VECTIS

VECTIS

VECTIS

VECTIS is a 3D fluid dynamics program that has been developed specifically to address fluid flow simulations in the vehicle and engine industries. VECTIS is developed around a completely automatic mesh generator, providing a rapid turnaround time for CFD analyses. The fully automatic mesh generator, unique to VECTIS, provides a distinct advantage over most other commercial CFD tools; in that it ensures CFD is an integral part of modern engineering development programs.

Key features

  • Fully automatic mesh generator capable of 500,000 cells/hr
  • Boolean operations for automatic joining, intersection or subtraction of different geometric entities
  • Geometry wrapper for fast repair of poor quality input data
  • Easy to use/flexible mesh motion definition
  • Intuitive and easy to use GUIs
  • Appropriate sub-models for automotive applications
  • Advanced fuel spray and combustion models
  • Internal/external injector flow coupling
  • Fan model for radial and axial fans of varying complexity
  • Steady state or transient solver
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Boiling and cavitation models
  • Extensive radiation capabilities
  • Direct link to WAVE for time-step integration (co-simulation)
  • Animation of results, plus export of pictures and movies for external use
  • EnSight translator to allow for the viewing of VECTIS results within CEI’s EnSight package

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