Engine system analysis

  • 02-Feb-2015 02:59 EST
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Software Cradle Co. Ltd. has announced that its SC/Tetra Version 12, scheduled for release in June 2015, will introduce several new features including the coupling of SC/Tetra CFD software with Gamma Technologies’ GT-Power software for engine system simulation, allowing more accurate and detailed calculations for enhanced analysis and development. A GT-Power 1D simulation of the intake manifold could be replaced, for example, by an SC/Tetra 3D model, including compressible flow and mixing gas analysis. This is particularly important for an EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) simulation, according to Software Cradle, where a feedback is needed from the exhaust to the intake manifold. Performing the entire simulation in 3D is too expensive, while a 1D simulation cannot fully resolve the effects of 3D phenomena in the manifold. The coupling is set up using extensions to the standard, user-friendly SC/Tetra Condition Wizard, which lets the engineer systematically define the relationships between inflow/outflow conditions and chemical species in the two software packages. SC/Tetra can be employed for the design and analysis of engine systems, aerodynamics, climate control, acoustics, and numerous other automotive applications.

For more information, visit Booth 400 at SAE 2015 World Congress.

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