Which is the best software for CFD analysis?
i am mechanical engineering student.....
i am about to do a project in Computational Fluid Dynamics....
i want to know the best software ie., based on good analysis, good accuracy, and nice interface of the software........
so based on these criteria can someone please tell me the best software for computational fluid dynamics......
there are many softwares like,
ansys Fluent, Solidworks flow simulation, star ccm+ , Autodesk simulation cfd motion, nastran.... not only among these but if there is any other superb software for cfd please let me know............ thanks in advance for all those responding hearts...
Well, I am not an expert in CFD. I am a learner. While reading on internet, I came to know that every solvers have their own capabilities. Solvers like CFX, Fluent, etc. One of my friends also mentioned that "pumplinx" is also good and can solve faster.
I could recommend SimScale (www.simscale.com). It is a cloud-based tool where simulations can be set up on a browser. It does not need the hassle of licenses or installations. The CFD part of SimScale is based on OpenFOAM.
SimScale offers a free version where one can get up to 3000 hours for computing. For the free version, the projects created are publicly available. However, if one would like to keep your project private, a professional version is also available. There is also a two-week free trial for the professional version of the platform.
The SimScale tutorials and materials provide easy to understand materials to help with usage of SimScale platform. In addition, you can explore the public projects database, where there are loads of projects already available. For any help & if you get stuck with your project, you can write on the Forum too and they are quite happy to reply with help & ideas.
If you’re familiar with MATLAB environment the QuickerSim CFD Toolbox will be a good choice. Especially for academic projects and learning CFD. You can see the code and easily adapt it to your specific needs.
You can get a free version here: http://quickersim.com/cfdtoolbox/download/
There are also many helpful tutorials available:
It really depends on your application, your geometry, complexity, the results you are trying to achieve, and so much more. If you are looking for affordable, fast, on-demand, cloud-based, as-needed, with built-in mesh tools or use your own, you can get a free demo, or a very low-cost immediate login with Envenio: