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Efficient and reliable CFD

The design and optimization of components exposed to a flow requires a detailed understanding of the prevailing flow conditions. As these depend strongly on the application, NUMECA International S.A. focuses on the development of application-specific software tools for CFD, optimization, and aeroacoustics (Flow Integrated Environment, FINE™).

The fastest and most dedicated CFD solver for turbomachinery

Description

FINE™/Turbo is the fastest CFD suite for turbomachinery on the market. Compressors, wind turbines, turbochargers, aero-engines, hydraulic turbines and pumps or gas turbines: FINE™/Turbo is specifically designed for these applications. What makes it so fast? A fully structured approach, multi-grids and acceleration techniques like residual smoothing, the CPU-Booster™ or the NLH method.

Whether the fluid is incompressible or compressible, sub- or supersonic regime – FINE™/Turbo is your tool. A user-friendly and intuitive graphical interface enables you to setup, organize and post-process the numerical computations of your turbomachine efficiently.

FINE™/Turbo is fully scriptable and can be accessed via batch mode, making seamless integration and automated simulations of speed lines or entire compressor/turbine maps possible.

  • AutoGrid5™: automated block-structured grid generator for any kind of turbomachinery
  • IGG™: interactive meshing tool for block-structured grids
  • FINE™/Turbo solver: proven as the fastest CFD-solver for turbomachines due to multi-grid acceleration, initial solution for turbomachines and high scalability on HPC
  • CFView™: specific turbomachinery visualization modes, qualitative and quantitative post-processing, fully scriptable
Solving
  • FINE™/Turbo
Post-Processing
  • CFView™

Key Features

  • All types of fluids (incompressible, perfect or real gas, compressible liquid and condensable)
  • All speeds (creeping to hypersonic)
  • Automized calculation of speed lines and compressor/turbine maps
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) on supercomputers with linear speed-up on up to 10,000 cores
  • High fidelity rotor-stator-interfaces
  • Multiple options for data export
  • Multi-grid acceleration
  • Support of non-matching boundaries
  • Python scripting technology
  • Modelling of transition and cavitation, particle tracking and conjugate heat transfer

Applications

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Fast all-purpose CFD solver

Description

FINE™/Open is a simulation suite to compute complex internal and external flows. The range of applications covers turbomachines, vehicle aerodynamics and multi-physics problems like combustion or heat transfer. The extension OpenLabs™ adds a very powerful interface to modify existing or create own physical models, with an easy-to-use meta programming language. In this way, simulation-specific parameters which are usually not accessible in a CFD-code can be adjusted. For instance, you can customize turbulence models, add source terms or build completely new models.

  • HEXPRESS™: automated generation of fully hexahedral grids
  • HEXPRESS™/Hybrid: parallel unstructured hex-dominant mesh generator for most complex and unclean geometries
  • FINE™/Open solver: multigrid, convergence acceleration, automatic load balancing
  • CFView™: qualitative and quantitative post-processing, fully scriptable
Solving
  • FINE™/Open
Post-Processing
  • CFView™

Key Features

  • Rotating and stationary flows, creeping to hypersonic regime
  • All types of fluids (incompressible, perfect or real gas, compressible liquid and condensable)
  • Multigrid convergence acceleration
  • OpenLabs™: enjoy the flexibility of an open-source code – like OpenFOAM – combined with the reliability of a commercial software
  • State-of-the-art methods: LES, DES, DDES
  • Python-API: an efficient interface to automate your workflow

Applications

Case Studies

CFD system dedicated to marine applications

Description

FINE™/Marine is a CFD code designed specifically for multiphase hydrodynamic problems, developed at the Ecole Centrale du Nantes and distributed commercially by NUMECA International S.A. FINE™/Marine has quickly become a global player and is chosen worldwide by ship designers and naval architects: from commercial applications up to racing, like the America’s Cup Teams.

Thanks to the C-Wizard, full CFD setups (including the meshing) for typical applications like resistance, planing hulls, propulsion, seakeeping and maneuvering are prepared in a few clicks. FINE™/Marine is fully scriptable and ready for even the most complex marine and offshore problems, thanks to overset grids, dynamic libraries and adaptive grid refinement.

  • HEXPRESS™: automated generation of fully hexahedral grids
  • HEXPRESS™/Hybrid: parallel unstructured hex-dominant mesh generator for most complex and unclean geometries
  • FINE™/Marine solver: 6-DOF incompressible flow solver with free surface capturing – known for highest accuracy for all types of marine applications.
  • CFView™: qualitative and quantitative post-processing, fully scriptable, marine-dedicated plugins
Solving
  • FINE™/Marine
Post-Processing
  • CFView™

Key Features

  • Isothermal, incompressible multiphase flows
  • Rigid (multi-) body dynamics with 6 degrees of freedom
  • Adaptive Grid Refinement (AGR)
  • Turbulence modeling up to DES
  • Cavitation & uncertainty quantification
  • Propulsion: from actuator disc to sliding grid
  • Transition and FSI

Applications

Case Studies