ELEMENTS v2.2.0 is supported in both Linux and Windows platforms and incorporates over 100 new features, improvements and bug fixes with respect to the previous release v2.1.0. The software also includes a new version of the open-source CFD simulation engine HELYX-Core (v2.2-2.5) developed and maintained by ENGYS based on the OpenFOAM® libraries.
An exciting new feature in this release is the ELEMENTS-Adjoint add-on module. This add-on provides access to a unique continuous-adjoint CFD solver for topology and shape optimisation developed by ENGYS based on the extensive theoretical work of Dr. Carsten Othmer of Volkswagen AG, Corporate Research. The technology has been extensively proven and validated through productive use in real-life design applications over the last 7 years, including: vehicle external aerodynamics, in-cylinder flows, HVAC ducts, turbomachinery components, battery cooling channels, among others. ELEMENTS-Adjoint is particularly suitable for high-accuracy external aerodynamics calculations of drag sensitivities thanks to an advanced formulation for handling DES type transient flows solutions. All Adjoint related features are fully supported in the GUI for complete ease-of-use.
Other enhancements delivered with this new version of ELEMENTS include, but are not limited to:
- Improved DES solver robustness with advanced velocity filters
- Improved simulation best practices for external aerodynamics of SUV, squareback and stock vehicle types
- New import functions for OBJ, STEP and IGES geometry data
- New inlet turbulent atmospheric boundary condition
- Improved features for data visualisation and post-processing
- Up-to-date documentation, all accessible via the Help menu in the GUI
The latest installation files for both Linux and Windows are now available for download to all ELEMENTS customers from our Customer Portal at /clients.
About Streamline Solutions:
Streamline Solutions LLC, a joint venture formed between ENGYS and Auto Research Center, was founded in the USA in early 2012 to serve the vehicle design software market, covering automotive, motorsports, commercial and military applications. The company develops and promote the software suite ELEMENTS, a CAE platform for CFD analysis and vehicle design optimisation powered by open-source technologies. Streamline Solutions combines ENGYS’ leading-edge software development and support, a long and reputable participation in the open-source software business, with ARC’s proven vehicle design expertise and world leading wind tunnel and experimental facilities for validation purposes.