Prometech has released the particle-based simulation software “Particleworks Ver. 7.0” and the granular materials simulation software “Granuleworks Ver.2.0”.
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) has released the particle-based simulation software “Particleworks Ver. 7.0” and the granular materials simulation software “Granuleworks Ver.2.0”.
Particleworks is a CFD simulation software based on MPS -moving particle simulation- method. By using particles as calculation points without mesh generation, it greatly reduces the number of pre-processing steps such as simulation model creation and simulates complicated liquid behaviors including large-scale deformation of free surfaces such as oil behavior of power train, piston oil cooling, vehicles driving into the flooded road, mixing of food, chemicals and resin, debris and concrete flow, and tsunami runup, etc. Because of such simulation capabilities, Particleworks has been attracting attention in various fields including automotive, machinery, electric, material, food, chemical, biomedical, energy, and civil engineering industries all over the world.
Granuleworks is a granular material simulation software based on the discrete element method (DEM) theory. It can be used for manufacturing processes using powders, powder processing, and design and improvement of powder equipment for various fields including food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, transport equipment, and electronic materials. Besides, by coupling with Particleworks, it can also simulate bubbles’ behavior in liquid.
【 Common new/enhanced capabilities of Particleworks and Granuleworks 】
Improvements in usability and performance
In Particleworks 7.0 and Granuleworks2.0, usability and performance have been greatly improved. It is possible to automate the simulation workflow using API. The performance of pre-processing and post-processing has been improved and new functions have been added.
【 New capabilities of Particleworks 】
Conjugate heat transfer analysis
Enhanced thermal simulation capabilities, especially heat-transfer analysis between fluid and structure.
Gas flow simulation (beta release)
Enabling gas-liquid two-phase flow efficiently.
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Prometech has released “Particleworks for ANSYS 1.1”, the enhanced version of the interface product for “ANSYS”
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) has released Particleworks for ANSYS 1.1, an enhanced version of the interface product between Particleworks and the world-leading multiphysics simulation software ANSYS in December 2019.
Particleworks is a mesh-free liquid-flow simulation software based on the moving particle simulation (MPS) method, which is capable of complicated fluid simulations such as liquid dropping, mixing, lubrication, spraying, sloshing and splashing. Because of its easy-to-use operation and unique simulation capabilities, Particleworks has been introduced mainly in the automotive industry and other various fields including machinery, electric, material, food, chemical, biomedical, energy, and civil engineering industries all over the world. Coupling such complicated liquid behaviors with other physical phenomena such as structure, heat, and airflow, it enables more realistic design verifications much closer to actual products’ behavior. Consequently, high expectations for the easy-to-use interface between Particleworks and other CAE software products have increased recently.
Particleworks for ANSYS 1.0 released in July 2019, to respond to such demand. This interface product for ANSYS provides a specialized fast simulation tool for customers that perform liquid flow simulations with large free-surface deformation, complementing Fluent’s high-resolution, high-accuracy free surface results. It makes Particleworks to be able to be used in the ANSYS Workbench environment for combining with ANSYS’ simulation capabilities for more realistic product design evaluations. In version 1.0, coupling with structure has been added, which made structural deformation calculation by fluid pressure and thermal stress calculation using heat transfer coefficient possible. The newly released Particleworks for ANSYS 1.1 has been upgraded with the new capability of liquid simulations considering the effect of the airflow calculated by ANSYS Fluent (thermal fluid simulation software).
Figs. 1 and 2 show the airflow simulation around the side mirrors using ANSYS Fluent and the simulation of raindrops behavior using Particleworks in consideration of the effect of the airflow respectively. In case airflow is not taken into account, raindrops move only by gravity, by which the streamline draws a parabola. When considering the airflow effect, physically realistic raindrops behavior caused both by gravity and the airflow around the side mirrors can be reproduced.
By realizing the coupling of ANSYS Fluent and Particleworks on the Workbench environment, it can be expected that evaluation and understanding of fluid dynamics behaviors in design and development processes will be promoted and it will enhance competitiveness in the future. Prometech will continue to expand its capabilities and release new versions of Particleworks for ANSYS.
Prometech Software Inc. and EnginSoft S.p.A. have announced the formation of a joint venture company, to be known as Particleworks Europe s.r.l., incorporated in Italy. The JV aims to establish, promote and manage the European distribution network of Prometech – software technologies and applications based on the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method and Multi-GPU acceleration which are currently known in the market under the commercial labels Particleworks and Granuleworks. In addition to and to supporting and enhancing this network, Particleworks Europe will also more specifically constitute the European competence center for these technologies, both to support distributors and to assist customers who require help for complex applications, verticalization, dedicated developments or integration into their scientific information systems. Particleworks Europe will also aggregate the needs and requirements of target customers to ensure their rational inclusion in the development roadmap of the related software technologies.
“I am honored by the establishment of Particleworks Europe as a joint venture with EnginSoft, the leading engineering simulation company in Europe.” says Toshimitsu Fujisawa, Founder and CEO of Prometech Software Inc. “By combining the strengths of both companies, that is, Prometech with its cutting-edge simulation technology, and EnginSoft with its excellent experience in SBES, the joint venture will provide attentive and proactive supports for users to utilize Particleworks more effectively. Prometech and EnginSoft will strengthen their strategic partnerships, and jointly continue efforts to improve simulation products and service in order for more users to utilize simulation technology in a more valuable way.”
Tsuyoshi Sumiya, COO of Prometech Software, Inc. states, “Particleworks has been used by many domestic companies in the automotive industry. In Europe, we have been providing technical and marketing support through EnginSoft and other distributors. We are confident that we will be able to provide customers from a closer standpoint and with the same quality support as that of Japan thanks to the establishment of a European headquarters.”
"Particleworks Europe is the most representative and potentially effective expression of the EnginSoft business model, designed to transfer knowledge of specialist or vertical technologies for engineering simulation in the highly fragmented territory (in terms of countries, languages and cultures) that is Europe,” says Stefano Odorizzi, founder and CEO of EnginSoft. “Based on a JV with the technology manufacturer, and taking advantage both of EnginSoft’s knowledge gained over 40 years in the market and the group’s experience in networking, the EnginSoft model ensures both a widespread presence on the ground, and timely technical support, high professionalism, and the ability to ensure the effective inclusion of technologies in the design processes of customers,” he continues.
Massimo Galbiati, co-founder and CEO of Particleworks Europe, comments, "The JV will benefit from the mature collaboration between the two companies, Prometech and EnginSoft which was constructed during the pioneering phase of promoting Particleworks in Europe, and then confirmed by success well beyond the expectations, both in terms of installations and customer satisfaction. The marketing system to be executed by the JV will boost the initiative’s success far beyond the current excellent results.”
ABOUT ENGINSOFT S.p.A.
EnginSoft is a premier European consulting firm in the field of Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES) with a global presence. Founded in 1984 on the base of a previous structure that had been active since 1975, EnginSoft has been at the forefront of technological innovation ever since, remaining a catalyst for change in the way SBES and CAE technologies in general are applied to solve even the most complex industrial problems with a high degree of reliability. EnginSoft has one of the longest track records in the sector and has remined faithful to its mission as a partner to its customers that, today, are undergoing the process of transformation currently known as Industry 4.0. The company comprises groups of highly qualified engineers, with expertise in a variety of engineering simulation technologies including FEM Analysis and CFD, working in synergic companies across the globe. It is present in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Turkey and the U.S.A. and has a close partnership with synergetic companies located in Greece, Spain, Israel, Portugal, Brazil, Japan and the U.S.A. EnginSoft works across a broad range of industries that include the automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, civil engineering, consumer goods and biomechanics industries to help them get the most out of existing engineering simulation technologies. Technologies, knowledge, training and research are the four distinctive pillars of EnginSoft unique and exhaustive offer. Visit: www.enginsoft.com
Prometech Software will be presenting the latest information and user cases of its Meshfree Granular Material Simulation Software “Granuleworks” and its Meshfree Liquid Flow Simulation Software “Particleworks” at POWTEX OSAKA 2019. Please feel free to come and visit us at our booth.
We will be introducing the advantages, the capabilities and the features of the mesh free Granular Material software Granuleworks by the hand of several user cases from a broad variety of industries.
We will also be presenting Particleworks, Prometech's Mesh Free solution for Liquid Flow applications which works jointly with Granuleworks.
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