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CFDRC Releases 2002 Version of CFD-ACE+
Posted Fri April 05, 2002 @01:14PM
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News CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) has announced the release 2002 of CFD-ACE+, the leading multiphysics engineering software.

Users of this latest version will experience productivity gains through a variety of improvements in ease-of use, robustness, performance and functionality. The further integration of the many different simulation disciplines supported by CFD-ACE+ enables many comprehensive real world simulations, especially in complex, multi-facetted applications like semiconductor, biomedical, microfluidics and fuel cells.


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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 purposes.

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 modules.

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 Spatial Technology.

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.

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