Mesh generation

ICON has over 15 years experience in delivering high quality surface and hex-dominant volume meshes to industry. All mesh generation is performed with strict consideration for the numerical methods to be applied. Our expertise includes:
  • Surface wrapping
  • Surface mesh generation
  • Volume mesh generation
  • Feature-line resolution
  • Extrusion-layer insertion
  • Mesh distortion minimisation
  • Polyhedral mesh generation
  • Automatic mesh generation
  • Flow aligned mesh generation
  • Mesh generation for optimisation application
  • Mesh generation for LES/DES simulation

Mesh quality statistics are routinely delivered along with one baseline calculation. Complex application cases such as full vehicle simulations and aircraft assemblies have been meshed and successfully solved with up to 70 million cells. Our philosophy is to invest our efforts in producing high-quality hex-form meshes. This investment is immediately returned when the calculations are recieved in a minimal time and with minimal strain on the solver.

Our moving-mesh know-how goes back to some of the toughest and most labour intensive days in CFD history. The first calculations to be performed at ICON in 1992 were for Internal Combustion Engine simulations with moving valves and pistons. This experience makes us confident that we can move the most demanding models using the increasingly flexible tools that are currently available.


Numerical Model Implementation

Access to the latest physical models and the model source code itself provides clear benefits to those performing repeated calculations with commercial or bespoke software. A team of experienced software developers and programmers is able to implement a specific numerical model of your choice.

Turbulence Over 100 software development projects have been completed and extensive experience has been accumulated in C++, FORTRAN and C programming. Example implementations include the following:
  • turbulence models
  • injector/spray models
  • experimental configuration/setups for simulation verification
  • combustion models
For further information about our software development services please refer to Services>Development>Software.

Simulation analysis and reporting

Consultation on the results of our CFD/CAE analyses takes place at each key stage in the delivery process. Our engineers are experienced in working alongside testing departments to fully validate our CFD models. The output, analysis and reporting of the CFD/CAE model results is all customised to specific requirements. Furthermore, expertise in the graphic design and programming of multimedia and Internet applications provides the ability to create unique multimedia presentations of your analysis results. Dynamic visualisation and CDROM or intranet based presentations help to ensure that the complexities of simulations are more easily understood.

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