Introducing Particleworks for ANSYS

Particleworks, a meshfree CFD software for liquid flow simulation, can simulate a variety of physical applications including engine oil sloshing, lubrication, motor cooling, water splashing around car, mixing and kneading for medicine, materials and foods, debris flow, and weather phenomena such as flooding and Tsunamis. Particleworks has been introduced into a wide array of industries around the world.

Particleworks for ANSYS is an interface allowing users to couple liquid simulations involving very dynamic free surface flows and the existing simulation fields in ANSYS. Particleworks, now embedded in the ANSYS Workbench, will make it possible for designers to simulate complicated multiphysics behaviors including liquid-structure, liquid-thermal, and liquid-gas flow. These tasks have been difficult to analyze and by coupling with ANSYS simulation capabilities are now possible. Particleworks for ANSYS expands the scope of realistic phenomena which can be simulated quickly enough to influence design decisions.

Simulation flow from Particleworks to ANSYS

Step 1: CFD calculation by Particleworks

Step 2: HTC mapping in Particleworks

Step 3: Imported HTC in ANSYS Mechanical

Step 4: Mesh generation

Step 5: Total heat flux and temperature

 

No Meshing Needed

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

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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