SimScale CAE Forum

Welcome! - Introduce yourself :)

Hey Mache!

Thrilled to have you on board :slight_smile: No worries, we are here to help in case you need anything.

Also do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubts or questions that you do not post publicly.

Happy SimScaling!

Jousef

Hello everyone, I am Suchinder “Paul” Singh Dhillon from the USA. First I see the community here is very diverse so I’ll start by saying don’t hate me for my president. I am evaluating SimScale as a startup where we will be using it specifically to model airflow in subsonic nozzles and collimators as well as some airfoil modeling. Our industry is crisis management and we are designing rapid identification and response scenarios and systems to mitigate some of the terrors of natural disasters before current technologies are getting their orders to react. As the CEO of our company, (and the only one with CFD experience, from the old days.) I would be interested to hear your stories about SimScale, For a startup is it a good tool? scalable? expandable? what are the pro’s and con’s you have experienced, and how do you feel about the support you receive from the company. I’d like to get as much feedback as possible before committing to spending any cash so please and thank you in advance.

Suchinder

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Hi Suchinder and a warm welcome to our SimScale community :slight_smile:

Well, obviously my opinion is biased as I work for SimScale but I would love to have a Google Hangout session with you to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of SimScale and see if SimScale is a fit for your project. Simply write me an email to jmurad@simscale.com and I will schedule an appointment accordingly.

Looking forward hearing from you!

Jousef

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Hi I’m George-Angelos Voudouris from Greece. Marine engineer at the profession and car enthusiast.
New to this stuff! Hope I don’t ask silly questions!
Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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Hey @gvoudouris!

Welcome to our forum and no worries about asking “silly” questions, I ask them all the time :wink:

All the best!

Jousef

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Hi, Erik 37 from Espoo Finland. I am design entrepreneur. Very interested in aerodynamics and cfd. So far I have spent only first hour with this and I am totally lost in it all. I have not yet found where I can see X, Y or Z plane even. Also I tried with stl file but maybe that was not best format to try. :slight_smile: Gotta look into more tutorials. Which is the best place to ask the most stupid questions? :smiley:

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Hey Erik, it’s nice to have you here!

At first it does feel a little bit overwhelming but it gets better as you get familiar with the concepts :smiley: .
The best way to start is definitely by checking out the step-by-step tutorials. You’ll find some simple simulations explained from start to finish.

If you run into issues, the best place to go is the main project support forum. There you will find some pointers. Reading forum posts definitely helps.
If you want to see different projects, head over to the public projects section.

PS: my go-to file extension is .step. Works out very well for me.

Cheers

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Thanks a lot, it seems I also screwed my username.:joy: It was going to be something entirely different, don’t know why it got removed.

Ok, I will check out those resources and also use step files. Thanks a lot!

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Hello! My name is Lilly and I am a Mechanical engineer from Greece.
Through my 3-year experience in Formula Student I developed a strong interest in CFD and Simscale seems to be a great option to deepen my knowledge and nurture new skills and experience on that domain.
It’s a pleasure to meet you!:slight_smile:

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A warm welcome to our community Lilly! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions about the platform in general or want to discuss anything in particular.

Happy to help you out!

Jousef

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Helo,
I am an Undergraduate from Department of Mechanical Engineering in Sri Lanka.
My Basic Goal in using SimScale is to develop Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations for a Formula Student Car for Formula Student Germany. There are modifications and Designing processes to be conducted in future in this prospect.
I am a Team Member of Aerodynamics section in Formula Team.

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That’s amazing @Upeka!

Feel free to look around and ask us in case you have any doubts or questions :slight_smile: We are in touch anyway as you are a sponsored team. Reaching out to you via mail as soon as possible!

All the best and stay safe!

Jousef

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:smiley: Hey guys,
I am Chiemela Victor Amaechi from Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, doing my PhD in Engineering and majoring in offshore mechanical engineering. My Bachelors degree and my Masters degree are both in CIvil Engineering and I have both experience in Industry and Academia. I am an Associate Lecturer as well as a PhD student with over 5 (five) years experience with FEA, CAE and CFD. I have used software like Solidworks, ABAQUS, Orcaflex, ANSYS AQWA, ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS CFX, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk CFD, Paraview, Tecplot… Due to the recent UK lockdown as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, I needed more resources to do some CFD analysis and came across Simscale as I was not at the university. I have enjoyed the Cloud-computing service and found them more detailed, fast and a different look at post-processing my results. My main research is on offshore structures, on the hydrodynamics and mechanics of deep water composite risers. I have vast knowledge in performing simulation on my models, as well as experiments using wave tanks, wind tunnels and material testing using Instron machines, etc. With Simscale, it was not difficult to understand, and it looks easy to grasp, getting access to workshops, resources and most importantly good support from the staff. The knowledge transfer network here is also very good and encouraging. I am happy that I found this and will be happy to collaborate with more people here.

Best regards,
DonVic

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Welcome on board DonVic! :wink:

That looks like a very nice portfolio right there! If you have any interest in using SimScale for your classes, feel free to get in touch with my via DM and I will get back to you as soon as possible! I am sure your students would love to get in touch with cloud-based simulation technology :slight_smile:

All the best and happy SimScaling!

Jousef

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Hi @jousefm, thank you for the welcome message. I am happy to be on board here. It has been an awesome few days on Simscale. I want to ask though, can it handle composite materials like material layups and orientations? Thanks.

¬DonVic

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Hi DonVic!

Not yet! :wink: You can vote for or add a feature request here: Feature Requests. Let me know if you have any further questions :slight_smile:

Stay safe and happy SimScaling!

Jousef

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Hi!

My name is Sophia and I’m looking forward to getting familiar with SimScale. I am a student working on building the first liquid-fueled rocket to be sent to space by an all-high-school team, an initiative called Project Caelus. I am trying SimScale out to simulate fluid flow through our rocket engine, specifically through our injector. I have tried other simulators before, but they weren’t as user-friendly as SimScale. I appreciate the forum and easy-to-follow tutorials!

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Yay! Nice to have you on board Sophia :slight_smile:

Sounds super interesting! You are not sponsored by SimScale yet, are you? If not, please send me an email to jmurad@simscale.com and I will send you all the sponsorship details :+1:

Looking forward working with you!

Jousef

@jousefm Thank you for the welcome on the Simscale Community here. With respect to your suggestion earlier, based on the Feature Request, I do have two (2) requests to have: Multiphase Modelling of offshore structures. This can include offshore platforms, marine risers, pipelaying modelling. :sunglasses: Also, there is also need for Composite Materials Modelling using Simscale. Such as the material layups and orientation of the materials.

I noticed it is missing and am interested in getting involved with that project here too, as I have also been experienced on that too. However, will be nice to include that in the Simscale Community. Thank you :smiley:

Regards,

DonVic

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Hello
I am a student pursuing masters in Architecture. Presently, I am working on Thesis which is basically reacting to the present COVID 19 situation- Future after CORONA. Since my approach is about drawing an intersection of health into urban planning, flow of air plays a major role. It would be really helpful to find a way to get wind analysis through your approach since I have no experience with coding.
Any suggestions would be of great help.
I have applied for academic plan. How long would it take to get the plan and does this plan work with my requirement. To my understanding pedestrian comfort and In-compressible (LBM) should do the trick.
A small bug report. When I choose to update to pro during selection of simulation it is not directing to a new page or reacting. How much would these plan cost ?

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