New Release- Meshless liquid flow simulation software “Particleworks Ver.6.2” - - Granular Materials simulation software “Granuleworks Ver.1.1” -
Prometech Software, Inc. (CEO: Toshimitsu Fujisawa, HQ: Tokyo. Hereafter Prometech) proudly announces that Particleworks version 6.2, the meshless liquid fluid simulation software based on the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method, and Granuleworks version 1.1, the granular simulation software based on the Discrete Element Method (DEM) is released on January 18, 2019.
Particleworks is a liquid flow simulation software based on MPS (Moving Particle Simulation), one of the particle methods. This innovative meshless calculation method where fluids are shown as a gathering of particles allows for stable and highly-accurate analysis of free surface flow. Particleworks is very effective when it comes to simulations of oil behavior in powertrains, engine oil cooling, splashing of water around the vehicle, mixing of chemicals and resin. Its meshless technology and intuitive interface contributes to more effective product development and design optimization. In both Japan and around the world, Particleworks is implemented in a broad variety of industries including automotive, electronics, chemical, medical, food, and consumer goods.
Granuleworks is a granule materials simulation software based on Distinct Element Method (DEM). Granuleworks is applied to a broad variety of powder processing and powder-based manufacturing processes, such as foods, medicines, chemicals, conveying equipment and electronics. It can be used for designing and improving powder equipment because of its straightforward analyses of powder phenomena such as mixing, conveying, filling and compaction.
■ Particleworks & Granuleworks Shared Updated Features
Coupling with elastic bodies of the Multi Body Dynamics Simulation Software RecurDyn
Particleworks6.2 and Granuleworks1.1 enable to perform simulations using RecurDyn bidirectional coupled analysis with elastic bodies as well as rigid bodies. Large deformation calculations using R-Flex (linear elastic bodies) and F-Flex (nonlinear elastic bodies) can be reflected in real-time to polygon wall in Particleworks and Granuleworks. Simultaneously, RecurDyn calculates elastic deformation, dynamic stress and strain under fluid force calculated by Particleworks and Granuleworks.
Mixing Degree Evaluation
Powder and granular materials are segregated due to various characteristics, such as their particle size, their surface roughness and their particle shapes. There have been many studies based on statistics of mixed state analyses. However, due to statistical errors, it was impossible to correspond to local mixed states or to the mixed states of micro-components. Particleworks and Granuleworks solve this problem by using an evaluation system for mixing degrees based on entropy. Analyzing the degree of mixing according to arbitrary spatial resolution becomes possible because this method does not include statistical errors. This results in the wide potential of applications besides mixing equipment.
NVIDIA CUDA9.1 Support
Each Particleworks and Granuleworks version update renews the solvers and are optimized for the latest CPU & GPU architecture.
The latest Particleworks 6.2 and Granuleworks 1.1 support NVIDIA’s Volta generation’s CUDA9.1 GPU platform. Volta is today’s most powerful GPU architecture developed as a computing engine for computational science and data science. This significantly boosts Particleworks & Granuleworks analysis performance and allows users to perform large-scale simulations of up to tens of millions of particles.
■ Granuleworks: New Features
SDEM (Scalable DEM) is a new coarse graining technology for the discrete element method developed by Prometech. It is commonly known that stress networks are constructed within granular materials. This new technology is a theoretical construction based on the stress networks’ characteristics. This technology can be applied to the Gravital Control System (the system where the contact between the particles is most dominant), and makes difficult high coarse DEM-based simulations possible.
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New Release "Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS"Particle method CFD simulation software for front loading CAE
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Toshimitsu Fujisawa, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) has added Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS to its product line. Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS is a newly developed entry version of the fluid simulation software Particleworks based on Prometech's particle method (MPS method: Moving Particle Simulation), as an add-in tool for SOLIDWORKS®. Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS is a frontloading CFD Software that allows the user to perform all operations in the SOLIDWORKS environment, which will result in that more design engineers can easily and effectively perform trial & error design studies. It includes functions needed for fluid phenomenon that are highly demanded at the design sites but that are difficult to reproduce with the conventional grid method, such as splashing, mixing and spraying.
Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS features
3D CAD add-in
Processes of simulation condition setting, calculations and visualization for fluid simulation by use of particle method can be set in the SOLIDWORKS environment. The upstream design process enables the immediate execution of parameter studies on multiple design patterns to get a grasp of various cases of fluid phenomena. This process allows the user to verify design ideas and to tackle potential risks, which contribute to a more advanced and more efficient product design.
Analysis Results by Minimal Input and Simple Operation
The operation required by the user is kept to a minimum in order to facilitate designs for fluid phenomena during the planning and design stage. The operation procedures are as follows: First, the user creates a simulation in SOLIDWORKS (fluid area, polygon wall, inflow port, probe area) and defines parts’ movements. Then, by clicking the Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS icon, Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS menus appear in which the user defines the simulation area and the target parts, the material property values and inlets, the simulation parameters and the job environment. After the calculation is executed, the user can output the simulation results to a color map display, a stream line display, a particle flow trace display, a cross section display, an animation or a graph and many more to check in SOLIDWORKS.
Typical Fluid Applications
Particleworks for SOLIDWORKS is the entry version of particle method simulation software, Particleworks. It covers highly needed analysis areas such as splashing, mixing and spraying. It can be used in various fields such as tank oil sloshing, gear oil lubrication, mixing process of medicine, mixing of foods, emulsification of cosmetics, nozzle jets.
Limitations compared to Particleworks, the Particle-based Simulation Software
Since it is an entry version of Particleworks, the number of particles is set to 500,000 particles. The necessary input parameters on the SOLIDWORKS GUI are carefully selected for the designers’ easy. Number of cores, GPU usage, parallel calculations, floating environments, customizable environments, the coupling simulation with other software, among others are not supported.
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Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo, CEO: Fujisawa Toshimitsu, hereafter Prometech) and ANSYS, Inc. (Head office: Canonsburg, PA, President and CEO: Ajei Gopal, hereafter ANSYS) jointly announced their collaboration to bring more wide-ranging multiphysics simulation solutions to the market, during the Prometech Simulation Conference.
The partnership enables users to perform multiphysics fluid phenomena calculations with Particleworks, while realizing improved interactive environments with ANSYS products.
Prometech provides simulation solutions for large free surface flow and splashing/spraying flow with its unique mesh-free particle method known as the MPS (Moving Particle Simulation) Method. The coupling between Particleworks and ANSYS structural simulation solutions empower users to simulate complex multi-physics phenomena, whereas the coupling of Particleworks with ANSYS fluid simulation solution allows users to simulate realistic air-liquid phenomena.
Embedding Particleworks in the ANSYS® Workbench™ environment enables key features, such as the calculation of structure deformation caused by fluid pressure and structure heat transfer by use of the heat transfer coefficient.
“The coupling solution between ANSYS and Particleworks will bring enormous benefits to many engineers in product design and development,” stated Dr. T. Fujisawa, founder and CEO, Prometech Software, Inc. “Particleworks is becoming a new standard meshfree CFD software which enables a wide range of engineers to employ CFD as an intuitive tool. While partnering with ANSYS provides a wider range of simulation approaches to coupled phenomena. I believe the user-friendly operability of coupled analysis using Particleworks on the ANSYS Workbench platform will bring a significant paradigm shift at the early design stage.”
"There is considerable customer demand for modeling flows with significant free surface motion, including splashing and kneading. ANSYS collaborated with with Prometech Software Inc. to provide fast insights using Prometech’s advanced particle-based simulator available in Particleworks." said Dr. S. Subbiah, Vice President, Global Product Operations / Fluids Product Management at ANSYS, Inc. "Prometech has enabled coupling between Particleworks and ANSYS Fluent software and ANSYS Mechanical software to model coupled phenomena."
More information: www.ansys.com/about-ansys/partner-ecosystem/software-partners/prometech
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Our User Support Service will be unavailable from Thursday December 27, 2018 to Sunday January 6, 2019 due to our Year-end and New Year holidays.
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Starting Monday, December 10, the Prometech Software Nagoya Branch will be relocated to the address stated below.
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Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo; Fujisawa Toshimitsu, CEO; hereafter Prometech) is pleased to announce that Mr. Hiroshi Sugimoto has joined Prometech as an advisor from September 1, 2018.
Mr. Sugimoto was involved in the establishment of a Japanese corporation at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and also served as a director of various departments, mainly in new business development. He was appointed a director of marketing general manager in 2004, and had contributed establishing the cornerstone of the company. Then he joined NVIDIA as a director of the US headquarters in 2009 and assumed office as a Japan responsible for utilizing GPU for computing, promoting use of GPUs in HPC fields such as supercomputers and CAE. From 2014, he demonstrated his skill mainly in spreading deep learning in Japan. Mr. Sugimoto participated in Prometech as an advisor and focused on Prometech’s CAE business, new business, and business development, and value added improvement of GPU platform business of GDEP Solutions, a subsidiary company of Prometech. Also, taking advantage of Mr. Sugimoto's abundant experience and insight from the NVIDIA era, he will accelerate corporate development of Prometech Group.
Prometech Software, Inc. is closed from August 11th to August 19th for summer holidays. We'll be open from August 20th.
Prometech Software Co., Ltd. has opened an Osaka branch office on July 1, 2018 to enrich the support system for customers in western Japan and started operations. Accordingly, we will rename West Japan Branch Office (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) to the Nagoya Branch Office. We are willing to encourage business further, and we sincerely hope for your continued support and cooperation.
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Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo; Fujisawa Toshimitsu, CEO; hereafter Prometech), FunctionBay, Inc. (Head office: Pangyo, KOREA; Michael Jang, CEO; hereafter FunctionBay), and Rescale, Inc. (Head office: San Francisco; Joris Poort, CEO) are pleased to announce that Particleworks and RecurDyn are now available on Rescale’s platform for HPC in the cloud. By running Particleworks and RecurDyn on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, engineers can instantly perform massive-scale fluid dynamics and multi-body coupling simulations on the latest HPC hardware including GPUs and InfiniBand. Users can execute large-scale simulations without resource constraints, thereby accelerating simulation turnaround time, enabling full design space exploration, and shortening time to market.
Particleworks, provided by Prometech, is a leading software for simulating the movement of fluids including large free surface deformation which is considered to be very difficult to simulate. Prometech’s cutting-edge, particle-based simulator makes it easy to create and analyze 3D models in a variety of industrial contexts ‒ from oil sloshing of powertrains, cooling of engine oil and motors, and car driving in flooded roads for the automotive industry to mixing and kneading for medicine and plastics. With an intuitive interface, an ultra-fast solver, and powerful visualization tools, Particleworks supports effective product development and design optimization. Its state-of-the-art and user-friendly capabilities have been highly praised around the world. Now Particleworks has been introduced to a wide range of industries in many countries around Asia, Europe, and America.
RecurDyn, provided by FunctionBay, is an interdisciplinary, computer-aided engineering (CAE) software package whose primary function is the simulation of multibody dynamics (MBD). RecurDyn simulates both rigid and flexible body dynamics by combining traditional rigid MBD with cutting-edge finite element technology for modeling flexible bodies. In addition, RecurDyn also includes a tightly-integrated controller design tool, design optimization, particle dynamics for granular materials, and durability and fatigue analysis. RecurDyn also supports co-simulation with various other computer-aided engineering software tools. RecurDyn is widely used by more than 450 companies in more than 30 countries around the world in a variety of fields including automotive, general machinery, defense, construction, and aerospace to predict and analyze the behavior of the moving machines.
By running Particleworks and RecurDyn on the Rescale ScaleX platform,. engineers can accelerate their analyses using unlimited cores and the latest hardware architectures. In addition, customers can use Rescale’s ScaleX platform to collaborate seamlessly with team members and customers. Rescale meets the industry's most stringent security standards, such as SOC 2 Type 2, ITAR, and HIPAA, as well offering additional security features including VPN, multi-factor authentication (MFA), IP restrictions, and pre-phase data encryption.
Prometech is a start-up company originated in the University of Tokyo. The company contributes to the manufacturing industry through the application of state-of-art CAE simulation software and computer graphics technology. Prometech maintains intimate collaborative R&D relationship with the University of Tokyo and many other research organizations and focuses on applying the latest technology to the manufacturing field. Prometech continues to grow as a global software company by broadening the collaboration with partners in many countries all over the world. Toshimitsu Fujisawa, CEO, says “This makes it possible to conduct high-speed and large-scale simulation with small initial investment, and I am confident that there is great significance to expand the base of simulation users.”
For more information: www.prometech.com
FunctionBay, Inc. is a professional developer of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software for the simulation of both flexible and rigid body dynamics and it is a globally competitive company in the dynamic analysis software market and more than 450 companies from over 30 countries around the world are using its product, RecurDyn in a variety of fields. CEO of FunctionBay, Michael Jang, says "Our company is committed to increase the speed and accuracy of analysis which is critical in CAE software. With Rescale collaboration, we hope that our customers can use our software more conveniently"
For more information:
Korean Homepage: www.functionbay.co.kr
English Homepage: www.functionbay.com
Rescale is the global leader for HPC in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top executives, IT leaders, engineers, and scientists to securely manage product innovation and perform groundbreaking research and development faster at a lower cost. Rescale’s ScaleX® platform solutions transform traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources—built on the largest and most powerful high performance computing infrastructure network in the world. Rescale offers hundreds of turnkey software applications on the platform which are instantly cloud enabled for the enterprise.
For more information on Rescale, visit www.rescale.com (Korean page at www.rescale.com/kr).
Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo; Fujisawa Toshimitsu, CEO; hereafter Prometech) is pleased to announce that Prometech and PERA Corporation, Ltd. (Head office: Beijing; Guoming Zhang, CEO; hereafter PERA Global) had signed a distribution agreement for the particle method CAE software Particleworks.
It’s the 6th distribution agreement of Particleworks outside Japan. By the cooperation with PERA Global, having 10 local offices in China, Prometech aims for Particleworks sales promotion in all over china.
Particleworks is the leading software for simulating the movement of fluids including large free surface deformation which is considered to be very difficult to simulate. Our cutting-edge, particle-based simulator makes it easy to create and analyze 3D models in a variety of industrial contexts ‒ from oil sloshing of powertrains, cooling of engine oil and motors, and car driving in flooded roads and water wetting for the automotive industry to mixing and kneading for medicine and plastics. With an intuitive interface, an ultra-fast solver, and powerful visualization tools, Particleworks supports effective product development and design optimization. Its state-of-the-art and user-friendly capabilities have been highly praised around the world. Now Particleworks has been introduced to a wide range of industries in many countries around Asia, Europe, and America.
In recent years, CAE usage has been increasing rapidly for R&D and product design in various fields including automotive and heavy industries, and a great expectation is given to the fluid dynamics simulation with complicated free surface which is realized by Particleworks. By the collaboration with PERA Global, which has grown into one of the top CAE companies in China through CAE software sales and technical support/consulting, Prometech aims for global sales promotion, software enhancement and widening applications.
About PERA Global
PERA Global is dedicated to deliver advanced R&D technology and services to companies through advancing product R&D cycle and improving customers’ core competitiveness, supporting customers to realizing their key business objectives. With headquarter based in Beijing, PERA Global has established 9 branch offices across China with a total of 500 employees. PERA Global owns about 3000 customers covering many industry sectors such as national defense, marine, aerospace, electronics, automotive, railway, petrochemical, metallurgy, construction, mining, and life science.
For more information: www.peraglobal.com
Prometech is a start-up company originated in the University of Tokyo. The company contributes to the manufacturing industry through the application of state-of-art CAE simulation software and computer graphics technology. Prometech maintains intimate collaborative R&D relationship with the University of Tokyo and many other research organizations and focuses on applying the latest technology to the manufacturing field. It’s been more than 10 years since its establishment, Prometech continues to grow as a global software company by broadening the collaboration with partners in many countries all over the world.
Please visit the following web site for detailed information about Prometech.
For more information: www.prometech.co.jp
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