ANSYS ICEM CFD Output Interfaces TOC

1. General Remarks on the Output Interfaces

ANSYS ICEM CFD allows you to write input files for many different Output Solvers. The Output Menu allows you to choose between different solvers and specify the file related options and settings. The input to the translator generally include the following files:

  • Mesh file(s):
    • for a multiblock mesh the name is typically project.multiblock.
    • for an unstructured mesh the name is typically project.uns.
  • Boundary condition file: project.fbc or any user defined name
  • Topology files: These are only required for structured mesh. The file project.top contains all the topological information such as block dimensions, surface and edge definitions, block to block connectivity, etc. The file project.fto is required when boundary conditions are defined, to provide the association between the families and the topological entities.

The user needs to select "Output" from the main menu, then select a solver/format for the translation. Once the solver is selected, boundary conditions can be defined by selecting "Boundary conds". Note that boundary conditions are not supported for all the file formats.

Once the mesh is ready to translate, simply select the option "Write input". Then, a window will open to allow the specification of the input to the translator, i.e. the mesh, boundary condition and topology files. Other settings can also be defined prior to running the translator, such as the name of the solver input file, the scaling of the mesh, etc. These options vary from translator to translator.

The supported file formats are listed in the table below.

2. Table of Supported Solvers

Please Note: Because many solver interfaces are constantly changing, we cannot guarantee that all interfaces will work on all platforms with all versions of a solver or other software.

 

ABAQUS ACE-U AcFlux ACRi ACUSOLVE
ADINA AIRFLO3D ALPHA-FLOW ANSYS ATTILA
AUTOCFD BAGGER CEDRE CFD-ACE CFDesign
CFD CFL3D CFX-4 CFX-5 CFX-TASCflow
CGNS CHAD C-MOLD COBALT COMCO
CONCERT3D CRSOL CRUNCH CSP DATEX
DSMC-SANDIA DTF EM EXODUS FANSC
FASTEST-3D FASTU FENFLOSS FIDAP FIRE
FLEX FLOTRAN FLOWCART FLOW-LOGIC FLUENT-V4
FLUENT V6 GASP GLS3D(ADH) GMTEC GSMAC-DF
GUST HAWK HDF IBM-BEM ICAT
ICU IDEAS IMPNS INCA iPLES
KIVA-3 KIVA-4 LAURA LL-DYNA3D LS-DYNA3D
MACS MAGREC MAZe MOUSE MULTIBLOCK
N3SNATUR NASTRAN NEKTON NOPO NPARC
NSU3D NS3D NUMECA PAB3D PARC
PATRAN PHOENICS PLOT3D PMARC POLYFLOW
POLY3D POPINDA PRECISE RADIOSS RTT
SAUNA SCRYU SC/Tetra SpecElem SPECTRUM-CENTRIC
SPLITFLOW STARCD STARS STL TEAM
TNO TDF TGRID TLNS3Dmb TRANAIR
Trio_U TSAR UGRID UH3D USA
USM3D USMKV3V VECTIS VRML VSAERO/USAERO
 VULCAN WIND  WINDMASTER  ZEN