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cfx fluent or openfoam?

cfx fluent or openfoam?

cfx fluent or openfoam?

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Hi all,
I am writing in order to receive an advice concerning my Phd research proposal.
After my graduation I worked for four years in a fire engineering consultancy where I have applied the performance based design, using FDS and CFAST (these are the only CFD software that I have ever used).
Now I would like to start a phd in Fire Engineering and I am in the phase that I have to do a research proposal. I have talked with the advisor and he proposed me to do a research that involve the use of other softwares as well (in particular he cited ANSYS CFX).
Would you advice me to apply the fire engineering, using Ansys CFX or do you think that Ansys fluent or Openfoam (fireFoam)are better? and Why?

RE: cfx fluent or openfoam?

Can you tell us what exactly you are trying to simulate? Without that information no one can tell you if the software is capable of doing what you want.

RE: cfx fluent or openfoam?

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The idea is to study the sprinkler effect on the fire.

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