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Ansys has released version 5.1 of Fluent for Catia V5, which brings flow modelling technology within the V5 PLM environment.

Fluent for Catia V5 5.1 brings several meshing, workflow and post-processing enhancements to engineers working in the Catia design environment.

These enhancements allow more options in creating meshes, allow faster solutions with smaller files and rapid post-processing of large cases.

The Volume of Fluid (VOF) model has been introduced in Fluent for Catia V5 5.0, which is useful for modelling two-phase flows with a long, free surface.

This model can be used for applications where two different fluids, typically a gas and a liquid, are interacting with each other.

These include fuel cells, ship and boat hydrodynamics, water pumps and fuel tanks.

Fluent for Catia V5 5.0 has many additional features and enhancements.

Key enhancements include more robust flow volume creation, user-defined colouring of inlets and outlets, total heat flux specification for walls, periodic specification icon for periodic boundary conditions and appropriate error messages when meshing volumes using the Tgrid filler.

Several enhancements have been made for large model handling, such as consistent numbering and highlighting of solid and fluid sides of walls.

For problems involving mapping of pressure or temperature data to FEA models for fluid structure interaction, it is now possible to select geometric features from the viewer or solid features from the specification tree as supports.

Several changes have been made to the post-processing capabilities.

The icon groups have been reorganised and new capabilities have been added.

An icon group has been added for vector plots and the post-processing icons for contour, vector and pathline plots have been grouped together to make them more compact and accessible.

It is now possible to create cut planes easily to create slices through 3D geometry for plotting.

Turbulence at walls can be plotted using the additional y+ quantity.

For HTML reporting, plots made on the full geometry created using Image Transformation will be included, while the total power due to torque will be reported for rotating walls.

Plotting and reporting capabilities have been added for the VOF model.

It is now possible to use CFD-Post as the external post-processor, allowing the creation of sophisticated plots and reports for both steady-state and transient data.

Solution initialisation will now allow users to initialise from a boundary and to specify a liquid height for open channel flows.

It is now possible to run a calculation without any convergence criteria.

Finally, Fluent for Catia V5 5.0 has upgraded to the latest version of the Fluent solver, Ansys Fluent 12.0.

PLM software features flow modelling technology

Ansys has released version 5.1 of Fluent for Catia V5, which brings flow modelling technology within the V5 PLM environment.

Fluent for Catia V5 5.1 brings several meshing, workflow and post-processing enhancements to engineers working in the Catia design environment.

These enhancements allow more options in creating meshes, allow faster solutions with smaller files and rapid post-processing of large cases.

The Volume of Fluid (VOF) model has been introduced in Fluent for Catia V5 5.0, which is useful for modelling two-phase flows with a long, free surface.

This model can be used for applications where two different fluids, typically a gas and a liquid, are interacting with each other.

These include fuel cells, ship and boat hydrodynamics, water pumps and fuel tanks.

Fluent for Catia V5 5.0 has many additional features and enhancements.

Key enhancements include more robust flow volume creation, user-defined colouring of inlets and outlets, total heat flux specification for walls, periodic specification icon for periodic boundary conditions and appropriate error messages when meshing volumes using the Tgrid filler.

Several enhancements have been made for large model handling, such as consistent numbering and highlighting of solid and fluid sides of walls.

For problems involving mapping of pressure or temperature data to FEA models for fluid structure interaction, it is now possible to select geometric features from the viewer or solid features from the specification tree as supports.

Several changes have been made to the post-processing capabilities.

The icon groups have been reorganised and new capabilities have been added.

An icon group has been added for vector plots and the post-processing icons for contour, vector and pathline plots have been grouped together to make them more compact and accessible.

It is now possible to create cut planes easily to create slices through 3D geometry for plotting.

Turbulence at walls can be plotted using the additional y+ quantity.

For HTML reporting, plots made on the full geometry created using Image Transformation will be included, while the total power due to torque will be reported for rotating walls.

Plotting and reporting capabilities have been added for the VOF model.

It is now possible to use CFD-Post as the external post-processor, allowing the creation of sophisticated plots and reports for both steady-state and transient data.

Solution initialisation will now allow users to initialise from a boundary and to specify a liquid height for open channel flows.

It is now possible to run a calculation without any convergence criteria.

Finally, Fluent for Catia V5 5.0 has upgraded to the latest version of the Fluent solver, Ansys Fluent 12.0.

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