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8 SimScale Updates to Kick Off 2020 I Product Release

BlogAbout SimScale8 SimScale Updates to Kick Off 2020 I Product Release

A new year brings a new list of resolutions, new obstacles to overcome, and new goals to achieve. Here at SimScale, it’s no different. A new year brings new product features and updates aimed to help our professional users get even more out of our cloud-based platform. In this article, we will discuss the updates we’ve released so far in 2020.

Update 1: Weather Data Import

Last year, we rolled out a lot of improvements to our wind comfort analysis module. In 2020, our plan is to continue to invest in wind comfort analysis. Now at SimScale, wind data, provided by meteoblue, can be imported automatically. No longer do users need to gather and upload wind rose information manually, it is now possible with just the click of a mouse.

 

Update 2: 36 Wind Directions

Up until now, users were able to input wind data for up to 16 wind directions. For some wind comfort standards, a higher resolution is required. Due to this, SimScale now allows up to 36 wind directions to be evaluated simultaneously.

23 wind directions feature update
Created using Google Maps

Update 3: New Post-Processing Interface for PWC Result Data

As of January 2020, SimScale has released a completely reworked interface for statistical Pedestrian Wind Comfort data. What’s more, over the coming weeks, the post-processing interface for all other analysis types will also be updated step-by-step.

post processing interface update

Update 4: NEN 8100 Wind Standard Calculation

As an additional effort to invest in wind comfort analysis, the full calculation for the NEN 8100 wind comfort standard is now available to users. This allows the direct import of the data sets from the official NPR 6097 program to be computed and presented as NEN 8100 comfort and safety plots separately as per the standard.

nen 8100 product update

Update 5: Zoom to Mouse

When zooming in the post-processor, the zoom target is now defined by the mouse cursor position. With this update, the behavior in post-processing is aligned with the pre-processing viewer experience.

zoom to mouse

Update 6: Point Selection via Click on the Model

When having to define a rotation center point within the SimScale platform, so far the coordinates needed to be put in manually. This update allows the selection of a point via a click on the model. No more pesky coordinates! (However, the option still exists, if needed).

selection_tool_2

Update 7: Multiphase Numerics Improvements

For multiphase simulations, we have added the following updates:

  • Relaxation factor for U
  • Relaxation factor for p_rgh (pressure field)
  • Relaxation factor alpha (volume fraction)
  • Number of outer correctors to numerics settings

This enhancement will help simulations run and converge better than ever before, with additional iterations and increased accuracy!

Multi-Phase Numerics Improvements
You can now see the evolution of all the fluid variables along with the iterations of a multiphase simulation and have complete control of their convergence.

Update 8: Scientific Notation for Value Inputs

All numeric input fields across all settings panels now support scientific notation. A value can be input either in decimal or scientific form. With the update, default representation mode when a field is not focused on will be the scientific form.

Scientific Notation for Value Inputs

Stay tuned for more updates for 2020!

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