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Compressible Fluid Flow with the SimScale CAE Platform

After the last update, the functionality of the SimScale platform just got bigger: We extended the fluid flow analysis types with the capability to model transient compressible fluid flow. The simulations can be laminar or turbulent, using k-Epsilon or k-Omega SST turbulence models.

Once a new compressible simulation is created, the tree widget leads you through the necessary steps of completely defining the analysis. Useful starting points for numerical schemes, linear solvers and thermophysical models are provided throughout the entire workflow.

To get you started quickly, we made an example for the external flow around an airfoil available in our library. The picture below shows the pressure field of the last time step of the simulation.

A simulation of an airfoil performed inside SimScale - compressible fluid flow

A simulation of an airfoil performed inside SimScale

In case you want to set up your own compressible CFD analysis you might also want to have a look at the associated extensive tutorial available in the platform wiki.

As always, we are very interested in your opinion and feedback to make the SimScale platform better step by step. Please feel free to reach out for the SimScale support team any time!

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