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Developer(s) von Karman Institute and others
Stable release
2014.9 / 23 09 2014
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating system Unix/Linux/Windows/Mac OS X
License [LGPLv3]
Website COOLFluiD on GitHub

COOLFluiD is a component based scientific computing environment that handles high-performance computing problems with focus on complex computational fluid dynamics (CFD) involving multiphysics phenomena.

It features a Collaborative Simulation Environment where multiple physical models and multiple discretization methods are implemented as components within the environment. These components form a component-based architecture where they serve as building blocks of customized applications.



  • Component based architecture
  • Dynamic loading of external plugins
  • Interpolation and integration on arbitrary elements
  • Transparent MPI parallelization
  • Parallel writing and reading from solution files
  • Support for XML case files
  • Unstructured 2D/3D hybrid meshes in many formats

Numerical Methods

Physical Models

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