General Modeling Capabilities

  • 2-D planar, 2.5-D planar (includes third velocity component), 2-D axisymmetric, 2-D axisymmetric with swirl, 3-D flows, 3-D shell element and 2-D membrane (film casting)
  • Isothermal and nonisothermal
  • Steady-state, transient analysis or evolution analysis (continuation technique)
  • Generalized Newtonian flow, including yield stress fluid
  • Multimodes differential viscoelastic flow (2-D and 3-D, steady-state or transient, isothermal and non-isothermal)
  • Multimodes integral viscoelastic flow (2-D and 3-D shell, steady-state (2-D) or transient (3-D shell), isothermal and nonisothermal)
  • Heat transfer including natural conduction, forced or mixed convection, conjugate (solid/fluid) heat transfer, radiation, thermal conduction in moving solids, electrical heating
    • Discrete ordinates model for internal radiation
  • Free surfaces modeling using deforming mesh
    • Volume of fluid (VOF) for modeling single phase free surface flows with fixed mesh
  • Inverse problem for extrusion (die lip design)
  • Internal moving boundaries (interface)
  • Static and dynamic contact points
  • Porous media (Darcy's law)
  • Chemical species mixing and reaction
  • Volumetric sources of heat, mass, viscous heating, electrical potential, Joule effect, bubbling
  • Fluid–structure interaction (FSI)
  • Narayanaswamy thermal viscoelastic model for glass cooling (residual stress)
  • Simple thermomechanical stress analysis after cooling
  • Contact detection
    • Motion of solid parts
      • Prescribed
      • Calculated (equilibrium of forces)
  • Mesh superposition technique (overlapping mesh method)
  • Sliding mesh technique
  • Lagrangian trajectory calculation including statistical analysis
  • Conversion of system of units
  • Windows-style organizer
    • Online access to web services
    • Files chronology tracking system
  • User-defined templates
  • Optimization
    • Die geometry (die balancing)
    • Flow and geometric optimization with multiple objective functions
    • Interface to VisualDOC (third-party optimization software)
  • Expert system provides insight concerning:
    • Diagnostic for nonconvergence and possible remedies
    • Mass and energy conservation
    • Adding missing iterations if necessary
    • Rate of convergence
    • Immediate run stop if divergence occurs
    • Current memory requirement
    • Recommendation of techniques to reduce CPU time for further similar simulations
    • Recommendation of necessary modifications of case set-up to ease convergence
  • Blow molding and extrusion templates with limited capabilities for design users