Next-Generation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) from SIMULIA
SIMULIA XFlow uses the breakthrough Lattice-Boltzmann approach to push the limits of CFD. It allows you to realistically simulate highly dynamic or turbulent systems and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) without traditional meshing. Advanced behaviors such as liquid surface tension and free body motion let you analyze everything from a boat riding the waves, to oil sloshing in a gearbox, to an aircraft executing flight maneuvers, and much more.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Fully Lagrangian Lattice-Boltzmann Solver
Compute a wide range of fluid flows without traditional meshing.
Solve XFlow simulations using anywhere from 8 to 512 CPU cores utilizing HPC or distributed computing.
Rigid Body Motion
Simulate fluid flow around controlled or free-moving solid objects such as valves, pistons, and marine vehicles.
Add conduction, convection, and radiation to the advanced physics already present in the XFlow solver.
Surface Tension Analysis
Accurately predict the shape of liquids in an air environment including waves, liquid droplets, and nozzle spray patterns.
Buoyancy Simulation (Boussinesq Approximation)
Simulate objects or gas bubbles floating in liquid environments.
Large Eddy Simulation
Directly simulate transient formation of turbulent eddies at smaller scales than traditional CFD.
Analyze highly dynamic gas flows at the sound barrier and beyond.
Predict and filter noise from high-frequency pressure waves.
Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI)
Couple XFlow with the explicit solver in SIMULIA Abaqus for true multiphysics analysis.
MORE THAN JUST A PROVIDER
Hawk Ridge Systems provides complete analysis services for SIMULIA XFlow, whether it’s a consulting job to test the capabilities of the software, or our Flight Plan implementation service that will have you setup and ready to run aerodynamic studies on the very first day.
IMPROVE PERFORMANCE THROUGH TAILORED LEARNING
On-demand training for SIMULIA XFlow will get you familiar with the software basics as soon as you’re ready, while our engineers can guide you through application-specific lessons such as moving geometry, acoustics, or multiphase flows.
TOP-RANKED SUPPORT, COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
Phone, email, and live chat assistance for SIMULIA XFlow is available from your trusted Hawk Ridge Systems Technical Support team. Have a CFD question beyond the scope of traditional technical support? We’ll take a deep dive with you during a custom Ask-an-Expert session.
Does SIMULIA XFlow simulate the Navier-Stokes Equations?
No. SIMULIA XFlow solves the Boltzmann equations for fluids, improving performance and removing traditional CFD requirements such as a continuous fluid medium.
How is SIMULIA XFlow accessed?
The SIMULIA XFlow desktop application can be installed locally on Windows and Linux environments. Alternatively, you can launch XFlow directly from the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
What kind of computing power does SIMULIA XFlow support?
The base license of XFlow supports solving on up to 8 CPUs; this can be expanded to HPC and distributed computing environments utilizing up to 512 cores.
Is SIMULIA XFlow recommended for electronics cooling analysis?
While SIMULIA XFlow can simulate heat transfer, specialized features for circuit boards and related components are not available. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation or SIMULIA CST Studio Suite would be recommended instead.
How does SIMULIA XFlow handle turbulent flow?
Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of individual turbulent vortices is enabled by a suite of models including Smagorinsky and Wall-Adapting Local Eddy (WALE).
Does SIMULIA XFlow support multiphysics applications?
Yes. SIMULIA XFlow natively supports rigid body motion of solid components, both free and enforced. Fluid-structure interaction for deformable geometry is possible via co-simulation with SIMULIA Abaqus.