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ESI Group Releases Latest ACE+ Multiphysics Suite
Posted Thu April 05, 2012 @10:42AM
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News ESI Group, pioneer and world-leading solution provider in virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries, announces the release of ACE+ Suite’s latest version.

This unique multiphysics modeling and simulation software combines tools in advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Electro-Magnetics (EMAG), Gas Dynamics and Finite Elements Structural Analysis, all working in a seamlessly integrated manner, helping to take decisions based on several physics involved in product manufacturing or performance, speeding up product development processes and increasing final product quality.

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Unique multiphysics modeling and simulation software including
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Electro-Magnetics (EMAG)
  • Gas Dynamics & Plasma Physics
  • Finite Elements Structural Analysis
…all working in a seamlessly integrated manner.

Application areas

  • General purpose Multiphysics tool
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • Electronics & Consumer Goods
    • Energy
  • Unique Capabilities
    • Plasma processes
    • Thin Film Manufacturing: Semiconductors and Photovoltaic
    • MEMS & Microfluidics
    • Biotechnology
    • Electro-chemisty: Fuel cells and Battery

Value delivered

  • Take solid decisions based on several physics involved in product manufacturing / performance processes
  • Speeding up product development processes
  • Producing high quality product
  • Finite Elements Structural Analysis
…all working in a seamlessly integrated manner.

New features for general purpose CFD and Multiphysics solutions:


  • Extension of Boundary Layer generation capability
    • Boundary Layer support in parallel mode
    • Boundary Layer generation on Thin-Walls
    • New Local Thickness Boundary Layer growing method
  • New Cancel mesh generation feature
  • New Preserve Boundary between Two Patches feature for coplanar and intersecting patches
  • New Cylindrical Bounding Box
  • New Suppress option for surfaces, domains, sources and gaps
  • New Mesh Extrusion feature
  • New Domain marker positioning option
  • Reduced VGD File Size

CFD-GEOM Traditional yet powerful mesher

  • Newly Supported Surface Topologies
  • New Advanced Trimming Tool
  • New Boundary Layer Meshing Option
  • Improved Boundary Layer Robustness
  • New Discrete Surface Meshing Options
  • New Discrete Surface Creation from Outlines Extension of Honeycomb Meshing to 2-D Geometries
  • Modifications to CAD file open/import
  • NewTip of the Day Dialog
  • Others - Improved Advancing Front Triangle Meshing, IGES Reader, Geometry Revolution Tools, STL import/read, Entities Projection Tool, Surface Mesh Quality Tool, Improved Topologies Query Tool

ACE+ Solver

  • Improved Linear Solver and Preconditioner choices
  • Improved Domain Decomposition Efficiency
  • Generalized Gradient and Divergence Calculations options
  • New VOF Boussinesq Approximation

Plasma-based processes such as those used in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries can now be simulated more realistically to draw valuable insights.

  • Enhanced CAFVM Discrete Ordinate Method for Radiation
  • Improved Plasma implementation with Wave Effects
  • New Full Anisotropic Material support
  • New Plasma User Subroutines options
  • Other Improvements
    • Additional CCP output
    • New Gas Species Mole Fraction output
    • New Gas phase reaction mechanism for Ar/NF3 mixtures

Other Enhancements

  • Density Based Solver - Compressibility corrections for Turbulence models
  • Great visualization with updates to post-processor, CFD-VIEW

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