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Computational Fluid Dynamics & Multiphysics

CARC supports open source and licensed computational fluid dynamics and multiphysics (CFD&M) software on its supercomputers and cluster machines. The capabilities of the codes include analysis of laminar and turbulent flows, aerodynamic analysis, heat transfer in fluids and solid media, calculation of full body loads, dynamic vibration, multibody systems, optimization, and uncertainty quantification.  

Open source software on CARC machines is available for use without a paid license. Because of the versatility and options for customizing user’s needs, open-source softwares are becoming very popular and useful computational tool day by day. Proprietary software requires a valid license which must be provided by the user. For assistance in utilizing an existing license on CARC machines, please contact help@carc.unm.edu. CARC also can host license servers upon request. For for installation of software not on the lists below please contact help@carc.unm.edu.

Custom-designed workshops for specific codes or workflows can be designed in collaboration with CARC

Applications Scientists and Systems staff. For inquiries, please contact director@carc.unm.edu

 

Code/Software Suite

License Type

Installed Versions

Machines

Description

Links

OpenFOAM

Open Source

3.0,4.1, 5.0

Xena,

Wheeler, Taos

Open-source CFD software with an extensive range of solvers, preprocessing and post processing utilities.

Official websiteDocumentationWikiForums

REEF3D

REEF3D

17.06,

17.12

Wheeler

REEF3D is an open-source hydrodynamics program. With a focus on coastal, marine and hydraulic engineering flows, it solves the governing equations at all relevant scales. 

REEF3D

PALM

PALM

5.0

Wheeler (can be installed on this machine)

PALM is an advanced and modern meteorological model system for atmospheric and oceanic boundary-layer flows.

PALM

Star-CCM+

Proprietary

8.06.005,

9.04.011

Gibbs

CFD software for solving problems involving flow (of fluids or solids), heat transfer and stress.

Official websiteDocumentation

ABAQUS

Proprietary

6.14

Wheeler (can be installed on this machine)

FEA suite that allows computation of full body loads, dynamic vibration, multibody systems, impact/crash, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, and acoustic-structural coupling

Official websiteDocumentation

COMSOL Multiphysics

Proprietary

5.1, 4.2a

Wheeler (can be installed on this machine)

General-purpose software platform, based on advanced numerical methods, for modeling and simulating physics-based problems. Simulation Tool for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications

Official websiteDocumentation (*)

Ansys

Proprietary

17.1

Wheeler

ANSYS engineering simulation and 3-D design software delivers product modeling solutions with unmatched scalability and a comprehensive multiphysics foundation.

Ansys

 

(*) : Additional COMSOL documentation is included with installation package. 

(!) : OpenFOAM installation is limited to solvers only on this machine. Pre and post processing must be performed on other CARC machines or your local desktop.

In addition to CFD&M software, CARC machines are equipped with powerful analysis tools for optimization, sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification.

 

Code/Software Suite

Licenses

Installed Versions

Machines

Description

Links

Dakota

Open Source

6.4

Xena

Toolkit with a variety of iterative systems analysis methods, including optimization, uncertainty quantification, nonlinear least squares methods, and sensitivity/variance analysis.

Official websiteDocumentation

To request additional software installation please email help@carc.unm.edu