Altair nanoFluidX™

Particle-based Fluid Dynamics Simulation

How to Consider Water Wading and Water Management in Your Design

nanoFluidX’s intrinsic capabilities make it ideal for studying high-deformation free surface flows.

Use Cases

Solutions to Maximize Electric Motors Cooling and Maintain High Performance

Modern e-motors in the automotive industry require advanced lubrication and (spray) cooling mechanisms to maintain peak performance and ensure reliability. nanoFluidX and its SPH method handle such simulations with ease. Because of its multiphase capability, nanoFluidX captures critical windage effects and provides more accurate results.

Use Cases

Optimize Gearbox Oiling to Improving Efficiency and Reliability

nanoFluidX realistically simulates oil flow within various drivetrain components in automotive, aerospace and heavy industries (e.g. manual or automatic gearboxes, differentials, auxiliary aerospace gearboxes etc.).

Use Cases

ATCx CFD 2020 - Welcome & Introduction to Altair and the CFD Solutions

A welcome address to Altair's ATCx CFD virtual event hosted in 2020, presented by Andy Fine, VP CFD Solutions EMEA at Altair.

Presentations

CFD for Oiling and Thermal Management of Drivetrain Components

CFD for Oiling and Thermal Management of Drivetrain Components, presented by Dr. Miloš Stanić, Product Manager at Altair during the ATCx CFD 2020.

Presentations

ATCx CFD 2020 - Q&A with Torbjörn Larsson, Former Head of CFD for Ferrari F1

Recorded at the ATCx CFD 2020 virtual event, this is a Q&A with Torbjörn Larsson, Former Head of CFD for Ferrari F1. With previous roles at BMW F1, General Motors and Saab Military Aircraft, Torbjörn has 30 years of industrial experience in fluid mechanics and CFD. Listen to the questions our audience posed to Torbjörn in this 30 minute session.

Presentations

Faster Fluids and Thermal Exploration

Learn how Altair’s flexible and efficient CFD solvers pave the way for simulation-based design in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Presentations

Run Faster, Make Friends and Embrace the Power - HyperWorks Unlimited HPC Appliances

If you want to supercharge your throughput, spend your days making radical improvements and work confidently from an easy-to-use browser - have we got a show for you! Begin the journey to lead your people to triumph and glory as you learn about the joys of unlimited software, supercomputing hardware and a SysAdmin waiting to fulfill your every desire with HyperWorks Unlimited HPC Appliances.

Presentations

CFD Modeling and Visualization with HyperWorks CFD

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has long been regarded as an "expert" tool that requires specialized skill sets to apply properly.

Presentations

Altair for Fluids and Thermal Applications

From detailed component analysis to full systems performance, Altair provides a range of scalable solvers and robust pre- and post-processing software for CFD.

Brochures

Accelerate Decision Making with GPUs

Harnessing the computational capabilities of the graphics processing unit (GPU) is one of the cornerstones of Altair's mission to empower its customers. First and foremost, utilizing GPUs to accelerate numerical simulation delivers significant increases in speed and therefore, throughput. That means more opportunities to explore and fine-tune designs, faster decision-making based on more accurate results, and consequently the prospect of considerable reductions in time to market. In addition, creativity is enhanced, with more vivid, realistic and accurate rendering and visualization put within easier reach.

Product Overview Videos

Altair's Vision for Conceptual Design in Automotive

Imagine being able to bridge the gap between aerodynamics and the design studio to understand the performance of vehicle design ideas as early as the sketch pad, using the skills and resources you already have in-house. In this two-minute video Paul Steward discusses Altair’s vision for collaboration between the design studio and aerodynamics.

Videos

CFD Simulation for Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development

Gareth Lee, Senior CFD Specialist at Altair presents at the 2019 UK e-Mobility Seminar. How multiphase SPH can support cooling and lubrication system development. Improving powertrain efficiency and thermal management for better EV performance.

Presentations

Optimizing Powertrain Efficiency and Thermal Management for Improved Vehicle Performance and Energy Efficiency

This presentation focuses on presenting a synergy of different simulation methods and tools towards the accurate prediction of power losses, oil distribution and thermal effects focusing on an automotive and aerospace gearbox example. A number of different approaches are described, including CFD, gear design, bearing design and selection and oil selection, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and ensuring adequate lubrication of critical components and cooling of the powertrain components (e-motor and the associated gearbox)

ATC Presentations

Fallbrook Technologies

Traction-based, patented NuVinci® transmission is a continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology enabling performance and efficiency improvements for machines that use an engine, pump, motor, or geared transmission systems. Fallbrook Technologies has been working on improving oil flow inside the NuVinci products as it affects the transmission’s efficiency, durability, power, capacity, and cost. Altair worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure cloud services platform, to provide an integrated solution to Fallbrook including advanced GPU hardware, high-performance computing (HPC) and the nanoFluidX software through industry-leading workload management and job scheduler Altair PBS Professional™.

Customer Stories

Highly Optimized Passive Lubrication System for an EV Transmission

Presentation by Dr. Milos Stanic, nanoFluidX Product Manager at Altair.

Optimising the rotational losses of an EV transmission is essential to improve range. Whilst bearing and gear losses are well understood, the interaction between rotating components and transmission fluid rarely exploited other than reducing lubricant viscosity. Effective methods for modelling drag and fluid transfer around a transmission have not robustly existed previously.

Converting electrical power into mechanical power to drive a fluid pump is wasteful. However, in tightly packaged EV transmissions where thermal cooling is limited it is essential to manage the lubricant. A novel method for passively moving fluid around an EV transmission with low losses has been developed. The system uses existing components in the gearbox to move fluid in a controlled manner. The cost savings of using this technology can be used directly elsewhere to improve vehicle range.

In order to iterate through potential design solutions a suitable computer based modelling approach had to be developed. A new smoothed particle hydrodynamics approach was created to predict the fluid movement and the drag level on the remaining components. A correlation of this approach was carried out with real world testing to prove its validity.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Developing the Electric Drivetrain of Tomorrow - How Numerical Tools can Support Cooling and Lubrication System Development

We are right at the beginning of the new mobility era with deep impact on the architecture of cars. Hybridization and electrification are the dominating topics in the automobile industry and consequently the powertrain of cars comes into the focus. However, the development of smart and efficient drive assemblies is challenging due to different and increasing demands such as legal restrictions. Numerical simulations can provide profitable support in the development of such components, especially when they are adopted during the early stages of the design process.

ATC Presentations

The Three-Click Workflow of nanoFluidX, HyperMesh, and SimLab

The webinar will begin by presenting FluiDyna GmbH and by giving a short introduction to the nanoFluidX (nFX) code. After that the attendees will get a more detailed description of the work flow, emphasizing the ultra-simple pre-processing capabilities of the HyperMesh 14.0.110 and upcoming SimLab 14.2, which allow particle generation with literally three clicks per element. Some details about the solver will also be presented, particularly pointing out the speed up the customer potentially gains in turn-around time for oiling simulations by using nFX on GPU’s. We shall also present the new ParaView 5.0.1 with special SPH features, as well as FieldView version (which should show up by the webinar). Finally, summary and licensing details will be provided for nFX.

Webinars

Installation Guide: nanoFluidX 2.09

Brief installation instructions.

Technical Papers

Shifting Gears - GPU Particle Based Simulations for Gear-train and Powertrain Components

This webinar will focus on the work-flow of nanoFluidX, emphasizing the importance of oiling in modern gear-train and powertrain components, as well as potential financial and time savings associated with using nanoFluidX.

Webinars

CFD Oilsplash Simulation in Driveline CAE

A brief presentation on how GKN Driveline performs CFD Oilsplash Simulation using nanoFluidX.

Customer Stories, Presentations

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Churning Losses in Powertrain Components

A brief presentation on how Magna is predicting and improving powertrain efficiency with nanoFluidX.

Customer Stories, Presentations

Top Use Cases: nanoFluidX

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the CFD software, nanoFluidX.

Customer Stories

Altair nanoFluidX Datasheet

Altair nanoFluidX is a particle-based (SPH) fluid dynamics simulation tool to predict the flow in complex geometries with complex motion. It can be used to predict the oiling in powertrain systems with rotating shafts / gears and analyze forces and torques on individual components of the system. Utilizing the GPU technology empowers high-performance simulations of real geometries.

Datasheets

nanoFluidX Overview Presentation

Introductory presentation offering information about the particle-based CFD software from FluiDyna.

Presentations

Introduction to nanoFluidX by FluiDyna

nanoFluidX is a particle-based fluid dynamics simulation tool to predict the flow in complex geometries with complex motion.

Webinars

Complex 60 GPU CFD Simulations for Aerospace Gearboxes

Altair nanoFluidX - Complex GPU CFD Simulations for Aerospace Gearboxes

Presentations

e-Mobility Development Webinar Series

The electric mobility revolution is ready to go mainstream. OEMs, suppliers, and emerging vehicle manufacturers are investing billions to develop innovative electric vehicles and optimize development and production processes to deliver e-mobility to the masses. In these presentations, learn how Altair works with the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers to accelerate product development, enhance energy efficiency, and optimize integrated system performance.

Webinars

A CAE based approach for SnR Detection and Prevention

This webinar provides an overview of a typical CAE based approach for SnR detection and prevention and demonstrates how this is achieved through a Risk and Root Cause analysis in Altair Squeak and Rattle Director. We will also discuss how to increase the complexity and fidelity of the model with the progression of development, and the importance of exploring multiple loading scenarios. Throughout the entire process, structural optimization is there as a helpful tool to find solutions to the problems we encounter on the way or even prevent them from the start.

Webinars

SnR Prevention Start at Concept and Design Phase

If you are a designer, Squeak and Rattle test engineer or a maybe just a beginner to the SnR Analysis world, this presentation is for you. We will showcase how you can benefit from simulation as early as the concept design phase by performing a CAD based modal analysis combined with a material compatibility analysis, and perform a Screening Risk Assessment which provides upfront results using a streamlined and easy-to-use workflow in Squeak and Rattle Director. Webinars,Squeak and Rattle Director,Automotive,Structures,Corporate,HyperWorks

Webinars