Sunday, 24 April 2011

Next SALOME version 6.3.0 due in May 2011

According to David's message on the SALOME forum, the next major release of SALOME will be SALOME v6.3.0 and the planned release date is May 2011. [1]

Part of the improvements and features this new version will bring to us can be referred from [2], listed as
  • Automatic meshing of boundary layers
  • SMESH: Histogram of the quality controls
  • Option Single/Multi file dump
  • "RemoveFromStudy" Function
  • Hide/Show Icon (as in paraview)
  • GEOM: Performance enhanced when manipulating large models
  • SMESH: Mesh common borders
  • SMESH: detection of over-constrained elements
  • SMESH: create a new mesh from a selected group or from selected elements
  • SMESH: Create a clipping plane on several groups
Additionally the MED library version will be 3.0. This is a major change since the API is not compatible with the previous version. This version will read MED files of both format 2.2 and 3.0 and will write format 3.0.

In version 6.3.0 it will be possible to define viscous layer (inflation layers in ANSYS) [3]. It will be defined as an additional hypothesis for the 3D algorithms Netgen, GHS3D and Hexahedron, and the parameters will include:
  • Total thickness
  • Number of layers
  • Stretch factor
The example of viscous layers defined on tetra and hexa meshes, David posted on the SALOME forum, is

Certainly there will also be lots of bug fixes. We are absolutely enthusiastic with the new version and looking forward to its release.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is great news so we are going to work on latest version SALOME in May. I am expecting it to be much better than its previous version. I am very excited to see what are the new features they have added? Thanks for sharing this news with us.