SimScale CAE Forum

Welcome! - Introduce yourself :)

Hallo. I am working at Vaxholm Komposit as a engineer and designer of sailing multihulls and high speed powerboats. I am working in Rhino and Orca3D. I am looking for a CFD tool to investigate different hull shapes for slender multihulls and fast planing hulls for powerboats (100+knots).
Orca3d have a CFD option based on Simerics CDF tool. It is adjusted for Marin purpose and does not require advaced skills in CFD. The problem is that I dont design boats on a regular basis therfore it is quit expencive to use Orca CFD.
The benefit with Simscale is the possibility to start simulating in the public forum and the go to the proffesional version for comersial projects. My consern is that I cant find any tutorials or webinars for Marin projects in two mediums with a free surface. I am also conserned about the quality of the public prodjects, are the published simulations quality checked?
Best regards Stefan Törnblom.

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Hi @torna and thanks for your introduction!

Interesting applications you are working on! Not every public project is checked from the staff but you can be sure that all projects that are documented (which is in some sense a quality proof from the staff - you also have to look who created the project) are good to use and some of them are also validated.

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me via dm or email at jmurad@simscale.com - stay safe and happy SimScaling!

Jousef

Hi Pawel,
My name is Richard and I am very new to CFD, but have been doing physical modeling using fluid dynamic modeling. I also apply my physical modeling to the steel manufacturing industry. I have an extensive background in testing, simulating actual air movement within a steel meltshop. I am looking to apply my knowledge to simple CFD simulations of conditions.

thanks for your time,
richard

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Welcome to our platform Richard!

Feel free to get in touch with the @power_users or me if you need anything specific!

Enjoy your stay and happy SimScaling!

Jousef

Hi Anna and members of the community,

i just got started in 3d printing and am navigate the warters of it.

cheers.

Dan

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Hi Dan and a warm welcome to our SimScale community! AAEAAQAAAAAAAAO1AAAAJGRhNTc1ZWI0LTU0NjAtNDlhYS1iMjQzLWEzZDEyMjcwNGVhNQ

To get started please have a look at the following resources:


We have material from an old 3D printing workshop, the principles are the same but the material is a “bit” outdated :slight_smile: https://www.simscale.com/forum/c/workshops-webinars/3d-printer-workshop/29 - feel free to reach out if you have any questions about that!


Happy SimScaling!

Jousef

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Hello.

My name is Rob and I’m interested in simulating some ideas I have involving the Magnus and Coanda effects. I am also interested in concepts related to hovercraft technology. I’m very new to CFD so it will take me awhile to know what I’m doing. Thanks for making Simscale available for community users!

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Hello @Robert01,

welcome, good to have you here! :slight_smile:
Fortunately, there are vast amount of resources online. Based on your preferred learning style, you can start by the tutorials under the “Help” menu, the Youtube channel of Simscale, or by tweaking public projects and see how they are set,
Enjoy your time learning CFD, and feel free to ask your questions via the forum!

Best regards,
Jani

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Hello,

I am a mechanical engineer from Lebanon. I am interested in the assessment of thermal comfort in auditoriums and lecture rooms and that what brought me to Simscale. I am currently working on a small auditorium in Lebanon. I run the simulation but its giving me errors. I hope that I can find some assistance in the forum to solve this problem.
I have done 6 runs but the error persists; Gauge pressure field started diverging. Please check the mesh quality near the reported location and try refining the mesh. If the problem occured near a boundary, please check the boundary conditions.
I appreciate your technical support.

Best Regards,

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Hey @karimdib and welcome to our SimScale forum!

As for your problem I would advise you to post your project along with a project link in the #project-support section of the forum! Thanks a lot and enjoy your stay here!

Jousef

I’m Tony from Ireland. I’m an engineering consultant with 35 years of product and process engineering and other adventures behind me. For CAD work I use PTC’s Creo, and in the past I did a great deal of structural analysis with Creo Simulate, a very wieldy P-element code. I do a bit of multiphysics work also with COMSOL, but the cumulative and rising cost of what are pretty mature codes, and our occasional pattern of use, is a problem for our little business. We are looking at Fusion 360.
I have occasional need for structural nonlinear analysis and its time to look for something new. I hope Simscale can do that, though I have some concerns about productivity issues with nonlinear contacting multi-part assemblies, based on what I’ve seen. The CFD (OpenFOAM-based) end of things looks a bit friendlier than COMSOL so we shall see.
I mostly do medical device and precision optics work but am pretty flexible. In my own time, I like working on flexure-based mechanisms, thermo-fluidic and optical instruments, and performing patent landscaping studies. I have a large but buggy delta 3D printer and lots of astronomical telescopes to keep me amused.

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Welcome to our forum @tonyowens_uk!

Seems like you have used a good amount of tools so far! :wink: If you need anything from my side, feel free to contact me either here in the forum or via email (jmurad@simscale.com) - happy to help you out!

All the best!

Jousef

Hi,
My name is Steven and I am a hobbyist electronics engineer teaching myself FEA. Wish me luck. :sweat_smile:

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Welcome Steven :slight_smile:

Feel free to open a new topic in the forum in case you have questions, we are jumping in as soon as possible!

All the best!

Jousef

Hello: I’m exploring SimScale for the first time.
David - Victoria BC CAN

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Hello David,

nice to have you here! :slight_smile:

Best regards,
Janos

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Hello everyone :grinning:,

I have been using simscale for over a year now, I am from Pennsylvania USA. I have been using it for the CFD aspects mostly, but in my free time I hope to learn more about FEA and be able to use it for personal projects.

Best,
Jake

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Welcome on board Jake aka. PowerUser-to-be :wink:

Cheers mate!

Jousef

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Hello there,
Im Caner. Just realised there is a website like this on youtub on one of your webinars. my field is cfd. (at least im trying for it :slight_smile: ) im openmind for any kind of suggestions for cfd.
kind regards,

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Welcome Caner! Feel free to have a look at the fluid dynamics tutorials then: https://www.simscale.com/docs/tutorials/
Cheers! :grin:

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