ANSYS POLYFLOW is an advanced general purposed finite-element-based CFD software product for the analysis of laminar flows typical in polymer processing and glass forming as well as other applications. ANSYS POLYFLOW is particularly well-known for its extensive library of viscoelastic fluid models.

Thanks to its unique inverse die design capability, customers around the world are able to cut dies much faster than with the traditional build-and-test method. This translates into substantial cost reduction and time savings. Most importantly, the quality of the blown and thermoformed products is greatly improved by running trial and error processes with ANSYS POLYFLOW rather than on the production line. Glass forming and float glass engineering simulation helps the designers to produce higher quality tableware, glass container and flat glass faster than before.

Customers have reported dramatic return on investment by introducing CFD modeling with ANSYS POLYFLOW software into their design processes.

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Features

General Modeling Capabilities
Finite element CFD solver for complex non-Newtonian rheologies including viscoelastic flow, with advanced techniques for remeshing, overlapping geometry and contact detection

Numerical Method 
Robust finite element solvers with parallelization to solve complex physics in polymer and glass processing

Viscoelastic Method 
Easily access a large number of viscoelastic models for use in extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, glass pressing etc.

Material Properties 
Access a modifiable database with a large number of materials, or use the automatic fitting tool (POLYMAT) for experimental data, including temperature and composition dependent properties

User-Defined Functions 
Customize material properties, boundary and initial conditions and post-processing of results

Interface, Graphics, Post-processing and Reporting
Quickly setup and solve complex problems, comprehensive customizable reporting of solution quantities, tools for solution monitoring and statistical analysis

Exported Quantities
Flow and thermal quantities, part thickness, stresses and shear rates, mixing and rheological data

Supported Hardware
32 and 64 bit Windows XP and Vista, multicore or multi-CPU machines

Mesh Capabilities 
Advanced adaptive remeshing techniques with automatic interpolation, mesh superposition for overlapping geometries and the capability to fuse multiple meshes

Rheological Method
Newtonian and non-Newtonian rheology, temperature dependent properties, user defined rheology and POLYMAT curve fitting tool

Boundary Conditions
Comprehensive set of boundary conditions including inlet, outlet, wall, symmetry, free surface, periodic, porous media, FSI (fluid structure interaction),full/partial wall slip, contact detection and user defined boundary profiles

Chemical Reaction and Combustion Modeling
Models for finite rate, curing and foaming

Parallel Processing
Shared memory parallel with automatic domain decomposition

Data Export
Export data to a wide range of external post-processors, including ANSYS CFD-Post, Fieldview, Ensight and PATRAN

Online Help and Documentation
Comprehensive PDF documentation

Events

Techincal Seminar/Hands-On Events
Ozen Engineering Inc. holds ANSYS Technical Seminars and Hands-On every month. To see the event schedule or register for an upcoming event, please go to our Technical Seminar page.

Training
Ozen Engineering Inc. offers classes taught by Ozen Engineering experts who have extensive ANSYS application experience as well as FEA and CFD computer-aided engineering expertise. To see our ANSYS training schedule, please go to our Training page.