The input data (computational mesh, boundary conditions, and material properties) prepared using the Pre-processor are read into the solver for computation of the thermal-fluid flow field. The user only needs to specify the name and location of the input file. The solver is equipped with a monitoring function that shows the status of the computation.

Monitor Function

The Windows version of the SC/Tetra Solver uses a monitoring function to indicate the status of the calculations process. The status of basic monitoring indicators can be observed in real-time or the process can be interrupted to confirm more detailed velocity and temperature developments within the calculation domain. Batch processing can be resumed at any time.

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Low Memory Consumption

In general, CFD simulation requires high memory consumption. Therefore, available memory defines the maximum mesh resolution, which in turn, can greatly impact calculation accuracy. SC/Tetra is designed to consume less memory (5M cells/GB RAM) enabling it to handle increasingly complex geometries.

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Parallel computing

SC/Tetra's parallel solver is available for further reducing computation time. The increased speed of parallel solvers is especially valuable for large scale models and transient calculations. The parallel solver is available in various configurations and is optimized for each supported computer Operating System (OS). The Windows version of the parallel solver can be used in the same manner as the standard Windows solver. This enables the user to use parallel technology without any extra knowledge about parallel computing.


Xeon E5-2690 (2.9GHz,@8cores) x 2 x 16nodes
CentOS 6.2, Infiniband (FDR)


The HPC version of HP-MPI ( enables parallel computation in large-scale decentralized storage cluster bundles.

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Solver Function List

Mesh Unstructured grids Elements: Tetrahedron, Pentahedron, Hexahedron
Numerical scheme Analysis method Finite volume method, Pressure correction method (SIMPLEC), Density-based method
Accuracy of advection term 2nd-order upwind scheme (MUSCL, QUICK)
Matrix solver MILUCG-STAB,AMG(Multi-grid method),AMGCG-STAB, CGCCG-STAB method
Mesh-related functions Overset mesh Combination of static and moving region with independent grid
ALE Stretch, Rotation, Multiple displacement
Dynamic ALE Moving element (object) by hydrodynamic force
Adaptive Mesh Steady-state
Physics model calculation function Fluid Incompressible fluid, Compressible fluid, Non-Newtonian fluid
Turbulent model k-ε model(Standard, RNG, MP, Linear low-Reynolds-number
Non-linear low Reynolds-number, Realizable)
SST k-ω model
LES(Smagorinsky model, Dynamic Smagorinsky model, WALE model)
RANS and LES hybrid turblent model(VLES,DES)
Spalart-Allmaras 1- equation model
LKE k-kL-ω model
Free surface VOF method (Volume tracking method, Interface capturing method), Advanced MAC method
Thermal analysis Conduction (Liquid/Solid), Convection, Turbulent heat transfer, Boiling heat transfer
Joule heating
Radiation View factor method (consideration of refraction, absorption, wavelength), Flux method
Humidity/Dew condensation Frosting, calculation of condensation amount
Thermo-regulation model JOS, JOS2
Diffusion Multiple-gas mixing analysis, Diffusion coefficient consideration
Multi-fluid flow  
Fan model P-Q characteristic setting
Particle tracking Marker particle, Mass particle, Turbulent diffusion consideration, Particle evaporation, Pathlines
Spray model  
Chemical reaction Arrhenius type, CVD surface reaction
Combustion Eddy dissipation model
Heat conduction panel  
Aerodynamic sound FW-H, Weakly-compressible analysis method, Sound source detection
Porous media  
Cavitation Barotropy model, Singhal's full cavitation model, Kunz model
Multiphase flow Dispersed multiphase flow (liquid-liquid, liquid-gas)
Additional Functions User-defined functions  
Structure* Linear steady stress analysis
Fluid-Structure Interface* Coupling analysis with Abaqus**
Optimization* Kriging method, Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA)
Calculation control Parallel computing* Local mode, Cluster mode
Status monitoring Online monitoring system
Job management functions Start, Termination, Stop, Interruption, Batch process, etc.
Notification E-mail notification service for completion
Large scale calculation 1 billion elements
External program control VB Interface
File output Field file Cradle Field file (FLD , iFLD), Optional output files (.csv, .pcl)
Field View , AVS , EnSight

Red: New functions of V10

Blue: Upgraded functions

*Optional license required

** Abaqus 6.12-1 or its maintenance release

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