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Applications Software

The development of CGNS-compliant applications, e.g., grid generators, postprocessors, and the like, has not been a direct undertaking of the CGNS team. Rather, it has been the intent to make the attractiveness of interoperable CFD applications, together with general acceptance of the CGNS standard by Boeing, NASA, and others, sufficient to induce applications developers to incorporate CGNS I/O into their offerings.

Several CGNS-compatible applications have indeed been developed, and more continue to appear. This section lists the known applications at the time of publication. Please contact Tony Iannetti to modify or add to the lists.

CGNS-Compatible Applications

This section lists major software packages that read and/or write CGNS files. The software listed here is taken from Table 1 of AIAA Paper 2002-0752, and is for informational purposes only. The CGNS Project Group cannot endorse specific software packages.

CGNS-Compatible Grid Generators and Pre-Processors


Organization   Application   Contact

Commercial
Ansys, Inc. external link ANSYS ICEM CFD external link ansysinfo@ansys.com
NUMECA external link IGG external link http://www.numeca.be/index.php?id=offices external link
Pointwise, Inc. external link GRIDGEN external link http://www.pointwise.com/pointwise/contact.shtml external link

Industry
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne external link APPT

CGNS-Compatible Flow Solvers


Organization   Application   Contact

Commercial
Ansys, Inc. external link CFX5 external link ansysinfo@ansys.com
CFX-TASCFlow external link ansysinfo@ansys.com
Aerosoft, Inc. external link GASP external link http://www.aerosft.com/Misc/contact.php external link
CD ADAPCO external link STAR-CD external link http://www.cd-adapco.com/about/global_locations.html external link
Fluent, Inc. external link Fluent external link http://www.fluent.com/contact/ external link
Newmerical Tech. external link FENSAP external link http://www.newmerical.com/public/eng/index.php?pageId=about&language=en external link
NUMECA external link EURANUS http://www.numeca.be/index.php?id=offices external link

Government
DLR/MTU external link TRACE external link Frank.Eulitz@dlr.de
NASA Langley PEGSUS Pieter.G.Buning@nasa.gov
OVERFLOW Pieter.G.Buning@nasa.gov
Cart3D http://people.nas.nasa.gov/~aftosmis/
NASA Glenn NCC Nan-Suey.Liu-1@nasa.gov
NASA Langley CFL3D external link http://cfl3d.larc.nasa.gov/Cfl3dv6/cfl3dv6.html#contact external link
UPS
NPARC Alliance external link WIND npsupport@info.arnold.af.mil
ONERA external link elsA external link http://elsa.onera.fr/elsA/contacts.html external link

Industry
Boeing Seattle external link TLNS3D
Rolls-Royce Allison external link ADPAC
Rolls-Royce Oxford external link HYDRA external link pierre.moinier@comlab.ox.ac.uk

CGNS-Compatible Post Processors


Organization   Application   Contact

Commercial
Advanced Visual Sys. external link AVS/Express external link http://www.avs.com/contact/ external link
Aerosoft, Inc. external link GASP external link http://www.aerosft.com/Misc/contact.php external link
Tecplot, Inc. external link Tecplot external link http://www.tecplot.com/contact_us/ external link
CEI external link Ensight external link http://www.ensight.com/contact-us-3.html external link
Ensight Gold external link http://www.ensight.com/contact-us-3.html external link
Fluent, Inc. external link Fluent external link http://www.fluent.com/contact/ external link
Ansys, Inc. external link ANSYS ICEM CFD external link ansysinfo@ansys.com
Intelligent Light external link Fieldview external link fieldview@ilight.com
Newmerical Tech. external link DROP3D external link http://www.newmerical.com/public/eng/index.php?pageId=about&language=en external link
ICE3D external link http://www.newmerical.com/public/eng/index.php?pageId=about&language=en external link
NUMECA external link CFView external link http://www.numeca.be/index.php?id=offices external link

Government
NASA Ames PLOT3D Cetin.C.Kiris@nasa.gov

CGNS Utilities

A variety of CGNS utility packages have been developed, both by CGNS team members and by CGNS users. While not formally a part of CGNS itself, these utilities are available from SourceForge external link, and/or the CGNS web site external link.

   Plot3dg_to_CGNS external link   Converts a "standard" Plot3D grid file to a CGNS grid file.
Contact: Chris Rumsey (Christopher.L.Rumsey@nasa.gov)
 
CGNS_to_Plot3d external link Converts a CGNS file with a cell-centered solution to "standard" Plot3D grid and solution files.
Contact: Chris Rumsey (Christopher.L.Rumsey@nasa.gov)
 
CGNS_readhist external link Reads a CGNS file and writes history data to a formatted file.
Contact: Chris Rumsey (Christopher.L.Rumsey@nasa.gov)
 
FTU external link Converts CGNS files to and from Plot3D format. Has a text-based menu allowing the manipulation of a CGNS base.
Contact: Bob Bush (bushrh@pweh.com)
 
ADFviewer external link An ADF/CGNS file viewer and editor; requires Tcl/Tk 8.3. The GUI allows complete editing of ADF/CGNS files, and handles links and data conversions. It includes built-in CGNS node and label information, and documentation support through HTML (including access to the ADF and CGNS docs).
Contact: Bruce Wedan (brucewedan@hotmail.com)
 
CGNS Tools external link A variety of tools for viewing, editing, and manipulating the contents of CGNS files; requires Tcl/Tk 8.3. Included are:
  • CGNSplot, for plotting grids
  • CGNScalc, a calculator using data in CGNS files
  • Utilities for converting from Patran, and from/to PLOT3D and Tecplot
  • Utilities for modifying the grid location (vertex or cell-center), solution variables (primitive or conservative), and data class (Dimensional, NormalizedByDimensional, or NormalizedByUnknownDimensional)
  • Utilities for creating a subset or interpolated version of a CGNS file
These may be used as stand-alone utilities, or initiated from ADFviewer, which is included.
Contact: Bruce Wedan (brucewedan@hotmail.com)
 
CGNS Viewer external link An alpha release of another ADF/CGNS file viewer and editor. Requires the GTK+ library version 1.2 or newer (installed by default on newer Linux systems using Gnome; otherwise found at http://www.gtk.org/ external link).
Contact: Christian Lundh (xistan@yahoo.se)
 
PyCGNS external link A Python binding to the ADF Core and Mid-Level Library. For more information, see the pyCGNS home page external link.
Contact: Marc Poinot (Marc.Poinot@onera.fr)
 
ADFM external link A development version of software for managing an in-memory representation of ADF trees. For more information, see "Proposal and Prototype for an in-memory representation of ADF trees external link" (PDF, 7 pages, 256K).
Contact: Marc Poinot (Marc.Poinot@onera.fr)
 
CGNS++ external link A C++ binding to the ADF Core and Mid-Level Library. For more information, see the CGNS++ home page external link.
Contact: Manuel Kessler (kessler@iag.uni-stuttgart.de)