My name is Peter Brady and I’m a Principal Engineer at Pacific ESI. I have a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the University of Technology Sydney, where I’m also a visiting Associate of the Faculty of Engineering and IT. For the next six months or so, until December 2018 or January 2019 I’m on secondment as a research associate in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the University of NSW. I’m fluent in Fortran (95+), C and C++ as well as MATLAB, R and numerical simulation and statistical analysis in general. I’ve also worked as a High Performance Computing administrator at a number of institutions and companies, with skills roughly equivalent to RedHat Engineer and CISCO Associate.
My CFD simulation package of choice would be CFD-ACE+ from ESI but it, well, costs a lot.
This site was born when I moved to ESI Pacific and started to use OpenFOAM, which I’ve got to say, is a massive learning curve coming from CFD-ACE+ and Fluent. I decided to document my experiences in case they can help others with their OpenFOAM experiences.
There will be departures into Amazon Elastic Cloud computing, as I’m doing a lot of simulations there, as well as general fluid dynamics and simulation.
I do need to add the obligatory disclaimer that these opinions are mine and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.