Caelus 7.04 Released

The next major version of Caelus, 7.04, was released today. This release is the largest release to date with major new capabilities in both the library as well as application-based features. Here’s a summary of the new capabilities: cfMesh, a GPL meshing library from Creative Fields d.o.o. (https://sourceforge.net/projects/cfmesh/) PIMPLE-based incompressible transient solver with Lagrangian particle.. read more →

Evolution of the S60 V8 Supercar Aerodynamics

By Scott Burch, CFD Engineer, Garry Rogers Motorsport After such a successful debut season with the Volvo in 2014, we were left feeling very confident with the aerodynamics of the S60 V8 Supercar. Obviously the other manufacturers were confident that we had done a good job too because in 2015, no less than three manufacturers elected.. read more →

Caelus v6.10 released

In keeping with the April/October bi-annual release schedule, the next major version of Caelus, 6.10, was released today. We’ll continue to stick to bi-annual releases until at least 7.04 in April of 2017. Efforts continue to be put toward robustness and performance, with attention directed toward the linear solvers in this release. The new preconditioners/smoother.. read more →

This Is How I Mesh – Darrin Stephens

I’m Darrin Stephens, Director of Applied CCM Pty Ltd and I was born and raised in Innisfail, a small country town in the far north of the state of Queensland, Australia. Being in the far north, Innisfail was hot and humid where the rainfall each year is measured in meters. The local industry was mostly.. read more →

Caelus 6.04 released

The next major version of Caelus, 6.04, was released today. We’ll continue to stick to bi-annual releases with 6.10 coming in October. Much of the effort this release was spent overhauling interpolation schemes. Here’s a brief list: Restructuring of interpolation schemes (central and upwind) to use consistent limiting Overhaul of limiters to ensure TVD compliance.. read more →

Caelus 5.10 released

The next major version of Caelus, 5.10, was released on October 26. It has been 6 months since the last release and we’ll continue to stick to our bi-annual releases with 6.04 coming next April. The big addition was compressible capabilities as well a new turbulence model class and updates to the function objects. Here’s.. read more →

Benchmarking Caelus tutorials on different operating systems

Caelus 4.10 is supported on eight (8) operating systems (OS’s), Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, RedHat EL 6.x, RedHat EL 7.x, Mac OSX 10.9.5 and 10.10. This article presents results from some benchmarking work conducted at Applied CCM on six of the supported operating systems. Support for Apple OSX was in.. read more →

Porting a new solver to Caelus

I’ve been meaning to write an article about SCons and was having a hard time deciding how to present it. And procrastination might have been a factor as well. Anyway, a @caelus_cml twitter follower asked about porting a custom OpenFOAM solver to Caelus so explaining how do to that might be the best way to get started. Being.. read more →

Caelus: a new direction in open-source CFD

It’s been a busy last couple of months for Applied CCM. In fact, so busy I haven’t been able to write our first meaningful blog post! We’ve been busy with a lot things – customers, projects, conferences, a new website. But the most important activity was the release of our fork of OpenFOAM, called Caelus. There are.. read more →