Post Processing and 3D Stereo Visualization
of CAE & Multi-Physics Data Using EnSight
Martin J Faber – Sales Manager, CEI ...
CEI – Company Overview
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1994 spun off from Cray Research
Sole developers of EnSight
600+ customers, 2000+ copies...
Software Solutions from CEI

EnSight 10

EnSight
Gold, DR, Parall
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Rendering & VR

Solvers and Formats include
CAD, CFD,...
The EnSight Product Family
DR
VR & DMP
128 CPU/cores
GOLD
VR & SMP
128 CPU/cores
STANDARD
General
Purpose
4 CPU/cores

ACA...
EnSight 10.0
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All CAE disciplines
Efficient for large models
Interactive features
Extensive feature ...
EnSight Features
• Hi Resolution Pictures
• Animations (Multi Cases in a
single window – 32 maximum)
• XY Plots
• Videos
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EnSight Interfaces (partial list)
CFD
Accusolve
ANSYS/Flotran
CFD++
CFF
CFX
Cobalt
CRAFT/ CRUNCH
ESTET
FAST
FIDAP
FIRE
Flo...
EnSight Animation

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Integrated Graphs
•Integrated graphs into the main
viewport or in a separate view
•Section through geometry and
variable a...
Quantitative and Qualitative Information
•EnSight can be utilized to
not only visualize but also
quantify the performance
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Big Data Models

Big Models: 15+ Billion Cells
and about 12 TB of data
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Viewing CAE Results in 3D Stereo
• Active stereoscopic viewing support in all
products since 1997
• Experience with polari...
LANL Metropolis Center’s 5-sided CAVE
• Complex VR environment:
 33 Christie Digital Mirage
projectors
 IR Motion tracki...
LANL Metropolis Center’s 5-sided CAVE

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Texture Mapping – Vortex Control for Boeing C-17 Aircraft

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Texture Mapped In-Cylinder HCCI Model

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Ray Tracing – Photo Realistic Output

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Ray Tracing – Photo Realistic Output

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Volume Rendering
•Rendering volume elements based
on their variable (adjust
transparency based on a
variable, like velocit...
Volume Rendering Example in EnSight 10

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Not Only CFD: also FEA, MBD, DEM, CAD, MBD etc

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EnSight Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
Commercial FSI Solutions
•ANSYS-CFX
•ANSYS-MpCCI-Fluent
•MSC.Dytran
•Abaqus Stan...
Linking Various CAE Disciplines: Multi-Physics
•Not only are models themselves becoming larger, but the level of interconn...
Supported Hardware
Vendor

Supported OS Levels

Microsoft

Windows 7, 8 and Vista 32/64 bit
Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server
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Some of CEI’s Major Customers

“At Ford, we use EnSight for everything”
Dr. Burkhart Hupertz, Head of CFD, Ford Europe
Con...
Conclusions
•EnSight is the leading post processor and
visualizing solution for CAE and other types
of data
•EnSight has h...
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EnSight is a post processing visualization solution that can read in more than 100 CAE data formats. With the strongest visualization feature set available on the market today, EnSight can show pictures, movies & plots of CAE and multi-physics data in ways that was not possible previously. Various user examples will be shown.

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Post Processing and 3D Stereo Visualization of CAE & Multi-Physics Data Using EnSight

  1. 1. Post Processing and 3D Stereo Visualization of CAE & Multi-Physics Data Using EnSight Martin J Faber – Sales Manager, CEI Detroit Office Computational Engineering International
  2. 2. CEI – Company Overview • • • • • 1994 spun off from Cray Research Sole developers of EnSight 600+ customers, 2000+ copies worldwide 19 International Distributors Biggest demand in: Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Turbo machinery • Focus on visualization • Technology & customer driver, employeeowned Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved • Based in Apex, NC with regional offices in Detroit, Houston, Munich Germany, Shanghai China, Pune -India & Tokyo Japan
  3. 3. Software Solutions from CEI EnSight 10 EnSight Gold, DR, Parall el Rendering & VR Solvers and Formats include CAD, CFD, FEA, DEM, MBD, Experime ntal Data, MRI etc Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved Free Presentation Tools EnLiten, EnVideo, EnVe
  4. 4. The EnSight Product Family DR VR & DMP 128 CPU/cores GOLD VR & SMP 128 CPU/cores STANDARD General Purpose 4 CPU/cores ACADEMIC FREE DESKTOP For smaller size models 1 CPU/core Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. EnSight 10.0 • • • • • • • • • • • All CAE disciplines Efficient for large models Interactive features Extensive feature set Market-leading animation Powerful variable calculator Integrated plotting Extensive scripting, Python A-B comparisons Parallel processing Client-Server based • Free 3D viewers: EnVideo and EnLiten • Windows, Linux, Apple • 3D Stereo and Virtual Reality Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. EnSight Features • Hi Resolution Pictures • Animations (Multi Cases in a single window – 32 maximum) • XY Plots • Videos • Volume Rendering • Texture Mapping & SkyBox • Keyframe Animator • POV-Ray Export Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. EnSight Interfaces (partial list) CFD Accusolve ANSYS/Flotran CFD++ CFF CFX Cobalt CRAFT/ CRUNCH ESTET FAST FIDAP FIRE Flow-3D Fluent FOAM KIVA NASTAR NCC OpenFOAM Overflow PAM-FLOW Plot3D POLY2D/POLY PowerFLOW RADIOSS-CFD SCRYU SC/TETRA Star-CD UH3D VECTIS FEA ANSYS ABAQUS ADINA AutoDYN Exodus I-DEAS LS-DYNA MSC.Dytran MSC.Nastran MSC.Marc MSC.PATRAN NX Nastran PERMAS RADIOSS Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved CAD/Kinematics STL OBJ IGES STEP Catia V4 & V5 UGS Pro/Engineer SolidWorks Parasolid ACIS JT Open ADAMS Madymo Other CTH Excel/Flatfile HDF5 EXODUS/PXI SILO MESHTV Netcdf MFIX Manufacturing Truchas Magma SuperForge
  8. 8. EnSight Animation Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Integrated Graphs •Integrated graphs into the main viewport or in a separate view •Section through geometry and variable at once •Dynamically updates as you click-ndrag the clip around •Automatic section marker and label Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Quantitative and Qualitative Information •EnSight can be utilized to not only visualize but also quantify the performance •In this example EnSight calculates the average Cp values on upstream and downstream faces of the radiator package as well as area & mass flow Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Big Data Models Big Models: 15+ Billion Cells and about 12 TB of data Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. Viewing CAE Results in 3D Stereo • Active stereoscopic viewing support in all products since 1997 • Experience with polarized, passive & active stereo and GeoWall systems • Provides means to create both active & passive stereo images and animations • EnSight is used in Caves by many of our (bigger) customers Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. LANL Metropolis Center’s 5-sided CAVE • Complex VR environment:  33 Christie Digital Mirage projectors  IR Motion tracking system • Runs EnSight DR on a cluster of systems • User controls the environment by pressing buttons on the wand that are bound to different transformations or user-defined macros Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. LANL Metropolis Center’s 5-sided CAVE Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Texture Mapping – Vortex Control for Boeing C-17 Aircraft Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Texture Mapped In-Cylinder HCCI Model Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Ray Tracing – Photo Realistic Output Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Ray Tracing – Photo Realistic Output Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Volume Rendering •Rendering volume elements based on their variable (adjust transparency based on a variable, like velocity) •User control of transfer function relating opacity and variable •First introduced in EnSight in version 9.1 which was released 4 years ago •Particularly useful for simulations of burn cycles, fire, smoke, heating & cooling processes Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. Volume Rendering Example in EnSight 10 Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. Not Only CFD: also FEA, MBD, DEM, CAD, MBD etc Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. EnSight Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Commercial FSI Solutions •ANSYS-CFX •ANSYS-MpCCI-Fluent •MSC.Dytran •Abaqus Standard-MpCCI-Fluent •Abaqus Explicit-MpCCI-Fluent •Adina •ES-FSI (CD-adapco) •CFDx-MpCCI-FEAy Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. Linking Various CAE Disciplines: Multi-Physics •Not only are models themselves becoming larger, but the level of interconnectivity is growing as well •With the growth in CAE use, there is also a growing requirement to analyze different physics disciplines together •Analyse, visualize and communicate different physics in a common, coherent single application & session Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. Supported Hardware Vendor Supported OS Levels Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and Vista 32/64 bit Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server Windows XP x64, 2003 Server x64 Kernel 2.4 and 2.6 X86 (32-bit AMD/Intel x86) X86-64 (64-bit AMD64/Intel EM64T) IA-64 (64-bit Intel Itanium) Mac OS X 10.4 (64-bit G5) Linux Apple Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. Some of CEI’s Major Customers “At Ford, we use EnSight for everything” Dr. Burkhart Hupertz, Head of CFD, Ford Europe Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. Conclusions •EnSight is the leading post processor and visualizing solution for CAE and other types of data •EnSight has had active 3D stereo support for more than 15 years in all our products •Visualizing engineering, scientific and research datasets with EnSight on an active 3D stereo display with head tracking such as the zSpace device can add a lot of valuable information to the user •EnSight can visualize multi-physics datasets that are created by many CAE systems Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Confidential ⎥ 2013 © All Rights Reserved

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