Particleworks for Ansys is an interface between the liquid flow solver Particleworks and the Ansys suite of software.
The interface allows to integrate Particleworks in the Ansys Workbench, to build a multi physics simulation process and to easily transfer data between Particleworks and SpaceClaim , Fluent and Ansys Mechanical.
By linking SpaceClaim and Particleworks the user can share the geometry between different CAE models, so that the geometry preparation is done only once.
The interface from Particleworks to Ansys Mechanical allows to transfer pressure and Heat Transfer Coefficient maps from the liquid flow analysis to the thermal and stress analysis in Ansys both in steady and transient manner.
Moreover if the user wants to transfer an air flow field calculated by Ansys Fluent to Particleworks, this can be done in one click, both for a steady and for transient flow conditions. This is for example useful to transfer the aerodynamic field from Fluent to Particleworks to simulate the rain interacion with the car body, wipers, mirrors, …
Tank sloshing and stress analysis: in this example the sloshing results from Particleworks, transient pressure map on the vessel walls, is transferred to the mechanical model for a stress and deformation analysis
Pelton turbine flow and stress analysis: in this example the pressure distribution on a Pelton turbine bucket is calculated with Particleworks and mapped onto the mechanical model for a stress and deformation analysis
Oil jet and piston cooling: in this example the cooling oil jet on a piston is simulated with Particleworks, the steady or transient Heat Transfer Coefficient map on the gallery walls, is transferred to the mechanical model for a thermal simulation and predict the piston temperature
E-motor cooling: in this example the cooling oil flow in an e-motors is simulated by Particleworks. The HTC distribution is then transferred to Ansys for a thermal simulation and the prediction of temperature peaks and average values
Rain simulation: in this example the rain interaction with the car is simulated by Particleworks after importing the aerodynamic field from Fluent
Oil flow: in this example the oil level is lower than the gear. The oil flow is due to the air motion induced by the gear rotation.