NUMECA is now Cadence

Solutions for complex internal and external flows

Cadence’s Omnis/LB, developed with FlowKit - a Cadence company - offers Lattice-Boltzmann CFD technology based on a mesoscopic fluid description as an ensemble of colliding pseudo-molecules.

This Lattice Boltzmann method has been shown to provide attractive modeling capabilities, particularly for external unsteady low speed flows at the VLES level, based on various Wall Modeled LES (WMLES) implementations. 

In other areas related to more complex flows such as transonic and supersonic flows,  multi-phase and multi-fluid physics, many challenges appear to be originating from the difficulty to find an appropriate collision operator describing the targeted physics. 

As a consequence, a fundamental research effort is still necessary to bring the Lattice Boltzmann method to industry standards in terms of accuracy and reliability of the  physical models.

To support these research efforts, Cadence makes its LB technology available as an open source software and provides the scientific community the possibility to contribute to these challenges and develop their own advanced models. 

The open source version can be combined with the Omnis environment, allowing users to take advantage of the same streamlined workflow, CAD tools etc... as other integrated Cadence tools do. 

Contact us for more information.

Multiphase flows and VoF modeling

Omnis/LB enables representation of free surface flows with dedicated models for surface tension and contact angle.  

Application examples:

Tank sloshing, hydraulics, dam simulations, and many more...

Simulation of the flow of water in a river - with various banks geometries

Fluid-Structure Interaction

Washing machine

Sloshing liquid at zero gravity

Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) occurs when a fluid flow deforms a structure which in return influences the flow field.

Omnis/LB includes a dedicated model to compute Fluid-Structure Interaction for light materials and thin membrane deformation, accounting for elasticity and porosity of the material. 

In conjunction with the compressible supersonic capabilities, it can simulate parachute deployment in atmospheric entry conditions.

Compressible supersonic capabilities

Omnis/LB features compressible supersonic capabilities, with local Mach number up to 3.0.

Complex geometries in high speed environments can be handled seamlessly, and in conjunction with the Fluid Structure Interaction module for membrane deformation.

Parachute deployment in atmospheric entry conditions on Mars

Key features


  • 極めて効果の高い並列化
  • メッシュ作成を不要とした、極めて複雑な形状のモデル化
  • 物体間の運動
  • グリッド不要のアプローチ(IB法のデカルト格子、バウンスバック、またはカットセル)
  • 多数の物理モデルが利用可能
  • 外部流と内部流
  • 多層格子の細分化


  • 駆動列、変速機、クラッチ、ベアリング
  • 容積式ポンプ、ミキサー、ブレンダー
  • フィルター
  • 地球物理学的流れ
  • 体液
  • 大きな変形を伴う流体-膜相互作用
  • 外部空力


  • 複雑な流体流れのメゾスコピックで完全に過渡的なモデリング
  • 大規模な渦のシミュレーション
  • 自由表面流
  • 多成分流体および多相流体
  • 共役熱伝達
  • 化学反応
  • 非ニュートンレオロジー
  • 表面張力
  • 多孔質媒体
  • Ultra fast and automatic parallel octree mesh


  • Multi-projects and multi-views graphical user interface
  • Python scripting technology
  • Surface and 3D local value
  • Iso-lines
  • Color contour
  • Vector
  • Iso-surfaces
  • Cloud of particles
  • Line chart
  • Integral
  • Formula and operator derived quantities


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