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

Model clipping feature in CFD-VisCART and CFD-GEOM
For better visualization of the geometry and mesh, a model clipping feature was introduced in CFD-VisCART and CFD-GEOM V2013.0. The following sections illustrate the usage and benefits of this feature.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
9

Improve Productivity Using Scripts [Video Format]
As simulations become more integrated with the design process, engineers often spend time on repeated operations that do not contribute to their productivity. There is a need for tools that could capture, preserve and transfer the knowledge within the organization or...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
26

Boundary layer meshing with CFD-ACE+  [video format]
The accuracy of a CFD solution is strongly dependent on how well the mesh resolves geometry and flow features. This is especially true for near wall regions (boundary layer) where viscous forces are not negligible compared to inertial forces.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
14

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

How to check what software version you are running
There is a very fast and easy way to verify what software version you are running for your ESI CFD applications. You most likely know that this information is available for the GUI by clicking on 'Help → About ...', and for solvers by looking...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
1

Always Make Sure You Have a Good Mesh Quality
The mesh has a great influence on the solver convergence and solution of every CFD Simulation. The user is strongly advised to check the quality of a numerical mesh.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
24

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

Copy/Paste Viewpoint tools
Usually, when performing a particular simulation, it is necessary to compare the results of similar models or the same model at different operating conditions. It is important that the two (or more) cases being compared be viewed from the same angle and at the same...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
1

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