OpenSCAD compatible computational fluid dynamics software?

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OpenSCAD compatible computational fluid dynamics software?

capveg
Hi All,

I'm trying to export a design from OpenSCAD (e.g., via .stl file format) and analyze it using some CFD software (ideally open source/free) to infer properties about the design, e.g., drag, lift, etc.

While this is not 100% an openscad question, I'm hoping someone from the openscad community has had the same requirements and might have a ready solution that they're willing to share.

Fwiw, I've found OpenFOAM (openfoam.org) which seems to be the right thing but has some many options and seems to be "everything to everyone" that I've lost the last week trying to figure out (without success) how to calculate drag and lift on my model.  Absent a better option, I will keep trying with OpenFOAM but I'm hoping that someone in the community has some wisdom they're willing to share.

Thank you in advance!

- Rob
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I've been using simscale for similar purposes. Not open source, but free to use, and it's pretty cool

On Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 13:42 Rob Sherwood, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

I'm trying to export a design from OpenSCAD (e.g., via .stl file format) and analyze it using some CFD software (ideally open source/free) to infer properties about the design, e.g., drag, lift, etc.

While this is not 100% an openscad question, I'm hoping someone from the openscad community has had the same requirements and might have a ready solution that they're willing to share.

Fwiw, I've found OpenFOAM (openfoam.org) which seems to be the right thing but has some many options and seems to be "everything to everyone" that I've lost the last week trying to figure out (without success) how to calculate drag and lift on my model.  Absent a better option, I will keep trying with OpenFOAM but I'm hoping that someone in the community has some wisdom they're willing to share.

Thank you in advance!

- Rob
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capveg
Thanks for the reply - I’ll check it out!  If anyone else has any suggestions I’d be happy to check those out as well. 

- Rob
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On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 8:53 PM A. Craig West <[hidden email]> wrote:
I've been using simscale for similar purposes. Not open source, but free to use, and it's pretty cool

On Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 13:42 Rob Sherwood, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

I'm trying to export a design from OpenSCAD (e.g., via .stl file format) and analyze it using some CFD software (ideally open source/free) to infer properties about the design, e.g., drag, lift, etc.

While this is not 100% an openscad question, I'm hoping someone from the openscad community has had the same requirements and might have a ready solution that they're willing to share.

Fwiw, I've found OpenFOAM (openfoam.org) which seems to be the right thing but has some many options and seems to be "everything to everyone" that I've lost the last week trying to figure out (without success) how to calculate drag and lift on my model.  Absent a better option, I will keep trying with OpenFOAM but I'm hoping that someone in the community has some wisdom they're willing to share.

Thank you in advance!

- Rob
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