Innovation Inspired by Nature
Pushing the boundaries of Simulation Software by empowering design engineers and researchers. We address industrial problems in one package while accounting for multiple physical phenomena with unprecedented computational speed and accuracy.
How it all started
Elemental is the brainchild of Arnaud Malan, who created the software during his Ph.D at Swansea University. It has since seen 18 years of continuous development and expansion into a multi-physics tool used in cutting edge research and direct support of industry. The software enjoys international acclaim and was voted the Best Innovation in Flight Physics for 2017/18 by hundreds of Airbus engineers, and has also won a silver medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2020.
Multi-Phase Slosh Loads
Accurate Coupled Modeling of Flow and Structures
Fast and Efficient Flow Solvers
Rapid and methodical compressible flow solvers with strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction.
SLOWD (SLOshing Wing Dynamics) is a H2020 collaborative project aiming to investigate the use of fuel slosh to reduce the design loads on aircraft structures. This goal will be achieved through investigating the damping effect of sloshing on the dynamics of flexible wing-like structures carrying liquid (fuel) via the development of experimental set-ups complemented by novel numerical and analytical tools.
Tech. Skill Leader – Wing Airbus Operations
“We have therefore found the Elemental code to be scientifically innovative while outperforming competing commercial codes by a significant margin, particularly in terms of accuracy. The technology has succeeded in modelling even the most complex industrial sloshing problems, bringing new insights to our loads engineers.”
Elemental has a strong link with the InCFD research group, based at the University of Cape Town. At InCFD, Elemental is used for industrial research in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The group is also home to the South African Research Chair in Industrial CFD.