What is XFlow?
As a component of SIMULIA's Fluids Simulation portfolio, XFlow is a particle-based Lattice Boltzmann technology solver for high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications.
For lubrication workflows like gearboxes and electric motor drives, XFlow delivers multiphase and moving parts modeling capabilities.
XFlow allows users to handle complex CFD workflows involving free-surface flows, complex multiphase flows, fluid-structure interactions, and high-frequency transient simulations with real moving geometries.
XFlow’s automatic lattice generation and adaptive refinement technologies reduce inputs, which helps users minimize time and effort in the meshing and pre-processing phase—meaning engineers can concentrate more of their effort on iterating and optimizing designs.
Users can benefit from extensive insights into system performance regardless of complexity, gear kinds, or lubrication method, this can help reduce the number of physical tests required by providing quantitative forecasts for results.
Key Capabilities of XFlow
- Single phase flow model
- Free-surface flow model
- Multiphase flow models: Particle-based tracking
- Phase field
- Scalar transport
- Discrete phase model (DPM)
- Thermal Analysis
- Moving parts with enforced behavior
- Available on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
Key Benefits of XFlow
Take Gearbox Design to the Next Level with XFlow
XFlow has unique advantages for lubrication workflows, taking gearbox design to the next level through the ability to analyze powertrain lubrication, moving geometries such as rotating gears or pistons, splashing, wetted area estimation, torque calculation, churning losses and oil jets.
"Thanks to SIMULIA XFlow, we can test several scenarios— different shapes, wind speed, sea conditions—and get our results quickly to come up with an attractive shape for optimum seaworthiness and fuel consumption."
Design Office Director, Sunreef Yachts
With SIMULIA XFlow, we can run endless simulations; we can create abstract shapes and simulate them any way we want—a revolutionary way to design boats.