With CONSELF's advanced design technology you can exploit Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to improve your products design: minimize drag and fluid dynamics losses, increase efficiency, maximize heat exchange performances, estimate pressure loads, verify material resistance, evaluate components shape deformation, calculate natural frequencies and modes, and much more.
The CONSELF Platform
Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Laminar or turbulent fluid dynamics models can be selected depending on the fluid flow Reynolds number. Both steady-state and transient solvers are available. Rotating, single and multiphase flows can be analyzed. Advanced models such as flows-with-particles and porous media can also be added.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Static and dynamic simulations are available for Structural Mechanics, with both elastic and plastic materials behavior. Modal and frequency analyses can also be carried out starting from most common CAD neutral file formats.
How it works
CAD Uploading and Editing - Upload or import a 3D CAD model of the system you want to study. You are able to easily interact with it in the graphical window, preparing the geometry for your simulation. All major file formats are already supported: STEP, IGES, STL, OBJ and IFC (Building Information Module).
Mesh and Simulation Setup - Create your computational grid with a straightforward and automated workflow, fully control your mesh quality to achieve best accuracy. Setup your simulation and take advantage of a step-by-step wizard to run Fluid Dynamics and Structural Mechanics analysis.
Result View and Download - Once your simulation is completed, take a look at your results as you do in a real laboratory. Measure efficiency, discover improvement possibilities, gain more insight into your design. And if you need it, you can also download the solution file for local post-processing.
Laminar and turbulent regimes - Use the appropriate model depending on your flow Reynolds number. Choose between laminar or multiple turbulence models to meet very high accuracy standards.
Steady and transient simulations - Estimate your flow behavior for the stationary equilibrium configuration or simulate the physical quantities evolution in time-dependent phenomena.
Incompressible and compressible fluids - The web application gives access to solvers for handling both incompressible and compressible fluids, depending on the Mach number of your specific case.
Multi-phase flows - Using the Volume of Fluid method (VOF) this solver allows to simulate more than one phase (Water-air, water-air, etc).
Passive scalar transport and heat transfer - Non-reacting contaminant species diffusion or temperature evolution in forced convection are well represented by passive scalar transport model. Gain access to latest technology for assessment of HVAC or heat exchange systems.
Advanced features - Many additional advanced models are available: flows with solid dispersed particles with optional erosion estimation, porous media, rigid body movement coupled with flow evolution are just few examples.
Finite Element Analysis – FEA
Linear static analysis - Evaluate material resistance and shape deformation for components undergoing static loads. Choose among pressure acting normally to the surface or forces along a prescribed direction as well as the correct fixing constrain.
Non-linear and dynamic analysis - The platform allows to take into account real world physics implying non-linearity and time-dependent solutions. You can simulate material plastic behavior as well as dynamic loads and component inertia.
Modal analysis and natural frequencies - Estimate components natural frequencies and calculate modal displacements, useful to assess their behavior in context such as vibrations and acoustic.
CAD Pre-processing and Meshing
CAD upload or import - Upload the CAD model from your local drive or import it directly from Onshape, the full-Cloud CAD. The platform supports STEP, IGES, STL, OBJ and IFC (Building Information Module) geometry files, with more file types upon request.
Pre-processing and boundaries - Easy interaction with the geometry using straightforward operations in the graphical window and definition of boundaries that will be used during mesh and simulation steps.
Hexahedral meshing - The hexahedral meshing algorithm allows you to create very regular grids for CFD simulations. Produce very good meshes even when dealing with problematic geometries.
Tetrahedral meshing - With the tetrahedral meshing algorithm, create computational grids for both FEA and CFD simulations.
Automation, refinement and boundary layer - The meshing procedure is highly automated, allowing a very straightforward grid creation, and highly customizable, giving you the possibility to prescribe different refinements on different regions as well as activating the boundary feature where you need it for both tetrahedral and hexahedral algorithms.
Online visualization - Once your simulation is completed, you can take a look at the results and perform many operation on the solution file right into the platform, with no need to download a single byte. All major filters are available: slice, contour, isovolume, streamlines and many more.
Download Paraview solution file - You can also always download your solution file and elaborate it locally with Paraview, one of the best software for scientific data analysis that is 100% free.
HPC on the Cloud
All in a browser - An internet connection and a common web browser is all you need in order to use the simulation platform. Even from a tablet you are able to effectively run state of the art simulations within minutes.
Unlimited computing power on-demand - You can leverage a flexible infrastructure able to provide you with all the computing power you need, just when you need it.
Parallelization - Run your analyses all at the same time in parallel. There is no limit on the number of simulations you can launch. For big cases, the parallel computing capability allows you to speed up execution time, obtaining results quickly as never before.
Embedded support - The cloud environment allows Conself to provide the best support possible: in case of technical problems or if you just have a doubt about your analysis, they can assist you step by step right in your work space.