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FLOW-3D Version 9.

3 Features
Meshing & Geometry Numerical Modeling Options Physical Modeling Options
Structured finite difference/control Volume-of-Fluid (VOF) method for fluid Scour & erosion/deposition
volume interfaces-TruVOF Cavitation
Multi-Block Gridding with: First, second or third order advection Phase change (liquid-vapor, liquid-solid
Nested blocks Sharp fluid interface tracking & liquid-gas)
Linked blocks Implicit & explicit modeling options Surface tension
Fractional areas/volumes (FAVORTM) Point, line relaxation & GMRES pressure Thermocapillary effects
for efficient & accurate geometry solvers Wall adhesion
definition User-defined variables, subroutines & Wall roughness
Solids Modeler output Vapor & gas bubbles
Imports most CAD files Utilities for runtime interaction during Solidification & melting (heat-of-
execution transformation table)
Flow Type Options Mass/momentum/energy sources
Flow Definition Options Shear, density & temperature-
dependent viscosity
Internal, external & free-surface flows Thixotropic viscosity
Three, two & one dimensional General initial conditions
problems Symmetry Elastic stress
Transient flows Rigid walls Electric field
Cartesian or cylindrical coordinates Continuative Elastic membranes & walls
Inviscid, viscous, laminar & turbulent Periodic Evaporation residue
flows Specified pressure Dielectric phenomena
Non-inertial reference frames Specified velocity Electro-osmosis
Multiple scalar species Outflow Electrostatic particles
Two-phase flows Grid overlay Electro-mechanical effects
Heat transfer with phase change Hydrostatic Joule heating
Saturated & unsaturated porous media Custom Air entrainment
Volume flow rate Molecular & turbulent diffusion
Thermal Modeling Options Surface waves
Restart previous simulation Metal Casting Models
Natural convection Continuation of a simulation
Forced convection Overlay boundary conditions from a Solidification & melting
Conduction in fluid & solid previous simulation Solidification shrinkage
Fluid-solid heat transfer Change mesh Microporosity
Conduction Add, delete or change model Binary segregation during solidification
Specified heat flux parameters Solid-fraction dependent latent heat
release
Specified solid temperature Thermal die cycling
Heat transfer to voids from fluid/ Fluid Modeling Options
obstacles
Thermal stress & deformations
Distributed energy sources/sinks in One incompressible fluid confined or Defect tracking
fluids or solids with free surfaces Cavitation potential model
Radiation by emissivity Two incompressible fluids miscible or Lost-Foam casting model
Viscous heating with sharp interfaces Semi-solid material model
Compressible fluid subsonic, Moisture in sand & molds
transonic, supersonic Back pressure & vents
Stratified fluid Shot sleeves
Acoustic phenomena
Mass particles with variable density or
diameter

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FLOW-3D Version 9.3 Features
Turbulence Models Special Physical Models Coupling with Other Programs
Prandtl mixing length General Moving Object model with 6 Geometry input from Stereolithography
One-equation transport Degrees of Freedomuser specified (STL) files binary or ASCII
Two-equation - model motion or fully-coupled with fluid flow Geometry input from ANSYS or IDEAS
RNG - model Rotating/spinning obstacles tetrahedral data
Large eddy simulation Porous baffles & obstacles with linear & Direct interfaces with EnSight,
quadratic flow losses FieldView & Tecplot visualization
Porous Media Models Collision model programs
Moving object assemblies PLOT3D output
Variable porosity Neutral file output
Directional porosity Discrete Particle Models Extensive customization possibilities
General flow losses (linear & quadratic) Topographic data
Capillary pressure Massless marker particles
Unsaturated flow Mass particles of variable size/mass Supported Platforms
Heat transfer in porous media Linear & quadratic fluid-dynamic drag
Monte-Carlo diffusion Processors
Two-phase & Particle-Fluid momentum coupling x86/x86-32 (Intel Pentium/Xeon,
Coefficient of restitution or sticky
Two-component Models particles
AMD Athlon/Opteron)
x86/x86-64 (Intel Pentium/Xeon/Core,
Point or volumetric particle sources
Liquid/liquid & gas/liquid interfaces Charged particles
AMD Athlon/Opteron)
Two-fluid mixtures Probe particles Operating Systems
One compressible fluid with a dispersed 32-bit Windows XP/Vista
incompressible component
Two-component drift-flux User Conveniences 64-bit Windows XP/Vista & Server 2003
Two-component, vapor/non- 32-bit Redhat Enterprise 3.0+
condensible gases Mesh & initial condition generators 64-bit Redhat Enterprise 3.0+
Phase transformations for gas-liquid & Time-step control for accuracy & & SUSE Enterprise 9.0+
liquid-solid stability
Automatic limited compressibility Hardware Requirements
Adiabatic bubbles
Bubbles with phase change Convergence control
Mentor help to optimize efficiency The hardware requirements to run
Continuum fluid with discrete particles FLOW-3D depend on the number
Scalar transport Change solution parameters as solver
runs of physical models active during the
Manage & launch multiple simulations simulation. An iso-thermal, inviscid
Shallow Flow Models simulation requires roughly 1GB of
memory for 2.5 million computational
Shallow water model Data Processing Options cells in double precision. Activating
General topography turbulence & heat transfer increases the
Wetting & drying Automatic or custom graph requests memory requirements by about 30%.
Wind shear Interactive OpenGL-based graphics (grid A single precision solver reduces the
Ground roughness effects overlay optional) memory requirements by roughly 40%.
Color or B/W vector, contour, 3D surface
& particle plots
Chemistry Models Moving history & probe data
Force & moment computations
Stiff equation solver for chemical rate Animation output
equations PostScript, JPEG & Bitmap output
Stationary or advected species Streamlines FLOW-3D & TruVOF are registered
STL geometry viewer in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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