[Paraview] Just Learning Paraview

Peter Brady petertbrady at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 13:20:09 EST 2008

Are you trying to use paraview to generate a geometry and run a CFD
simulation on it?  I'm afraid paraview is a visualization package, not
a CFD package.  If you're looking for a CFD package you could try
OpenFoam as it is open source, or you could roll your own if you've
got lots of time.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:07 AM,  <iva.atcsupervisor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Everyone
> I first off would like to say that I am not an engineer but have always been
> fascinated with CFD's with respect to airflow around aircraft. I just
> downloaded Paraview and finding tutorials on how to build and run a
> simulation is very difficult. I did manage to start and connect to the
> localhost server ie. my computer. But I can not figure out how to start a
> simulation with streamlines around a simple sphere constructed using the
> sources menu. and I am not sure exactly how to construct and aircraft or
> even a wing in paraview. I know that you can import many datatypes but I do
> not recognize any of them because I am so new to this.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
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