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SU2 and SimScale

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The Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) CFD suite can now be accessed via the SimScale platform. The SimScale platform delivers SU2's functionality together with a browser-based, 3D pre- and post-processing environment as well as on-demand high-performance computing capacity. This enables scientists and engineers to run SU2-based analyses without any local hardware or software and thereby makes computational analysis tools even more straightforward to access.

Stanford University Unstructured is architected for flexibility and ease of use. Scientists and engineers now have access to leading-edge analysis and design tools for performing aerodynamic shape design via the SU2 tool suite. The open-source philosophy enables worldwide accessibility and creates new opportunities for engineers worldwide to use digital prototyping and optimization methods for their research and development. A subset of SU2's functionality is now made available via a standard web-browser through the SimScale platform. SimScale is a web-based engineering simulation environment that gives its user access to powerful pre- and post-processing functionality as well as different analysis capabilities.

Aerodynamic simulation of a rotor with SU2

Since the SimScale user interface runs completely within a browser, the user does not need any specialized local hardware or software to start running his analyses. A typical workflow starts with the upload of a CAD model that shall be analyzed with one of the available simulation types. From then on, everything can be handled inside SimScale: mesh generation, analysis setup, solver monitoring and post-processing.

To run a SU2 analysis on the SimScale platform, the user simply logs in and uploads the design to be analyzed. Different meshing operations are available to create suitable meshes for inviscid, viscous, and turbulent analyses. A definition of the initial and boundary conditions completes the setup. SimScale’s interactive interface automatically checks the simulation setup for completeness and runs the problem on a variety of available hardware options. Solution files are instantaneously available and can be viewed via the integrated post-processing environment or can be downloaded for visualization on local machines.

Pre-processing on the SimScale platform

About SU2 - The Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) suite is an open-source collection of software tools written in C++ for performing Partial Differential Equation (PDE) analysis and solving PDE-constrained optimization problems. The toolset is designed with computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamic shape optimization in mind, but it is extensible (and has been extended) to treat arbitrary sets of governing equations such as electrodynamics, chemically reacting flows, and many others. SU2 is under active development in the Aerospace Design Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and has been released under an open-source license.

For further information, please contact:
SU2 Delelopment team

About SimScale GmbH - SimScale is a German startup that develops a web platform which enables engineers and scientists to run sophisticated numerical analyses of mechanical designs via a standard web-browser. The utilization of in-browser 3D rendering, the automated delivery of on-demand high-performance computing capacity and the constant integration of new solvers and meshing algorithms create a new approach to engineering simulation: flexible, scalable and efficient.

For further information, please contact:
SimScale GmbH
Lichtenbergstraße 8
85748 Garching bei München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 3398 4078

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