NUMECA Releases FINE/Turbo, FINE/Design3D, FINE/Agile v13.1 for CFD
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sep 18, 2018 - NUMECA is delighted to announce the official release of FINE/Turbo, FINE/Design3D and FINE/Agile version 13.1. FINE/Turbo is a flow integrated environment for rotating and non-rotating flow analysis in external and internal turbomachinery applications. FINE/Design3D is an integrated environment for the design and optimization of turbomachinery channels and blades whereas FINE/Agile is the product of a strong partnership between NUMECA Int and CONCEPTS NREC, bringing together the best-in-class preliminary turbomachinery design tools and the fastest and most accurate CFD suite as recognized by the worldwide turbomachinery community.
These releases come with documentation included in the software package, available in our customer area on www.numeca.com.
FINE/Agile, AutoBlade, AutoGrid5 and CFView are also available as stand-alone.
AutoGrid5: Reduction of the ZR effect default mesh size
The default mesh size of the ZR effect has been significantly reduced while keeping an accurate boundary layer, the requested expansion ratio, and an optimum cells quality. A new clustering type ZR Effect Boundary Layer is available in the ZR effect edit mode.
Reduction of 41% of the number of cells for the same accuracy
AutoGrid5: New gap topology
For turbomachinery blades thicker at the trailing edge than the leading edge, AutoGrid5 now proposes a new gap topology that allows arbitrary numbers of points on both ends. With this new option, you will be able to accurately capture the flow in the wake, with a reduced number of points upstream of the blade.
FINE/Turbo: New turbulence quantities for inlet boundary conditions and initial solution
With FINE/Turbo 13.1, you can now specify the turbulence inlet boundary conditions and initial solution in terms of more convenient quantities such as turbulence intensity, turbulent viscosity ratio, hydraulic diameter and turbulence length scale.
New turbulent quantities for 2-equations turbulence model
FINE/Turbo: Multi-GPU compatibility
Multi-GPU architectures are becoming increasingly common at industrial sites and leadership scale super-computing centers. These systems achieve a high amount of FLOPS per node through the use of a single high-power, multicore CPU, paired with multiple GPU accelerators.
To answer the market’s need, NUMECA has extended his GPU acceleration capability to multiple GPU accelerators per node.
FINE/Design3D: Design Space Reduction BETA
The new method implemented in FINE/Design3D, reduces the dimension of the design space based on the Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The reduction of dimensionality has a small impact on the value of the optimization objectives, but the computational cost of the total optimization process can be significantly reduced.
The process is described below:
Using design space reduction before starting the optimization has saved more than 50% of the computational cost!
Fixes and improvements
- New Diagnostics & License Management functions
- Blocks conversion to right-handed after generation
- Python generation commands in real-batch
- Python command: ZR effect unmapped edges
- Python command: ZR effect auto blocking parameters
- Relax partial wake prolongation clustering in bypass configuration
- Improve GPU performance
- Upgrade of the real gas polynomial definition
- New outputs to the .mf file
- Interface and kernel adaptations for FINE/Marine
- Various Usability Improvements
- Upgrade of meanline tools to 8.6.7
- Upgrade of AxCent to 8.6.7
- General bug fixes and improvements (contact your support representative to get the full list of new features)
About NUMECA International
NUMECA International is a leading developer and provider of Grid Generation, Multi-physics – CFD software systems for analysis, design, and optimization of industrial products and processes, with an emphasis in the domains of turbomachinery, marine, aeronautics, aerospace, energy, chemical processes and multi-physics. NUMECA offers an extended suite of software systems covering a broad range of applications for both internal and external flows, including fluid-structure, fluid thermal, aero-acoustic interactions.
Driven by creativity, innovation & quality, we proudly turn our passion into innovative software toolsets that support the world’s leading industries. For more information, visit www.numeca.com.