In other articles I have already talked about the fantastic OpenFOAM project, a software that is available for Linux and that is useful for those who need CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis or computational fluid dynamics. Well, now I also introduce you the SimFlow project which has a lot to do with OpenFOAM.
As you know, the CFD it is something that is used for multiple sectors. From analyzing how a virus can spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes, to the aerodynamic development of airplanes and racing cars, to the analysis of the behavior of fluids inside pipes, etc.
Well, OpenFOAM allows you to obtain the necessary software for these simulations and calculations. But with SimFlow you will have complete CFD software available for both Windows and Linux. A way to get a powerful and intuitive fluid analysis tool with a GUI.
SimFlow is not free or open source software. It is a proprietary solution. However, you will be able to find one totally free version somewhat more limited. You also have a commercial payment license with enhanced capabilities. The limitations that you find in the free version are especially focused on the number of mesh nodes that can be used in the simulations or the amount of parallelism for the computational power that you can use.
La paid version It has a unique limitation, and that is that it will only last 1 year with each payment you make. However, the free version is unlimited in that regard. Therefore, you can use it whenever you want.
The latest version, SimFlow 4.0 is available as 64-bit Linux package and occupies about 137MB. Also, this version supports OpenFOAM from 4-6 and 1612-1812. It is simply a binary that you owe give execute permissions and then run it as you would with any other program ...
More information and download of SimFlow - Official Website!