14 Oct 2013
October 14, 2013

Autumn Newsletter 2013

Things have been busy at TotalSim so we thought we should update you on all the bits we’ve been working on.

What we’ve been working on:

OpenFOAM** 2.2

We’ve been working behind the scenes towards a new code release based around OpenFOAM 2.2.1.  Most of these things will not affect the core process but there are some positive things that you will notice.  We’re working on runtime selectable libraries which should make solver changes more straight forward.

HD and improved LIC images.

HD and improved LIC images.

HD Images and Paraview 4.

Another change that will be included in V2.2.X will be the transfer to Paraview 4.  Again these changes will mostly be behind the scenes but there are a few options you may be interested in.  The first is an improvement to ‘LIC’ plots.  Paraview 4 gives us plenty more options to allow us to make this type of plot much nicer, see what you think…

2.2 will also include optional HD images due to popular demand!

Moving Mesh

We’ve had quite a few consultancy projects recently which have required moving mesh simulations.  As a result we are getting to grips with solvers that can work with both rotating and sliding meshes.  Although they are not quite ready for the general release if you have a desire for this type of methodology we should be able to help.

Unsteady Atmospheric Boundary Layers

Development has also been done on the development of an unsteady boundary condition to help simulate atmospheric boundary layers. This is particular relevant for both environmental and marine applications.  Let us know if you want to know more.

Acoustic Modelling in OpenFoam®

Acoustic Modelling in OpenFoam®

Noise Modelling

As mentioned in previous posts, TotalSim now have a methodology for noise modelling.  This is being used by some of our support customers already so if you want to predict sound pressure levels then we can help.

Thermal Modelling

Again due to consultancy requirements we have also developed our ability to work on thermal problems.  This includes both heat transfer and conjugate heat transfer simulation. Some aspects of this will be released soon.

Whats next?

Our next big push is to test and roll out TotalSim’s code release based around OpenFOAM 2.2.  We’re hoping to have that released by the end of the year once testing and a full back to back has been carried out to ensure everything is as it should be.

TotalSim News

New arrivals

TotalSim have been recruiting quite heavily  this summer.  We’ve had 4 new arrivals already and are expecting 2 more to join the UK office in the next few weeks.  They have a range of backgrounds from Mathematics to Mechanical Engineering. The pick of the bunch is probably the return of Matt Layton.  He’s an aerodynamicist with many years of experience in F1.  He’s also experienced in code development so will be helping to provide some extra support behind the scenes in Brackley.

Other bits…


Round the Bend

Round the Bend

Image of the Week - Bentley GT3

Image of the Week – Bentley GT3

The secret squirel club

The Secret Squirrel Club








If you want to know any more about any of the items featured in this edition of the newsletter then please get in contact and we will be happy to help –  info@totalsim.co.uk
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