2020 Software Release Feature Highlight: Importing FINE™/Open Grids and Starting CFD From a Previous CFD Run in pbPost™
Concepts NREC’s pbPost™ product was created to provide designers a turbomachinery-specific pre- and post-processing tool to link our flagship 3D design product, AxCent®, and our partner NUMECA International’s FINE™ CFD products.
There have long been challenges in using structured and unstructured grids together in a CFD analysis. This is most prevalent in turbomachinery design when including a volute in the full stage analysis. In many cases, the volute geometry was difficult to generate and grid automatically with a set of default values. This led to the need for repairing the grid directly within FINE™/Open. Until now, the designer would be left with the only option being to move forward in FINE™/Open with that specific design.
The new developments allow for the repaired unstructured volute grid to be imported back into the AxCent® software. This feature will allow a designer to complete more design studies on the rotor and stator design while holding that volute design constant, providing a more accurate simulation, a better understanding of the full stage performance, and the ability to drive critical design selections for all components to ensure design requirements are achieved.
Concepts NREC's pbPost™ is a pushbutton postprocessing module that enables NUMECA International's FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment.
It can also import the CFD results generated by FINE™/Turbo back into the AxCent® viewing environment.
For current NUMECA users, pbPost™ offers an easily configured alternative to their current postprocessing experience that eliminates the step of loading geometry. For current Pushbutton CFD users, pbPost™ offers a familiar way to view and manipulate CFD results from FINE™/Turbo.
Optimized for a Turbomachinery Designer
pbPost™ saves designers the time they might spend loading geometry, applying boundary conditions, gridding and configuring solvers inside a second interface. It just requires a click of a mouse.
Bringing the FINE™/Turbo results back into AxCent® delivers a designer-centric view of the analysis that doesn't require any navigation. The tools are familiar and intuitive and focused on what turbomachinery designers need.
Outcome of a Strong Partnership
The pbPost™ module is part of the long-term vision that NUMECA International and Concepts NREC share to bring together the best-in-class turbomachinery design tools and the fastest and most accurate CFD suite. By combining the best capabilities of both companies, customers will have access to the most advanced suite of turbomachinery software available. Our integrated solution spans preliminary design through detailed 3D steady and unsteady CFD analysis.
To learn more about FINE™/Turbo, visit NUMECA International's website.
How can we help you? Contact us today to discuss your postprocessing needs.
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