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What's new in PHOENICS-3.6.1
Many changes have been made in PHOENICS since the release of version 3.5.1, which
itself contained the novelties reported here.
- The extension of the PHOENICS object concept so as to permit both geometric and
non-geometric attributes to be stored together
- Provision of a 'guaranteed convergence' feature
- Further developments in respect of fluid-structure interactions
- Provision of numerous new features in the graphical user interface
- Many improvements to FLAIR, the special-purpose program for HVAC and fires in buildings
- Extensions to the PHOENICS Commander
- A re-working of Shapemaker which can now add and store non-geometric attributes of
objects, as well as creating their shapes
- Easier remote access via 'PHOENICS-on-line'
- The use of dynamic storage in all modules
- Major upgrades to PHOTON and AUTOPLOT
- Restoration and extension of parallel-PHOENICS capabilities.
These changes, and the reasons for them, will be described below.
This document is therefore written especially with the long-term PHOENICS user in mind,
who wishes to know not only 'what's new' but also what is the pattern of development
which is giving rise to the novelties.
- The PHOENICS object concept
- 'Guaranteed convergence'
- Fluid-structure interaction
- The graphical user interface
- The PHOENICS Commander
- Dynamic storage
- Upgrades to PHOTON and AUTOPLOT
- Parallel PHOENICS