Solver Job Launcher

The Solver Job Launcher enables you to execute AcuSolve jobs directly from Engineering Solutions.

The tool integrates the mesh export and the AcuSolve job run. The submitted job can also be controlled from Engineering Solutions.

Invoke Solver Job Launcher

Click the icon in the CFD toolbar.
The Job Launcher dialog opens.

Table 1.
Problem name Specifies the name of the input deck without the extension *.inp. Do not use spaces in the name.
Problem directory Directory where the input deck is located. The solver run will be started in the problem directory.
Working directory The result files of the AcuSolve run will be saved into the working directory.
Solver exec dir Define the AcuSolve executable path. The path will be auto selected if the solver is available in the same installation path. If it is not available, the path will be blank. The path needs to point to the AcuSolve bin folder (/acusolve/win64/bin or /acusolve/linux64/bin).
Solver module A selection of several solver modules.
Processes and prepares the input data for the solver run.
View factor computation for problems including radiation.
Runs the solver.
No. of processors The number of processors used for this run.
Auto run AcuProbe Automatically opens the plotting utility AcuProbe to monitor run data of the current run, for example residual.
Auto run AcuTail Automatically opens AcuTail to view the log file of the current run.
Output format Converts the results of the final time step into the specified format.
Output time steps
Creates the output file in a user defined format with all of the time steps. This option is useful for a transient run.
Creates an output file in a user defined format with only the final time step. This option should be utilized for a steady state run.
Additional solver arguments Additional solver options can be specified, for example number of threads.
Generate solver deck
A new .inp file will be created.
An .inp file will not be generated and the program will look for the existing file.
Export options
Always two layers for interfaces
Creates two interface layers between two volumes, if one or both are missing.
Create exterior faces
Creates outer shell surface of volume if missing.
Always add elem type to comp names
Append element configuration at the component names.

Extract Output from AcuSolve Run

Use this utility to extract specific output from an AcuSolve run.

The extracted results will be in a .csv file. From these results you can create a field, which can be utilized to map CFD results to other structural mesh. This utility requires a finished AcuSolve run. If the mapping field is defined before the solver run, the tool will generate output in a .csv file format. This utility can be utilized any time after the solver run to extract results.

Figure 1.
Table 2.
Variable You can select the desired output. The options are Pressure, Velocity and Eddy viscosity. The selection list is dependent on the solver options selected (Turbulence model).
Extract results on You can extract results on all of the components that are selected.
Create field loads If this checkbox is activated, a field will be created automatically, which can be utilized to map the results on a structure mesh.
Generate This button will be activated to click if any result data is present in the working directory.

Launch Job

  1. Click Launch in the Solver Job Launcher to open the AcuSolve Control dialog.

    Figure 2.
  2. Select the AcuSolve tab.
    The AcuSolve tab contains options to stop the run, restart the run, and output results.
  3. Click Stop.
    The Restart option appears.
    • Stop: stops the run as soon as the current iteration is finished.
    • Restart: restarts the job from the previous time step.
    • Output: the existing iteration result is output and you can visualize the results later on.
  4. Select the Tools tab.

    Figure 3.

    The Tools tab contains options to launch or relaunch AcuProbe, AcuTail and AcuOut.