6. Release Notes¶
6.1. Version 3.0 (Current)¶
Release date: July. 2023
New CFD-based event for wind load evaluation:
Implemented CFD modeling option for generic isolated rectangular buildings.
Added advanced feature for boundary condition specification including inflow and ground roughness representation.
Supports automated monitoring of integrated and cladding loads on the study building.
Supports different turbulence modeling options including Large-Eddy Simulation (LES), Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and Detached-Eddy Simulation (DES).
Updated solver selection (with PISO, SIMPLE and PIMPLE algorithms) and added new controls for numerical setup.
Included support for different OpenFOAM distributions starting from v7 up to v10.
Improved GUI design
Implemented user-friendly GUI support for creating the CFD model
Added a new 3D model visualization window using Visualization Toolkit (VTK)
Supports reading and writing of the case files to the user’s local machine
Automated mesh generation
Integrated automated mesh generation workflow with several refinement controls.
Added option to generate mesh on the user’s local machine.
Added a new CFD example to demonstrate the recently added features with uncertainty quantification.
6.2. Version 2.3¶
Release date: March. 2022
New Digital Wind Tunnel Event
New UQ options for sampling, sensitivity, reliability
Updated FEM analysis options
Updated TInF to avoid negative length scales during OpenFOAM run
Minor bug fixes
6.3. Version 2.0¶
Release date: September. 2019
Added new UQ features
Added the CWE interface to the tool to aid beginners in performing CFD simulations
Integrated with wind tunnel datasets
Updated example files
6.4. Version 1.0 (First Release)¶
Release date: July. 2019
High-Rise with Pressure Database (DEDM_HRP)
Stochastic Wind Load Generator
Expert CFD Simulation Option
Selection from Existing Wind Event applications