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.

e-Café #1- Construire sa propre carte matière MMAT à l’aide de Visual-Crash PAM
Construire sa propre carte matière MMAT à l’aide de Visual-Crash PAM
Maximilien Jouy
Virtual Performance
3

How do I create an SEA cavity using shrinkwrap?
How to create FE acoustic cavities with complex shapes
Ricardo Alvarez
CFD, Vibro-Acoustics
64

Auto Empty Folders option in CFD-GEOM
When importing large models into CFD-GEOM, you may notice that certain entities listed in the Model Manager may have a red box around them.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
14

Adding Baffles to an Unstructured domain in CFD-GEOM
While meshing the geometries of industrial significance like mixing tanks, reactor and heat exchangers, we may encounter baffles which have negligible thickness but significant area to impact the physics of the problem in terms of momentum and heat transfer. These...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
32

Managing Multiple STAGE with Virtual Performance Solution (VPS)
This tip provides some information on the usage of multi stage runs in Virtual Performance Solution (VPS)
Jean-Christophe Allain
Virtual Performance
323

Using Inertial Relief
This tip provides some background information on how to model static cases without considering the effect of boundary conditions in Virtual Performance Solution (VPS)
Jean-Christophe Allain
Virtual Performance
272

Preloading BOLTS
This tip provides methodology to pre stress elements in Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) to model Bolt assemblies.
Jean-Christophe Allain
Virtual Performance
356

New Mesh Sources in CFD-GEOM for Triangle and Tetrahedral meshing
Corner Point Sources, Surface Interior Sources and Tet Sources have been available in CFD-GEOM for several years, allowing for refinements during certain phases of mesh generation.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
48

Hints on the usage of linear Tetrahedron (TETR4 / ) elements
This tip provides some background information on the question, when, or when not, to use the linear tetrahedron (TETR4 / ) element in Virtual Performance Solution (VPS)
Juergen Rueckert
Virtual Performance
424

Why do total mass, sum of part masses and sum of nodal masses not match ?
This tip discusses the possible discrepancies in informations concerning total mass, part masses, nodal and element masses, given in the Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) output listing.
Juergen Rueckert
Virtual Performance
299