[6th Jan 2013] A new major release of COOLFluiD (2) is under preparation for June. New features will include:
- a kernel upgrade including an improved parallelization (including hybrid MPI/CUDA support)
- upgraded interface to PETSc v3.3, including CUDA bindings
- a GPU-enabled time accurate explicit/implicit Finite Volume solver (fully operational for Magneto Hydro Dynamics and Space Weather applications)
- an all-speed solver for Inductively Coupled Plasma
- interface to MUTATION++ for aerothermochemical properties
- a Finite Volume solver for Maxwell equations
- a multi-fluid MHD model coupling Maxwell and Navier-Stokes equations
- an improved new generation time accurate Residual Distribution solver for LEE/LES
- an improved Monte-Carlo algorithm for flow-radiation coupling in aerothermodynamic simulations
- a completely restructured multi-domain capability.
COOLFluiD : What do you want to solve?
COOLFluiD is a Collaborative Simulation Environment (CSE) focused on complex MultiPhysics simulations. It applies to a wide variety of fields, from Aerodynamics to Structural Analysis, from Aeroacoustics to Heat Transfer. It handles large computations with high-performance, showing a very good parallel scalability.
The CSE is based on components which plug into a Kernel. Components are solvers, equations, mesh formats, etc. Finite Volume, Finite Element methods and Navier-Stokes and Magnetohydrodynamics equations are examples of isolated components that collaborate together to form a simulation.
The Kernel combines the components together like Lego(R) bricks, using the best methodology for each application. This creates high-performant solvers, each dedicated to a specific application, while reusing the same components. This approach differs from typical monolithic solvers which employ only one methodology, and thus are sub-optimal in a variety of applications.
COOLFluiD is extremely flexible and every Physical Model or Numerical Method is a separate plug-in component which is loaded on demand. External developers contribute with their own components as plug-in's, in the form of numerical solvers, acceleration methods, new physical models, equation terms, etc...
The CSE is also a collaborative platform, where diverse European research centers join together their developments. Combining each other expertise we provide state-of-the-art solutions to complex multi-disciplinary problems.
We have a large library of components (~100) that we reuse in different configurations to obtain a variety of optimal solvers that cover a wide range of applications.
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Updated on 6th January 2013
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User manual for the Finite Volume Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) solver.
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11 months ago.
User manual for the Finite Volume Magneto Hydro Dynamic (MHD) solver.
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User manual for the Finite Volume Aerothermodynamics (ATD) solver.