CFDTool, is based on the FEATool Multiphysics software and simulation platform, and features a simplified user interface that has been specifically designed and developed to make computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and heat transfer simulations both easy and fun!
The toolbox is fully integrated with MATLAB, everything you need to set up, perform, and analyze CFD simulations, including CAD geometry modeling, automatic mesh generation, postprocessing and visualization, as well as built-in support for the OpenFOAM and SU2 CFD solvers.
The intuitive GUI allows you to start modeling right away without spending time learning a complex solver or programming syntax. Non-linear expressions and coefficients can be defined and entered just as written on paper.
Moreover, the unique solver integrations allows you to define your model once, and then use any and all the CFD solvers interchangeably, which can be invaluable for testing and validation.
CFDTool is suitable for everyone from students and beginners learning basic fluid dynamics and/or heat transfer modeling, to researchers and engineers who can save a lot of time from not having to set up solvers and simulation problems by hand.
State of the Art Simulation Technology!
Define your model only once, and then use the leading CFD solvers interchangeably!
OpenFOAM GUI is one of the leading solvers for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation, and used in industry by for example VW, BMW, Ford Motor Company, Airbus, Siemens, and General Electric
The Stanford University SU2 Code is a popular academic research CFD solver applicable to a wide range of specialized fluid dynamics problems such as compressible flows and aerodynamic shape optimization
CFDTool features native integration with MATLAB and supports calling user defined m-file scripts, solvers, and custom functions for example for material, boundary, and postprocessing coefficients
Frequently Asked Questions(Click to expand)
What advantages does CFDTool offer compared to other CFD software?
Firstly, CFDTool is one of the easiest to use physics simulation software available, as it has been specifically designed with usability in mind. You can get productive making your own simulations with CFDTool in minutes, without having to work through extensive documentation, courses and tutorials, as often is necessary with other software.
Moreover, CFDTool uniquely offers the capability to interchangeably use multiple physics solvers, such as the built-in multiphysics solver, OpenFOAM, and SU2. You only have to set up and define your model once, and can then seamlessly use all compatible physics solvers to solve the model.
Can your software simulate and model "X"?
The toolboxes and physics solvers are generally designed to be able to solve most systems of coupled partial differential equations (PDE). Some of the more common equations and boundary conditions, such as for heat transfer, fluid flow, linear elasticity etc., have already conveniently been pre-defined (see the list of pre-defined physics modes).
If the problem "X" you wish to model is currently not available among the pre-defined ones, and you know the governing (PDE) equations of your problem, it is generally possible to either modify the existing physics modes or implement your model as a custom equation. How difficult and how much extra work it will require to implement model "X" typically depends on how complex it is and how much it differs from the already available models and equations.
Can you give me an example, model, or tutorial to simulate "X"?
Please understand that, Precise Simulation, as the developer of these toolboxes is fully committed to making it easy for you to use state-of-the-art physics simulation tools. However, being a very small and niche software developer we don't have the resources of bigger firms, and can therefore generally not provide custom examples and tutorials for all types of simulation problems. That said, in general most types of PDE based problems can be simulated with the toolboxes. The currently available learning, example, and modeling resources are the followinguser community and discussion forum.
Please see the FAQ for more types of frequently asked questions.