Department of Defense HPCMP Create Genesis Software Suite Evaluation 2020-01-0023
The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program CREATE Genesis software suite is a newly developed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package targeted towards education and research. The purpose of this project is to evaluate this software suite, which is divided into three parts known as Genesis-Geometry, Capstone, and GenesisCFD, for potential use for Senior Capstone projects at Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott Arizona. Based on the research findings, certain aspects of this software suite could be implemented while others cannot be recommended for various reasons. Genesis-Geometry, a Computer Aided Drafting program, is unrefined and difficult to learn and use, so cannot be recommended for implementation. Although Capstone is a decent tool for meshing simple objects like wings and cylinders, as the geometry becomes larger in volume and more complex the program quickly struggles or fails completely. GenesisCFD is robust and easy to use as a CFD software and although simplistic, GenesisCFD is suitable for most educational and undergraduate research simulation cases. It is also easy to learn and understand, even with little to no background in CFD simulations; however, a background in Linux systems is very helpful, as this portion of the suite only runs on Linux. Overall, GenesisCFD is the only portion of the suite to be recommended because of its ease of use and education-promoting design.
Anthony Christopher Pirone, Forrest Mobley