CFD Automation

CFD Automation

CAESES® is an integration platform that can launch and control the CFD (or other) simulation runs. CAESES® can even be an effective GUI (graphical user interface) for any CFD code incl. 3D post-processing, having the focus on process automation. Basically, any external tool that can be triggered in batch mode is coupled in just a few minutes.

Connect All Of Your Tools

Integrate and automate whatever you need in CAESES®

Many of our customers are using CAESES® in conjunction with popular commercial codes or proprietary in-house codes (e.g. STAR-CCM+, ANSYS Fluent/CFX, NUMECA products, OpenFOAM, SHIPFLOW, to name a few).

Although our main focus are CFD simulations, any CAE or preliminary design tool can be coupled – and the entire data exchange is managed by CAESES® in the background.

Here is a short video that shows how a connection is set up (2 min).

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Interfacing Capabilities

  • Automated geometry export of design variants using common CAD formats (e.g. IGES, STEP, ACIS, various STL formats)
  • Specialized export formats available for e.g. STAR-CCM+, ANSYS and CONVERGE, for defining and keeping fixed patch names (e.g. inlet, outlet, wall) intuitively through color information
  • File manipulations, such as parameterizing values in ASCII template files
  • Easy file and directory copy mechanisms
  • Flexible definition of proprietary import and export formats using Feature Definitions
  • Import and visualization of result data, such as VTK (3D post-processing with e.g. pressure plots, streamlines, iso-surfaces etc.), *.png- and *-csv-files
  • Easy extraction of values in arbitrary results files such as pressure losses from CFD iteration files
  • Coupling of multiple external tools and setting up sequential process chains, e.g. meshing > simulation 1 > simulation 2 > … > post-processing
  • Integration of any external tool that comes with a batch mode
  • Handling of external adjoint CFD results, where shape sensitivities can be directly mapped to the geometry parameters
cfd contour plot in CAESES

Create interactive CFD contour plots in CAESES

 

Your Benefits

Automate your CFD runs with CAESES®: Design candidates can be created immediately and the corresponding flow characteristics are computed and visualized with a single click. Using the software connection is super easy, and plugging in your simulation tool can be done in just a few minutes! Making the CFD calculation directly available for a new design candidate is a key step on your track to fully automated design studies and optimizations.

 

NEXT: OPTIMIZATION

 


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