NASA Langley Research Center has released Tetrahedral Unstructured Software System, or
TetrUSS, for Mac OS X.
TetrUSS is used in aerodynamics and fluid dynamics analysis, and has been used on major projects including High Speed Research / High Speed Civil Transport, Hyper-X, Abrupt Wing Stall, Mars Scout, Joint Strike Fighter and more. What’s more, the software has been used in the civilian aerospace industry, academy, automotive, biomedical and civil engineering fields.
NASA research scientists and the Air Force Research Laboratory developed TetrUSS for their own use, and it has evolved into an unstructured-grid flow analysis and design Computation Fluid Dynamic (CFD) software system. It’s available free of charge to U.S. entities, citizens and permanent residents. A free training course is even available at NASA Langley Research Center, as well.
The CFD system includes GridToolsCocoa, VGRID OpenGL, POSTGRID OpenGL, USM3D and other assorted tools and utilities. The Mac OS X-native implementation of TetrUSS was based on the original SGI version, but has been leveraged to improve performance, productivity and ease of use, according to the developers.
TetrUSS requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. A three-button mouse is recommended. To find out more, or for instructions on how to request your copy, please visit the Web site.