Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) packages

From: Blasch, Larry (
Date: Tue Feb 01 2000 - 16:34:43 EET

To: List

I am investigating various Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) packages for
integration into my engineering design process and I was interested in the
opinions of users.
I will need to analyze both compressible and incompressible fluids and the
flows may be trans-sonic.

1) What packages have people been using and with what CAD software?
2) How reliable are the results?
3) What do they cost?
4) How long a learning curve?
5) do you need a PhD to use it?

I am using a Parasolid based modeling package with ANSYS FEA at present. I
need to be able to pass models between all these programs.

Thanks in advance,

Lawrence R. Blasch
Design Engineer
CAE Systems Administrator
OPW Fueling Components
P.O. Box 405003
Cincinnati, OH 45240-5003 USA
Voice: (513) 870-3356
Fax: (513) 870-3338

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