ENGYS is delighted to announce the release of ELEMENTS 3.5.2, an open-source based CFD software suite for vehicle design applications produced by Streamline Solutions LLC. This release also includes new versions of the add-on modules ELEMENTS-Adjoint and ELEMENTS-Coupled.
ELEMENTS combines two simulation environments in one package: a dedicated virtual wind tunnel wizard 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, etc). The default methodology and best practices for external vehicle aerodynamics provided with this version of 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 3.5.2 is mainly focused on bug fixes and code refinements to remove known issues found in the previous release 3.5.1. The fixes cover all aspects of the product, including the GUI, meshing, setup utilities,flow solvers and documentation. A complete list of changes and additions in this new version of ELEMENTS is provided as part of the Release Notes delivered with the software.
Additionally, ENGYS is also very excited to announce the start of the pre-release testing programme for ELEMENTS 4.0.0. The first release candidate of ELEMENTS 4.0.0 (RC1) and its associated add-ons are now available to all existing ELEMENTS customers. New release candidates will be provided every 1 or 2 weeks until the final official release scheduled at the end of Q1 2023. All ELEMENTS customers are encouraged to try 4.0.0 and send their feedback.
If you are not a user of ELEMENTS already, check out the ELEMENTS product page to learn more about our software or contact ENGYS to schedule a live demonstration and learn how several automotive OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and F1 teams are already benefiting from using our products.
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 service the vehicle design software market, covering automotive, motorsports, commercial and military applications. The company develops and markets the software ELEMENTS, a CFD analysis and vehicle design optimisation suite powered by open-source solver technologies developed by ENGYS as part of its CFD software HELYX. 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.