Flow Science announced a new release of its computational fluid dynamics software, FLOW-3D. Version 10.1 features a redesigned graphical user interface, a new hybrid shallow water/3D flow, cooling channels and spray models, enhancements to the fluid structure interaction/thermal stress evolution, and general moving objects models. The results file size has been reduced to help users better handle and store simulation data.
The hybrid shallow water/3D flow model is useful for civil and environmental applications. Large sections of rivers and coastal areas can be modeled using the depth-averaged (shallow water) equations, while structures like piers, spillways, and overflows can be modeled with the full 3-D Navier-Stokes equations.
"The driving force behind the redesign of the GUI was to help our users increase their productivity by making it easier for them to unleash the power of FLOW-3D's solver. Some of the ways we've addressed this is by making the interface customizable so that users can set their own preferences, including dockable windows, a redesign of the Meshing and Geometry window where users spend most of their time, and a simulation queue manager that allows for easy management of simulations. We will continue our focus on creating the best user experience possible with the upcoming integration of EnSight into FLOW-3D, which will give our customers the best-in-class post-processing software to better analyze, visualize and understand their simulation results," said John Ditter, Flow Science's vice president of software engineering.
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