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Comparing CFD Software - Part 3: Semi-Comprehensive Software

In this section, we’re discussing software packages that strive to be comprehensive, multi-physics tools but, in our opinion, fall just a little short in some respect. There are many available CFD software packages that could be described as semi-comprehensive, and we couldn’t possible review them all and still get any real work done. So here, we are focusing on three software packages in this category based on their large user base and/or their potential to become comprehensive: COMSOL Multiphysics, CONVERGE CFD, and Numeca OMNIS.

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Comparing CFD Software - Part 2: Open Source CFD Software Packages

There are numerous advantages to using open-source software packages of all types, but along with those advantage come a few catches. Part 2 of Comparing CFD Software discusses the use of OpenFOAM for CFD applications in depth, reviewing its background, capabilities, and more.

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Comparing CFD Software Part 1: CAD Embedded CFD

CAD-Embedded CFD Software is overhyped, but it is still a good value for some users. Part 1 of Comparing CFD Software discusses in depth the 3 most popular CAD-Embedded CFD Software: SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Autodesk CFD, and Ansys Discovery Live.

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Comparing CFD Software

What Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software package is right for you?  We take you through a pros-and-cons style comparison of the most popular CFD software on the market. Featuring SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Autodesk CFD, Discovery Live, Open-FOAM, COMSOL, CONVERGE CFD, STAR-CCM+, Fluent and many more.

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A Top Ten of Fluid Inventions

We based our top ten list of best fluid dynamics inventions on a combination of the overall impact of the invention and the depth of fluids science required, asking ourselves, "What would have been the effect on society if each development had never occurred." 

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How to Get Started with CFD

If you are reading this, chances are you are just getting started with CFD. Here are a few straightforward and candid thoughts based on my 15 years of experience on things to consider as you move forward with CFD.  I hope some of them can help you avoid bumps along the way.

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