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@FIN wrote:

i would be interested if you find out anything as will i presuma a lot of people here. can you post any information you find out please?

Well the software i need is a CFD package (Computational Fluid Dynamics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_fluid_dynamics ). There are quite a few about, but the ones i have shortlisted are : Ansys CFX, Cosmosfloworks (addon for solidworks), EXA Powerflow, Fluent, Fluent Flowizard, and CFD Cadalyzer.

http://www.ansys.com/products/cfx.asp
http://www.solidworks.com/pages/products/cosmos/cosmosfloworks.html
http://www.exa.com/newsite/frames/powerflowmaster.html
http://www.fluent.com/software/fluent/index.htm
http://www.fluent.com/software/flowizard/index.htm

The fluent and powerflow programs look to be the best of the bunch imo. Im trying my hardest to obtain a copy of either of them, and if not i will try get access to the University of Nottingham facilities as they use Fluent for some of their courses… and also have a wind tunnel.
I have got a copy of Ansys CFX, but have yet to use it. I will start into that next week and see how it goes. It looks a complicated program and i reckon it will take a couple of weeks to get to grips with… but hopefully it will be worth it.

Anyway, whenever i get stuck into this i’ll post my findings. Meanwhile i got an exam next week, which i need to study for.

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