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.

Physical Optics (PO) VS. Geometrical Optics (GO)
The purpose of this article is to compare two High Frequency formalisms, namely Physical Optics & Geometrical Optics, with a brief overview of their advantages & drawbacks.
Jean-Claude Kedzia
Electromagnetics
144

How to report and talk about simulation time in an objective manner
Reporting or talking about simulation time is a difficult subject. In the article a way to manage this problem in an objective manner is given.
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
704

Materials in the database - Which material properties to use with respect to the three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
A material is described with exactly one set of material properties. In simulation engineering - depending on the applied method and the moment in time when the simulation is carried out in the product development cycle - only subsets of a full material data set might...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
875

The transient method – the third out of three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
In order to meet different requirements from first design to start of production, three different methods are available in the Virtual Welding & Assembly Suite from ESI. The third one – the transient method – is used when not only distortion but also residual...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
584

The instantaneous method – the second out of three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
In order to meet different requirements from first design to start of production, three different methods are available in the Virtual Welding & Assembly Suite from ESI. The second one – the instantaneous method – is used when not only distortion but also residual...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
506

The shrinkage method – the first out of three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
In order to meet different requirements from first design to start of production, three different methods are available in the Virtual Welding & Assembly Suite from ESI. The first one – the shrinkage method – is used in the feasibility and planning phase. Goal is...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
681
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CFD-FASTRAN/CFD-ACE+ coupling for thermal environment simulations
In certain applications, different regions of the computational domain experiences flow conditions that are so different that it is very difficult for a single solver to produce accurate results at the extremes. In many situations, such problems can be separated and...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
30

Avoiding Chimera Errors in CFD-FASTRAN
This note discusses a common error encountered by users when trying chimera meshes in CFD-FASTRAN. Such errors are easy to avoid and hopefully this note will assist you.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
5

Motion Model Dependencies in CFD-FASTRAN
Moving-body models available in CFD-FASTRAN are highly suited to simulate complex prescribed and six-degree-of-freedom (6DOF) motions of rigid bodies. In many engineering problems, this translates to multiple bodies moving relative to one another.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
6

Low Mach Preconditioning and Dual Time Stepping in CFD-FASTRAN
Density-based schemes employing time-marching procedures available in CFD-FASTRAN provide excellent stability and convergence characteristics for high-speed compressible flows (typically M >0.5).
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
6