In addition to MADCAP, GMAN, and CFPOST, several pre- and post-processing utilities are supplied as part of the Wind-US tools distribution. None of these are required in order to run Wind-US, but may be useful when preparing input files and/or examining the results for a Wind-US run.
Another very useful utility is ADFviewer, developed as part of the CGNS project . ADFviewer is a viewer/editor for ADF files (which includes Wind-US's common files), and allows access to any node in the file using a Windows-like GUI with a collapsible node tree. Nodes and data may be added, deleted, and modified. ADFviewer is not part of the Wind-US tools distribution, but instead is part of the CGNStools package, available from SourceForge .
The PDF form of the Wind-US Utilities Guide (1.2M, 97 pages) was created using pdfTeX and the hyperref package, and is designed to be printed. The PDF file may be viewed and/or printed using a variety of freely available software packages, including Acrobat Reader , GhostScript , and xpdf .
The HTML form of the Wind-US Utilities Guide is designed for interactive use, and the contents are listed below.
|adfedit||View (as text) the structure and contents of ADF files.|
|b4wind||Convert between various types of grid and solution files, and/or compute an initial flow field.|
|cfappend||Append one common file to another.|
|cfaverage||Average multiple common flow (.cfl) files.|
|cfbeta||Add zones to a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file that are symmetric to existing zones.|
|cfcnvt||Convert between common files and various other file types.|
|cfcombine||Combine multiple zones in a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file into a single zone.|
|cflistnum||List zone sizes and grid units in a common file.|
|cfnav||Explore the contents of common files via textual output.|
|cfpart||Partition a single-zone unstructured grid into multiple zones.|
|cfreorder||Re-order and/or delete zones in a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfreset_iter||Reset the iteration count in a common flow (.cfl) file to zero.|
|cfrevert||Convert a common flow (.cfl) file created by Wind-US 2.0 to one that can be read by Wind-US 1.0.|
|cfsequence||Remove grid points from a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfspart||Re-partition unstructured common flow and boundary data files.|
|cfsplit||Split a zone (or zones) in a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file into multiple zones.|
|cfsubset||Remove specified grid points from a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfunsequence||Add grid points to a common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfview||View (as text) the structure and contents of common files.|
|chmgr||Create and manipulate chemistry (.chm) files.|
|decompose||Split a Wind-US grid system and, optionally, the corresponding flow file, into smaller grid zones to improve the parallel processing efficiency.|
|fpro||Operate on data in common flow (.cfl) files.|
|gpro||Operate on data in common grid (.cgd) files.|
|gridvel||Read the output from a 6DOF program and use that information to set grid velocities in a common grid (.cgd) file.|
|jormak||Find boundary points in a common grid (.cgd) file, and create a journal file containing subset information for CFPOST or PLOT3D.|
|mpigetnzone||Get number of zones in a common grid (.cgd) file.|
|recombine||Convert a "split" common flow (.cfl) file, originally created by decompose, back to the original grid system.|
|resplt||Create GENPLOT files containing convergence data from a list output (.lis) file.|
|resplt.pl||Create GENPLOT files containing convergence data from a list output (.lis) file.|
|thplt||Create GENPLOT files containing time history data from a time history (.cth) file. This utility must be used with .cth files created using the improved time history capability introduced in Wind alpha 5.52.|
|timplt||Create GENPLOT files containing time history data from a time history (.cth) file. This utility must be used with .cth files created using Wind versions prior to alpha 5.52.|
|tmptrn||Create a point-by-point wall temperature distribution and/or boundary layer transition data, and write it into the common flow (.cfl) file, for use with Wind-US's TTSPEC keyword.|
|USintrpltQ||Interpolate solution from one unstructured grid to another.|
|usplit-hybrid||Split a single-zone unstructured common grid (.cgd) file into multiple zones.|
|windpar||Compute an estimate of the potential for parallel speed-up of a particular Wind-US case as a function of the number of processors, based on the likely number of grid points per processor.|
The complete Wind-US Utilities Guide in HTML form is also available for installation on a local system. This is a gzip'ed tar file (748K, 1.2M gunzip'ed), and may be downloaded by clicking on the link while holding down the shift key, assuming your browser supports this capability. A dialogue box will appear for you to specify the directory and file name. To unpack the contents, do
gunzip -c utilities.tar.gz | tar xvf -The files will be extracted and stored in the directory utilities. Point your browser to the local file utilities/index.html to display the Wind-US Utilities Guide home page. Note that this does not include the PDF form of the manual. Note also that some links, to other manuals, etc., may not work.