Unstructured grid simulations are at least 2 times faster than those performed with the previous VULCAN-CFD release.
Several implicit solver and simulation robustness enhancements have significantly improved the flow solver robustness as compared with the previous VULCAN-CFD release.
Integrated VULCAN-CFD into the T-infinity framework resulting in much faster unstructured grid preprocessing (e.g., partitioning, surface distance calculation).
Integrated VULCAN-CFD into the T-infinity framework to enable the output of partition agnostic volume and surface postprocessing files for unstructured grid simulations (Tecplot .plt and legacy VTK formats).
Integrated VULCAN-CFD into the T-infinity framework to enable the output of partition agnostic restart files for unstructured grid simulations (provides the freedom to alter the number of partitions when restarting a simulation).
Integrated VULCAN-CFD into the T-infinity framework to access utilities to interpolate restart data generated from an unstructured grid and interpolate to a different grid (useful for initialization purposes when performing grid dependence studies).
Added a toolkit that utilizes the Sandia Dakota package to enable design optimization & parameter calibration with minimal human-in-the-loop interaction.
Added a toolkit that utilizes the Sandia Dakota package to enable uncertainty quantification (via Probability Boxes) with minimal human-in-the-loop interaction.
Integrated VULCAN-CFD with the REFINE anisotropic grid adaption tool to enable automated anisotropic tetrahedral grid generation and adaptation.
Implemented several new node-based gradient stencils that have proven to be effective at reducing viscous surface load oscillations for pure tetrahedral grids.
The dual time-step schemes have been ported to the unstructured path of VULCAN-CFD permitting implict time accurate simulations.
On-the-fly time averaging of flow properties has been ported to the unstructured path of VULCAN-CFD to enable the gathering of flow statistics for unsteady simulations on unstructured grids.
The export of time history files for time accurate simulations is now available in the unstructured path of VULCAN-CFD (entire volume, boundary surfaces, arbitrary planes, and point probes).
The Spalart-neg and Menter-SST 2003
turbulence models are now available.
The Spalart Quadratic Constitutive Relationship (QCR-2000 and QCR-2013 versions) are now available for use with any Spalart or two-equation model.
Added sub-volume specifications for introducing chemical ignition sources into a simulation.
Added sub-volume specifications for introducing turbulence suppression specifications into a simulation.
The full list of software revisions since the last VULCAN-CFD release can be found here