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Preprocessor 

    SC/Tetra scFLOW
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(3D-face), VDAFS, Abaqus, NASTRAN, I-DEAS, Design Space, Plot3D, CGNS Parasolid, STEP, STL, IGES, ACIS, CATIA V5, CATIA V4, Creo Elements/Pro(Pro/Engineer), SOLIDWORKS, NX, Solid Edge, Inventor, DXF(3D-face), VDAFS, NASTRAN, MDL
CAD data Interface (export) STL, NASTRAN, CGNS, Parasolid, MDL Parasolid, MDL
Primitives Cuboid, cylinder, sphere, rectangle (panel) Cuboid, cylinder, sphere
Geometry modification Data cleaning, editing solid, editing sheet, cross-section and extraction, coordinate conversion, turbomachinery (single-pitch extraction), wrapping Data cleaning, editing solid, editing sheet, cross-section and extraction, coordinate conversion, wrappingg
Mesh generation Tetrahedron  
Pentahedron (prism, pyramid)  
Hexahedron (manual setting)  
Cuboid (when internal hexahedron elements are used) (when internal hexahedron elements are used)
Polygon (polyhedron)  
Conditions Easy set-up through wizard
Unused dialogs hidden
Collective settings to undefined regions
Material property library (editable)
Laminated materials
Operation and control environment VB Interface
Selectable mouse operation modes
Laminated materials (laminated panel)  

Solver

 
    SC/Tetra scFLOW
Mesh Unstructured mesh
Overset mesh
Mesh adaptation
Discontinuous mesh interface
ALE (rotation, translation, stretch)
Dynamical moving element (rotation only)
Mixing plane  
Shape optimization (Adjoint)  
Numerical scheme Finite volume method
Pressure correction SIMPLEC, SIMPLE, revised SIMPLEC SIMPLEC, SIMPLE, PISO
Convection term accuracy 1st/2nd order (MUSCL/QUICK) upwind scheme 2nd-order central difference (LES) 1st/2nd order (MUSCL/QUICK) upwind scheme 2nd-order central difference (LES)
Matrix MILUCG-STAB, AMG, AMGCG-STAB, CGCCG-STAB MILUCG-STAB, AMGCG-STAB, CGCCG-STAB
Density based (approximate Riemannian solution, Rotated-RHLL, Roe, HLL)  
Steady-state / transient calculation
Flow types Incompressible fluid
Compressible
fluid
Non-Newtonian
fluid
Buoyancy (Boussinesq approximation)
Multiple fluids
Gas mixing
Turbulence models   Standard k-ε model, AKN linear low-Reynolds number k-ε model, GPC linear low-Reynolds number k-ε model, non-linear low-Reynolds number k-ε model, realizable k-ε model, SST k-ω model, MPAKN linear low-Reynolds number k-ε model, Spalart-Allmaras one equation model, LKE k-kL-ω three equation model, SST-SAS model, LES, DES, VLES Standard k-ε model, RNG k-ε model, MP k-ε model, AKN linear low-Reynolds number k-ε model, realizable k-ε model, SST k-ω model, MPAKN linear low-Reynolds number k-ε model, Spalart-Allmaras one equation model, SST-SAS model, LES
Thermal analysis Heat conduction (fluid/solid)
Convective heat transfer
Heat radiation (view factor method)
Heat radiation (flux method)
Heat conduction panel
Solar radiation  
Joule heat
Mean radiation temperature calculation
Diffusion
analysis
Diffusivity
SORET effect  
Index for ventilation effciency Passive scalar  
Thermal control model PMV/SET*  
Humidity / dew condensation analysis Relative humidity / absolute humidity
Dew condensation
Reaction analysis Chemical reaction
Combustion reaction Eddy-dissipation model  
Thermal CVD analysis  
Particle analysis Marker particles
Mass particles
Reactant particles  
Charged particles (user-defined function)  
Spray model  
Liquid film
Transforming dew condensation  
Transforming fluid / volume rate (VOF method) (VOF method)
Multiphase flow analysis Free surface (VOF method, transient) (VOF method, steady-state/transient)
Solidification / melting  
Evaporation / condensation (VOF method) (VOF method)
Cavitation model / erosion index
Dispersed multiphase flow  
Aerodynamic noise analysis Ffowcs Williams & Hawkings' equation  
Weak compressible flow model  
Sound source detection model  
Current analysis Conductor current
Conductor potential
Thermo-regulation model JOS, JOS-2  
Flow conditions Velocity
Volume flow rate
Mass flow rate
Pressure (static pressure / total pressure)
Natural inflow / outflow
Fan model
Wave generation, wave dissipation (VOF method) (VOF 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
Low-Re-number adaptive wall function
Surface roughness
Pressure conditions Fixed pressure
Pressure loss
Porous media
Source conditions Volume force/pressure loss
Heat generation
Smoke source (diffusing materials)
Turbulence generation
Solid shear heating  
Propeller model (infinitely bladed propeller theory)  
Virtual blade model  
User-defined conditions Variables table / functions
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 (FPH)
Output for third party software   Abaqus, NASTRAN, I-DEAS, ANSYS, Femtet, ADVENTURECluster, JMAG-Designer, EMSolution, Optimus, Isight, modeFRONTIER, LMS Virtual.Lab, ACTRAN, FlowNoise, GT-SUITE, KULI, Flowmaster, LOGE, EnSight, FieldView, AVS Abaqus, NASTRAN, I-DEAS, ANSYS, Femtet, JMAG-Designer, EMSolution

Postprocessor

    SC/Tetra scFLOW
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
Arbitrary scaling
Arbitrary pick ● (scalar / vector value)
Special effects Oil flow ● (on plane / surface)
Texture mapping ● (on plane / surface)
Lighting, luster, gradation ● (preset, arbitrary)
Transparency, water-like expression, shadow
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

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