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.

How do I create an SEA cavity using shrinkwrap?
How to create FE acoustic cavities with complex shapes
Ricardo Alvarez
CFD, Vibro-Acoustics
67

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
305

Simulating Electroplating using CFD-ACE+
Electroplating is the oldest industrial application of electrochemical reactions where metals or alloys from metallic ions in electrolytes are deposited on a substrate. Plating enables engineers to tailor a deposit’s mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties and...
Naveen Vetcha
CFD
234

A note on output files generated in a typical CCP simulation
This tip provides an explanation about all the important files that are written by the solver when running a CCP Simulation
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
45

Addressing non-Maxwellian EEDFs using Look Up Tables
To a large extent, electron energy distribution functions (EEDFs) determine the properties of partially ionized low temperature discharges. The typical approach in modeling such discharges involves a) assuming an EEDF or b) computing an EEDF.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
26

Viewing CCP Simulation Summaries in CFD-ACE+ GUI
Summaries can prove to be very useful in monitoring the progress of a simulation and while analyzing results. CFD-ACE+ provides options for writing out various summaries depending on the physics involved. Users can select the list of summaries they need under Out &...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
24

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

Using the MOD File Facility for Run-Time Modification of the Radiation Solver Control Parameters
Most users of CFD-ACE+ are already familiar with the MOD file feature and its usage. This feature allows the user to modify on-the-fly various solver and control parameters while a computation is running, either to increase the convergence level of the overall solution...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
15

Simulating Electroplating using CFD-ACE+
Electroplating is the oldest industrial application of electrochemical reactions where metals or alloys from metallic ions in electrolytes are deposited on a substrate. Plating enables engineers to tailor a deposit’s mechanical, electrical and magnetic...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
18

Plot Boundary Integral in CFD-ACE-GUI
For the 2013.3 release, some of you may have noticed a new option under the Run tab in CFD-ACE-GUI. The new Plot Boundary Integral option allows data created by the Boundary Integral Output (Please refer to this user tip on Boundary integral output ) to be plotted...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
23