When clicking on a simulation’s name in the simulation overview screen, the simulation setup screen shows up. It’s main components are depicted in the following picture:
Simulation info #
The simulation info block displays the simulation name and simulation status of the currently active simulation
The Assets group contains all the geometry files that are used in the currently active simulation. To upload a new asset, click on “Add STL”. To delete an assets, click on “Delete” next to the asset name. To download an asset click “Download” next to the name of the asset.
The setup group allows to set up the basic properties of the current simulation.
This drop-down menu allows to set the main geometry of the current simulation.
Material properties #
The following material parameters can be set up for the current simulation:
- Material E: the Young’s modulus of the material
- Material nu: the Poisson ratio of the material
- Material rho: the specific gravity / density of the material
Discretization parameters #
The following discretization parameters can be set in the setup group:
- Number of elements: three integer numbers, representing the number of elements to be used in the background mesh
- P: the polynomial order of the elements in the background mesh
Boundary conditions group #
The boundary conditions group allows for creating/modifying/deleting boundary conditions.
- To add a new boundary condition, click “Add BC” in the group
- To delete an existing boundary condition, click “Delete” next to its name
Boundary condition properties #
The following parameters are associated to every boundary condition:
- Geometry: the name of the STL file where the boundary condition is applied
- Component: which field component the boundary condition is applied to:
- 0: the boundary condition is applied to the x component
- 1: the boundary condition is applied to the y component
- 2: the boundary condition is applied to the z component
- Type: the type of boundary condition:
- dirichlet: prescribed value of displacement along the component specified in “Component”
- neumann: prescribed pressure acting along the direction specified in “Component”
Postprocessing options #
This group allows for specifying which geometry to use for post processing and what components to post-process.
Postprocess on #
The “Postprocess on” drop-down menu allows to specify on which geometry to perform post-processing once the computation has finished
Field to post process #
The checkboxes under “Postprocess on” allow for specifying which fields to postprocess after the computation finished.
- Displacement – postprocess displacements
- Stress – postprocess the values of the stress tensor
- von_mises – postprocess the values of the von Mises stress
Log view #
The log view displays the output of the finite element solver generated during the computation. In case the simulation has not been run yet, the view is empty.
Action buttons #
On the bottom of the 3D view, there are action buttons with the following functionality:
- Save: save the current simulation setup
- Submit: submit the current simulation setup for computation
- Download results: download a zip file with the assets, simulation logs and results in .vtu format. Available if a simulation has finished
- Toggle view: show and edit the simulation definition JSON file
Visualization options #
The visualization options drop-down menu allows to select which field is to be displayed on the geometry in the 3D viewer:
- Geometry: show the geometric model only
- Displacement: show the magnitude of the displacement along the postprocessed geometry
- von Mises Stress: show the values of the von Mises Stresses along the postprocessed geometry