ENGYS is pleased to announce the release of ELEMENTS v2.5.1, an open-source based CFD software suite for vehicle design applications produced by Streamline Solutions.
The product combines two simulation environments in one package: a dedicated virtual wind tunnel interface for modelling external vehicle aerodynamics, and a general purpose CFD interface for solving other vehicle design applications (e.g. UHMT, HVAC, in-cabin flows, aeroacoustics, soiling, etc). The automated methodology for external vehicle aerodynamics provided with ELEMENTS have been widely tested and validated to conform to the latest regulations on alternative drag prediction methods proposed as part of the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
ELEMENTS v2.5.1 is a maintenance release with several refinements to remove known issues found in v2.5.0. Additionally, the following new features and enhancement have been added in this new version for the benefit of all our users:
- New default DES solver settings for increased drag prediction accuracy in external aerodynamics simulations.
- New default best practices for external aerodynamics simulations of tractor trailer type vehicles.
- New system variables added to the ELEMENTS configuration files for yaw angle parametric studies.
- Updated ELEMENTS-Adjoint add-on solver module for shape and topology optimisation.
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.