RBF Morph, providing the world’s fastest mesh morphing tool, announces that the RBF Morph Extension now can be downloadable in the ANSYS ACT Application Store reachable through the ANSYS App Store.
RBF Morph technology, already well known for the morphing and shape optimization groundbreaking add-on tailored for ANSYS Fluent, is also available as an ACT extension for Mechanical.
Exploiting the features of ACT technology, the RBF Morph Extension is deeply integrated in Mechanical sharing its look & feel and interaction logic including the usual scoping tools for geometrical and mesh elements selections.
The Extension can be enabled using the custom toolbar. To handle complex mesh modifications the RBF Morph Extension has a hierarchical working logic that foresees the use of multiple children. Each children in the RBF Morph tree is a shape modifier acting on its selection (source) and propagating it to its father (target).
Several shape modifications are available including Translation, Rotation, Scaling, Curve and Surface Offset and Curve and Surface Targeting. For Translation, Scaling and Rotation custom coordinate systems can be selected for a faster setup.
Other available options are the kind of RBF used and the ability to apply the shape modification to the baseline mesh or to the already modified grid.
For each RBF source the resulting behaviour can be interactively previewed and, finally, the mesh morphed with a serial calculation or exploiting CUDA or OpenMP acceleration. The obtained morphed shape can be then analysed with a contour plot or exported back to cad format.
As demonstrated in several industrial applications, the FEA tool ANSYS Mechanical in conjunction with the ACT Extension RBF Morph is able to overtake the limitations of the standard workflow based on the generation of a new mesh for each shape variation which is updated according to the input parameters of the CAD.