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Release Notes PHOENICS March 2013: TR327

Document last revised:11/03/13

Contents

  1. VR-Editor / Viewer

    1.1 Corrected Errors and Improvements in Editor

    1.2 Corrected Errors and Improvements in Viewer

  2. Earth Solver

    2.1 Corrected Errors and Improvements

  3. Photon / Autoplot
  4. Utilities
  5. Compatibility Between Models

    Summary

    The new features of PHOENICS 2012 are described in What's New in PHOENICS 2012: TR006. Further descriptions can be found in The PHOENICS-VR Reference Guide; TR 326, and in the PHOENICS Encyclopaedia.

    This document describes changes to existing models in recent releases.


    1. VR-Editor / Viewer

      1. Corrected Errors and Improvements in Editor

        Phoenics 2012

        • Inlet objects have a vector arrow showing the direction of flow.
        • Main Menu allows setting of domain edge boundary conditions.
        • Activation of transient restarts made easier.
        • Object names can be up to 12 characters long.
        • The Q1 can be saved to a different name without saving all the output files ‘File – Save Q1 As...’.
        • The dialog for starting parallel has been updated to allow more flexibility.
        • The facilities for repairing and manipulating CAD data during and after import have been improved through the new DatMaker utility.
        • The 2010 SUNLIGHT feature has been upgraded. The main improvements made are:
          • No longer accessed through WIND, there is a separate SUN object.
          • The required inputs can be read from a standard EPW Weather Data File.
          • A link to the EPW site is provided for easy download of weather data files.
          • The WIND object can take the wind speed and direction from the same weather file.
          • Transient operation improved.
          • The amount of incident solar radiation absorbed by each object in the scene can be set by the user.
          • In a transient case, the time-step setting dialog controls the time step size and number of steps to run.
          • When a SUN object is active, the ‘Solar absorption’ factor of the WIND ground plane can also be set.
          • The ‘Wind Amplification Factor’ (local absolute velocity divided by reference velocity) can be STOREd.

        Phoenics 2010

        • The ‘Object affects grid’ attribute has been split into the three coordinate directions.
        • A long-standing error in the Auto-mesher has been corrected.
        • In PHOENICS/FLAIR, the ‘Calculate link temperature’ and ‘Activation temperature’ settings for a SPRAY_HEAD object activate the spray automatically when the activation temperature is reached. A table file containing the calculated link temperatures at the end of each step is also produced.
        • The ambient settings represent the pressure and temperature outside the domain and become the default values at all inlets and openings.
        • ANGLED-IN objects can now link the flow rate and temperature at one boundary condition to the flow and temperature at another.

        Phoenics September 2009

        • PLATE objects completely outside domain not sent to Earth.
        • Near-plane depth reset afer importing CAD geometry.
        • Ensure FIINIT(SMOK) is always initialised to zero however SMOK is created. Also reset to zero when Restart switched off in Menu.
        • Enormous domain no longer disappears behind far plane.
        • Link to 'previous' or 'next' on ANGLED-IN dialog

        Phoenics August 2009

        • WIND object can create floor plane.
        • WIND object adds pressure boundaries on all non-inflow faces e.g. East, West and South when wind is from North and Z is up. Previously only South would have had pressure boundary and East and West would be symmetry planes.
        • Geometry files reorganised. Files in SHAPES folder given meaningful names, and old files moved to DEPRECATED folder for downward compatibility.
        • Corrections to treatment of U velocity at inlets for polar cases. Now fully obeys velocity/angular velocity/angular momentum setting.
        • Error for 'PARENT=CHAM' in Editor repaired.
        • Error which allowed domain size to change unexpectedly when in Geometry panel fixed.
        • FLAIR: Allowance for heat lost by radiation (radiative fraction) when setting fire heat source.
        • FLAIR: FIRE object shows choice of fire speeds for t2 fire
        • Reference length and velocity for conwiz displayed on relaxation dialog. WIND object sets reference length to average domain size.
        • FLAIR: correction to displacement diffuser when area ratio < 1
        • Correction to WIND object when wind angle < 0.
        • Allow change in font size.
        • Introduce clipping plane objects.
        • Corrections to 'spin' option for blockage - rotation centre was not correct for some orientations.
        • INFOB objects displayed.
        • Longer file names allowed for BFC READCO command.
        • Comments allowed on LABEL lines in Q1.
        • Introduce ambient pressure and temperature for use as default initial and external values. Deduce buoyancy reference values from ambient.
        • New dialog for attaching InForm commands directly to objects.
        • FLAIR: Better linearisation for FIRE object heat source. Heat and mass source from FIRE object may now appear as separate patches.
        • Q1 formatting changed to use more 'human-like' number formats.
        • TECPLOT, Fieldview and VTK files added to list of files saved as a case.
        • 'polcu' geometries used for default polar geometries updated to use more segments in radial direction, resulting in smoother display of surfaces.
        • Patches linked to USER_DEFINED object now listed by name as object attributes for the object. The object number (IXL in patch command) set to -1 to allow Editor to determine object number.
        • FAN object uses in-cell density when set to extract rom domain boundary.
        • Inlet KE and EP values for ANGLED-IN set to volume or mass flow corrected.
        • Setting of defaults for BLOCKAGE object improved so that correct defaults are still shown if new object is immediately switched to fluid.

        Phoenics November 2008

        • FLAIR: add derivation and storage of Optical Density
        • Correction to group move - if some objects were rotated the size of the group was wrongly calculated which could lead to incorrect placement of the group.

        Phoenics October 2008

        • Length of Q1 line increased from 132 characters  (68 characters and one continuation line) to 1024 characters split over as many continuation lines as needed.
        • In 3D case, get inlet EP from lengthscale based on 0.1*hydraulic radius of inlet object (4*area/perimeter/2) rather than 0.1 of half smallest inlet dimension. For 2D case use 0.1 of inlet height, as inlet height is hydraulic radius.

        Phoenics September 2008

        • Allow View centre to be set to probe position from probe Location Dialog.
        • New WIND object to set wind profiles and outlets from wind speed and wind direction.

        Phoenics August 2008

        • FLAIR: Error in JETFAN object corrected - downward velocity component was not always correct.
        • Allow number of sweeps per time step to be set from Main Menu - Numerics panel.
        • Enable use of quadratic pressure coefficient at outlet and angled-out objects.
        • Ensure phi file is saved and restored even when renamed with 'NSAVE='.
        • Switch PHIDA=T/F as necessary when opening existing cases.

        Phoenics June 2008

        • FLAIR: When FIRE object is created, maximum increment for temperature is reset to 10 deg/sweep unless user has alread set another value.
        • Occasional error with 'at_end' objects, especially in Polar, which made them bigger than the domain until after 'Reload working files' fixed.
        • POB files can contain PIL statements as well as > OBJ lines.
        • Import by group function extended to include DAT files.
        • Private geometry DAT files and exported POB files can be located in sub-folders of the current working directory, as well as the working directory.
        • Maximum number of facets in one object increased from 999999 to 9999999 (I6 to I7).
        • Main Menu - Relaxation panel changed to provide linear/false time step toggle. All values now positive.
        • Correction to mass flow at inlet when area ratio < 1 and object is not cuboid.
        • FLAIR. Correction when PERSON object is assigned an initial temperature (transient mode only).
        • LITER(P1) for empty case set to 50 (was 200). This is now same as 'Reset solution defaults' on Numerics - Relaxation panel.
        • If errors are detected when an Earth run is requested, the Earth run will not start.
        • InForm command processor made more tolerant of stray spaces in commands. Also checks correct number of open/close brackets before starting Earth run.
        • Correction to per-unit-area heat source on face of non-participating (198) blockage. Patch type was wrongly set which resulted in incorrect heat source.
        • 'Reset' button on object dialog made more reliable when more than one object selected.
        • Object attribute dialog forced to come to front.
        • Clicking on domain when object attribute dialog open no longer closes object dialog.
        • InForm source attached to object will use same patch as 'normal' source whenever possible to avoid duplication of sources.

        Phoenics April 2008

        • Memory allocation for CVD surface-to-surface radiation module made dynamic.
        • Objects can be tagged to always be at domain end, and to extend to domain end. Makes changing domain size easier as tagged objects will follow automatically.
        • Correction to highlighting of selected points and lines in BFC grid generator.
        • For WIND_PROFILE object, profile starts in first un-blocked cell in each column.
        • Editor can show thumbnails of geometry files.
        • POINT_HISTORY object can select which variables are to be monitored.
        • FLAIR. Fire and smoke dialogs updated to use current standards terminology.
        • FLAIR. Diffusers can be rotated about any axes.
        • Objects can still be selected when grid mesh display is on by holding down Ctrl key.
        • FLAIR. Error when reading humidity units for inlet, person and diffuser objects fixed.
        • ROTOR object in polar coordinates allows rotating grid.
        • InForm editor and other utilities now executables, so no need to install TCL.
        • Drawing of objects in wireframe enabled on per-object basis.
        • ESTER. Correction to setting of bath and electrolyte viscosity.
        • Informbegin/end changed to savebegin/end. save25 added to save domain and object attributes.
        • Correction to grid matching when assembly object is rotated.
        • Separate increment size for each direction.
        • Snap-to-grid feature - objects must be multiples of increment.

        Phoenics August 2007

        • Save as a case/Open existing case offer to save intermediate step/sweep files.
        • Allow control over lighting applied to scene.
        • Allow texture to be applied to any object. Name of texture file is saved to Q1.
        • FLAIR. Second sight length added.
        • FLAIR. TEM1 always reverts to STATIC on reloading Q1 after switch to TOTAL. Fixed.
        • Correction to position of 'Apply' button on BFC menu Point location dialog.
        • Save and restore non-default settings for OMEG,KT,KP,ET & VOSQ.

        Phoenics April 2007

        • Fix indexing error when reading inlet values for phase 2.
        • Allow for KOMODL-LOWRE when setting boundary conditions for OMEG.
        • Once initial pressure enabled for fluid object, cannot turn it off again. Fixed.
        • If restart file name changed, then restored to default, Earth fails with 'cannot find file cham' error. Fixed.
        • HOTBOX/FLAIR. Option provided to edit fan data file from within Editor and select fan type from scroll list.
        • Crash with internal format overflow when setting phase 2 properties from user PRPS file corrected.
        • Non alpha-numeric characters are stripped from the input string before processing by command interpreter.
        • When reading Q1, a check is made to see if PATCH commands are attached to objects which have USER_DEFINED or CELLTYPE types. For all other object types an error message is displayed. This situation can only arise when a user edits a Q1 by hand and makes an error in assigning PATCH commands to objects.

        Phoenics December 2006

        • InForm gives error message if VOLU, AREA or WHOLE flags are used for non-VR patches.
        • When changing object type from USER_DEFINED to any other, dialog offers option to delete all user-set patches for this object.
        • Cuboid objects which don't fit the grid (e.g. because of large tolerance) treated as faceted. This allows Earth to scale any source correctly.

        Phoenics October 2006

        • Allow hardware acceleration to be turned off from CHAM.INI file - full acceleration sometimes causes incomplete refresh of screen.
        • GROUP object allowed in middle of object list - used to cause sequence error in locating objects in Solver.
        • Editor warns if ANGLED_IN/OUT object used with PARSOL=F.
        • When using a volume object for an area type or vice-versa, allow dimension change from warning dialog.
        • Error in reading ASSEMBLY objects corrected.
        • Missing 'Endfacet' lines added to optional STL output.
        • Allow more than 25 ARC lines in BFC mesh generator. Allow more than 25 mouse-points in BFC mesh generator.
        • Non-integer object sizes and positions trapped for BFC and error message issued.
        • LSTEP no longer truncated to 9999.
        • Improve poor behaviour when too many cells or time-steps requested. Setting now abandoned as soon as limit reached so error message is only displayed once.
        • Default geometries are not looked for unless an object of that type is read or created.
        • Correct sequencing error when cuboid object completely outside domain.
        • Get correct cell locations for cuboid object partially or wholly outside the domain.
        • Repair error which prevented friction patches being generated around a 198 blockage for BFC-GCV.
        • When an InForm source is attached to a patch having the same name as an object, 3.6 ignored the patch and attached the source to the object. The source is now attached to the patch, as it was in earlier versions.
        • Allow for comment lines longer than 68 characters in Q1.
        • Prevent infinite loop when evaluation of variable in :: in >OBJ line fails.
        • Improved accuracy of reporting line numbers of errors found in Q1.
        • Speed of writing EARDAT for large cases improved.
        • File names can be 256 characters long.
        • Editor issues warning if INFORnBEGIN does not have matching INFORMnEND.
        • Number of times grid is matched during reading of Q1 reduced.
        • Radiating plate source corrected for cuboid object.
        • CCV collocated velocity solver removed as not used.
      2. Corrected Errors and Improvements in Viewer

        Phoenics 2012

        • Start-up dialog offers most recent set of results.
        • New function key F9 always loads most recent set of results.
        • The domain can be mirrored in any direction.
        • Vectors can be drawn as 3D arrows.
        • Contours and vectors can be plotted on an arbitrary surface of any shape – the ‘Plotting Surface’ object.
        • Contours have new Fill and Line options.
        • Objects have a ‘Selectability’ flag.

        Phoenics September 2009

        • Better error trapping for non-existent files when changing time steps.

        Phoenics August 2009

        • Better handling of contour scale range and variable name when moving between saved steps/sweeps. These could sometimes get lost.
        • Macro can advance by user-set number of steps - 'FILE + n'.
        • Near-plane depth saved to macro file.
        • Better attribution of units to plotted variables.
        • Contour scale display can be switched to FPS or cgs units.
        • When domain is scaled, vector heads retain original scaling.
        • Correction to display of 'polcu' geometries used for moving objects in MOFOR or ROTOR.

        Phoenics November 2008

        • Reduce number of time objects are redrawn.
        • Add macro 'ANIMATE FILE' keyword to specify name of animation file to be written.

        Phoenics September 2008

        • Make compatible with new PBCL.DAT format, whilst maintaining compatibility with previous format.
        • Allow saving of window image as JPG file.
        • FLAIR: Calculate Beer-Lambert visibility reduction as post-processing option.
        • Allow View Centre to be set to position of minimum or maximum value from Probe Location dialog

        Phoenics August 2008

        • When 'Cancel' is pressed on Macro dialog, further attempts to run or save macros fail until Editor is shut and restarted. Corrected.

        Phoenics June 2008

        • Correction to surface contour. Now strictly obeys contour averaging on/off switch, so raw (unaveraged) data can be saved to surface value and profile data files.
        • Surface contours redawn automatically when contour averaging switched on or off, and when contour colour scale inverted.
        • Correction to contour plotting in cut cell when facet passes directly through bottom-left and top-right corners of cell. If solid part was to right, fluid and solid parts were plotted reversed.

        Phoenics February 2008

        • Selection of multiple streamlines in streamline management dialog speeded up.
        • Added handling of PHOTON-style PLINE elements.
        • Save image as jpg file.

        Phoenics August 2007

        • Create line plot of any variable between two points.
        • Improve behaviour of F7/F8 keys when final solution selected from F6. Now goes to last step/sweep, previously went to first.
        • Scan RESULT for data pertaining to time-step/sweep being plotted for 'Show result'.
        • Change object profile and surface file format to comma-separated, and file extension from .prf/.srf to .csv for easier input to Excel.
        • Adjustment of internal tolerance when contour plotting in cylindrical-polar coordinates with PARSOL.
        • Allow free choice of variables for generating vectors.
        • Add dialog to control lighting of scene.
        • Error message displayed if no data found in RESULT for time-history. Viewer could hang.
        • Reorganise Contour/Vector/Surface Options dialogs.

        Phoenics April 2007

        • Allow choice of Total, X-Y, X-Z or Y-Z components for vectors.
        • Allow for user-set colour palette.
        • Corrections to contour plotting for PARSOL in cylindrical-polar coordinates when cut cell lies in -ve Y quadrants.
        • Allow vector plotting to omit one velocity component to display secondary flow.
        • Allow animation of phase 2 vectors.

        Phoenics December 2006

        • Viewer allows vectors to be plotted in a single colour.
        • Viewer allows EPOT variable to be plotted inside participating solids.
        • Viewer reads cut-cell data file PBCL.DAT using fixed format, allowing for larger number of cut cells.
        • Viewer does not use OBID to blank cells if MOFOR is not active.
        • Under some circumstances F8 in Viewer advanced to the last step instead of the next step.
        • If the contour range is changed from the default, and then a user-set iso-surface is plotted, the contour range was reset to default. The user-set values are now retained.
        • Viewer does not change the name of U1 to US1 for GCV. UCRT is shown as X-Velocity, and UC1 is shown as UC1.

    2. Earth Solver

      1. Corrected Errors and Improvements

        Phoenics 2012

        • A full double-precision version of the Earth solver is available.
        • The normalised residuals displayed on the monitor screen have been updated to improve convergence monitoring.
        • The wall function coding has been updated.
        • New IN-FORM commands available.
        • Calculation of the average outlet temperature for printing in RESULT made more accurate and robust.
        • In parallel PHOENICS, the ‘pbc-bound cells’ error has been removed.
        • The working directory status is echoed to the title bar of the EARTH solver window and to the RESULT file.

        Phoenics September 2009

        • Changes to relaxation settings made from monitor screen written to RESULT.
        • File type for GXMONI can be set in CHAM.INI.
        • Linked ANGLED-IN objects
        • TABLE command in InForm
        • ELPLAN command in InForm
        • Corrections to MFM cases - unset indices declared.
        • Correction to InForm SUM function on last sweep.
        • Add ITHSTR, ITHFIN specifiers

        Phoenics August 2009

        • Print in- and out-flow mass sources at presure boundaries, and also average scalar for in- and out-flowing material.
        • Print transient contribution to mass sources.
        • Correction to Inform source next to cut cell. Could be lost.
        • Allow LVEL to work with GCV multi-block cases. Also enables low_Re models which make use of WDIS calcualtion.
        • Correction to setting of mass sources with InForm for two phase cases. Phase 1 mass source was ignored.
        • Internal changes to allow compilation with INTEGER*8, needed to run extremely large cases on 64-bit systems.
        • FLAIR: Correction to derivation of optical density.
        • FLAIR/HOTBOX: Correction to printout of fan mass flow and pressure drop when fan matching active.
        • Earth can output VTK files (in binary format) for ParaView
        • Correction for THINPLT object overlapping participating solid.
        • Format of PBCL.DAT file changed to make writing more efficient. When PHIDA=T in PREFIX, PBCL.DAT is also unformatted.
        • Increased size of F array written to local CHAM.INI file to remove need for expansion on next run.
        • Correction to EXPORT option which caused error stop if object was on West, South or Low face.
        • Changes to graphical convergence monitor:
          • Order of columns changed
          • Dumped GXMONI.GIF will have white background and black text

        Phoenics November 2008

        • When writing time history for restart run, omit all steps prior to FSTEP.
        • Issue error message if attempting to restart from incomplete PHI/PHIDA file.
        • Print actual CPU time and date/time run started to end of RESULT file. Time printed was wrong when run went past more than one midnight.

        Phoenics October 2008

        • Change format of PBCL file to reduce time taken to write file, especially in parallel.
        • Correction to treatment of wall function values for KE/EP in cells which also have a mass source - wall function values are now skipped. Previously they overwrote the inflow values of KE and EP.

        Phoenics September 2008

        • Nett source section of RESULT includes average scalar values at mass source patches.
        • Graphical monitor upgraded to allow change of LSWEEP (number of iterations), CONWIZ maximum increment and monitoring mode.
        • Correction to ANGLED_OUT object - could cause hang in some cases.

        Phoenics June 2008

        • Maximum number of facets in one object increased from 999999 to 9999999 (I6 to I7).
        • Ability to switch 'abs max value' monitoring back to spot/residual during Earth run by setting IXMON negative restored.
        • Spurious blank lines in RESULT when 'abs max value' monitoring active suppressed.
        • Moving BFC treatment extended to allow IPSA.
        • Linear relaxation factor greater than 1 trapped.
        • Parallel solver can partition BFC XYZDA file between processes. PHI/XYZ and PHIDA already catered for.
        • Number of InForm MAKE commands now unlimited.
        • Correction to graphical monitor to ensure that interrupt screen is always fully drawn.
        • Friction was erroneously applied in cut cells adjacent to 199 (frictionless) blockages. This has been corrected.
        • File read by InForm PWLF function was restricted to 30 lines. This is now unlimited. File name can have any extension (or none as before).
        • Potential error with IPSA and EQUVEL=T under Intel compiler resolved.
        • Correction to diffusion term for enthalpy when specific heat is function of composition. Cures erroneous temperatures in some combustion cases.

        Phoenics April 2008

        • Memory allocation for CVD surface-to-surface radiation module made dynamic. No limit on number of radiative zones.
        • Memory allocation for InForm MAKE command made dynamic. No limit on number of MAKE variables.
        • In transient run, GXMONI.GIF convergence monitor plot file dumped each time intermediate phi file written.
        • Provide error message when GENTRA cannot find input data file.

        Phoenics February 2008

        • Correction to sources applied by TRANSFER object.
        • MOFOR enabled in parallel.
        • CVD enabled in parallel.
        • Corrections to initial value setting via InForm.
        • Allow use of {} to denote physical coordinates for variable location in InForm.
        • Better initial guess at size of F array required, and use of scratch file if expansion fails. Should allow bigger cases to run on 32-bit systems.
        • Use of material >= 299 for blockage treats cut cells as blocked and opens un-cut cells. Allows simple angled thin plate treatment.

        Phoenics August 2007

        • Setting CSG1=SWIN allows initial field to be dumped as S0.
        • Error with InForm when CARTES=F, NX=1 and U1/U2 solved corrected.
        • Error with InForm - set specific heat in transient cases repaired. Was only correct on step 1, then reverted to PRPS value.
        • Indexing error for Thinplt object next to 198 or 199 blockage corrected.
        • NaN in residual trapped when plotting monitor plot to allow run to continue.
        • Correction to occasional error with MIGAL when unlocking fails after many sweeps/steps.
        • RESULT echo of patches and sources for parallel uses same formats as sequential.
        • Time-history PROFIL plots extended to 99999 steps. Indexing into table corrected when run stopped before LSTEP.
        • Angled-in/out objects work inside Fine-grid volumes.
        • Allow GENTRA tracks to bounce from PARSOL cut-cell faces in cartesian grids.
        • Correction to indexing error for X-direction U averaging when XCYCLE=T. If blocked cell face was at IX=2, the wrong gradient was calculated.
        • Flair. Prevent appearance of Inf when YH2O=1, as this leads to NaN when calculating PVAP.

        Phoenics April 2007

        • Enable saving of second phase DVELDP etc
        • Write out Autoplot/Excel file of summed forces and moments for each step of transient whenever intermediate file dumped.
        • Allow dumping of initial field to CSG1(1:1)//'0', and dumping of sweep files each sweep of a transient step.
        • Correct error with restart on parallel system when PARSOL=T.
        • Provide FIELDVIEW output in Plot3D format. Update TECPLOT output for BFC and transient cases.
        • Update force and moment integration routine for cylindrical-polar coordinates. Include non-facetted objects in summation. Print sum of forces and moments for selected objects. Print drag coefficients.
        • Enable output of HTCO without having to store STAN.
        • Allow InForm PWLF file to be used for multiple objects.

        Phoenics December 2006

        • Corrections to U1-diffusion terms and U1 wall functions for polar-coordinates.

        Phoenics October 2006

        • The WIND_PROFILE object can set an outflow condition as well as an inflow, depending on the sign of the velocity.
        • Sources in cells next to cut cells corrected - if the cell face behind the source was fully blocked, but the cell behind was cut, the source was incorrect.
        • Correction to buoyancy source for parabolic cases. This repairs Library case 136 and similar.
        • Corrections to 2-phase 1D-Z cases.
        • If the restart PHI file does not contain a requested porosity, default the porosity to 1.0 not 1E-10.
        • Correction to time-history plot when INIFLD=T.
        • When a boundary condition overlaps two processors (in a parallel case) the source sum reported in RESULT was not correct.
        • Allow ANGLED_OUT object to work when no ANGLED_IN object is found.
        • Correction to cell-volume calculation for GCV.
        • Correction to DRHDP calculation for Ideal Gas with mixture gas constant. This repairs Library cases 156 - 161.
        • Correction to writing of PARPHI file for parabolic cases - the dump frequency was fixed at 1 rather than IDISPA.
        • Very loose false-time step relaxation added to TEM1 to prevent implausibly large temperatures sometimes appearing next to blocked cells.
        • Turn of modification of cell areas and volumes by cut-cells when PARSOL=F and a porosity is stored.
        • Repair logic error which prevented PHASEM store from being filled for W1/W2 in parabolic cases. This repairs buoyant parabolic cases.

    3. Photon / Autoplot

      Phoenics September 2008

      • Images can be saved as JPEG or BMP.

      Phoenics June 2008

      • WinAut will accept file names with spaces.
      • List of variables in WinAut not sorted alphabetically.

    4. Utilities

      Phoenics June 2008

      • FacetFix can output individual repaired STL and DAT files for all closed volumes found in a single STL or DAT.

    5. Compatibility Between Models

      Users are advised that the following models are not compatible:

      • PARSOL and IMMERSOL or IPSA or GENTRA (for 3.6.1 and above, PARSOL and IMMERSOL are compatible - when solving TEM1). From August 2007, PARSOL and GENTRA are compatible for Cartesian grids.
      • PARSOL and enthalpy (H1) solution
      • Fine-Grid-Volumes and Turbulence models other than constant-effective (KEMODL may work), or IPSA or GENTRA or SEM or HOL
      • GCV and IPSA or GENTRA or SEM or HOL