Simulation for Design Decisions: Driving Knowledge Reuse with Abstract Modeling from Simmetrix (EX)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) knowledge reuse requires an abstract analysis model; a single representation that can be tied to multiple design iterations. The information remains independent from the actual geometry of the part, and the particular solver to be used. With Simmetrix, the analysis abstract model controls and guides direct access to the CAD geometry to create a simulation model instance. Simmetrix tools then automatically generate the mesh and run-ready data to create the execution layer. Visteon, John Deere, and Whirlpool have all implemented a range of very different programs based upon abstract models in Computational Fluid Dynamics to realize major benefits.
Keywords: Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, abstract models for analysis, knowledge reuse, simulation, in-process CFD, knowledge templates, idealization, CAE data model, knowledge schema, Visteon, John Deere, Whirlpool