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.
Price: Contact us for pricing details.
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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DATE: Wednesday November 28, 2018 – Friday November 30, 2018. (9:30 - 17:00)
VENUE: Tokyo Big Sight
Booth No. SS-04 (East Hall 2)
Admission: Free of charge
Organizer: The Association of Powder Process Industry And Engineering, Japan
Prometech will be present at the RecurDyn Users’ Conference 2018. This annual conference is the place to be for gaining technical information, discovering user case studies and much more. The Annual RecurDyn Users’ Conference is also a great opportunity to meet other RecurDyn users and for knowledge sharing. To celebrate RecurDyn’s 20th Anniversary, Mr. Takashi(Tak) Suzuki (President, FunctionBay K.K.) will be introducing the history of multibody dynamic analysis and the coupling of elastic bodies with the Particle Method.
DATE: Friday, November 16, 2018
VENUE: Marunouchi Hall & Conference
ADMISSION: Free of charge
Organized by FunctionBay K.K.
Prometech will be part of the NAFEMS European Conference on Multiphysics Simulation 2018 (11-12, October)
It’s the fourth European Conference on Multiphysics simulations organized by NAFEMS. It will cover the use of Multiphysics simulations in industry, including the following topics:
DATE: 11-12, October
VENUE: Novotel Budapest Centrum
Rakoczi ut 43-45 1088 BUDAPEST - HUNGARY
Organized by NAFEMS
Building on an enviable 34-year track record of commanding attention and stimulating debate about the state of the art and the potential of Engineering Simulation, this year’s conference offers a richer, more substantial and more tightly integrated ecosystem than ever. The programme includes:
DATE: 8-9, October
PLACE: Vicenza Convention Centre @Fiera di Vicenza, Italy www.vicenzaconventioncentre.it
Organized by EnginSoft S.p.A