aircraft Stress Engineer

RE: CFD software comparison and Cloud CFD

I'm not a CFD person yet, but I'm planning to be one in the near future. Looks like Stallion 3D can model sub/super/hypersonic CFD at a good level, and is only 5000$/year. They also have a 1900$/month subscription. NASA seems to have used this for one of their projects. Check their website. I bet it would be Nastran compatible. Assuming you are not aiming for multiphysics solutions, this could help you with a good understanding. But again, if you are not using it at work, how are you supposed to pay 5000$ every year while only trying to learn it. Hope they come up with a learner's subscription plan where it is not used commercially yet.

Aerospace Engineer, M.Sc. / Aircraft Stress Engineer

RE: CFD software comparison and Cloud CFD

Five or more years ago, I used an older version of Scientific Linux, which included Open Foam. I ran the examples provided, and noodled around with some objects of my own, and it seemed to work okay, though some of the documentation was in French and/or hard to follow even in English.

Then I made the mistake of installing it to a hard drive partition for speed, which did help, and I started an update of the underlying Ubuntu (more recently Red Hat). Bad idea; I was very shortly in conflicting library and inadequate hardware hell.

Run a live DVD version and stick with it.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: CFD software comparison and Cloud CFD

aerostress82: did you tried this website: CONSELF. They say the offer a cloud solution and I am investigating about them ...

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