Simcenter 3D Thermal/Flow

Simcenter 3D is a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management. Simcenter 3D speeds the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multi-discipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multi-physics simulation.

Simcenter 3D Thermal offers powerful and flexible Finite Volume based thermal analysis for conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. The extended Simcenter 3D Advanced Thermal product and specialized Simcenter 3D Space Systems Thermal analysis product are included within the Simcenter 3D Thermal environment on the Rescale platform.

Simcenter 3D Flow is a general purpose CFD solver for Control Volume Finite Element Method (CVFEM) based solution of mass, momentum and energy equations for compressible, incompressible, multi-phase and non-Newtonian fluids. The extended Simcenter 3D Advanced Flow product is included within the Simcenter 3D Flow environment on the Rescale platform.

Simcenter 3D Coupled Thermal/Flow provides 2-way coupled thermo-fluid analysis capability, bringing together the combined features of Simcenter 3D Thermal and Simcenter 3D Flow. It is accessible from the 3D CAE environment on the Rescale platform. The specialized Electronic Systems Cooling product and coupling between Simcenter 3D Advanced Thermal and Simcenter 3D Advanced Flow feature sets are included within the 3D CAE environment on the Rescale platform.

The input file for all Simcenter 3D Thermal, Simcenter 3D Flow and Simcenter 3D Coupled Thermal/Flow analyses is the standard xml format, generated using the 3D CAE pre/post-processor. No parallel configuration file is required – parallel configuration is done automatically during cluster setup.

The command to launch the solver is of the form:

run-nx –i InputFile.xml

By default, all steps of the solution are run in parallel. The following optional arguments may be used:

-p : Disable parallelization.

-t : Permit only parallel execution of view factor calculation. All other computations in series.