ACE+Suite

Build and Deliver Products at the Edge of Innovation with Advanced CFD and High-Fidelity Multi-Physics Simulations

Whether pre-certifying the aero-thermal performance of new land or space vehicles, designing multiphase cooling systems for equipment – ranging from nuclear reactors to electric vehicle batteries – or engineer materials at the atomic level, squeezing a world of novel technologies into a single pixel, being at the peak of innovation is key.

While working with ever-shortening development cycles, the need to deliver products and processes of the highest quality with a concrete understanding of the product’s behavior – as designed and throughout its lifecycle – is a challenge faced by every design engineer, manufacturer, and service provider in the world.

ACE+ Suite is an advanced CFD and high-fidelity Multiphysics simulation software package supporting the automotive, semiconductor, energy, microfluidics, and biotech industries, amongst others. With ACE+ Suite, engineers can virtually test the performance and behavior of their designs before they are manufactured, for the most extreme innovation requirements.

This tool offers the broadest range of physics disciplines including flow, heat transfer, stress/deformation, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, biochemistry, electrostatics, electromagnetics, hypersonics, plasma and more – in any combination from a single environment.

ACE+ Suite also includes Design Space Exploration, Optimization and Reduced Order Model modules allowing you to fully understand and fine-tune designs.

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Benefits Of ACE+ Suite

  • Reduce/eliminate physical prototypes
  • Minimize product development cycle time and cost
  • Efficiently explore design space and understand the relative importance and relationship between different parameters
  • Make physics-informed design/product support decisions
  • Capture expert knowledge, customize, automate and democratize

Semiconductor Processing

The semiconductor sector is one of the fastest growing industry segments in the global economy today as more and more high-tech electronic devices are incorporated into products, ranging from cars to home appliances to military products.

ACE+ Suite provides the unique capacity to perform high fidelity, three-dimensional simulations of heat and mass transport with complex multi-step gas-phase and surface reactions for semiconductor applications. It supports design and optimizes equipment and processes like:

  • Chemical and Physical Vapor Deposition (CVD/PVD), Etching, Epitaxy, Thermal Oxidation, Electrodeposition / Electroplating, Photolithography and Crystal Growth Processes
  • Chip Processing
  • Feature Scale Evolution
  • Wafer Treatments
  • Clean Room / Clean Equipment

Plasma Applications

Products containing plasma represent one of the fastest growing product groups in the market today, with applications ranging from lighting to display panels to televisions.? With a full line of software, R&D, and customized solutions for various plasma technologies, we make it easy for you to simulate the behavior of plasma accurately for a wide range of operating conditions. This includes semiconductor processing (ICP and CCP reactors), lighting, display panels, thermal plasmas (torches and arcs), and atmospheric plasma.

ACE+ Suite plasma solutions cover a wide range of applications including plasma-aided manufacturing, plasma display panels, plasma lighting, plasma in biomedical and plasma in environment.

Benefits:

  1. Model low temperature, nonequilibrium discharges
  2. Optimize plasma generation equipment
  3. Optimize plasma aided manufacturing processes
  4. Semiconductor fabrication for processing and manufacture
  5. Plasma display panels and lighting
  6. Plasma in biomedical and environmental applications

Electronics Cooling

For years, industries have been moving towards miniaturization of electronics – from cell phones to tablets and computers. The challenge becomes keeping these consumer devices at a temperature suitable for human use.

A complete CFD analysis solution for thermal management aids in the design of high-performance components and systems, while maintaining the lowest cost in the electronics industry.

Benefits:

  • Save time with an easy-to-use GUI: build, set, run
  • Use CAD objects directly in simulation
  • Import PCB and substrate data for better accuracy
  • Rapidly evaluate effects of changes in design variables
  • Design Space Exploration

High Speed Flows

ACE+ Suite includes state-of-the-art, multiple moving body capability for simulating the most complex aerospace problems including missile launch, maneuvering, and staging, as well as aircraft flight dynamics and store separation. These challenging applications become accessible by coupling a density-based, compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes flow solver with moving multi-body dynamics, generalized finite rate chemistry, and thermal non-equilibrium modules.

Benefits:

  • State of the art numerical and physical models
  • Supports all grid technologies including multi-block structured, polyhedral unstructured, Chimera/overset and adaptive Cartesian
  • Works on all computer hardware/software systems
  • Designed for parallel computing

Design Exploration and Reduced Order Model

ACE+ Suite contains a built-in tool that allows you to effortlessly perform parametric analysis and optimization studies, while customizing and automating your specific design processes. Using its built-in GUIs and the Python script language, all users can easily create custom applications based on our CFD engineering analysis software.

Benefits:

  • Standard wizards for parametric analysis (DOE) and optimization with geometric and simulation parameters, as well as boundary and volume conditions
  • Single and Multi-Parameter Optimization
  • Reduced Order Model
  • Embedded Python interpreter, allowing creation of your own scripts and processes

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