FLOW-3D Version 9.3 Released
Flow Science released FLOW-3D version 9.3 on August 11, 2008. The new version was sent to all customers under maintenance contracts. Read about the latest developments in version 9.3, which include:
- Fully-coupled fluid structure interaction with elastic membranes and elastically-flexing walls
- Evaporation residue model
- Two-component, vapor/non-condensable gas model, with evaporation/condensation
- Thermally-active layers in walls
- Moving object assemblies
- Intensification pressure for microporosity model
- Volume flow rate boundary condition
- Ability to change solver parameters while the solver runs
- Navigator to manage and launch multiple simulations
- Numerous new solver output options
The User Manual for FLOW-3D is available:
The V9.3 FLOW-3D Users Manual is now available for download on the Users Site (PDF version only), through the Help menu in FLOW-3D (searchable online help), and at our storefront (printed and bound, two-volume set)
For more information about FLOW-3D version 9.3, please email our sales team or call them at 505-982-0088.
FLOW-3D/MP for Windows
FLOW-3D/MP 3.0 is now available for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (x64). The Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MS-MPI) version of MPI library is used. Jobs are submitted via scripts using command-line job scheduler.
CFD Online Forum
On October 1, 2008, CFD-Online launched a new forum dedicated to using and learning about FLOW-3D. The forum has already drawn a lot of interest and is connecting FLOW-3D users from all around the world.
FLOW-3D Webinars for Casting and Hydraulics Applications
Improve Your Gating and Runner Design
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Modeling an A356 can casting
You're invited to attend a free CFD webinar where Flow Science will use FLOW-3D simulations to analyze a gating and runner design to extract parameters and flow patterns for an A356 can casting. Examples showing how simulation can help minimize scrap rate and improve quality will also be presented.
- Validating FLOW-3D using a bottom fed aluminum plate casting
- Analysis of existing gating and runner designs
- Successful design iterations leading to improved flow characteristics and better castings
Hydraulic spillway design methods using FLOW-3D
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
We will validate FLOW-3D by comparing simulations with data obtained from physical models for two different Ogee spillways. We will compare two common methods (Lux and Tullis) for designing spillways.
Comparing a FLOW-3D simulation with a
scaled model of proposed US dam spillway.
Modeling results courtesy Alden.
- Validating FLOW-3D using the standard weir simulation
- Comparison of simulation data with physical modeling for Ogee Spillways
- Investigating standard spillway design methods with the help of simulation
- An innovative Morning Glory simulation
- Using the Air Entrainment and Sediment Scour models
Modeling the Past for the Future
Water Engineering in the Ancient World
Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia by Charles R. Ortloff
Charles Ortloff, a long-time user of FLOW-3D, has recently written a book based in part on his work with FLOW-3D. The book, which is being published by Oxford University Press, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Go here to see some of the archeological sites included in the book.