An advanced postprocessing tool, FLOW-3D POST delivers sophisticated visualization and analysis for all FLOW-3D products. Powered by the ParaView engine, FLOW-3D POST provides modelers with superior analysis capabilities within an intuitive postprocessing interface. Arbitrary 2D clips along spline pathways, 3D clips and transparencies, volume rendering, advanced data time series plotting and calculators, and streamlines and vector plots are just some of the amazing tools available to users. Combined with a rich feature set of viewport layouts and dynamic object visualization tools, FLOW-3D POST allows engineers to optimize their CFD results for both analysis and presentation needs. ParaView users will appreciate that FLOW-3D POST retains ParaView’s advanced features, while new users will enjoy the simplicity of the user interface and immediate, intuitive success with postprocessing tasks.
Over the years, FLOW-3D has helped us solve complex hydraulic problems that would have otherwise been very difficult to solve with conventional hydraulic modeling tools. We are very thankful to the team at FLOW-3D. They have constantly been making the software better over the years, and have been very responsive to our needs.
It is FLOW-3D‘s inherent simplicity that lends itself to use in real-world problem solving. Rather than spending large amounts of time pre-processing (i.e., setting problems up), users can spend their time applying the results of their work.
At Golder, we make the strong statement that we thrive on challenges and we know we need to apply the best tools and technologies to confidently address those challenges head-on! This includes the CFD software we use to simulate complex fluid flows for environmental, mining, hydroelectric, and water resources applications. Using FLOW-3D CLOUD, we have consistently been able to better resolve the complex physics associated with our problems and achieved significant time savings for our projects.
FLOW-3D is a powerful tool for solving complex hydraulic issues related to planning, design and operation of our hydraulic system, as well as associated environmental studies. I am also impressed with Flow Science's customer support and product development.
It was really kind of fun. I learned more about where physical modeling was needed and when so, for certain instances, you actually can just do a pure CFD-based design. The physical model really wasn’t needed, but it gave the validation and reduced risk. It was incredible to get both those things done on a project.
I have personally modeled the filling, solidification, and cooling of countless castings, with the goal being to maximize metal cleanliness and soundness, and to control grain structure, segregation and stress related defects. We have had a great deal of success using FLOW-3D CAST to predict casting performance, to optimize quality, and to reduce cost by reducing rework, scrap, and lead-time.
We are using FLOW-3D CAST not only as a die cast process simulation tool but also as a general CFD software tool. If during die cast process development, any part design changes need to be recommended to a customer, FLOW-3D CAST allows us quickly and reliably evaluate part design changes, and present to a customer not only the proposed changes but also the effects those changes will have on the part performance.