VISUALISING THE FLOW
DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF HOW A COMPONENT OR FULL VEHICLE PERFORMS IS ESSENTIAL IN DEVELOPMENT WHICH IS WHERE OUR CFD AND CALCULATION SPECIALISTS CAN HELP.
At TMG we offer supercomputing power and incredibly detailed analysis, both in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and calculation.
Our CFD experts use powerful software to experimentally improve flow efficiency and performance, with up to 80 million hexahedral cells making up a complete vehicle model.
Experimentally improving flow efficiency and performance is only half the challenge of a successful project; to extract the full potential a designer needs to understand where those improvements were generated and how to continue the development cycle.
Our CFD facilities deliver understanding of flow dynamics no matter what object requires testing and this process integrates perfectly with our wind tunnel and simulator technology to create an efficient development cycle.
All you need is CAD geometry of your development item and TMG’s experienced engineers can create a model and begin CFD analysis.
With a typical full-car model of 60 million hexahedral cells, calculation, including automatic generation of post-processing movies, can be performed within 24 hours and three cases of this size can run simultaneously.
TMG’s 600 CPU and 1,200 core cluster forms a vital link in the development chain, with direct synergies to our wind tunnels to enable ultra-fast analysis and improvement. That computing power is also linked to an automatic post process suite which streamlines the development process.
This eliminates the need for complex, time-consuming manual analysis, delivering a bespoke selection of analytical charts and illustrations exactly matching your requirements.
Also in the virtual domain, TMG’s chassis calculation experts will deliver a full structural calculation service to optimise parts – from cars and boats to domestic appliances – for efficiency and weight reduction.
Our extensive software suite features Tosca, Genesis, ANSA, Abaqus, Nastran, LSDyna (crash applications), LMS Virtual.Lab, LMS Imagine.Lab, AMESim and Matlab, working on a high-capacity hardware cluster.
That enables our experts to run multi-body simulations with rigid and flexible models, with particular attention paid to modelling details and ensuring a clear correlation between simulation results and actual measurements.
In addition to standard chassis calculation procedures, TMG also offers a specialised carbon composite service, building on our experience in top-level motorsport.
By establishing the optimum carbon fibre lay-up situation, you can reduce weight without endangering your ideal stiffness levels while dedicated composite design software ensures complete production accuracy and repeatability.