VA One 2016.5 update 1

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VA One 2016.5 update 1 9 May 2017

ESI VA One 2016.5 offers a wide range of enhancements that will enable users to address common modeling applications even more easily in the automotive, aerospace, marine and industry sectors.

This Update 1 of VA One 2016.5 supports significant performance improvements and optimization related to hybrid and FE analysis and also addresses several maintenance fixes. Further performance improvements for hybrid modeling are planned for the fall release of VA One 2017.

VA One 2016.5 Update 1 Release Highlights

Hybrid / FE Modeling Performance Improvements

  • Significant speedup of FE subsystem data recovery for large models
  • Significant memory consumption reduction for calculating input power to FE subsystems
  • Option introduced to significantly reduce memory consumption for large models by calculating total power input to FE subsystems instead of to each individual subsystem
  • Significant speedup and memory consumption reduction when reading large ERF5 files
  • Increase in the number of PEM subsystems allowed in a model

Maintenance Fixes

  • Addressed an issue with combinations of GLM and Septum
  • Improved error handling for mesh issues
  • Corrected bug in script reading in FE mass matrix
  • Correctly indicate FE subsystems as coupled following merge
  • Correctly import all rotational degrees of freedom in all units from OP2 files
  • Monopole functionality including hiding and being able to define duplicates corrected
  • Corrected Periodic radiation efficiency error when FE face lies outside defined Periodic region
  • Corrected error in “Create Area Isolator from NCT” script
  • Corrected error where defined Groups were lost following Save, Close and Open operations

View more details about this release in VA One 2016.5 Update 1 Release Notes document.

Software Documentation (VA One 2016.5 update 1)

VA One 2016.5 update 1 - Release Notes
VAOneRN2016.5Update1.pdf (2.53 MB)

Software Files (VA One 2016.5 update 1)


Windows 64 Bits
1.01 GB
Software Full Version
File name: VAOne2016.5-64bit.msi
MD5 : 1c2520913d0385e083bea5fca3763b82

VA One 2016.5 Update 1 ( on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10


Windows 64 Bits
345.45 MB
Software Full Version
File name: blueCFD-Core-2.3-1-win64-setup.exe
MD5 : 25319b85ed4fb93a32c80264d65b1cb4

blueCAPE BlueCFD®-Core OpenFOAM 2.3.1 installer for Windows.

Visit blueCAPE website for details about this OpenFOAM release.


Windows 64 Bits
332.43 MB
Software Full Version
File name: VAOne2016.5-CAD-Import.msi
MD5 : 6ac8d84eb2f76611c6841e3a2de35b24

VA One 2016.5 Update 1 CAD Import Plug-In


Windows 64 Bits
1.56 MB
Software Full Version
File name: VAOne2016.5-MarineModeler-64bit.msi
MD5 : 4d32611df1da933261073c87a6ad6f6c

VA One 2016.5 Update 1 Marine Modeler Module


Windows 64 Bits
35.19 MB
Software Full Version
File name: w_mpi-rt_p_5.0.3.048.exe
MD5 : 1b33335a716f3fe94ec8ec98268ca838

Intel® MPI 5.0.3 Windows Runtime installer for Rayon BEM DMP Solver


Linux 64 Bits (all x86 proc)
80.63 MB
Software Full Version
File name: l_mpi-rt_p_4.1.3.049.tgz
MD5 : c8a7f55f86480a467b1330f7b38741c3

Intel® MPI 4.1 Linux Runtime installer for Rayon BEM DMP Solver.


Linux 64 Bits (all x86 proc)
736.94 MB
Software Full Version
File name: VAOne2016.5_solver_1.11.5-6.x86_64.tar.gz
MD5 : 315278d59e2f312751c7952c3708f56b

VA One 2016.5 Update 1 Batch Solver ( for RedHat Linux Enterprise 6+

Installation intructions:

The batch solver allows you to solve and save model files (.xml or .va1) that are platform independent. A .va1 file saved by the batch solver on Linux can also be opened by the graphical user interface of VA One on Windows. It is important to note that .va1 files created with earlier versions of VA One must saved in the VA One 2016.5 GUI (available on Windows only) before being used with the batch solver.

The Linux version of the VA One batch solver is distributed as a compressed tar archive VAOne2016.5_solver_1.11.5-6.x86_64.tar.gz

Note, you do not need to log in as super-user (root), but you will need permissions to add files to the directory where the tar archive file will be uncompressed.

1. Choose a location for the files on the workstation, for example, /opt/ESI

2. Download the archive into the chosen destination folder.

3. Extract the content of the compressed archive to create the VA One 2016.5 directory

cd /opt/ESI
tar -xvzf VAOne2016.5_solver_1.11.5-6.x86_64.tar.gz

4. Verify the files have been copied.

ls -l /opt/ESI/VAOne2016.5_64