XFlow CFD 2017x new release

XFlow – release 2017x available

High fidelity CFD based on Lattice-Boltzmann Method

Below you can find a summary of the new features available for XFLOW.

Co-simulations with Abaqus

XFlow and Abaqus co-simulations for advanced Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis:

  • Mutual exchange of information automatically performed by the Co-simulation Engine
  • The co-simulation interface region is a surface where the coupling acts.
  • XFlow treats the interface region as a solid moving boundary where the no-slip condition must be enforced
  • Abaqus requires the external fluid loads acting on the surface of the interface region

Direct support of CATIA parts

  • Integration of Spatial 3D library to support CATIA’s CATPart and CATProduct directly in XFlow
  • This Library allows also to support many other native CAD formats
  • Reduce requirements for CAD healing and defeaturing operations
  • A great step forward in reducing the CAD-to-CFD time

Multiphase Volume of Fluid (VoF) solver

  • New Volume of Fluid (VoF) multiphase solver to complement the already existing Particle-Based Tracking and Phase field multiphase solvers.
  • This VoF solver is more adapted to large scale multiphase applications such as:
    • Tank sloshing
    • Dam break

Animated geometry behavior for simplified FSI analysis

Simplified approach to FSI analysis where:

  • Solid deformation is defined by a sequence of geometries representing a predefined deformation
  • The geometry deformation animation drives the fluid flow simulation

New thermal boundary conditions

  • Temperature Jump boundary condition that can be applied through a surface or a volume
  • Convection Radiation boundary condition to apply a heat flux resultant from a surrounding
    temperature and a heat flux coefficient
  • Volume Heat Source boundary condition, available for porous volumes only, to model radiators and heat exchanger behavior


XFlow 2017x Brochure

XFlow 2017x Datasheet