HELYX® is a professional CFD toolbox based around the Open Source CFD framework OpenFOAM®. We take advantage of the many benefits of Open Source to offer a fully supported professional CFD solution for industry without the complex license restrictions often imposed by other vendors.
A significantly enhanced OpenFOAM® software release and regular updates, including a wide range of physical modelling components developed by Engys to bring CFD simulation capabilities in OpenFOAM® more in line with industry accepted norms.
The HELYX suite incorporates as standard the following software components for Linux and Windows platforms:
The open modular nature of HELYX® enables the collaboration with other experts around the world to bring additional solver capabilities through the addition of Extension Modules. Some examples of specialized solvers available in HELYX® as extra modules include: fully coupled solvers, Adjoint CFD optimization, fast ship-hull hydrodynamic analysis, VOF waves modelling, etc.
The HELYX® GUI is developed to drastically reduce the OpenFOAM learning curve. Using HELYX®, the engineer is able to intuitively setup cases without manual file manipulation. Compared to standard OpenFOAM, HELYX CFD is delivered with a state-of-the-art automatic and improved mesh generator.
All modifications and additions to the code are GPL and remain open-source for the benefit of the end-user.
HELYX also incorporates an extensive set of support services to facilitate the deployment and usage of the tool in the working environment, including:
The main current capabilities in HELYX-GUI include:
Engys enhancements to the OpenFOAM® library available as part of HELYX-Core comprise, but are not limited to:
Linux and Windows binaries for simple out-of-the-box installation
Enhanced helyxHexMesh utility:
Custom caseSetup utility:
Validated across multiple application fields (e.g. aerodynamics, HVAC, turbomachinery, multi-phase flows, aeroacoustics, hydrodynamics, etc)
Over 20 new and improved function objects for execution at run-time
Improved solution monitoring and post-processing, e.g. extended function object for analysing aerodynamic forces, human comfort assessment, etc
Dynaflow Research Group and Engys Ltd has formed a strategic alliance to focus on the Oil & Gas industry worldwide, seeking to promote and deliver CAE products and services built around Open Source technologies. Dynaflow has extensive expertise in all aspects of design and analysis of petro-chemical applications that will lead to the definition and development of new advanced simulation tools powered by HELYX, Engys’ own CFD product and support service based on the Open Source library OpenFOAM.
The engineers at Dynaflow have years of experience in the usage and development of CFD and OpenFOAM® and will provide you with first line support, code development and consulting queries. Dynaflow can assist you with the following: