BBIPED: BCAM-Baltogar Industrial Platform for Engineering Design
Currently, commercial software for computational fluid dynamics offers a good set of features to deal with traditional designs. Within a competitive market industrial innovation is a key factor that must be faced by companies. However, the design of solutions to deal with industrial challenges cannot be done within commercial software due to the lack of flexibility. Open source initiatives are a good option but the learning curve is high, specially for industrial engineers profiles. In this paper, we present the BBIPED platform which has been designed to deal with turbomachinery applications in a simple and friendly way. The main goal is to keep the platform as simpler as possible providing the enough flexibility to include out-of-the-box solutions to cope with industrial challenges. BBIPED platform provides links with currently existing remarkable open source initiatives altogether with our own developments. Particularly, it is remarkable a first approach for automatic mesh generation based on geometry parametrization solution, and the provision of novel techniques to deal with multiple rotating frame (MRF): Multizone MRF an Virtual MRF. Case tests were designed to test the solutions and to assess and validate the results against commercial suites with promising results.