The aerodynamic optimization of bicycle wheels can lead to decisive gains in running pace. Nowadays, aerodynamic performance is one of the key factors considered when racing cyclists purchase new equipment. The aim of this project was to investigate the aerodynamics involved in bicycle wheel design, and to optimize and design a very low drag bicycle wheel rim shape using CAESES & TCFD.
Many of you are experiencing difficulties and restrictions as the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is spreading throughout the world. Despite these challenging circumstances, we at FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS are continuing our activities and remain committed to providing the same high level of service and technical support you have grown used to over the past years.
The design and optimization of valves is one of many applications where using CAESES® to robustly automate the processes of systematic geometry variation and analysis of the generated variants with a suitable CFD solver can lead to significant reductions in time-to-market, as well as to a truly optimal design within the specified constraints.
A new paper on “faster turn-around times for the design and optimization of functional surfaces” by FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS authors Stefan Harries and Claus Abt has been published on the Ocean Engineering journal. This paper details different strategies for a quicker optimization in multi-dimensional design spaces, i.e., for geometries with many parameters.
We had a great CAESES Users Meeting 2019 in Berlin and a lot of fun! The presentations gave exclusive and fascinating insights into the simulation-driven design of automotive engine combustion systems, turbochargers, pumps, ship hulls, racing yachts, hydro and wind turbines.
There is a new video available that shows how to connect CAESES and STAR-CCM+. If you are new to CAESES or to automation of CFD, this video will give you everything you need to connect your own STAR-CCM+ simulation setup to a parametric geometry in CAESES.
We are happy to announce that the final agenda of the CAESES Users Meeting 2019 is online! There will be speakers and CAESES users from all over the world, talking about how to create the most competitive products of the market. You can expect exclusive and fascinating insights into the simulation-driven design of automotive engine combustion systems, ship hulls and yachts, pumps and wind turbines.
The CAESES ACT app is an ANSYS geometry interface by FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS that allows CFD engineers to automate the entire geometry generation process, for the purpose of running shape optimization and design studies.
The design of axial fans typically considers the efficiency but also the reduction of the noise emissions. Axial fan noise reduction is a rather huge and complex topic when it comes to all the details, but there are a few simple CAD techniques that you can apply to your standard blade designs, to immediately enhance the fan’s noise level.
We are happy to announce the preliminary agenda for the CAESES Users Meeting 2019! We’ll have leading companies with us, such as MTU, KSB, Suzlon, Aramco Services and Artemis Racing. See the event page for all details and registration.