Ansys and RBF Morph Join Forces on Mesh Morphing Technology

RBF Morph's simulation tools are now part of Ansys' portfolio.

RBF Morph's simulation tools are now part of Ansys' portfolio.

Electric motor. Image courtesy of RBF Morph and Ansys.

After a long OEM partnership with AnsysRBF Morph has two products featured among its offerings: Ansys RBF Morph Fluids and Ansys RBF Morph Structures.

The two simulation tools are based on RBF Morph's 10+ years of experience with 100+ global customers, including top players and OEMs in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Radial Basis Functions (RBF) are considered by the scientific community one of the best mathematical tools for mesh morphing, a technique used to modify or deform a geometric mesh while maintaining its overall structure and characteristics. This approach is needed in developing safety-critical complex applications in the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. Thanks to mesh morphing, companies can reduce computational time while performing automated design optimization analysis.

Ansys RBF Morph Fluids is an add-on that allows for automated shape optimization studies within Ansys Fluent, leveraging morphing of the existing mesh. This new approach uses Ansys Fluent's CFD technology and overcomes the limits of mainstream methods by implementing dedicated morphing routines directly into Ansys Fluent's CFD code.

Ansys RBF Morph Structures is an ACT extension that allows for automated shape optimization studies within Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Workbench by morphing the existing mesh.

Advantages of RBF mesh morphing are:

  • Capability of handling any mesh, making it flexible and usable in any situation
  • Fully integrated with Ansys CAE solvers
  • No need for re-meshing and highly parallelizable

“Thanks to our partnership with RBF Morph, Ansys can offer users an advanced solution for mesh morphing that integrates seamlessly into the Ansys platform,” says Prith Banerjee, chief technology officer at Ansys. “These state-of-the-art tools are able to address the most challenging applications in any industry using the predictive power of simulation.”

“We have been proudly serving Ansys users since 2009,” says Marco Evangelos Biancolini, RBF Morph's founder and chief technical officer. “We started with CFD, an Add-On for Fluent and since then we gradually expanded our integration within the Ansys product family: Ansys Mechanical, Design Explorer, Twin Builder, optiSLang and LS-DYNA. Today we have two solutions fully integrated with Ansys Fluids and Ansys Structures to enable the best multi-physics optimization and digital twin creation. The expanded OEM arrangement marks a new chapter in our cooperation with Ansys and will allow to jointly replicate the successes we have been bringing to 100+ Ansys customers.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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