CONSELF Cloud Simulation 2.9 Release Offers FEA and CFD in a Browser
Ralph Sprang posted on June 07, 2017 | 2154 views
CFD analysis for automotive applications.  (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

CFD analysis for automotive applications. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

Engineers using the CONSELF Cloud Simulation Platform for finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) will benefit from the expanded capabilities in the v2.9 release.  Improvements include new analysis applications as well as improved computational resource allocation, improved grouping and organization of analyses, and more file conversion types.

New and enhanced features in this release include:

CPU selection screen. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

CPU selection screen. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

Computational Resource Selection Users can select how many CPUs they will use to run their simulations for managing computing credits. An Activity button allows users to monitor their recent simulations for status, computational usage and results.

Flexible Pricing Models 

Consultants and others analyzing small numbers of systems from different locations will appreciate the browser-based cloud computing model. A series of plans ranging from free-to-use to unlimited usage can accommodate a wide range of user volume levels. Pricing plans include a free welcome package that enables users to learn the tools and perform noncommercial analysis, while plans for commercial use provide access to all the features, online support, online storage space and credits toward computation. An unlimited plan with a pay-per-use pricing model is also available.

A hexahedral meshing example. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

A hexahedral meshing example. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

Improved Meshing

Users can more precisely model their designs with an improved meshing capability. The robust hexahedral meshing algorithm generates very regular grids for CFD simulations, producing good quality meshes even for difficult geometries. The tetrahedral meshing algorithm produces grids that can be used for both FEA and CFD analysis, and excels at preserving the CAD model shape based on surface mesh generation.

Natural frequency analysis. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

Natural frequency analysis. (Image courtesy of CONSELF.)

Mechanical Design

A new application is included in this release to perform static and dynamic analysis, including stress analysis, calculation of natural frequencies and analysis of modal displacements. Workflow for the new application is very similar to MECH applications in this tool suite, enabling new users to quickly learn the tool.

Engineers will do well to take a free look at the new release of this tool suite. For more information, visit the CONSELF website, and for a free trial, visit the subscriptions page.


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