Particleworks is a Particle-based CFD software (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
RecurDyn has an interface specially designed for co-simulation of dynamics of rigid/flexible bodies and fluids. RecurDyn is the world’s first commercial Multi-Body Dynamics software to offer such an interface. This interface allows you to simulate complicated fluid-solid interactions that were very difficult to simulate in the past. You can now simulate the coupled interaction between the two easily, so that the solid/flexible bodies and the fluids affect each others’ behaviors.
For more detailed information about RecurDyn x Particleworks, please refer to RecurDyn/ParticleworksInterface
What is Particleworks?
Particleworks is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software package developed by Prometech Software, Inc. in Japan. It is based on advanced fluid dynamics analysis method known as the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method. In this method, the fluid is represented as a collection of particles. This allows Particleworks to simulate the movement of fluids precisely and stably. Furthermore, it allows Particleworks to simulate free surfaces, as well as the interaction between 2 different fluids, such as oil and water.
<Case video: High-viscosity mixing with triple impellers>
In addition, Particleworks supports multi-GPU computing. Thus, it is capable of simulating from hundreds of thousands to millions of fluid particles, allowing it to simulate very large-scale models. As a result, when Particleworks is coupled with a Multi body dynamics simulation software package, it becomes suitable for co-simulation of CFD simulation and MBD simulation. And thus, through co-simulation with RecurDyn, you can further broaden the application scopes of both software packages. (Both of MBD and CFD Simulation)
<Short introduction on how to use Particleworks>
<Particleworks – Powertrain Oil Sloshing SIimulation>
<Co-simulation between flexible bodies and fluids>
<A vehicle on a flooded road>