With optional GPU computing module, simulations can be run on NVIDIA CUDA-based GPUs. This dramatically reduces computation time, allowing low-end desktop PCs to perform simulation as fast as supercomputers or HPC servers.
GPU board NVIDIA® Tesla® K40c
Using NVIDIA® Tesla® K40c with 12 GB of GPU memory allows for the simulation of up to 2 million particles at once, and more particles could be handled by using multi-GPU computing.
The 2D simulation option significantly reduces the number of particles used, consequently allowing for high-speed computation. 2D simulation is useful for the case like tsunami simulations which requires extensive analysis domain, as well as other periodic phenomena that can be evaluated in a cross section.
2D simulation of tsunami caused by moving plate
Working with 3rd party software
Particleworks provides CAD data import in STL or NASTRAN formats created by other CAD software, postprocessing using EnSight (provided by CYBERNET SYSTEMS Co., Ltd.), and coupled fluid-mechanics simulation using RecurDyn (provided by FunctionBay, Inc.). Airflow simulation results from mesh-based CFD software such as OpenFOAM (open source software from OpenCFD) can be imported to Particleworks in CSV format.
NASTRAN data import
The Nastran data format, widely used in structural analysis, can be directly imported to Particleworks. Modeling and simulation can be performed directly without data conversion.
Visualization with EnSight
Particleworks provides a free data converter into a format readable by EnSight, a general-purpose post-processing package from CYBERNET SYSTEMS Co., Ltd. This allows EnSight to visualize Particleworks simulation results.