MantiumCAE Providing Services to Simulate Crowd Dynamics and Covid Transmission

MantiumCAE is entering a new partnership with D&T-SHRAIL to not only simulate crowd dynamics but also aerosol transmission of viruses such as Covid-19.

The latter is obviously currently of great importance to provide services to anyone who has to make sure that groups of people or individuals visiting a building or delimited outside areas can be reasonably safe of catching Covid.

By using simulation technology to simulate Covid transmission, it is possible to:

  • Quantify how many people would currently get infected throughout the day
  • Quantify how useful certain measures such as limiting people or allowed paths will be
  • Visualize why and how certain measures actually work
  • Have a rational basis for decisions

For questions about this new service, please get in touch with us:

GENESIS together with Design Studio and VisualDOC have been updated once more

All the VR&D software is always under development to always provide the best optimization software, enabling designers and engineers to create the most efficient products, which helps conserve valuable resources.

MantiumCAE is very happy to see the plugins to Ansa!

Some further highlights of the newest developments below:


GENESIS and Design Studio V19.0

New Analysis Features:

-Fatigue Analysis
-11 New built-in lattices patterns

-Thermal Analysis with Homogenized Lattice Optimization
-Faster frequency response analysis using SMS
-Loadcase Dependent Glue Connections
-Automatic convection element generation on free surface: CHBDYB
-Miscellaneous Analysis Enhancements
-Executive Control Enhancement


VisualDOC V11.0

  • Design modules (Optimization, Response Surface Optimization and Design of Experiments) can now track infeasible/violated design points generated during the simulation.
  • Design of Experiment (DOE) module allows the user to select objective and constraints. At the end of simulation, it will provide the best design generated by the selected DOE design.
  • VisualDOC uses new BIGDOT 4.1 which has dramatically increased the speed of optimization.
  • For gradient based optimization, the user can compute gradients externally and supply it to VisualDOC. The user can use MATLAB or any executable program to compute gradients.
  • Plugins to Beta CAE software, ANSA the pre-processor and META the post-processor component have been added. These plugins can be used with BETA CAE’s Epilysis solver or with any compatible NASTRAN type solver including GENESIS.
  • A plugin for Adams Car component has also been added.
    Tutorial for these components are included in the Advanced examples manual.
  • Ability to import multiple VisualDOC components and VisualDOC workflows.
  • Highlight Frequency Bands in Frequency Response Plots


GSAM / GTAM V 19.0

  • Optimization
    • Topology Optimization with Convection Boundary Conditions
    • New Lattice Types for Homogenized Lattice Optimization
    • Support Thermal Analysis for Homogenized Lattice Optimization
    • User Defined Response
    • Mode Shape Response
    • Split Strain Energy as Two Responses
  • Analysis and optimization setup
    • Support for Nonlinear Contact in Thermal Analysis
    • Support for Layered Section Definitions
    • Support for Hydrostatic Pressure
    • Support for Function Based Load
    • Enhancement in ESL Analysis Setup



Vanderplaats Reasearch and Development

Webinar – What’s New in GSAM v18.0


GENESIS Structural Optimization for ANSYS Mechanical (GSAM) is an integrated extension that adds structural optimization to the ANSYS environment. GSAM can perform topology optimization as well as topography, freeform, sizing and topometry design.

In this presentation, we will give a brief inroduction about the new features and enhancements in GSAM v18.0. The key new features and enhacements include optimization of homogenized lattice structures, topology additive overhang constraints, supporting bar/beam in topology and sizing/topometry optimization, and etc. A few examples will be given to demonstrate these new features.


Webinar information will be emailed to registered recipients. Due to limited availability early registration is encouraged.

Thursday September 19, 2019

11:00AM New York (GMT-0400)

04:00PM London (GMT+0100)

05:00PM Paris (GMT+0200)

Click here to register


1 Hour

About the Speaker

Dr. Hong Dong works as R&D Engineer at Vanderplaats Research & Development, Inc. and is the principal developer of the GSAM extension

VR&D Upcoming Webinars

To further introduce the new versions of VisualDOC and GENESIS, there will be two webinars, presented by VR&D:

GENESIS v18.0:

Thursday August 8, 2019
11:00AM New York (GMT-0400)
04:00PM London (GMT+0100)
05:00PM Paris (GMT+0200)
Click here to register


The purpose here is to offer a brief overview of structural optimization and describe, with some detail, the GENESIS structural optimization software along with the new features of the latest version. The presentation will include several examples that will give the attendees an idea of what kind of problems can be solved in industry today.

About the Speaker

Dr. Brian Watson is the Vice President of Technology Development at Vanderplaats R&D. He also works very closely in the development of GENESIS and Design Studio software products.


VisualDOC v10.0:

Wednesday August 14, 2019
11:00AM New York (GMT-0400)
04:00PM London (GMT+0100)
05:00PM Paris (GMT+0200)
Click here to register

VisualDOC is a multidiscipline design study (MDS) tool which allows users to perform design studies including multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) in deterministic as well as stochastic domain. VisualDOC has powerful tools which can provide valuable insights into the design space. It can be easily coupled with any 3rd party commercial or proprietary analysis code e.g. ANSYS Workbench, LS-DYNA, MATLAB, VR&D’s GENESIS etc. and also comes with dedicated interfaces to several commonly used software packages. It is equipped with a powerful and intuitive GUI along with gradient and evolutionary optimizers, sensitivity study tool, response surface methodologies, and design of experiments.

The purpose of this webinar is to offer a brief overview of VisualDOC along with the new features in the latest version VisualDOC 10.0. The presentation will include examples and demos that will give the attendees an idea of what kind of problems can be solved.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to VisualDOC
  • New features and capabilities of VisualDOC 10.0 along with examples
  • Q&A

About the Speaker

Mr. Om Joshi works as Deputy Project Manager, R&D at Vanderplaats Research & Development, Inc. He works very closely in the development of VisualDOC software.

VisualDOC New Release and Upcoming Webninar

VisualDOC 10.0 released

The new version of VisualDOC 10.0 has several new features. For example, VisualDOC is now capable of handling failed analysis during the execution of workflow. Two new plugins, Moldex3D and LuaEquation have been added so users can directly couple Moldex3D injection molding simulation software to VisualDOC and can run Lua scripts in VisualDOC.

VisualDOC Workflow

VisualDOC Webninar

"Gate Location and Process Parameter Optimization Using BLM with Moldex3D Interface in VisualDOC"

Experte für Strömungssimulation setzt auf MSC Cradle CFD

MantiumCAE wird Vertriebspartner von MSC Software in Deutschland
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München (7. Februar 2019) – MSC Software (MSC), Anbieter von Simulationssoftware und Dienstleistungen, freut sich auf die Zusammenarbeit mit MantiumCAE. Das deutsche Ingenieurbüro MantiumCAE ist auf Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) spezialisiert und vertreibt ab sofort die Software MSC Cradle CFD. Die in Japan entwickelte Software für Strömungssimulation wurde 2016 in das Portfolio von MSC integriert. Entwicklungsingenieure sind damit in der Lage, umfassende Co-Simulationen über alle relevanten Simulationsdisziplinen hinweg durchzuführen.

MantiumCAE wurde als Ingenieurbüro für CFD-Simulationen gegründet und fokussiert sich auf Aerodynamik, Optimierung und CFD-Prozessoptimierung. Das Unternehmen unterstützt seine Kunden, Produkte mit besseren aerodynamischen Eigenschaften zu entwickeln und CFD-Fähigkeiten zu etablieren oder zu verbessern. Allerdings gab es in der Vergangenheit einige Projekte, bei der die damals vorhandene Software an ihre Grenzen stieß. Das ändert sich jetzt mit MSC Cradle CFD.

Während es für Optimierungen vorteilhaft ist, eher einfache Simulationen als Basis zu nutzen, bietet die Performance von MSC Cradle CFD den Strömungsexperten die Möglichkeit, auch komplexe Systeme mit ihrer komplexen Physik zu optimieren. André Zimmer, Geschäftsführer bei MantiumCAE, freut sich: „Wir können unsere Kunden nun auch bei vielschichtigen Analyseaufgaben unterstützen, die eine All-inclusive-Multiphysik-Simulationslösung erfordern, zum Beispiel bei der Simulation von Flugzeugturbinen mit Überschallströmung und Verbrennung.

Anwender können mit MSC Cradle CFD anspruchsvolle Strömungsanalysen durchführen, zum Beispiel Wärmeleitungs-, Strahlungs- sowie Verdampfungs- und Kondensationsvorgänge simulieren. Die Software unterstützt verschiedene Methoden, um mit bewegten Netzen umzugehen. Dazu gehören Morphing, IB-Methoden und bewegliche Bereiche mit sliding interface oder mit Kontakt, um beispielsweise den Ansaugtrakt eines Verbrennungsmotors zu analysieren. Zusammen mit Starrkörpersimulationen kann berechnet werden, wie Bauteile oder Fremdkörper mit einem Flugzeug interagieren. Cradle kann zudem Phänomene wie Überschallströmungen oder Strömungen mit starker Kompressibilität simulieren. Durch die Kopplung von Cradle mit der Akustiksoftware Actran ist es möglich, sehr schnelle aero-akustische Simulationen durchzuführen.

MSC Cradle CFD ermöglicht schnelle und sehr komplexe CFD-Simulationen,“ erklärt André Zimmer. „Daher passt dieses Produkt sehr gut zu den Diensten und Produkten, die MantiumCAE seinen Kunden anbietet. Zudem hat sich MSC von Anfang an als sehr professionelles Unternehmen präsentiert, welches nicht nur ausgezeichnete Produkte anbietet, sondern auch kompetente und motivierte Mitarbeiter als Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung stellt. Mit solchen Menschen arbeiten zu können, ist die beste Basis einer Zusammenarbeit.

Dr. Tarik El Dsoki, Geschäftsführer der MSC Software GmbH, ergänzt: „Auf Basis moderner CFD-Simulation lassen sich hochkomplexe Strömungsvorgänge einfach und präzise erfassen, abbilden, analysieren und optimieren. Dazu braucht man nicht nur die passenden Softwarewerkzeuge, sondern auch Ingenieure, die wissen, wie man damit umgehen muss. Daher freuen wir uns auf die Zusammenarbeit mit MantiumCAE. Dieses Ingenieurbüro beschäftigt ausgewiesene Strömungsexperten, die Anwender optimal bei der Auswahl passender CFD-Software unterstützen und anspruchsvolle Berechnungsprojekte umsetzen können.“

MantiumRacer aus der MVRC Challenge (Bildquelle: MantiumCAE)
Bild 1: MantiumRacer aus der MVRC Challenge (Bildquelle: MantiumCAE)

MantiumManta, bereit für die Optimierung (Bildquelle: MantiumCAE)
Bild 2: MantiumManta, bereit für die Optimierung (Bildquelle: MantiumCAE)

Über MantiumCAE

MantiumCAE wurde 2015 als Unternehmen für CFD-Simulationen gegründet. Von Anfang an wurde von MantiumCAE – neben Eigenentwicklungen – auch Softwareprodukte von anderen Unternehmen vertrieben. Durch dieses Softwareportfolio ist es für MantiumCAE möglich, ein breites Spektrum von CFD-Simulationsaufgaben abdecken zu können. Dies umfasst sowohl entweder vergleichsweise einfache Simulationen – durchaus in hoher Stückzahl – als auch komplexe Optimierungen. So konnte MantiumCAE in der Vergangenheit erfolgreich Fahrzeuge, Ventilatoren, Boote, Werkzeuge, UAVs und viele weitere Produkte simulieren und die Entwicklung unterstützen.

Weitere Informationen:

Über Software Cradle Co. Ltd (Cradle)

Das 1984 in Japan gegründete Cradle ist einer der weltweiten anerkannten CFD-Technologieführer. Die Lösungen scFLOW (CFD mit Polyedernetz), scSTREAM (CFD mit Hexaedernetz) und SC/Tetra (CFD mit Tetraedernetz) decken den gesamten Anwendungsbereich ab. In blinden und offenen Vergleichsbenchmarks haben sich die Cradle-Produkte mit bis zu 4-facher Zeiteinsparung im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen CFD-Programmen als schnell und genau erwiesen. Die Anwendungserfahrungen umfassen alle Industriebereiche. Cradle bietet bei der Kopplung mit anderen CAE-Programmen branchenführende Funktionalitäten zur Co-Simulation. So ermöglichen die Lösungen von Cradle den Anwendern effektive Produktentwicklungen, einen deutlichen Produktivitätsgewinn, schnellere Markteinführung und erhöhten Return on Investment. 2016 wurde Software Cradle Co. Ltd. von MSC Software übernommen.

Weitere Informationen:

Über MSC Software (MSC)

MSC entwickelt Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)-Software für Simulation und virtuelle Produktentwicklung. Damit können Unternehmen der unterschiedlichsten Branchen Produkte in einer virtuellen Welt kostengünstig, zuverlässig und schnell entwickeln und testen. Auch Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen nutzen die Lösungen von MSC für den Einstieg in die Simulationswelt bis hin zu High-End-Anwendungen. Zu den Anwendungen zählen lineare und nichtlineare Finite Elemente Analysen (FEA), Akustikberechnungen, Optimierung, Lebensdaueranalysen, Mehrkörpersimulationen, Daten- und Prozessmanagement, Material- und Strukturmodellierung, Strömungs- und Thermalberechnungen, Co-Simulationen sowie Lösungen für die additive Fertigung. MSC wurde 1963 als Spin-Off der NASA gegründet und zählt mit MSC Nastran zu den zehn originalen Softwareunternehmen der Welt. Heute beschäftigt MSC weltweit 1.400 Mitarbeiter in 20 Ländern und ist Teil des Konzerns Hexagon.

Weitere Informationen:

Kontakt Presse MSC Software

Syllvett Tsialos
PR Manager & Social Media Specialist Germany, Austria, Switzerland
MSC Software GmbH, Am Moosfeld 13, 81829 München

Kontakt MantiumCAE

André Zimmer
MantiumCAE UG, Strücken 70, 58579 Schalksmühle

MSC Software ist Teil der Division Manufacturing Intelligence von Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, einem weltweit führenden Informationstechnologieanbieter, der für mehr Qualität und Produktivität in georäumlichen und industriellen Unternehmensanwendungen sorgt.

Das Unternehmenslogo von MSC Software und MSC sind Marken oder eingetragene Marken der MSC Software Corporation und/oder ihrer Tochtergesellschaften in den USA und/oder anderen Ländern. NASTRAN ist eine eingetragene Marke der NASA. Alle anderen Markennamen, Produktnamen oder Warenzeichen gehören ihren jeweiligen Eigentümern.

Release of V14.1 of MSC Cradle CFD

Technology leading fluid simulation software capability & performance boost

Osaka, Japan (November 13th, 2018) – Software Cradle Co., Ltd., part of MSC Software a Hexagon Company, today announced the latest release of its technology leading CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software scSTREAM v14.1 and scFLOW v14.1. Building on the v14 Cradle CFD releases of earlier this year the v14, these represent a significant milestone for MSC and Cradle. The first major CFD product releases as part of the MSC portfolio of solutions, they generated tremendous interest in the market and extremely positive feedback about the significant competitive meshing and solving performance improvements seen, and by some of the exciting possibilities gained from bringing together some of the industry’s most respected CAE simulation solutions.

“In some cases we’ve seen competitive meshing benchmarks where we’ve been over 100x of times faster than some of our more traditional CFD competition. When coupled with 3-4x faster solve times this is a significant benefit to our customer’s processes. In other instances we’re able to simulate models our competition has simply not been able to deal with. As a result, we’re seeing tremendous interest from MSC customers, who want more return on investment and being included with MSC One is a bonus for many MSC customers!” says Masayuki Kuba, President and CEO of Software Cradle Co. Ltd.

The v14.1 release continues MSC Cradle’s pioneering leadership with a variety of usability and processing speed improvements allowing users to perform daily tasks better, and in a way that allows CFD applications to contribute more to product design and development.

Unique, Industry Leading, Multi-Physics Co-Simulation Gets Stronger.
Co-simulation capabilities within v14 of Cradle CFD have established MSC’s leadership position with co-simulation capabilities for multi-physics CAE. V14.1 sees updates to the co-simulation possible with scFLOW: Adams 2018.1 and Marc 2018.1 and now supports a greater array of customer’s conditions and use cases.

New Light Distribution Simulation Introduced
V14.1 sees the introduction of a cutting edge new functionality for lighting simulation for both scFLOW & scSTREAM. An extension of the advanced radiation functionality MSC Cradle has had for a number of releases, MSC Cradle CFD now enables customers to undertake quantifiable lighting simulation, including graphical ray output, as well as support for semi-transparent and/or porous materials. This is a very powerful tool for automotive lighting applications.

automotive headlight radiation rays

Increased model fidelity with improved cut cell meshing functionality
Cut cell meshing improvements mean scSTREAM is now more capable of dealing with extremely thin shapes and thin walls, providing greater model fidelity and user productivity benefits with minimal mesh increase.

Award Winning Post-Processing Boasts Greater Support for MSC Software Solutions & Extends VR Support
In addition to extended support for MSC Nastran and Marc, MSC Cradle Post visualization is also now compliant with HTC VIVE, enabling users to integrate VR simulation environments on a far more extensive range of devices, for Cradle CFD as well as MSC Nastran and Marc.

Emphasizing this release, Masayuki Kuba, President and CEO of Software Cradle Co. Ltd, said: “Demand for CFD is increasing in relation to the growing indispensability of CAE applications for product development and design. We’re now moving faster than ever before to meet that need. CFD solutions are expected to deliver fast, accurate simulations of complicated physical phenomena and this is what we are providing to our users in these V14.1 releases.”

For more information, on scSTREAM & scFLOW, or a chance to try latest version V14.1, visit


Get in touch with MantiumCAE.

About Software Cradle Co. Ltd
Software Cradle is one of the five original CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) companies being founded in 1984 in Japan. It is recognized to be one of the technology leaders in CFD with its scFLOW (polyhedral meshing based CFD), scSTREAM (hexahedral meshing based CFD), and SC/Tetra (tetrahedral meshing based CFD) suite of software products for all applications. In blind and open benchmarks, its products have been proven to be both fast and accurate in the CFD space with speed ups of up to x4 versus traditional CFD codes. With expertise spanning all industry sectors and market-leading co-simulation capabilities when coupled with other computer-aided engineering packages, Software Cradle products allow users to design and develop products fast and accurately, yielding significant productivity speedups, time-to-market improvements and returns on investment. Software Cradle Co. Ltd. was acquired by MSC Software Corporation in 2016.

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,400 professionals in 20 countries. For more information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit:

MSC Software is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

The MSC Software corporate logo and MSC are trademarks or registered trademarks of MSC Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

MantiumFlow Demo Version updated to OF 6.0 and 1806

The MantiumFlow Demo Version has received a number of updates:

  • New color maps
  • Now supports OF 6.0 and 1806
  • Two new tutorials:
  • Many bug-fixes

Previosly MantiumFlow only supported the standard rainbow color map found in most cfd simulation solutions. Some people claim that this is not the best color map for certain reasons, on the other hand it sure is very intuitive, so it has and will keep its place in the CFD world. MantiumFlow users have requested additional color maps and they are now available:

  • Blue-Black color map cfd simulation shark
    Blue-Black color map

People around the world are now testing and using MantiumFlow. MantiumFlow should make everyones CFD life much easier, as it completely automates the whole workflow starting from pre-processing and ending with fully automatic post-processing. The demo version of can be downloaded here. If you are missing feature or two, please get in touch with us.

Running CFD Simulations in the HPCFLOW Cloud

We invite you to join Advania Data Centers, UberCloud and MantiumCAE in a free webinar on September 13th at 15:00 CET to learn firsthand about how your CFD simulations can benefit from cloud-based HPC.

  • How to run an HPC workload using Advania Data Centers’ HPCFLOW service
  • How UberCloud’s HPC containers make software applications available anywhere, anytime
  • How MantiumCAE has benefited from taking its aerodynamics simulations to the cloud
  • Key takeaways and best practices
  • Q&A

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