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curiosityFluids is intended as a resource and tool for scientists and engineers using open-source computational fluid dynamics. Open-source computational tools (for example OpenFOAM) are becoming increasingly relevant and important. No longer must people significant amounts of money to pay for expensive licenses. The open-source platforms of today not only provide a host of useful solvers and packages pre-compiled, but the frameworks allow easy manipulation and customization of code in order to suit a scientist’s specific needs. For example, the turbulence model you want isn’t implemented yet? Add it. Do you need a specific solver algorithm, boundary condition, thermophysical model, transport equation? Add it.

The downsides to open-source computing tools are the (sometimes) steep learning curves, and lack of usability. However, the usability is becoming less of an issue as Linux based OS’s become more popular and the open-source tools become more refined. The knowledge required to accurately use computational software though remains. These are the ultimate garbage in-garbage out machines. Or sometimes, garbage in-nothing out machines.

curiosityFluids is aimed at helping with the latter. As the site expands it will continue to offer more and more free tutorials, lectures, and tips for the open-source computational scientist and engineer. Fee-based personalized support will also soon be available for those seeking individualized help.

Please stay tuned while curiosityFluids grows!



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  1. Hi there

    I’d like to find out what kind of turbulence modeling you use for high-mach number aerofoil flows and how you set your problems up?

    Best regards

  2. Hello,

    I hope this post finds well. I am a PhD student. I am using Openfoam for my PhD. I have read the example regarding the Flat Plate with komegaSST. I have a quick question about omega_wall. I saw that you calculate omega_wall using beta = 0.007. I was wondering where did you find beta and is it a constant value? The second question is regarding y+ vs u+. I know that opnefoam comes with the yPlusRAS, which provides the value of y. However, I am still unable to obtain the plot you posted. Could you please clarify how did you get it?


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