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.

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: STAN Thermal Dummy
STAN is a thermal dummy to test thermal comfort and moisture management characteristics of automobile, truck, and airplane seating. This device is commercialized by Thermetrics® and some relevant information can be found here: https://thermetrics.com/products/manikin/...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: Sewing Simulation Guided Setup
Sewing simulations aim at assembling flat cover patterns and wrapping them around deformable foam block. This application exists in Visual-Seat for many versions as a set of toolboxes and functionalities enabling to set-up this type of input. This has been enhanced...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: Foam Blocks Positioning
When assembling the different components of the seat, it may happen that the foam at rest is intersecting the frame and/or the suspensions. In order to remove those intersections, a simulation-based technique had been implemented previously by applying surface pressure...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Using a template CDL file for quick case set up in CFD-CADalyzer
If your simulations with CFD-CADalyzer typically include the same or similar type of physics, materials and boundary conditions then you can make the case setup process very efficient and quick with the use of a template file - a CDL file that includes the typical...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD

How to model Cable Networks & Connectors?
This paper is aimed at describing the modeling process to be applied to the terminal connectors of a Cable Network when focusing on 3D/Multiconductor Transmission Lines (MTL) coupling
Jean-Claude Kedzia
Electromagnetics

How to avoid oscillatory phenomena with short circuited terminals of Cable Networks ?
Cable Networks with short-circuited terminals may exhibit Common-Mode (CM) currents with a highly oscillatory behavior. This article illustrates one solution to eliminate such behavior by considering lossy dielectric coatings varying with the frequency.
Jean-Claude Kedzia
Electromagnetics

FD Interpolating Scheme near Metallic Structures
This article illustrates the PAM-CEM/FD interpolation scheme applied to compute the tangential electric field along wires’ path running near metallic structures (and aimed at avoiding the management of field components on both sides of the surface).
Jean-Claude Kedzia
Electromagnetics

3D/Multiconductor Transmission Lines (MTL) Coupling VS. Stand-Alone FDTD (Accuracy)
This article is aimed at comparing the 3D/Multiconductor Transmission Lines (MTL) coupling accuracy with the PAM-CEM/FD stand-alone use, when applied to simplified wired models. Recommendations for good agreement are also proposed.
Jean-Claude Kedzia
Electromagnetics

Inverting Models in CFD-CADalyzer
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) requires the discretization of a geometry bounded by it's wetted surfaces. In CAD, the solid parts are created without the corresponding fluid volumes, i.e. negative space.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD

Blanking, Grouping and Selecting Entities in CFD-CADalyzer
When working with models in CFD-CADalyzer, especially the more complicated ones, Blanking, Grouping and Selection tools can considerably simplify model setup and visualization.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD