WAVE is capable of co-simulation with Ricardo’s 3D CFD code, VECTIS, or various 3rd party CFD codes (STAR-CD®, Fluent®, Fire®). The WAVE3D module now takes 1D/3D co-simulation to a new level, allowing fast and reliable setup, solution and post processing of a fully coupled 1D/3D CFD analysis. This is performed entirely from within the WAVE environment, and without the need for a separate CFD package.
1D/3D co-simulation allows users to perform detailed analysis of 3D geometry such as exhaust collectors, intake manifolds and catalytic converters. It also allows the simulation of complex physical phenomena including turbulence and secondary gas mixing.