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Tutorial Details: Introduction to FLUENT

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): David Porter, MSI

FLUENT is an integrated software package for performing computational fluid dynamics. It supports simulation of flow with a wide variety of material properties in complicated geometries on unstructured meshes. Several different fluid solvers are available, which can take advantage of a variety of standard turbulence models. An extremely well developed graphical user interface facilitates initializing, solving, post processing, and visualizing flows.

In this introductory lecture we will cover the basic operation of FLUENT, including how and where to run FLUENT at MSI. We will cover how to use the graphical user interface. Examples of how to import a mesh, select a fluid solver, set up an initial flow field, run the problem, and examine results will be given. We will discuss solving for both steady state as well as time dependent solutions.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of fluid dynamics