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Preprocessor 

    scSTREAM HeatDesigner
Modeling CAD data Interface (import) Parasolid, STEP, STL, IGES, ACIS, CATIA V5, CATIA V4, Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/Engineer), SOLIDWORKS, NX, Solid Edge, Inventor, DXF (2D, 3D-face), VDAFS, XGL, IDF, Autodesk Revit, ARCHICAD, NASTRAN, SHAPE, 3DS, SketchUp, IFC, PRE, MDL, NFB, Gerber (RS-274D, RS-274X) Parasolid, STEP, STL, IGES, ACIS, CATIA V5, CATIA V4, Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/Engineer), SOLIDWORKS, NX, Solid Edge, Inventor, DXF (2D, 3D-face), VDAFS, XGL, IDF, MDL, NFB, Gerber (RS-274D, RS-274X)
CAD data Interface (export) Parasolid, STL, MDL, NFB Parasolid, STL, MDL, NFB
Primitives Cuboid, hexagon, cylinder, cone, sphere, revolved rectangle, point, panel (orthogonal, quadrilateral), 2.5D solid part, pipe components, fan (flat, axial, blower), electronics (chassis, thermal circuit model (two-resistor, Delphi, multi-resistor), fin, slits, Peltier device, heat pipes), air-conditioning appliances (4 way cassette, 2 way cassette, wall type, floor type, outdoor unit, anemostat, linear diffuser) Cuboid, hexagon, cylinder, cone, sphere, point, panel (orthogonal, quadrilateral), 2.5D solid part, pipe components, fan (flat, axial, blower), electronics (chassis, thermal circuit model (two-resistor, Delphi, multi-resistor), fin, slits, Peltier device, heat pipes)
Geometry modification Boolean operation (sum, subtract,multiply, divide), shape simplification (deformer, filling hole, projection deletion, R fillet deletion), copy, mirror copy, wrapping Boolean operation (sum, subtract,multiply, divide), shape simplification (deformer, filling hole, projection deletion, R fillet deletion), copy, mirror copy, wrapping
Registration of parts library
Mesh generation Tetrahedron (finite element model)  
Hexahedron (cylindrical coordinate system)  
Cuboid
Cut-cell  
Conditions Easy set-up through wizard
Preset default conditions
Unused dialogs hidden
Collective settings to undefined regions
Material property library (editable)
Laminated materials
Operation and control environment VB Interface
Selectable mouse operation modes
Mapping  

Solver

 
    scSTREAM HeatDesigner
Mesh Structured
mesh

(Cartesian or cylindrical coordinate)

(Cartesian coordinate)
Unstructured
mesh
(finite element model)  
Multiblock
Cut-cell  
Moving objects  
Numerical scheme Finite volume method
Pressure
correction
SIMPLEC, SIMPLE SIMPLEC
Convection
term accuracy
1st/3rd
(QUICK/WENO)

upwind scheme
1st/3rd
(QUICK/WENO)

upwind scheme
Matrix MICCG, ILUCR, ILUCGS, FMGCG, FMGCGS MICCG, ILUCR, ILUCGS, FMGCG, FMGCGS
Steady-state/transient calculation
Flow types Incompressible
fluid
Compressible
fluid
 
Non-Newtonian
fluid
 
Buoyancy
(Boussinesq
approximation)
Multiple fluids  
Gas mixing  
Foaming resin
model
 
Turbulence models   Standard k-ε model, RNG k-ε model, MP k-ε model, AKN linear low-Reynolds-number model, non-linear low-Reynolds-number model, Improved LK k-ε model, two-equation heat transfer (NK) model (high Reynolds number), two-equation heat transfer (AKN) model (linear low-Reynolds-number), LES (Smagorinsky, Dynamic Smagorinsky, WALE, mixed-time scale) Standard k-ε model, AKN linear low-Reynolds-number model
Thermal
analysis
Heat conduction (fluid/solid)
Convective heat transfer
Heat radiation (view factor method)
Heat radiation (flux method)  
Heat conduction panel
Solar radiation
(direct / sky solar radiation / reflection)
 
Lamp  
Joule heat  
Mean radiation temperature calculation  
Diffusion
analysis
Diffusivity  
Sedimentation rate  
SORET effect  
Index for ventilation effciency Age of air, life expectancy of air, inlet contribution rate  
Thermal control model PMV/SET*  
Illumination analysis Solar radiation / lamp  
Humidity/dew condensation analysis Relative humidity / absolute humidity  
Dew condensation  
Humidity transfer in solid  
Reaction analysis Chemical reaction  
Combustion
● Eddy-dissipation model, PDF (Probability Density Function) method
 
Particle analysis Marker particles  
Mass particles  
Reactant particles  
Charged particles  
Spray model  
Transforming dew condensation  
Transforming fluid/volume rate
(MARS method)
 
Multiphase flow analysis Free surface
(VOF method, MARS method)
 
Solidification / melting (VOF method, MARS method)  
Evaporation / condensation (MARS method)  
Current
analysis
Conductor current  
Conductor potential  
Braking effect of static magnetic field  
Electric field analysis Electrostatic field  
Thermal circuit model 2-resistor / multi-resistor / DELPHI model
Flow
conditions
Velocity
Power-law velocity  
Volume flow rate
Radial volume flow rate  
Pressure
(static pressure / total pressure)
Natural inflow / outflow
Air-conditioner model  
Fan model
Wave generation, wave dissipation ● (MARS method)  
Thermal conditions Fixed temperature
Amount of heat generation
Heat transfer coefficient
Contact heat transfer coefficient
Wall conditions No-slip (stationary wall)
Free-slip (symmetry wall)
Log-law condition
Power-low condition
Surface roughness
Pressure conditions Fixed pressure
Pressure loss
Porous media  
Source conditions Volume force/pressure loss
Heat source
Smoke source (diffusing materials)  
Turbulence generation  
Humidification  
Grass establishment  
User-defined conditions Variables table
Scripts (JavaScript)
User-defined function (compilation required)  
Calculation control environment Job management
Monitoring the calculation status
E-mail notification of the calculation
VB interface
Output post files   Software Cradle post files (FLD, iFLD) Software Cradle post files (FLD, iFLD)
Output for third party software   Abaqus, NASTRAN, I-DEAS, ANSYS, Femtet, ADVENTURECluster, JMAG-Designer, EMSolution, Optimus, Isight, modeFRONTIER Autodesk Revit, ARCHICAD, ThermoRender EnSight, FieldView Optimus, Isight, modeFRONTIER EnSight, FieldView

Postprocessor

    scSTREAM HeatDesigner
Drawing functions Mesh, vector, contour plots
Isosurface, streamline, pathline, volume rendering
Geometry display
(STL file, NFB file, Wavefront OBJ file)
2D graph
Mirror/Periodical copy
Vortex center
Drawing position / orientation Arbitrary plane, surface, entire volume, cylinder
Streamlines, isosurface
Pathlines
(only SC/Tetra and scFLOW)
Arbitrary scaling
Arbitrary pick
(scalar / vector value)
Special effects Oil flow
(scalar / vector value)
Texture mapping
(on plane / surface)
Lighting, luster, gradation
(on plane / surface)
Transparency, water-like expression, shadow (preset, arbitrary)
Animation Vector animation
Flow line animation
Cut-plane weeping
Marker particle
(turbulent diffusion effect)
Automatic translation of view point
(view / focus points can be set)
Key-frame animation
Animation interpolated between cycles
Analysis results Variable registration (function registration)
Integral (surface / volume)
(scalar / vector integration)
Comparison
(clipping function)
Projected area calculation
Automatic search of the local max / min positions
Import of CSV data
Automatic change of colorbar
(preset, arbitrary)
Data image output Microsoft BMP, JPG, PNG
(size, resolution adjustable)
CradleViewer
(support steady-state / transient animation, attach to Office applications)
AVI, WMV
VRML
Operation and control environment Selectable help function
OpenGL emulation
VB interface
Selectable mouse operation modes
Stereoscopic view (side-by-side)

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