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OMAE 2012 -83472: Offshore Platform FSI Simulation
Wave Barrier VOF Video
A short 20 second video showing the fluid response from an impacting wave onto a protective barrier structure.
CD-adapco receives a top award at Solid State Electrochemistry Workshop 2013. New York and London. August 13, 2013 CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, announced today that their work studying the electrochemistry of a resolve porous electrode within a lithium ion battery received a top award at this year’s Solid State Electrochemistry Workshop 2013 held at Heidelberg University. The workshop addresses, in a synergistic manner, mathematical modeling and numerical methods in electrochemical systems as well as latest advances in...
I wanted to take a moment and shine the spotlight on our coupled density-based solver. I must admit, I am perhaps a bit of a biased writer because after all, I have spent most of my career in industry analyzing and optimizing aircraft performance in flight regimes where the need for accurate shock capturing was part of daily life. Coupled solvers with a density-based approach have a proven track record for delivering robust solutions for these types of applications so it should come as no surprise that these numerical methods continue to spark my interest. If you haven’t been performing your...
A major automotive supplier was investigating new concepts for a structural system. In order to more thoroughly explore the concept and shorten the design cycle time, an automated multi-objective Pareto optimization study was performed. The goals of this study were to find the trade-offs between minimizing mass and cost, satisfy regulatory requirements for rear crash events, and meet targets on the natural frequencies of the system. A total of 11 design variables were used, which included shape, material and gauge thickness variables.
Does it matter which optimization technology an engineering team chooses? We think that the answer is unequivocally: yes! All optimization algorithms are not created equal. Many work well only on certain types of problems, and some are very inefficient at finding optimal solutions. The difference between a robust, efficient algorithm and an inferior one can be substantial in terms of real measures such as product cost, mass, and performance. This is paticularly important when optimizing CAE solutions such as CFD and Crash, for which the cost of individual function evaluations is computationally expensive.
Established simulation models for Li-ion batteries are formulated in 0D or 1D (Dualfoil), and rely on assumptions, e.g. well defined particle shapes and absence of diffusion between such particles. Fitted solid conductivities have to be applied to match experiments. The 3D Micro-Structural Electrochemistry model implemented in STAR-CCM+ extends the well known Dualfoil model to 3D, in order to be able to accuratelypredict spatial phenomena.

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