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„Our vision is to combine the excellent open source technology for CFD with our customized proprietary systems to meet exactly the individual needs of our clients.“

Dr. Ulrich Heck


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Our expertise

For more than 15 years, DHCAE Tools provides solutions and services in the field of CFD and FEM for sophisticated applications.

DHCAE Tools is

NAFEMS member

NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit association focussing on the practical application of numerical engineering simulation techniques such as the Finite Element Method for Structural Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multibody Simulation.

Within Nafems, we are active part of NAFEMS CFD Advisory Board (CAB) for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). CAB supports and advises the NAFEMS DACH steering committee on CFD issues, e.g. seminars, regional conferences and other activities.

Our aim

is to provide a flexible and efficient integration of customized software to suit the individual customers' workflow and to enable the customer to easily produce high quality and reliable CFD/FEA analyses within a short period of time.

Our tools

facilitate a complete case setup in graphical user interfaces, a CAD geometry based workflow with advanced CFD/FEA meshing capabilities and a complete Windows OS usage of open source solver technology.

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Our offer

To deploy a complete service for simulation, complemental software, training and support around open source solvers efficiently in your company.

Who we are

Dr. Ulrich Heck


Martin Becker

Senior Software Engineer

Elisabeth Heck


Gompute: Cluster on Demand with excellent OpenFOAM® infrastructure

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Conweb: Our partner for efficient CAD to CFD with SpaceClaim.

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ProcEng Moser: Our technology and distribution partner in Switzerland

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PTC: We are official silver partner of PTC Solutions for Product and Service Advantage. Our partner offers technology solutions.



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Simmetrix: CastNet is based on SimModeler provided by Simmetrix Inc. This guarantees a reliable and professional CFD/FEA meshing based on CAD geometry for industrial applications.

Our expertise open-source CFD technology DHCAE Tools-European Commission.png DHCAE Tools-CloudSME

The aim of this project was to provide access to open source technology in a high performance computing environment to facilitate the usage of HPC resources for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and to conduct more advanced and CPU intensive analyses.

We developed an export interface for the cloud, adapted our convenient job control software and solution monitoring for usage in the cloud and provided data transfer tools and OpenFOAM® extensions for the cloud. In particular, OpenFOAM® in combination with CalculiX within a Linux cluster met the requirements.

Our aim was also to enhance our support for our own OpenFOAM® developments and directly integrate our own tools into the clients’ workflow for a usage in the cloud. Now, the end user will find a multi-purpose CFD/FEA environment including the solver extensions provided by DHCAE Tools.

In the project, our partner ProcEng Moser GmbH carried out detailed flow simulations and gave feedback to DHCAE Tools concerning a favoured integration of DHCAE Tools’ applications in the cloud.

Your benefits

DHCAE Tools was part of the cloudSME project „Cloud based Workflow for CFD and FEA Simulation“.

Benefits for OpenFOAM® and CalculiX users

For existing users of OpenFOAM® and CalculiX, a new possibility for an efficient application of these solvers is provided. Besides the industrial use for computational fluid dynamics and structure analysis applications, the academic environment gets a new option to use this highly customizable open source solver technology.

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This project was sponsored by the European Commission.

cloudSME is part of the i4ms project.

Click here to see our presentation at the ISC Cloud & BigData Conference 2015 in Frankfurt.

Click here to learn more about our cloudSME project

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