VECTIS is a fast and accurate 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tool to facilitate vehicle and engine development.
VECTIS solves the 3D form of the Navier-Stokes equations using the finite volume method. It simulates the transport of mass, momentum, energy and other physical phenomena.
How it works
The Phase 5 solver within the VECTIS toolchain is capable of simulating steady and unsteady incompressible and compressible laminar and turbulent flows. It also includes various sub-models making it suitable for simulating combustion, chemical reactions, sprays and two-phase flow; and moving boundary problems.
The Vsolve solver within the VECTIS-MAX toolchain uses state-of-the-art CFD algorithms extending the capabilities of VECTIS-MAX beyond VECTIS. It is an unstructured solver and therefore can accept any type of computational mesh. Additionally, Vsolve can solve implicitly across several fluid and solid domains at the same time making it ideal for advanced conjugate heat transfer (CHT) applications.
A new mesher (Vmesh) builds on the fully automated technology of the previous Cartesian mesher developed by Ricardo. Advanced data storage and sorting techniques make Vmesh faster than the previous Cartesian mesher. It produces locally refined Cartesian meshes and is capable of generating a polyhedral mesh from tetrahedral meshes created through third-party applications.