1.1. Introduction to Flow360#

Welcome to Flow360. The following provides a brief overview of the Flow360 web-based user interface and introduces basic interactions for CFD simulations.



Access Flow360

Sign in to Flow360 at flow360.simulation.cloud

1.1.1. Upload a Mesh#

Navigate to the Volume Mesh tab and select Upload to provide a mesh for simulation. Mesh configuration details are entered in the prompt.

  1. Select Upload and navigate to the wing_tetra.1.lb8.ugrid file.

  2. Select Submit to upload

upload mesh

1.1.2. Submit a Case#

Below the Actions heading select New Case to provide simulation configuration details. Flow360 provides a step-by-step guide for solver settings. Within the following pages, enter the corresponding values provided and select Next to proceed.

  1. Geometry

    “Mesh Unit” select m

    “Reference area” enter 1.15315

    “Moment Length” enter [ 1.47602 , 0.801672 , 1.47602 ]

  2. Freestream

    “Freestream velocity” enter 286

    “Angle of Attack, alpha” enter 3.06

  3. Boundaries

    1. “Boundary Condition type” select NoSlipWall

    2. “Boundary Condition type” select SlipWall

  4. Continue selecting NEXT to proceed with defaults for the remaining pages. Enter text in the “Case Name” field at lower left and click Submit to start the simulation.

submit case

1.1.3. Review Results#

From the Case tab select the case link under the Name heading to review simulation results. The following tabs present real-time data from the simulation.

  1. Description: case submission details

  2. Convergence: plots of nonlinear residuals, CFL ramping, and linear residuals

  3. MinMax: plots and tables of flow field variable extrema, for debugging

  4. Forces: plots and tables of integrated loads, totals and individual surfaces

  5. Visualization: interactive mesh, contours, and isosurface display

case results