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.

CFD-VIEW Colormap Options: Static, Dynamic, and Cumulative
The Colormap Settings panel in CFD-VIEW assigns colors to data sets. Identical data values on an object are displayed with the same color if they are using the same colormap display. Three options offer the user the opportunity to select the mode for updating the...
Santosh Kini
CFD
303

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

Importing  an arbitrary STL surface for post-processing in CFD VIEW
When using the Arbitrary-Cut operator, you have the option to directly import an external surface in STL format into the model. This option, which was first made available in V2013.4, underwent significant performance improvements in V2014.0. This option provides the...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
21

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

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

Grouping option for CFD-VIEW Data Import
Grouping feature in CFD-ACE+ GUI and CFD-VIEW comes in handy when working with complex industrial models. This feature allows putting BC patches or VC entities into a group that can be manipulated easily, to either set up properties or display specific post-processing...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
4

CFD-VIEW Scripting is easier than ever with Journaling
In addition to the numerous options and tools available via the CFD-VIEW user interface, the scripting capability of CFD-VIEW allows you to perform complex data processing on your simulation results, and gives you the option to run the post-processing phase of your...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
15

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