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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