This release improves stability of the software. Some issues were fixed related to the gap model and the free surface model.

Important changes

  • The Implicit new computational scheme is now renamed as Implicit, and the former Implicit scheme has
    been removed.

New features in Solver

The following new settings were added to the Advanced settings of Solver:

  • The Matrix Solver, which can be used for computations in the Chemistry mass transfer model. Matrix Solver provides more stable development of solution at CFL>1 in simulations with large number of components (Substances) and large number of chemical reactions.
  • The Skew scheme, which computes convective flows on faces of cells with taking into account the mass flow through edges of the cells. Use of Skew scheme essentially reduces the scheme diffusion for flows that substantially deviate from directions of Cartesian axes (that are particularly vortex-like flows). Meantime Skew scheme is being beta-tested, please inform This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you will find any problemms with this scheme.


  • When an Adaptation is created, if the Region has only one computational Subregion, this Subregion will automatically be added to conditions of the adaptation.
  • Now it is not possible to connect from Pre-Postprocessor or Viewer to a Solver with another version
    number. This protects user's data from damage if a module with incorrect version number was launched.

If you have support acces, you can download release after authorization: resources and files.

“Capvidia attends SIMULIA Benelux RUM at Eindhoven during 23-24 November 2017. Wojtek Zietak, Service & Support Executive at Capvidia, will be presenting "Fluid Structure Interaction in a Beating Human Heart Model" which mainly consists of coupled FSI simulations tasks realized for the Living Heart Project leaded by Dassault Systèmes 



About SIMULIA Benelux RUM


The new release includes many changes that were implemented into the program as a feedback to 30 requests from users. So we hope that FlowVision 3.10.01 will be more user-friendly.

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Here are just some of the requested changes in the program:

  • Captions (legends) for palettes
  • The boundary condition, which allows you to set a fixed profile of velocities
  • Controls for customized displaying plots in the monitor window
  • The status tab now contains additional fields: number of cells of the boundary layer grid, values of convective and surface of the time step, etc.
  • Now you don’t have to install MPI if use of FlowVision is assumed to be used only on one processor.
  • Now it is possible to visualize streamline on surfaces.
  • You have to do much less mouse clicks when working with Terminal.
  • New variables have been added, Reference Pressure and Reference Temperature.
  • A new layer, Computational grid section, now can be displayed by the Viewer module.

Capvidia participated in the 10th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems between 11th and 13th September 2017 hosted by City, University of London.

This year’s Conference, as usual, caught remarkable attention from in international audience of compressors, expanders and their systems manufacturers, equipment suppliers, simulation software vendors, users and research organizations.

Compressor Conference 2017 Group Photo

Capvidia participated in the 3rd annual Living Heart Project Members’ Meeting held in 15th May 2017, Washington DC, USA organized by Dassault Systemes.

The Members’ Meeting provided a platform to connect members, share perspectives, challenges and goals, and identify complimentary approaches and technologies. Thanks to the attendance of a wide audience including distinguished speakers from US Food and Drug Administration and leading institutions such as West Virginia University Cardiac Innovation Heart and Vascular Institute, the event served as a leading forum for illustrating and setting the translational course for Cardiovascular Care through advanced simulation technologies.

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May 15 – 18, 2017, Chicago, IL – Capvidia participated as an active sponsor of the Simulation Community Conference “Science in the Age of Experience 2017” organized by Dassault Systemes SIMULIA.

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Presentations covering simulations performed by Abaqus – FlowVision FSI approach:

  1. Fluid Structure Interaction in a Beating Human Heart (Capvidia NV & 3DS SIMULIA)
  2. FlowVision & Abaqus 2-Way Strongly Coupled FSI Simulation of Automobile Tire Aquaplaning (KENDA Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. & Samwell Testing Co. Ltd.)

May 9 – 12, 2017, İstanbul – AKANA Mühendislik, Capvidia business partner and FlowVision CFD software representative in Turkey, participated at IDEF’17.

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During the fair; Akana stand (#1408) has been open to visitors in Hall 14. An international community of design and simulation engineers from various defence companies have visited the stand for gaining insights about unique capabilities of FlowVision CFD software and its applications, mainly in the defence industry.

The “Elbrus” logistics support ship, build at the shipyard ‘Severnaya Verf’, has been launched to sea on May 15, 2017. FlowVision CFD software has been used as a virtual hydro channel and wind tunnel for evaluation and optimization of hull form design.

Engineering design and simulation specialists from companies Digital Marine and JSC Spetssudoproekt conducted CFD simulations of Elbrus including hydrodynamics and aerodynamics effects on ship hull, also examining the operating conditions of helicopter on the ship deck (analogous to wind tunnel tests).


External aerodynamics including deck during ship motion

The CFD software package FlowVision was used for the most complicated calculations of oil distribution in the crankcase of the leading axle of the KAMAZ truck. This pilot project was successfully completed in close cooperation between the specialists of TESIS and KAMAZ.

Geometrical model of a fragment of a crankcase of the driving axle

Based on the three-dimensional CAD-model of the crankcase created by the designers of KAMAZ company, the specialists of TESIS have developed a mathematical model which describe the flow of oil partially filling the crankcase volume under the action of rotating structural parts and gravity field. The calculations have been performed together for various modes of operation of the simulated unit differing in the operating temperature of the transmission oil and the angular velocities of the rotating parts, the driving and central wheels, and also the satellites.

Gearbox with oil in FlowVision

The oil distribution in the crankcase volume

The analysis of modeling results carried out by specialists of KAMAZ and TESIS made it possible to trace the dynamics of movement and distribution of oil in the crankcase volume, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of lubricating the surfaces of structural parts.

Distribution of oil on the surfaces of satellites. Kamaz

Distribution of oil on the surfaces of satellites

Based on expert analysis of the results of calculations, conclusions were drawn about the adequacy of the calculated design model and the possibility of using the FlowVision software package to solve the issues and design basis for the lubrication of complex mechanical systems for KAMAZ vehicles. The developed approach gives the designer the opportunity at all stages of design to obtain and analyze reliable and comprehensive information on the characteristics of the lubrication system.

Successful solution of the task was made possible thanks to the creative approach and well-coordinated work of the pilot project team - specialists of KAMAZ and TESIS, as well as a number of innovative technologies and unique functionality of the software package FlowVision, which include:

  • Direct import of the geometry of modeled object from the CAD-system using a wide list of supported formats;
  • Automatic generation of a computational grid with local dynamic adaptation, which makes it possible to obtain an exact solution with minimal costs for preparing the task for calculation and for the required computing resources;
  • Simulation of the complex motion of a system of solids in liquid according to a given law or under the action of hydrodynamic forces;
  • Simulation of flows in the gaps without the construction of a detailed mesh inside the gap - calculation of the flow of oil in the channels formed by the gears of the rotating wheels, satellites and bearings;
  • Extensive opportunities for the presentation and analysis of modeling results:
    • A realistic representation of the distribution of oil in the volume of the constructions;
    • Visualization of surfaces for lubricated parts;
    • Non-stationary circulation of oil in the lubrication system;
    • Distribution of pressure on the walls of the constructions;
    • Field of velocities in the calculated domain.

Based on the results of the pilot project, KAMAZ company and TESIS company agreed on further long-term cooperation with the aim of evolution a computational model and creating new modern methods for modeling physical processes based on FlowVision and ABAQUS software packages for use in the design of various KAMAZ vehicles.

The 15th International Forum «Engineering Systems», organized by TESIS company, was held on April 11-12, 2017 in the Moscow City business center. The Forum included three conferences:

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD):  FlowVision users’ meeting
  • Finite element analysis (FEA): SIMULIA Abaqus Users’ meeting
  • Conference «Modeling of metal forming and heat treatment processes in DEFORM and JMatPro»

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At the FlowVision users’ meeting                                                                International exchange of experience at the forum

Representatives of the largest manufacturers of Russia shared their experience of using CAE-tools in the design of products, assemblies and units. Participation in the forum was made by RSC Energia, OKBM Afrikantov, KAMAZ, TMKB Soyuz, JSC Titan-Barrikady, CDB WT Rubin and others.


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