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AcuSolve Key Features and Functionalities

Conservative Equations in 3D
  • Incompressible and weakly compressible Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations
  • Thermal analysis and conjugate heat transfer
  • Multi-layered thermal shell equations
  • Multi-species transport equations
  • Viscoelastic Material Modeling

  • Gray body enclosure radiation
  • View-factor computation (in parallel)
  • Solar radiation model

Turbulence Models
  • Direct Numerical Simulation(DNS)
  • Large Eddy Simulation Models
    • Constant coefficient Smagorinsky and Dynamic sub-grid scale LES models

  • Hybrid RANS/LES (DES, DDES, IDDES, SST-DES) models
    • Spalart-Allmaras based Detached Eddy Simulation(DES)and Delayed Detached Eddy
    • Spalart-Allmaras based Delayed Eddy Simulation(DDES)
    • Improved Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation(IDDES)
    • SST-DES

  • Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes(RANS model)
    • Spalart-Allmaras 1-equation model
    • SST 2-equation model
    • k-omega 2-equation model

Moving Mesh Simulation Technology
  • Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) Technology
  • Flexible mesh movement
  • Free surface simulation
  • Guide surface technology
  • Sliding mesh technology
  • Specified Mesh Motion
  • Non-conformal Mesh Interfaces

Powerful User-Defined Function (UDF) Capability
  • Allows definition of material models, source terms, boundary conditions, etc.
  • Client-server interface with external programs

Component Technology
  • Fan component
  • Heat exchange component

Multiphysics Capabilities
  • Rigid body dynamics coupling
  • Practical Fluid/Structure Interaction (P-FSI)
  • Direct-Coupling Fluid/Structure Interaction (DC-FSI)
  • Direct-Coupled with Multi-body dynamics software MotionSolve®

Computational Aero Acoustics (CAA) Simulations
  • Integrated Ffowcs-Williams-Hawkings acoustic solver
  • Support for third party acoustics solver

Unstructured Mesh Support
  • 4-node tetrahedron, 5-node pyramid, 6-node wedge, 8-node brick, and 10-node tetrahedron elements

Highly Effective Solver Technology
  • Novel and highly efficient iterative solver for fully coupled pressure/velocity equation systems
  • Fully coupled temperature/flow iterative equation solver
  • Fully parallel on shared and distributed memory machines, transparent to the user

Particle Tracer
  • Fast and accurate parallelized particle tracer
  • Laminar and turbulent diffusion
  • Finite mass and mass-less particle tracing
  • Bi-directionally coupled

Supported Platforms
  • Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Linux (x86-64, NVIDIA Tesla GPGPUs as co-processors)

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