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Which is the best software for CFD analysis?


i am mechanical engineering student…
i am about to do a project in Computational Fluid Dynamics…
i want to know the best software ie., based on good analysis, good accuracy, and nice interface of the software…
so based on these criteria can someone please tell me the best software for computational fluid dynamics…
there are many softwares like,
ansys Fluent, Solidworks flow simulation, star ccm+ , Autodesk simulation cfd motion, nastran… not only among these but if there is any other superb software for cfd please let me know… thanks in advance for all those responding hearts…


Hi @jackmarison93!

This really depends on your needs and what suits you best in terms of graphical user interfaces, ease to use the software and other factors.

SimScale is - compared to other software services - a cloud-based platform that gives instant access to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) simulation technology, helping engineers and designers to easily test performance, optimize durability or improve efficiency of their design. It is accessible from a standard web browser and from any computer, eliminating the hurdles that accompany traditional simulation tools: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware, and required updates and maintenance.

We offer pricing plans that can be customized, from independent professionals small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as multinational companies. The Community plan makes it possible to use SimScale for free, with 3000 core hours/year using up to 16 cloud computing cores. With the professional plan you can go up to 96 cores!

At the end of the day it is really up to you what you like more but most importantly: what you can afford and is more intuitive to use.