Barracuda Post-processing with New Direct EnSight Barracuda Reader

Barracuda Post-processing is now Direct with EnSight Barracuda Reader

For those using CPFD’s Barracuda Virtual Reactor software, there is an improved way to do Barracuda post-processing. We are pleased to announce the availability of a new direct reader in EnSight, for reading Barracuda data.  Barracuda data is written in what are called “GMV files” they have a “GMV” prefix on them.   The previous default way to read these files was to use a post-processor specifically developed to read these “GMV files”.  However the development for that post-processor has ceased and customers began asking for a direct reader of GMV files from CEI, so that EnSight can be used instead.  That is why we undertook the development of this direct reader.  It is also possible from Barracuda to export EnSight Case files and some customers will continue to use that process, however working with the Barracuda files directly will be more convenient for customers in general.  This Barracuda reader is included (along with all other EnSight readers) with all versions of EnSight, including EnSight Free, EnSight Desktop, EnSight Standard, EnSight Gold, and EnSight DR.

Below is some output from EnSight reading a Barracuda dataset using the GMV format, a simulated Virtual Reactor.

Barracuda Post-processing Volume Fraction on Left with Particle Radius on Right from EnSight by CEI Software on Vimeo.

CEI has partnered with CPFD Software, makers of Barracuda, to develop this reader for the past 5 months.  With the help of numerous development reader versions we feel comfortable that the new Barracuda reader is the highest quality initial data reader we have ever released, thanks to the teamwork of the CEI and CPFD development staff in developing and testing this reader.

EnSight and Barracuda are natural fits for each other, because Barracuda solves transient CFD problems, specifically problems involving particle-fluid interaction flows.  These problems, for example gasifiers and other catalyzing chemical reacting flows, run for a long time, require good post-processing of particles as well as fluids, and require excellent handling of both large data and 100’s or 1000’s of time steps.  These Barracuda requirements fit perfectly with EnSight’s strengths.

How to use this reader is introduced in the brief Barracuda-specific screencast we’ve put together below.

Introduction to using EnSight to do Barracuda post-processing from EnSight by CEI Software on Vimeo.

To use this reader you need EnSight version 10.0.3b or later.   Earlier versions of EnSight do not have this reader.

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  1. […] news items from CEI, makers of EnSight, this week. First, EnSight now features a direct reader for GMV files output by CPFD’s Barracuda virtual reactor software (see image below). This new feature is in […]

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