Why isn’t open source CFD solution for everyone?

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When open source CFD solution is talked, two familiar statements are often heard:  Open source CFD solution is cheap because nothing can be cheaper than free.  Open source CFD solution is inferior, otherwise, why is it free? Both of them are wrong. Open source CFD solution is not cheap, although licensing is free Most open source CFD packages ...

CFD in 2013: what will change? what will not

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Obviously, the doomsday didn't come. It proves again it is hard to predicate what will happen when you don't have sufficient knowledge of how the system works now. Maybe it is just a bug in Mayan's calendar (Google also forgot to put December in People App in Android 4.2 (aka Jelly Bean 4.2)  last November). Predicting ...

Navier-Stokes vs lattice Boltzmann: will it change the landscape of CFD?

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For most people,  CFD is about continuity and Navier-Stokes equations.  But this is not always true. One of the alternatives for CFD simulation is the lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE), where the fluid is treated as fictitious mesoscopic particles (not molecules). If you need something to make you sleepy, please read the short (and concise, and free) ...