Wind-US: A Versatile CFD Analysis Software Package
Looking for good general-purpose CFD analysis software for your organization? If your business is located in the United States, and you're looking for maximum versatility, the Wind-US solver is definitely one option you should consider. I know of few CFD solvers which can be applied to more classes of problems.
Wind-US is distributed by the NPARC Alliance, which is made up of the NASA Glenn Research Center and the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center. Much of the technology in the code has been donated by the Boeing Corporation, with other contributions by coming from both industry (like
) and academia.
Wind-US is available, free of charge, to any U.S. organization. As a U.S. government code, Wind-US is export-controlled, so those of you located in other countries will need to find alternative solutions. Within the U.S., however, the solver and related utilities are can be had (including source code) by any U.S. organization (see the license for restrictions).
As I write this, the official production version of the code is version 2.220, and we're hard at work putting together the next release (currently up to v3.88, with more changes coming). On the following pages, you'll find a quick run-down of the major features of this CFD code:
If you are interested in learning more, or would like to discuss using Wind-US in your organization,
let me know.
I have a lot of experience supporting users of this code, so it shouldn't take long to figure out if it can do the job you need. There is no charge for initial discussions or for the occasional e-mail question, either.
My company does offer support for Wind-US, so later on, if it makes sense for your business, we can discuss a contract, but there's no need to worry about that initially.
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