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    PHYSICA is a 3D unstructured mesh framework and toolkit for multi physics continuum mechanics modelling using finite volume and finite element techniques.

    PHYSICA has been developed at the University of Greenwich for simulation of complex processes that may involve coupling between different physical phenomena. Physical events such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM) are just two examples of modules that are supplied as part of PHYSICA. These modules use novel finite volume procedures that are well suited to solving highly non-linear problems typical of multi-physics simulations. PHYSICA modules or 'Model Components' can be used in isolation, or as parts of larger, more complex models. The addition of user written modules using either finite volume or finite element techniques allows PHYSICA to extend to a wide range of continuum physics simulations.

Current Version:   2.00

License Type: No longer free.

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Source Code Availability:

Source code for the user module is available to those who require it.
The entire source is only available to collaborators with the University

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: .tar.gz

Targeted Platforms:

Tested on Sun, SGI, IBM (RS and SP), DEC, Cray, Intel PC (Linux, DOS, NT)

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Fortran 77 compiler (g77)
A large amount of RAM is needed to run significant models.

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PHYSICA 1.05 has no user interface
A gui will appear for release 3

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