Event Programme

Below is the agenda of the ENGYS UGM 2022. Don't forget to register here if you'd like to attend.

> Technical Sessions - 20.SEPT.2022
Opening Speech ENGYS UGM 2022

Welcome and introduction to the ENGYS User Group Meeting 2022.

A. Lock - ENGYS
Keynote - Stellantis Aerodynamics: Open-source CFD Application in Aerodynamics Simulations

In this keynote Mr. Guzman will review current CFD activities at Stellantis North America to highlight the benefits of using the open-source methods available in ELEMENTS to optimise the aerodynamic design of new electric and autonomous vehicles.

A. Guzman - Stellantis (USA)
Coffee Break
Open-Source CFD for BWT Alpine F1 Team

Mr. Childs will deliver a comprehensive tour of external aerodynamics and the use of CFD at BWT Alpine F1 Team.

M. Childs - Alpine Racing (UK)
CFD Methodology for High-speed External Aerodynamics at Koenigsegg

Using bespoke simulation templates available in ELEMENTS, Koenigsegg has developed a methodology to verify the external aerodynamics performance of the Jesko Absolut, including compressibility effects needed to handle the record-breaking 500 kph maximum speed of this supercar.

H. Kounenis - Koenigsegg (Sweden)
CFD Coupled Approach for EV Thermal Runaway Safety Analysis

In this presentation Mr. Juszkiewicz will introduce the benefits of coupling the software TAITherm with HELYX / ELEMENTS to perform thermal runaway safety analysis of electric vehicles.

J. Juszkiewicz - ThermoAnalytics (USA)
Lunch Break / Facetime
Dynamic Pressures Within a Cargo Tunnel Due to HGV Passages

Dr. Nicoli will describe the extensive CFD work performed by WSP as part of a real-life project to ensure that new wall panels in a cargo tunnel do not become detached from the backing frame due to pressure perturbations resulting from passing heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

A. Nicoli - WSP (UK)
CFD perspective on the planning application process in the City of London: A real-life case study

In this talk Mr. Capra will discuss the challenges of building planning applications in the City of London and how CFD simulations are employed to complete this complex process.

S. Capra - Ramboll (Denmark)
Value of Wind Flow Modelling in Building Design and Urban Planning in Iceland

This talk is focused on the importance of CFD in the work perfomed by EFLA to develop a clear policy and guidelines for wind and microclimate assessment in urban planning in Iceland.

N. G. Jörgensen - EFLA (Iceland)
Coffee Break
Ship Motion Prediction with a Combination of Machine Learning and CFD

Prof. Maki will discuss the benefits of combining machine learning techniques and CFD to predict complex ship motion in ocean wave fields to simplify a wide range of maneuvering simulations and reduce time and costs.

K. J. Maki - Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory, UMICH (USA)
Adjoint-based CFD Optimisation for Real-life Engineering Design Applications

Using examples from real-life design applications, Mr. Campos will describe the latest advances in Adjoint-based CFD optimisation techniques offered as part of the HELYX-Adjoint and ELEMENTS-Adjoint add-on modules.

F. Campos - ENGYS
ENGYS Core Technologies and Development Roadmap

Dr. de Villiers will review the latest developments and advances in CFD technologies at ENGYS to be deployed as part of HELYX and ELEMENTS in coming releases.

E. de Villiers - ENGYS
Reception / Dinner

Get to know some of our engineers and other users of our software over dinner to exchange ideas and discuss future trends in CFD.

> HELYX Training - 21.SEPT.2022
Introduction to HELYX 3.5

Overview of new features and capabilities in the latest release of HELYX.

Meshing in HELYX

Explore the existing meshing algorithms available in HELYX and how they can be used for different applications.

Coffee Break
Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT)

Learn how to use the conjugate heat transfer (CHT) functionality in HELYX to model thermal characteristics in fluids and solids.

Topology and Shape Optimisation using HELYX-Adjoint

Introduction to topology and shape optimisation using the HELYX-Adjoint add-on solver module.

Lunch Break / Facetime
Modelling Rotating Components

New sources and arbitrary mesh interface methods in HELYX employed to simulate rotating parts and turbomachinery.

Generalised Internal Boundaries (GIB) and Runtime Visualisation

Introduction to generalised internal boundaries (GIBs) for modelling complex motions and runtime visualisation for advanced post-processing.

Coffee Break
New Unified Solver Framework (USF)

Introduction to the new unified solver framework (USF) in HELYX with a focus on compressible flow applications.

Running HELYX on HPC

Demonstration of HELYX on-demand HPC service to run from the GUI in a remote HPC cluster using the client-server framework.

> ELEMENTS Training - 21.SEPT.2022
Introduction to ELEMENTS 3.5

Overview of new features and capabilities in the latest release of ELEMENTS.

Simulating External Vehicle Aerodynamics with DES

Introduction to external vehicle aerodynamics simulations in ELEMENTS using the time-resolved Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) approach for turbulence.

Coffee Break
Custom Templates: An Overview of Configuration Files

Templating simulation best practices in ELEMENTS using configuration files for replicable and consistent drag predictions.

Custom Templates: Hands-On Custom Template Creation

Hands-on session to learn how to use configuration files to create custom simulation templates in ELEMENTS.

Lunch / Facetime
Wheels Modelling with AMI

Using the arbitrary mesh interface (AMI) method to simulate vehicle wheels in motion.

Wheels Modelling with GRF

Using the generalised reference frame (GRF) method to simulate vehicle tyres.

Coffee Break
Topology and Shape Optimisation using ELEMENTS-Adjoint

Introduction to topology and shape optimisation for automotive applications using the ELEMENTS-Adjoint add-on solver module.

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