Complete platform providing OpenFOAM CFD running on Ubuntu Linux
CFD Direct From the Cloud is a complete platform providing OpenFOAM (open source computational fluid dynamics) and supporting software running on the latest long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu Linux. Users connect to an instance using SSH or, optionally, a remote desktop. OpenFOAM (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) is a free, open source CFD software package which has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics. It includes tools for meshing, notably snappyHexMesh, a parallelised mesher for complex CAD geometries, and for pre- and post-processing. Almost everything (including meshing, and pre- and post-processing) runs in parallel as standard, enabling users to take full advantage of computer hardware at their disposal.