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April 21st, 2006, 04:15 PM
Does anyone know of an open source network flow solver? Something like Flowmaster is what I'm after rather than full CFD.

If not, I think it would be possible to write something based on one of the many FEM toolkits that are available. Would anyone be interested in using, or better still, helping to develop something like this?

April 21st, 2006, 09:22 PM
I haven't seen something similar, however for CFD there are to codes that might interest you

OpenFOAM, a complete (well nearly complete) CFD suite. Although it has a mesh generator, this is very primitive, so you have to use a third party mesh tool if you want more complex geometries


ELMER multiphysics
both run on LINUX Ubuntu pretty well

hope this helps...

April 21st, 2006, 11:20 PM
No, this isn't really what I'm after, although OpenFOAM is an amazing package it is too complex for what I have in mind. I was wrong to suggest FEM tools, I meant to say electrical circuit simulators. I'm having a look at qucs for starters.

August 31st, 2006, 04:57 PM
I need instructions to install and to run Fluent 6.2 in Ubuntu 6.06 for 64-bit(AMD Athlon).