The scSTEAM Post-Processor is common for the suite of Cradle's CFD programs and is used to visualize the data calculated by the solver. The Post-processor is equipped with a multitude of display functions such as contour, vector and values at specific points. These basic functions along with other high-quality graphical output functions provide all the tools necessary to visualize and communicate CFD output.

Basic functions

Cradle's post-processor provides tools for overall visualization and tools for obtaining precise information required for product design.

Vector Contour Mesh
Iso-surface Streamline Variable graph

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Other functions

Cradle's post-processor uses a variety of additional functions to visualize the calculation results. These visualization functions are not only useful for CAE experts but also for third party observers. Use of the specialized functions provides additional numerical information beyond the basic functions.

Oil flow Texture mapping Lighting
Variable registration Comparative visualization Neutral file

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Animation is an ideal way to visualize flow. Cradle's post-processor can use automation to visualize both of steady-state and transient flows.

Marker particle with steady-state analysis Automatic translation of view point Transient analysis

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Post-processor functions

Coordinate specification Plane Parallel axis, arbitrary
Surface profile Surface
Pick Point coordinates
Value specification Arbitrary point, Direction vector
Drawing function Mesh Standard, Transparent, Block
Vector Standard, 3D, Cloud, Animation
Contour Paint, Line, Transparent
Isosurface Contour, Transparent
Streamline Line, Tube, Plane
Graph Location graph, time graph, average graph, Min/Max graph
Shape representation Neutral file, STL file
Expressive function Oil flow Object surface, Arbitrary cross section
Texture mapping  
Revolved Projection Meridian plane display
Reality Gradation, Luster, Water, Light (single click button)
Animation Anime vector Animation
Marker particle Turbulent diffusion. Number counting
Automatic translation of view point Camera location, Point of sight, Point specification of gaze, Walkthrough
Key frame in animation Video duration by setting Start time & End time
Cycle interpolation animation Display result files at the long time interval wth interpolation method
Accessory functions Copy function Mirror, Periodic
Function table Original variable creation and registration
Operation Scalar integration (flow rate), Vector integration (Presure)
Volume integration (computation of spatial average)
Unit System Selection and display of unit system
Tree control of drawing objects Search function
Image output BMP, JPG, PNG, CradleViewer
Animation output AVI
Image synthesis Composition of analysis result, text, and BMP
Results comparison Mesh-independent numerical comparison, Object for comparison
Projected area calculation Axis direction specification
External data import Composition and loading experimental data in CSV format
Parallel processing Local mode, Cluster mode
High-speed drawing function Display of large-scale field file (iFLD)
External program control VB Inteface
Mouse operation Compliance with CAD
CradleViewer License-free viewer Multi-file compatiblity
HeatPathView Thermal analysis viewer Temperature, Heat balance, Heat path

Red: New Functions of V10

Blue: Upgraded functions

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