IPS IBOFlow is our state-of-the-art flow solver designed for complex industrial multiphase and free surface flows applications. Many important industrial applications involve multiphase and free surface flows as well as moving and interacting bodies. Such applications constitute a major challenge for the existing commercial flow solvers on the market and the simulation times are often prohibitive. The novel immersed boundary methods in IPS IBOFlow are perfectly suited for dynamic cases, and also make the volume-meshing completely automatic.

IPS IBOFlow (Immersed Boundary Octree Flow Solver) is an incompressible, segregated Navier-Stokes solver based on unique immersed boundary methods and a Cartesian octree grid that can be dynamically refined and coarsened. These methods facilitate the treatment of moving and interacting objects in fluid flows and simplify the meshing procedure since surface descriptions of the flow boundaries are the only requirement to run a simulation. The software also includes a very robust, novel volume of fluids (VoF) module and turbulence models such as k-epsilon and DES.

The software offers the possibility to simulate multiphysics problems such as fluid-structure interaction, fluid-heat transfer and fluid flow coupling with electromagnetic effects. The user-friendly GUI is based on

the same pre- and postprocessing routines as the FCC industrial path planning software, IPS. Users can easily set up and run simulations in the GUI, or through the intuitive Lua scripting language. When it comes to computational power a very efficient implementation and utilization of GPUs for computationally expensive parts give IPS IBOFlow a superior performance.

IPS IBOFlow has been used to simulate ESRB spray painting, sealing application, glue application etc. in the automotive industry. It has been used to simulate ink jetting and cooling of electronics in the electronics industry, paper forming and edge wicking in the paper and packaging industry, and much more. We are always open to new challenges, if you want to explore the possibilities of immersed simulation technology, please contact us.


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