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Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation Software

SIMULIA PowerFLOW 2020 R2 Release

The PowerFLOW 2020 release provided key solutions to enable “Digital Design from Concept to Certification”.  Refresh 2 builds upon these solutions at the concept and engineering stages, with even more comprehensive design guidance, enhanced thermal mesh preparation, and new detailed results analysis capabilities.

Refresh 2 provides the following enhancements to DesignGUIDE.  Users can now substitute out different parts, leveraging PowerDELTA part variants in the design space.  The design can be connected directly to the flow physics by viewing simulation results directly in the design study viewer.  Response contour graphs provide insight into how design changes interact together to affect performance.  Finally, users can automate the execution of simulations in a design study using new run management capabilities in PowerINSIGHT.

A number of new features have been introduced in PowerDELTA to improve and to speed up PowerTHERM meshes preparation. A completely revamped Local Remesh operation with new algorithm and new UI is now available to create very high PowerTHERM mesh quality. Volume Meshing can now detect thick areas within a part and creates a separate shell for each one. Additional enhancements have been introduced to diagnose, morph and export volume meshes. Finally, new Filter options are now added to the Partition Manager for a better user experience when handling thousands of PIDs.

PowerVIZ introduces three new features for detailed results analysis:  Surface Line Integral Convolution, Boundary Layer Graphs and the External Data Tool. Surface Line Integral Convolution displays flow patterns at almost every point on the surface for identifying flow separation and recirculation with highest accuracy.  Boundary Layer Graphs enable users to analyze changes in a scalar field orthogonal to surface geometry, to accurately understand detailed flow behavior, such as flow separations.  The External Data Tool is useful to import external probe data, such as from experiments and other simulations, and more easily compare analyses for aerodynamic and thermal simulations.

SIMULIA PowerFLOW 2020-R2, including the Physics 5 and Physics 6 versions, is available to download on the Dassault Systèmes Download Platform (https://software.3ds.com/), and to use on SIMULIA Cloud.