One of the frustrations expressed by most CFD users is the number
of mutually incompatible pieces of software that they are
required to marshall in order to complete any given task.
Flow Solutions have been extremely careful to ensure that our
codes provide 100% compatibility and interoperability
and enable a continuous route from basic geometry to post-
processed solution - typically with no manual command line or
text file processing, and all peformed in a single session.
This is facilitated courtesy of the RUNWAY launch tool,
which controls the execution and workflow from pre-processor,
to solver, to post-processor. The VIEWPAN post-processor
shares its powerful viewing, picking, database and entity management
features with the GEMS pre-processor: 100% compatibility of the user
interface between pre- and post-processors is guaranteed. This
shortens the learning process and increases productivity.
Execution of the solver is enabled directly from GEMS. Thanks
to its Plugin architecture, a number of different solvers
may be supported. The Plugins provide customised pulldown
menus, specialised entity support and import/export and
execution methods. One such Plugin provides support for
the NEWPAN panel method. Another provides support for
the SAUNA multiblock system.