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Prometech Releases the English Version of “Visualization Option”, an Optional Product for Particleworks and Granuleworks
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) today released the English version of “Visualization Option”, an optional product for Particleworks and Granuleworks.
Visualization Option is a tool for engineers and CAE analysts to easily perform photoreal visualization from simulation results obtained by Particleworks (liquid-flow simulation software) and Granuleworks (granular material simulation software). This optional product enables CG production by converting simulation results to CG formats compatible with various software. Visualization Option realizes high quality and diverse visualization expressions that are effective in digital reviews (presentations, sensory evaluations, etc.) and marketing and sales materials. Prometech plans to further develop this product to help engineers and CAE analysts to easily create 3DCG movies.
Stirring of Oil around Planetary Gears
Particleworks Simulation Result (Left) and The Rendered CG Image (Right)
Since its establishment in 2004, Prometech has been providing software and services aiming to merge simulation technologies and CG technologies. Along with the sales and technical support of CAE software, Prometech offers state-of-the-art visualization services using the latest computer graphics technology. Such services include creations of special graphical content, photoreal and high-quality CG video content, and interactive XR (VR/AR/MR) content, all of which are created by using simulation results, CAD data, drawings, and photos.
Having transferred “DWANGO CG Research”, a computer graphics research institute, to Prometech, we have successfully established “Prometech CG Research” as one of our divisions in early 2019. We are continuously investing in computer graphics research and development. We believe that the release of Visualization Option will accelerate the fusion of simulation and CG and lead to innovative technologies in product design, development, and evaluation in a wide range of industries.
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Prometech has released “Particleworks for ANSYS 1.2”, an enhanced version of the interface product for “Ansys”
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) released “Particleworks for ANSYS 1.2”, an enhanced version of the interface product between Particleworks and the world-leading multiphysics simulation software Ansys, on July 1, 2020.
Particleworks is a mesh-free liquid-flow simulation software based on the moving particle simulation (MPS) method, which is capable of complicated fluid simulations such as liquid dropping, mixing, lubrication, spraying, sloshing and splashing. Because of its easy-to-use operation and unique simulation capabilities, Particleworks has been introduced mainly in the automotive industry and other various fields including machinery, electronic, material, food, chemical, biomedical, energy, and civil engineering industries all over the world. Coupling such complicated liquid behaviors with other physical phenomena such as structure, heat, and airflow, it enables more realistic design verifications much closer to actual products’ behavior. There have been many inquiries related to complex physical phenomena through the coupled analysis of Particleworks and other CAE software, and it is expected that its utilization will spread further.
Particleworks for ANSYS is an interface product for Ansys that complements the wide analysis area of Ansys and further expands the range of phenomena to be studied. This product allows you to use Particleworks on the Ansys Workbench environment. Combined with the simulation functions of Ansys, it enables coupled calculation with Ansys Mechanical such as structural deformation calculation and thermal calculation using the fluid pressure and heat transfer coefficient obtained by Particleworks. You can also use the airflow obtained by Ansys Fluent (CFD software), apply it to Particleworks, and run coupled calculation. The latest version of this product, Particleworks for ANSYS 1.2, supports the airflow obtained by transient calculation in addition to the airflow from steady-state calculation in Ansys Fluent.
Here is a jet spray example.
You can accurately capture the movement of the sprayed water that changes over time with such coupled calculation. These operations are done on Ansys workbench with Particleworks for ANSYS 1.2 in an easy manner.
Left: Calculating the Transient Airflow by Ansys Fluent
Right: Calculating the Behavior of Water Spray from a Nozzle by Particleworks(With Transient Airflow
The combination of Ansys Fluent and Particleworks in the Ansys Workbench environment now supports transient calculation. Prometech believes that the evaluation and understanding of fluid phenomena in the design and development phases will further accelerate with Particleworks for ANSYS 1.2 and that it will contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of its users. We will continue expanding and enhancing the functions of the interface between Particleworks and Ansys.
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Combine Ansys Simulation Capabilities With Particleworks for Complicated Fluid Simulations
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Prometech has released the particle-based simulation software “Particleworks Ver. 7.0” and the granular materials simulation software “Granuleworks Ver.2.0”.
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) has released the particle-based simulation software “Particleworks Ver. 7.0” and the granular materials simulation software “Granuleworks Ver.2.0”.
Particleworks is a CFD simulation software based on MPS -moving particle simulation- method. By using particles as calculation points without mesh generation, it greatly reduces the number of pre-processing steps such as simulation model creation and simulates complicated liquid behaviors including large-scale deformation of free surfaces such as oil behavior of power train, piston oil cooling, vehicles driving into the flooded road, mixing of food, chemicals and resin, debris and concrete flow, and tsunami runup, etc. Because of such simulation capabilities, Particleworks has been attracting attention in various fields including automotive, machinery, electric, material, food, chemical, biomedical, energy, and civil engineering industries all over the world.
Granuleworks is a granular material simulation software based on the discrete element method (DEM) theory. It can be used for manufacturing processes using powders, powder processing, and design and improvement of powder equipment for various fields including food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, transport equipment, and electronic materials. Besides, by coupling with Particleworks, it can also simulate bubbles’ behavior in liquid.
【 Common new/enhanced capabilities of Particleworks and Granuleworks 】
Improvements in usability and performance
In Particleworks 7.0 and Granuleworks2.0, usability and performance have been greatly improved. It is possible to automate the simulation workflow using API. The performance of pre-processing and post-processing has been improved and new functions have been added.
【 New capabilities of Particleworks 】
Conjugate heat transfer analysis
Enhanced thermal simulation capabilities, especially heat-transfer analysis between fluid and structure.
Gas flow simulation (beta release)
Enabling gas-liquid two-phase flow efficiently.
Due to the national holiday on the 1st week of May, Prometech Software will be closed and technical support is unavailable during the period of May 2, 2020 (Sat) until May 6, 2020 (Wed). We will reply to all inquiries after Thursday May 7, 2020. We would like to express our sincere apologies for any inconvenience or discomfort we may cause during this period.
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Prometech has released “Particleworks for ANSYS 1.1”, the enhanced version of the interface product for “ANSYS”
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) has released Particleworks for ANSYS 1.1, an enhanced version of the interface product between Particleworks and the world-leading multiphysics simulation software ANSYS in December 2019.
Particleworks is a mesh-free liquid-flow simulation software based on the moving particle simulation (MPS) method, which is capable of complicated fluid simulations such as liquid dropping, mixing, lubrication, spraying, sloshing and splashing. Because of its easy-to-use operation and unique simulation capabilities, Particleworks has been introduced mainly in the automotive industry and other various fields including machinery, electric, material, food, chemical, biomedical, energy, and civil engineering industries all over the world. Coupling such complicated liquid behaviors with other physical phenomena such as structure, heat, and airflow, it enables more realistic design verifications much closer to actual products’ behavior. Consequently, high expectations for the easy-to-use interface between Particleworks and other CAE software products have increased recently.
Particleworks for ANSYS 1.0 released in July 2019, to respond to such demand. This interface product for ANSYS provides a specialized fast simulation tool for customers that perform liquid flow simulations with large free-surface deformation, complementing Fluent’s high-resolution, high-accuracy free surface results. It makes Particleworks to be able to be used in the ANSYS Workbench environment for combining with ANSYS’ simulation capabilities for more realistic product design evaluations. In version 1.0, coupling with structure has been added, which made structural deformation calculation by fluid pressure and thermal stress calculation using heat transfer coefficient possible. The newly released Particleworks for ANSYS 1.1 has been upgraded with the new capability of liquid simulations considering the effect of the airflow calculated by ANSYS Fluent (thermal fluid simulation software).
Figs. 1 and 2 show the airflow simulation around the side mirrors using ANSYS Fluent and the simulation of raindrops behavior using Particleworks in consideration of the effect of the airflow respectively. In case airflow is not taken into account, raindrops move only by gravity, by which the streamline draws a parabola. When considering the airflow effect, physically realistic raindrops behavior caused both by gravity and the airflow around the side mirrors can be reproduced.
By realizing the coupling of ANSYS Fluent and Particleworks on the Workbench environment, it can be expected that evaluation and understanding of fluid dynamics behaviors in design and development processes will be promoted and it will enhance competitiveness in the future. Prometech will continue to expand its capabilities and release new versions of Particleworks for ANSYS.
Prometech Software Inc. and EnginSoft S.p.A. have announced the formation of a joint venture company, to be known as Particleworks Europe s.r.l., incorporated in Italy. The JV aims to establish, promote and manage the European distribution network of Prometech – software technologies and applications based on the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method and Multi-GPU acceleration which are currently known in the market under the commercial labels Particleworks and Granuleworks. In addition to and to supporting and enhancing this network, Particleworks Europe will also more specifically constitute the European competence center for these technologies, both to support distributors and to assist customers who require help for complex applications, verticalization, dedicated developments or integration into their scientific information systems. Particleworks Europe will also aggregate the needs and requirements of target customers to ensure their rational inclusion in the development roadmap of the related software technologies.
“I am honored by the establishment of Particleworks Europe as a joint venture with EnginSoft, the leading engineering simulation company in Europe.” says Toshimitsu Fujisawa, Founder and CEO of Prometech Software Inc. “By combining the strengths of both companies, that is, Prometech with its cutting-edge simulation technology, and EnginSoft with its excellent experience in SBES, the joint venture will provide attentive and proactive supports for users to utilize Particleworks more effectively. Prometech and EnginSoft will strengthen their strategic partnerships, and jointly continue efforts to improve simulation products and service in order for more users to utilize simulation technology in a more valuable way.”
Tsuyoshi Sumiya, COO of Prometech Software, Inc. states, “Particleworks has been used by many domestic companies in the automotive industry. In Europe, we have been providing technical and marketing support through EnginSoft and other distributors. We are confident that we will be able to provide customers from a closer standpoint and with the same quality support as that of Japan thanks to the establishment of a European headquarters.”
"Particleworks Europe is the most representative and potentially effective expression of the EnginSoft business model, designed to transfer knowledge of specialist or vertical technologies for engineering simulation in the highly fragmented territory (in terms of countries, languages and cultures) that is Europe,” says Stefano Odorizzi, founder and CEO of EnginSoft. “Based on a JV with the technology manufacturer, and taking advantage both of EnginSoft’s knowledge gained over 40 years in the market and the group’s experience in networking, the EnginSoft model ensures both a widespread presence on the ground, and timely technical support, high professionalism, and the ability to ensure the effective inclusion of technologies in the design processes of customers,” he continues.
Massimo Galbiati, co-founder and CEO of Particleworks Europe, comments, "The JV will benefit from the mature collaboration between the two companies, Prometech and EnginSoft which was constructed during the pioneering phase of promoting Particleworks in Europe, and then confirmed by success well beyond the expectations, both in terms of installations and customer satisfaction. The marketing system to be executed by the JV will boost the initiative’s success far beyond the current excellent results.”
ABOUT ENGINSOFT S.p.A.
EnginSoft is a premier European consulting firm in the field of Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES) with a global presence. Founded in 1984 on the base of a previous structure that had been active since 1975, EnginSoft has been at the forefront of technological innovation ever since, remaining a catalyst for change in the way SBES and CAE technologies in general are applied to solve even the most complex industrial problems with a high degree of reliability. EnginSoft has one of the longest track records in the sector and has remined faithful to its mission as a partner to its customers that, today, are undergoing the process of transformation currently known as Industry 4.0. The company comprises groups of highly qualified engineers, with expertise in a variety of engineering simulation technologies including FEM Analysis and CFD, working in synergic companies across the globe. It is present in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Turkey and the U.S.A. and has a close partnership with synergetic companies located in Greece, Spain, Israel, Portugal, Brazil, Japan and the U.S.A. EnginSoft works across a broad range of industries that include the automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, civil engineering, consumer goods and biomechanics industries to help them get the most out of existing engineering simulation technologies. Technologies, knowledge, training and research are the four distinctive pillars of EnginSoft unique and exhaustive offer. Visit: www.enginsoft.com
Prometech has released “Particleworks for ANSYS”, an interface product for world leading Multiphysics CAE “ANSYS”
Prometech Software, Inc. (President: Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Head Office: Tokyo, hereinafter Prometech) has released Particleworks for ANSYS, an interface product between Particleworks and the world leading multiphysics simulation software ANSYS on July 25th.
Particleworks, a liquid-flow simulation software based on the moving particle simulation (MPS) method, has been introduced in many industrial fields because of its mesh-free, easy-to-use operation and unique simulation capabilities required for fluid phenomena such as liquid drop, mixing, lubrication, spraying, sloshing and splashing. Its appeal to a broad range of users not only in the automotive industry, but also in the machinery, electric, material, food, chemical, biomedical, energy, and civil engineering industries all over the world has been growing over the past 10 years since its first release in 2009.
Today, demand for such complicated liquid flow simulation is increasing not only in niche users but also a growing number of CAE engineers that work with structural, dynamic, thermal, electromagnetic, and/or general fluid flow analysis, who expend considerable effort to determine the influence of liquid flows to and from those physical behaviors. This is also true for users of ANSYS, the world-leading multiphysics simulation software.
Particleworks for ANSYS is developed to provide a specialized, fast simulation tool for customer’s performing liquid flow simulations with large free-surface deformation, complementing Fluent’s high-resolution, high-accuracy free surface results. Particleworks is now integrated into the ANSYS Workbench environment and can be combined with ANSYS’ simulation capabilities for more realistic product design evaluations.
Incorporating Particleworks into the ANSYS Workbench environment enables key features, such as calculating the deformation of a structure caused by fluid pressure, and the transfer of heat from a structure with the heat transfer coefficient. Fig. 1 shows the launch menu of Particleworks in ANSYS Workbench and Fig.2 shows the simulation flow from the liquid flow simulation in Particleworks to the heat transfer simulation in ANSYS.
Particleworks can also be integrated with ANSYS Mechanical for calculating e-drives and the cooling of internal combustion engines. In this case, the information about heat transfer and cooling from the Particleworks simulation can be automatically and seamlessly transferred to ANSYS Mechanical to take into account the efficiency of the oil cooling. ANSYS Mechanical will use the boundary conditions from Particleworks to accurately predict the temperature and stress of the e-drive or piston.
In addition, Particleworks can transfer the mechanical pressure distributions during a transient process, such as the pressure produced by the sloshing of fuel or any other liquid in a tank, or the forces produced by water, mud or snow on the bumper of car, to ANSYS Mechanical. In this case, the force history or time-dependent pressure distribution on the structure is mapped from the Particleworks’ CFD simulation to the mechanical analysis to design and verify the structural resistance under dynamic loads.
Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo, CEO: Fujisawa Toshimitsu, hereafter Prometech) and ANSYS, Inc. (Head office: Canonsburg, PA, President and CEO: Ajei Gopal, hereafter ANSYS) jointly announced their collaboration to bring more wide-ranging multiphysics simulation solutions to the market, during the Prometech Simulation Conference.
The partnership enables users to perform multiphysics fluid phenomena calculations with Particleworks, while realizing improved interactive environments with ANSYS products.
Prometech provides simulation solutions for large free surface flow and splashing/spraying flow with its unique mesh-free particle method known as the MPS (Moving Particle Simulation) Method. The coupling between Particleworks and ANSYS structural simulation solutions empower users to simulate complex multi-physics phenomena, whereas the coupling of Particleworks with ANSYS fluid simulation solution allows users to simulate realistic air-liquid phenomena.
Embedding Particleworks in the ANSYS® Workbench™ environment enables key features, such as the calculation of structure deformation caused by fluid pressure and structure heat transfer by use of the heat transfer coefficient.
“The coupling solution between ANSYS and Particleworks will bring enormous benefits to many engineers in product design and development,” stated Dr. T. Fujisawa, founder and CEO, Prometech Software, Inc. “Particleworks is becoming a new standard meshfree CFD software which enables a wide range of engineers to employ CFD as an intuitive tool. While partnering with ANSYS provides a wider range of simulation approaches to coupled phenomena. I believe the user-friendly operability of coupled analysis using Particleworks on the ANSYS Workbench platform will bring a significant paradigm shift at the early design stage.”
"There is considerable customer demand for modeling flows with significant free surface motion, including splashing and kneading. ANSYS collaborated with with Prometech Software Inc. to provide fast insights using Prometech’s advanced particle-based simulator available in Particleworks." said Dr. S. Subbiah, Vice President, Global Product Operations / Fluids Product Management at ANSYS, Inc. "Prometech has enabled coupling between Particleworks and ANSYS Fluent software and ANSYS Mechanical software to model coupled phenomena."
More information: www.ansys.com/about-ansys/partner-ecosystem/software-partners/prometech
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Our User Support Service will be unavailable from Thursday December 27, 2018 to Sunday January 6, 2019 due to our Year-end and New Year holidays.
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Here is the announcement about a release of a new book published by ELSEVIER, written by Prof. Koshizuka (Graduate School of University of Tokyo), co-founder of our company, Prometech Software, Inc.
“Moving Particle Semi-implicit Method: A Meshfree Particle Method for Fluid Dynamics”
Author: Seiichi Koshizuka, Kazuya Shibata, Masahiro Kondo, Takuya Matsunaga
For details or purchase, please follow the link below.
Support for NVIDIA Volta architectures and the End of Support for Fermi architectures and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Prometech Software, Inc. will release updates for Particleworks and Granuleworks, which support Volta architectures.
Accordingly, Fermi architectures and Windows Server 2008 R2 are no longer supported starting with this version.
Prometech Software, Inc. is closed from April 28th to May 6th for golden week holidays. We'll be open from May 7th.
Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo; Fujisawa Toshimitsu, CEO; hereafter Prometech), FunctionBay, Inc. (Head office: Pangyo, KOREA; Michael Jang, CEO; hereafter FunctionBay), and Rescale, Inc. (Head office: San Francisco; Joris Poort, CEO) are pleased to announce that Particleworks and RecurDyn are now available on Rescale’s platform for HPC in the cloud. By running Particleworks and RecurDyn on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, engineers can instantly perform massive-scale fluid dynamics and multi-body coupling simulations on the latest HPC hardware including GPUs and InfiniBand. Users can execute large-scale simulations without resource constraints, thereby accelerating simulation turnaround time, enabling full design space exploration, and shortening time to market.
Particleworks, provided by Prometech, is a leading software for simulating the movement of fluids including large free surface deformation which is considered to be very difficult to simulate. Prometech’s cutting-edge, particle-based simulator makes it easy to create and analyze 3D models in a variety of industrial contexts ‒ from oil sloshing of powertrains, cooling of engine oil and motors, and car driving in flooded roads for the automotive industry to mixing and kneading for medicine and plastics. With an intuitive interface, an ultra-fast solver, and powerful visualization tools, Particleworks supports effective product development and design optimization. Its state-of-the-art and user-friendly capabilities have been highly praised around the world. Now Particleworks has been introduced to a wide range of industries in many countries around Asia, Europe, and America.
RecurDyn, provided by FunctionBay, is an interdisciplinary, computer-aided engineering (CAE) software package whose primary function is the simulation of multibody dynamics (MBD). RecurDyn simulates both rigid and flexible body dynamics by combining traditional rigid MBD with cutting-edge finite element technology for modeling flexible bodies. In addition, RecurDyn also includes a tightly-integrated controller design tool, design optimization, particle dynamics for granular materials, and durability and fatigue analysis. RecurDyn also supports co-simulation with various other computer-aided engineering software tools. RecurDyn is widely used by more than 450 companies in more than 30 countries around the world in a variety of fields including automotive, general machinery, defense, construction, and aerospace to predict and analyze the behavior of the moving machines.
By running Particleworks and RecurDyn on the Rescale ScaleX platform,. engineers can accelerate their analyses using unlimited cores and the latest hardware architectures. In addition, customers can use Rescale’s ScaleX platform to collaborate seamlessly with team members and customers. Rescale meets the industry's most stringent security standards, such as SOC 2 Type 2, ITAR, and HIPAA, as well offering additional security features including VPN, multi-factor authentication (MFA), IP restrictions, and pre-phase data encryption.
rometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo; Fujisawa Toshimitsu, CEO; hereafter Prometech) is pleased to announce that Prometech and PERA Corporation, Ltd. (Head office: Beijing; Guoming Zhang, CEO; hereafter PERA Global) had signed a distribution agreement for the particle method CAE software Particleworks.
It’s the 6th distribution agreement of Particleworks outside Japan. By the cooperation with PERA Global, having 10 local offices in China, Prometech aims for Particleworks sales promotion in all over china.
Particleworks is the leading software for simulating the movement of fluids including large free surface deformation which is considered to be very difficult to simulate. Our cutting-edge, particle-based simulator makes it easy to create and analyze 3D models in a variety of industrial contexts ‒ from oil sloshing of powertrains, cooling of engine oil and motors, and car driving in flooded roads and water wetting for the automotive industry to mixing and kneading for medicine and plastics. With an intuitive interface, an ultra-fast solver, and powerful visualization tools, Particleworks supports effective product development and design optimization. Its state-of-the-art and user-friendly capabilities have been highly praised around the world. Now Particleworks has been introduced to a wide range of industries in many countries around Asia, Europe, and America.
In recent years, CAE usage has been increasing rapidly for R&D and product design in various fields including automotive and heavy industries, and a great expectation is given to the fluid dynamics simulation with complicated free surface which is realized by Particleworks. By the collaboration with PERA Global, which has grown into one of the top CAE companies in China through CAE software sales and technical support/consulting, Prometech aims for global sales promotion, software enhancement and widening applications.
We opened the "Particleworks" website.
We will operate so that we can deliver the latest information to analysts interested in the motion of fluids and "Particleworks" users.
Prometech Simulation Conference 2017 Incorporating “GPU Computing Workshop for Advanced Manufacturing” and “NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute”
With the conference slogan “To the next action”, we will be introducing leading-edge simulation technologies towards a new era, artificial intelligence which is making tremendous progress recently, current hardware platform situation supporting those technologies, and our future vision. We greatly anticipate your attendance.
Date: September 9 (Fri), 2016 - 10:00 – 18:30 (Social party 18:30-)
Venue: Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower
Organized by Prometech Software
Co-hosting organizations: GDEP Solutions & KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING
Participation: Free to attend (required prior registration)
*Participation in GPU and NVIDIA session is charged.
Expected participation numbers: 900
-Invited Speaker: Mr.Kazuaki Miyamoto, VentureClef
-Keynote Speaker: Prof.Seiichi Koshizuka, The University of Tokyo
-Diamond Sponsor: NVIDIA
-Platinum Sponsor: HITACHI, Microsoft, FASOTEC, GDEP ADVANCE
-Gold Sponsor: RYOYO ELECTRO
-Silver Sponsors: Lenovo Japan, IBM, MSC Software, CYBERNET SYSTEMS, FunctionBay, ARK Information Systems, ASK, Research Institute of Systems Planning, Rescale, Networld, Digital Media Professional, AET, Penguin Computing, HP
-Advertisement sponsor: FUJITSU, Sycom, Softech, Scalable Systems, Research Institute for Computational Science, euglena