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Proceedings of CAD'17, 2017, 263-267
Intelligent CFD Analysis Regime Validation and Selection in Feature-based Cyclic CAD/CFD Interaction Process

Lei Li, Carlos F. Lange, Yongsheng Ma, University of Alberta

Abstract. Multi-view feature modelling provides a specific view for each phase in product development. The analysis view should be fully integrated with CAD models in a multi-view product development environment for simulation-based design. In the development of fluid flow products, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is increasingly used as an advanced support. However, the successful application of CFD requires special knowledge and rich experience, which is a barrier for the conversion from the design view to the analysis view, and the maintenance of information consistency. Several approaches to multiple feature views have been proposed, such as design by features, feature recognition and feature conversion. In one-way feature conversion, features in a specific view are usually derived from the original design view. Bronsvoort and Noort put forward a multiple-way approach which enables a designer to modify the product model from an arbitrary view. In this paper, the CAE interface protocol is used to convert the features in the design view into the CAE boundary features [5] in the analysis view. Based on the physical knowledge, an expert system is established to further process those features and generate a robust simulation model with the help of fluid physics features and dynamic physics features in the analysis view.

Keywords. CFD, Analysis View, Expert System, Multi-view Feature Modelling

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2017.263-267