New NOGRID pointsBlow release 2.3.10

New NOGRID pointsBlow release 2.3.10 available

2 December 2013

We are pleased to announce that the release NOGRID pointsBlow 2.3.10 is launched! The following new features are implemented:

  • Axis-symmetric modelling is now implemented. The user can alternate between 3-D and axis-symmetric computation by clicking on the corresponding radio button. The basis geometry (imported from the CAD) remains full 3-D. The software cuts the existing 3-D model in order to obtain the 2-D geometry for the axis-symmetric computation.
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  • In most cases it is reasonable to compute the 2-D cases with a higher resolution as in 3-D.
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For that reason we introduced a section box in the top task bar in order to select the computing resolution.

  • We introduced a new geometrical part called FUNNEL. If the user gives boundary faces the name FUNNEL within the CAD software then this boundary part appears also during the simulation.
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  • The purpose of the funnel is to compute the effect of decelerating and deforming of the gob due to the funnel walls.
  • To give users the possibility to study the effect of slipping within the blank mold and the blow mold as well,
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       we introduced an additional edit box (Slip blow mold) for the setting of the slipping coefficient valid for the blow mold.

  • The default mold temperature was increased from 400 °C to 450 °C and the expert options are always active now (the previous possibility to set the temperature and the heat transfer coefficient simply by selecting a material was misleading).