FLOW-3D v10.1 Released!
FLOW-3D v10.1 features a redesigned graphical user interface that gives users a streamlined approach to setting up, running, and analyzing simulations. Solver developments include new hybrid shallow water/3D flow and cooling channels models, phase change additions and much more.
Read the What's New in the FLOW-3D v10.1 Solver and the What's New in the FLOW-3D v10.1 GUI for a detailed description of the release. A short description of some of the new models and improvements are below.
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Based on a detailed customer survey and numerous user interactions, the primary goal of Flow Science's development efforts for the v10.1 GUI was to provide faster and easier access to information. The Navigator, Simulation, and Meshing & Geometry tabs have been thoroughly redesigned with this goal in mind. Read more about the new features in the GUI >
The hybrid shallow water/3D flow model in FLOW-3D is designed to model flow around 3D structures within a ‘shallow water’ environment, such as bridges, drilling rigs at sea and dams in large reservoirs. The model uses multi-block meshing, where a mesh block is designated as shallow water or 3D. Read more about this model in the What's New in FLOW-3D v10.1 and in the Hydraulics Application pages.
Cooling channels are used in die casting and permanent mold casting for thermal management of the process to prevent the overheating of the die and to control the solidification of the casting. FLOW-3D’s cooling channel model offers a wide range of features, allowing users to accurately capture the complex behavior of the modern systems, assuring an optimum design and casting properties. Read more about this model in the What's New in FLOW-3D v10.1 and in the Casting Application pages.
Temperature-dependent yielding, based on the von Mises yield criterion, and plastic deformations (without hardening) have been added to both the FSI and TSE models. This addition is especially important when modeling the development of residual stresses in solidifying metals. Read the What's New in FLOW-3D v10.1 and the Plastic Deformations Development Focus.
The two-fluid, gas/liquid phase change model with a non-condensable gas component has been extended to include spray cooling, where liquid droplets are represented with Lagrangian particles. The particles interact with the surrounding gas through heat transfer and phase change, and are absorbed into liquid once they enter it. The model also includes a special type of particle source called ‘spray bar’ in which liquid droplets are emitted from small holes in a cylindrical channel at a prescribed rate. Read the What's New in FLOW-3D v10.1.
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