Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling
of Environmental and Technological Processes

M. Ščepanskis, V. Geža, R. Viļums

Connecting Engineering Open Source Software: New Horizon of Modeling Oportunities


Open source tools become more and more popular for computer-aided engineering (CAE) tasks since they are free and have no license limits for parallel computing. Nevertheless, the engineers still frequently suffer from the lack of handy pre- and post-processing routines in open source software. Moreover, the access to multi-physics is still limited using only one open source tool. That all results in significant investments needed in front to use open source software for industrial needs as well as for academic research.
This work presents the integration platform for open source CAE software. This platform allows to connect various software into the single framework, which increase usability of open source and provides access to multi-physics, breaking all performance limits typical for commercial software.
The cases for simulation of the thermal analysis of a printed circuit bard and an induction heating task are presented in this paper. For this purpose, Salome, GetDP and Paraview (all open source software) are connected within the platform.

Full paper

Proceedings of the VIII International Scientific Colloquim "Modelling for Materials Processing", Riga, Latvia, (2017), pp. 175-178.