BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sep 7, 2020 – NUMECA is delighted to announce the official release of FINE/Turbo, FINE/Design3D and FINE/Agile version 15.1. 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, 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.
Increased usability for an easier optimization workflow in FINE/Design3D and new wall distance computation algorithm in FINE/Turbo
FINE/Design3D – Increasing the usability for an easier optimization workflow
An additional step in the complete integration of Concepts NREC’s design system AxCent is the availability of AxCent output parameters. The geometric analysis of the turbomachinery, like the computation of curvature, area, and throat, is a response that can be studied or optimized in FINE/Design3D.
The layout of FINE/Design3D is also improved to better include design parameters in the project and define their bounds, with new filters and commands to handle projects with thousands of input variables.
New filters and quantities for a better integration with AxCent
To limit the user’s effort to set up an optimization project, the vast majority of the actions to set up a SCREENING computation are made available as Python commands: a macro can be automatically recorded and used to generate a similar “screening” computation from the GUI or from a command line.
FINE/Turbo: New wall distance computation algorithm
The distance to the nearest wall is necessary for most of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) turbulence models, but getting the distance field using brute-force or recursive methods can require substantial time. In this new release of FINE, a new method combines vector distance transform and wave-front propagation for a speedup between 1 and 2 orders of magnitude.
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