Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

Using Region sources in CFD-VisCART
In order to control grid spacing at user-defined locations, mesh sources are a common tool in CFD-VisCART (Figure 1). Point, Line, Curve, Plane, Box and Surface sources have been available for several years. Cylinder and Sphere sources were introduced a few years back...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
29

Automatic covering of larger unwanted holes in CFD-VisCART
CFD-VisCART meshing automatically closes or covers holes in the geometry that are smaller in size than the cell size specified at the surfaces. To cover LARGER holes, the ‘Max Hole Size to Cover’ feature can be used. This feature, introduced in...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
8

Internal injection lines modeling
Internal injection lines on a shell model (i.e. made of internal element edges) are not supported by the parallel solver.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
315

Direct Opening of a mesh
The creation of a RTM project and loading of the model mesh is usually done in 2 steps.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
274

Fiber volume content contour
Two dedicated composites contours are available in PAM-FORM 2G post-processing: Shear angle and fiber directions.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
429
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Coupling between PAM-FORM and PAM-RTM: multiple part mapping
Coupling between PAM-FORM 2G and PAM-RTM is done through a .DSY file. Thus, pre-forming process is simulated with PAM-FORM 2G and resulting fiber orientations that will affect permeabilities are transferred to PAM-RTM model setup.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
349

Grouping parts during data import in CFD-VisCART
When dealing with complex industrial models such as cars and airplanes, hundreds of parts need to be managed. Each one of these parts may also be subdivided into different components. In order to easily manipulate these different parts and components in CFD-VisCART,...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
11

CFD-VisCART: Mesh Extrusion
In most CFD simulations, it is required to place inlets/outlets far enough from the region of interest in order to reduce their influence on the solution. In many applications, this can be done by extruding existing inlets/outlets BC patches away from the domain.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
9

Preserving boundaries between patches with CFD-VisCART’s Single Domain mesher
The ‘Preserve Features’ option does very well in preserving features between geometry patches – as long as the patches are not coplanar (dihedral angle = 0) or include a very small dihedral angle between them.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
10

CFD-VisCART: Suppression of parts for mesh generation
When performing an analysis comparing component A versus component B, it is useful to have both components stored in the same file for physical comparison and documentation purposes. However, when generating the mesh for the analysis, only one of the parts should be...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
14