New amongst the general features in release 2002 is context-sensitive
help on Windows and Linux platforms allowing users to reference the documentation
quickly and comfortably. Also, the powerful scripting capabilities in
CFD-ACE+ have been extended to automatically journal user sessions in
CFD-GUI and CFD-GEOM to generate scripts for parametric studies or documentation
Wizards offer an easy way to set up parametric and optimization studies
in the Simulation Manager. Other improvements of the Simulation Manager
include Design of Experiment (DoE) studies and more detailed error messages.
New or improved modules in the solver include: Large Eddy Simulations
(LES), faster Monte Carlo radiation calculations, a filament model for
mass, heat and current transfer as well as mushy zone analysis for solidifying
fluids. Traveling wave dielectrophoresis modeling is now supported and
the VOF module is compatible with the chemistry, electric, and magnetic
The already leading Plasma simulation in CFD-ACE+ has been extended by
a Boltzmann solver for electron kinetics, a filament model for complex
antenna shapes in ICP simulations, and a new plasma chemistry database.
The plasma application range extends well beyond semiconductor manufacturing
and covers various types of discharges for lighting, plasma display panels,
and cold atmospheric pressure plasmas.
Unstructured quad grids have been added to the grid types in CFD-GEOM
and prismatic grid generation has been greatly improved. The CAD data
import of CFD-GEOM now features support of ".SAT" models
generated by CAD/CAE systems using the ACIS geometry kernel from
CFD-ACE+ offers the most advanced adequately coupled multiphysics solutions.
The package includes a geometry/grid generator, numerical multiphysics
solvers, and visualization capabilities along with a Simulation Manager,
giving users the ability to optimize designs and perform parametric studies
easily. Because not all users develop in the same format, CFD-Toolkit
allows interfacing with many useful data formats.