Potential flow solver

    • tumulpurwar

      Can we do potential flow calculation in fluent? Is inviscid solver gives correct results for potential flow?


      I need a tool that can compute the ship resistance quickly (much less time than what a RANS code needs). I know that ANSYS AQWA uses a potential flow approach and thus it seems to be very faster than for example CFX. But does it calculate the ship resistance in calm water? To the best of my knowledge people use it for ship motion analysis in waves.



    • Yu Bi
      Ansys Employee
      Hi, besides motions, Aqwa can also provide radiation forces, incident wave forces and various other forces and hydrodynamic coefficients based on the potential flow theory.
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