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Whats new in HELYXOS, the Open Source

GUI for OpenFOAM


Paolo Geremia
Stefano Valeri
Davide Ciani
9th OpenFOAM Workshop,
Zagreb, Croatia
13-26 June 2014
info@engys.com | Tel: +39 040 8320483 | Fax: +39 040 3491012 | www.engys.com
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Engys | Company Details


CAE products and services
Focus on Open Source solutions
Technology platforms:

CFD OPENFOAM
Optimisation DAKOTA
GUI HELYX

History:

2009 founded in the UK


2010 present 5 offices worldwide
2012 Joint Venture with ARC
(Streamline Solutions)
2013 resellers Japan and Benelux

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Engys | Products & Services

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What is

Open Source GUI for easy


pre-processing of cases in
OpenFOAM v2.3.x
Developed and maintain
by Engys (Java + VTK)
Free to download via
SourceForge
Over 18,500 downloads to
date worldwide
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HELYX-OS vs. HELYX


Availability

Free to download via SourceForge


(optional paid Support service)

Paying customers only

GUI License

GPL

Proprietary (floating server license)

Kernel Code

Standard OpenFOAM v2.3.x

Engys enhanced version of


OpenFOAM library

Meshing

Standard snappyHexMesh

Improved snappyHexMesh (better


mesh quality and performance)

Case Setup

Native read/write from GUI

Native read/write from GUI +


dedicated caseSetup utility

Solvers

Automatic execution of standard


FOAM solvers

Automatic execution of solvers with


support for enhanced features

Support

Optional paid support packages


available for GUI + OpenFOAM

Advanced annual support and


maintenance for GUI + kernel code

Documentation

Tutorials guide available


with Support package

Comprehensive user guide and


tutorials for GUI and kernel code

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| Current Key Features

Native read/write of OpenFOAM files


Geometry and mesh interactive 3D visualisation
Mesh tab controls for snappyHexMeshDict
Setup tab controls system and constant files
Solver tab allows execution and monitoring of
solver run
Solvers

Single phase incompressible flows + MRF + porous


Single phase compressible flows + MRF + porous
Single phase buoyancy based solvers
Multiphase VOF solver

Direct Mesh and Solver execution within GUI


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| Release Roadmap
v1.0.2

v1.0.0

2012

v2.0.0

v1.0.1 v1.0.3
2013

v2.1.0

v3.0.0

v2.0.1
2014

2015

Short term targets

Add support for additional solvers and physical models


Custom section for advanced editing of dictionaries

Mid-term targets

Support for HPC systems


Extended functionalities

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| Achievements
v1.0.0

v1.0.0

v1.0.1

v1.0.1

Maintenance release
Better geometry and mesh creation
Improved Setup and visualisation

v1.0.2

v1.0.2

Initial Beta release


Basic functionalities

Maintenance release
Added support for OpenFOAM v2.2.x
New custom run scripts
New turbulence models and
discretisation schemes

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| Achievements
v1.0.3

v1.0.3

v2.0.0

v2.0.0

Maintenance release with minor bug


fixing

Major release
New tree layout
Enhanced Mesh panel
Enhanced Setup panel
New VOF solver support

v2.0.1

v2.0.1

Maintenance release with minor bug


fixes and enhancements

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| Whats new in v2.1.0


Support for OPENFOAM
v2.3.x
New solver tab
Windows portability
New highly compressible
solvers support
Improved usability
Automatic update
notification system
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| v2.1.0 Live Demo

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