Introducing Particleworks

Becuase Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis do not always require mesh creation

Particleworks is the leading software for simulating the movement of fluids. Our cutting-edge, particle-based simulator makes it easy to create and analyze 3D models in a variety of industrial contexts ‒ from oil sloshing and cooling 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 gives you all the tools you need to analyze motion in order to optimize your engineering process.

Modeling to Post-Processing in 4 Steps

 

No Meshing Needed

Particleworks lets you import files directly from CAD software, so you can avoid the expensive mesh generation needed for conventional CFD software.

Splash and Free-Surface Flow

Particleworks analyzes the motion of fluids by dividing them into sets of discrete elements or particles, which are allowed to move freely. This approach lets you simulate large deformation, coalescence and segmentation of fluid, and rapid change of flow ‒ without requiring any complicated preparation or meshing in advance.

Particleworks provides excellent performance in the simulation of moving boundary problems, which can be a time-consuming task with conventional methods. When dealing with complex structures such as gears and impellers, the software first translates these structures to polygon models, making it simple to apply detailed movement settings.

Based on Decades of Research

Particleworks utilizes the latest research by Dr . Seiichi Koshizuka of the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering, developer of the MPS method and founder of Prometech Software. Since 2009, it has offered engineers innovative solutions to a wide range of industrial problems. Today, Particleworks continues to gain new simulation capabilities through research conducted within companies and university laboratories across Japan.

Flexible Multi-Body Integration

Particleworks makes it easy to simulate interactions between fluids and powders, or between fluids and rigid bodies, with no complicated settings required. You can even carry out coupled simulations with Particleworks and third-party software, with no need for meshing.

Accelerated Simulation Supporting Today’s Latest Hardware

Particleworks makes the most of the latest hardware environments, supporting multithreading (OpenMP) and multiprocessing (MPI), in addition to SSE/AVX instructions on CPUs.

NVIDIA CUDA Support

Particleworks has been recognized by NVIDIA as a program that harnesses the power of NVIDIA’s CUDA, a GPU parallel-computing platform and application-programming model that offers overwhelming performance gains in parallel computing. Particleworks supports NVIDIA’s Pascal™ architecture, which can run up to three times faster than NVIDIA’s earlier Maxwell™ architecture. Leveraging the latest GPU technology, Version 6 runs significantly faster than earlier versions of Particleworks, enabling large-scale simulation with tens of millions of particles.

Enhanced Support for External Tools

Particleworks can now export result data to external tools such as NX Nastran, ANSYS and Abaqus. Time-series data regarding physical quantities on each particle can be exported to CSV file s, and then converted to various data formats such as NX Nastran PLOAD4.

Supports RecurDyn V9R1 (Multi-Body Dynamics Software)

RecurDyn has an interface for Particleworks specially designed for co-simulation of dynamics of rigid bodies and fluids. This interface allows you to simulate complicated fluid-solid interactions.

Exporting Heat Convection Coefficients

Using flow data of particles, Particleworks can now export heat convection coefficients, which can be applied to analyze the cooling of cylinder heads, motors, or sheet steel. This function uses the heat transfer coefficient to model the heat flux to the wall, and then it estimates the heat removal (heating) amount of the polygon wall surface. You can simulate cases where the temperature of the fluid is constant and a boundary layer exists. You can:

  • Simulate and analyze the cooling of engine oil by a piston
  • Simulate and analyze the cooling of steel
  • Calculate heat convection coefficients using velocities
  • Analyze oil flow with heat transfer

Improved Air Resistance

Version 6.1 also offers increased compatibility with external airflow-analysis programs, offering improved analysis of droplet behaviors such as mist and spray. You can:

  • Simulate gas-liquid separations for breather systems
  • Create simulations in which each particle represents a group of droplets
  • Calculate drag coefficients based on a wide variety of applications
  • Analyze filtered particles and pathlines
  • Predict oil-separation processes

Examples

 

From the CAE Knowledge Library:

Oil Splashing CFD Analysis at Comer Industries

This paper shows the results of the MPS method on a two speed reduction gear box, that is part of the rotor drive transmission change for a forage harvester machine.

  • Heavy Industry
  • Gear Box
  • ParticleWorks
  • Whitepaper
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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Corelation of Oil Accumulation on Surface of a Rotating Wheel

In 2015, Dana evaluated the ability of
Particleworks to predict the accumulation of oil on the surface of a rotating component within one of their axle assemblies.

  • Automotive
  • Powertrain
  • ParticleWorks
  • Recurydyn
  • Case Study
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Designing & analysing the cooling of a medium speed engine piston with MPS method

The method combines simple analytical formulas for calculating heat load of the piston, MPS-method of Particleworks software for simulating the cooling effect of oil and finite element analysis for calculating the piston temperature field.

  • Automotive
  • Powertrain
  • ParticleWorks
  • Whitepaper
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Honda Engine CFD Particle Method Analysis

This study focused on a particle method suited to the analysis of complex fluid phenomena such as free surfaces and liquid breakup and coalescence, and attempted to predict the oil separating behavior of the breather chamber with the Moving Particle Semi-implicit method.

  • Automotive
  • CFD Services
  • ParticleWorks
  • Case Study
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Thermal Optimisation of e-Drives Using Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) Method

A novel technique to model the temperature of windings in oil cooled e-machines has been developed. It aims to reduce the time taken to generate and solve thermal models by using a combination of particle based fluid modelling and steady state finite element (FE) thermal modelling.

  • Automotive
  • CFD Services
  • ParticleWorks
  • Case Study
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