Engys Unveils ELEMENTS v3.3.0

Latest offering features advanced open-source CFD for automotive design.

Latest offering features advanced open-source CFD for automotive design.

Elements 3.3 is an open-source based CFD software suite for vehicle design applications produced by Streamline Solutions LLC. Image courtesy of ENGYS.


ENGYS has released ELEMENTS 3.3.0, an open-source based CFD software suite for vehicle design applications produced by Streamline Solutions LLC. This release also includes new versions of the add-on modules ELEMENTS-Adjoint and ELEMENTS-Coupled.

ELEMENTS 3.3.0 offers a range of extended capabilities and several refinements to remove known issues found in its previous release 3.2.1. Some of the new features added in this version include:

  • Aero: Added support for fully automated Generalised Reference Frame (GRF) approach for modeling rotating grooved tyres (both in graphical user interface and template files).
  • Aero: Refactoring of report batch execution tool with improved memory handling.
  • Aero: Enhanced report layout, including new table format, improved image quality and document bookmarks.
  • Aero: New drag and lift development charts added to automatic report tool.
  • Mesh: New Hybrid algorithm with improved near-wall layer mesh generation capabilities. 
  • Setup: New interface for Generalised Internal Boundaries (GIB), including support for multiple GIB dynamic mesh motion models. 
  • Setup: Improved Thermal Comfort tool with new human thermal comfort metrics based on ANSI-ASHRAE-55:2017, ISO 7730:2005, ISO 7933:2004 and UTCI. 
  • View: New Runtime Visualisation option to save images during solution runtime based on an existing View Scene. 
  • View: New objects for visualisation and improved usability (e.g. Threshold, etc.). 
  • ELEMENTS-Coupled: Extended GUI support for new pressure-based, block-coupled, incompressible flow solver. 
  • ELEMENTS-Coupled: Extended GUI support for new density-based, block-coupled, compressible flow solver (subsonic, transonic and supersonic flow regimes).
  • General: New STL reader for faster geometry loading when used in combination with OpenGL rendering back-end on local machines.
  • General: New high-performance OpenGL rendering back-end rendering and refactoring of software parallel rendering.
  • General: New selective case loading. User can decide to load at startup any combination of the following: Surface/Volume Mesh (inc. Zones) and/or Geometry.
  • General: New interface for Slurm batch scheduling system. General: New built-in MPI v4 options for faster solution turnaround times.

To get started, log in to the ENGYS Customer Portal and proceed to the Downloads section to retrieve the latest installation files for Linux  and Windows. A complete list of changes and additions in this new version of ELEMENTS is provided as part of the Release Notes delivered with the software.

If you are not  a user of ELEMENTS already, please contact ENGYS to schedule a live demonstration and learn how several automotive OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and F1 teams are already benefiting from using our products. You can also join our upcoming webinar Scalable and Accurate Automotive Simulation with ELEMENTS on November 19, 2020 (10 a.m. CST). 

Streamline Solutions LLC, a joint venture formed between ENGYS and Auto Research Center, was founded in the USA in early 2012 to serve the vehicle design software market, covering automotive, motorsports, commercial and military applications. The company develops and market the software ELEMENTS, a CFD analysis and vehicle design optimisation suite powered by open-source technologies developed by ENGYS. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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