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FLUENT for CATIA 5.1 Released
Posted Wed December 01, 2010 @11:40AM
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News ANSYS released version 5.1 of FLUENT for CATIA V5, which brings leading flow modeling technology within the V5 PLM environment.

FLUENT for CATIA V5 5.1 brings several meshing, workflow and post-processing enhancements to engineers working in the CATIA design environment; and aligns with the ANSYS vision of Simulation Driven Product Development (SDPD). These enhancements allow more options in creating meshes, allow faster solutions with smaller files and rapid post-processing of large cases.

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New Features in FLUENT for CATIA V5 5.1
The Volume of Fluid (VOF) model has been introduced in FLUENT for CATIA V5 5.0. The VOF model is very useful for modeling two-phase flows with a long free surface. This model is useful for applications where two different fluids, typically a gas and a liquid are interacting with each other. These include fuel cells, ship and boat hydrodynamics, water pumps and fuel tanks.

FLUENT for CATIA V5 5.0 has many additional features and enhancements. Key enhancements include more robust flow volume creation, user defined coloring of inlets and outlets, total heat flux specification for walls, periodic specification icon for periodic boundary conditions and appropriate error messages when meshing volumes using the Tgrid filler. Several enhancements have been made for large model handling, such as consistent numbering and highlighting of solid and fluid sides of walls. For problems involving mapping of pressure or temperature data to FEA models for Fluid Structure Interaction, it is now possible to select geometric features from the viewer or solid features from the specification tree as supports.

Several changes have been made to the post-processing capabilities. The icon groups have been reorganized and new capabilities have been added. A new icon group has been added for vector plots and the post-processing icons for contour, vector and pathline plots have been grouped together to make them more compact and accessible. It is now possible to create cut-planes easily to create slices through 3-D geometry for plotting. Turbulence at walls can be plotted using the additional y+ quantity.

For HTML reporting, plots made on the full geometry created using Image Transformation will be included, and the total power due to torque will be reported for rotating walls. Plotting and reporting capabilities have been added for the VOF model. It is now possible to use CFD-Post as the external post-processor, allowing the creation of sophisticated plots and reports for both steady state and transient data.

Solution initialization will now allow users to initialize from a boundary and to specify a liquid height for open channel flows. It is now possible to run a calculation without any convergence criteria. Finally FLUENT for CATIA V5 5.0 has upgraded to the latest version of the FLUENT solver, ANSYS FLUENT 12.0.

These new features and enhancements allow users to model new applications, improve process efficiency, allow better post-processing of results and access to the latest solver and post-processor from ANSYS

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