Shape Deformation and Morphing
Shape deformation and morphing techniques help you to quickly optimize existing NURBS geometries, and surface or volume meshes (e.g. ANSYS Fluent meshes or VTK data). With this additional capabilities, CAESES® focuses on simulation engineers that want to import and reshape their design with regards to the flow and structural performance.
Import geometry, create a deformation and reshape your design. Fast and flexible.
Applying deformations can be done manually or fully-automated. Based on imported geometry, you can apply box deformations and other methods such as Radial Basis Functions (RBF). The user can even define own custom boxes and transformations by using so-called feature definitions.
Free Form Deformation
Free-form deformations give you a fast possibility to reshape existing geometries by using bspline volumes. There is a short video about free form deformations, and a blog post about modifying a fuel injector design with free-form deformations.
We are currently working on intuitive and effective RBF functionality for our users, for fast deformations of existing geometries. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in it. We are open to discuss your specific application to consider it during our developments.