Title: FLOTRAN: Numerical method and industrial applications

Authors: U. Gohner, H. Mauch

Addresses: CAD-FEM GmbH, Germany. ' CAD-FEM GmbH, Germany

Abstract: FLOTRAN is a CFD-solver based on the finite-element method. FLOTRAN combines the advantages of existing finite difference and finite volume methods. It has the following capabilities: steady-state or transient flow; 2D, axisymmetric, 3D flows; compressible and incompressible flows; subsonic, transonic and supersonic flows; fluid flow with heat transfer; conjugate heat transfer; Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; multiple species transport; rotating frame of reference for turbo machinery applications; layered free meshing for best resolution of boundary layers (2D); and fluid-structure coupling.

Keywords: ANSYS; finite difference method; finite element method; FEM; finite volume methods; CFD; computational fluid dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1998.062197

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1998 Vol.11 No.3/4/5, pp.199 - 202

Published online: 01 Jun 2014 *

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