RheoCube updates and new features

RheoCube updates and new features

18 February 2020

The latest release notes from RheoCube highlight some big improvements for users. There’s a new home page, updates to models, an optimized use of links, and much more. Get ready to dive into Rheocube version 0.14!

New Homepage

First, users will arrive on a new landing page, which has a cleaner, efficient, and more visually pleasing format. Three options are given to organize your landing page, you can do so by Card, Inspector, or List. Those three options are accessible via the Layout Switcher.

Card is the default view, which stores all information on a project and shows what details are within that card. Click on the card for a fully detailed overview of your project.

Inspector View uses a table for projects, making it easier to search and compare them. Not ready to change view yet? Then just switch to List View, our original layout.

What’s in a name?

Names are now links. Instead of a “view” button, we made your access point the name of the Project, Experiment or Data Analysis Session.

Project Manager’s Dream

You can now ‘pin’ projects to the top of the view for easier access. Simply click the grey pin icon to pin, and then the red pin to undo.

Remember: The pinning information is currently stored in your browser. So if you use multiple computers you’ll need to re-pin your projects. This will be addressed in a future update, but if you would like us to prioritize this please let us know!

Tidy Up

New controls can be found at the top of the home screen to sort, filter, and search.

With these you can:

  • Sort the visible projects by name, date created and last updated.
  • Filter for running experiments and data analysis sessions
  • Search against the project title and description

You can now hide archived experiments too.

HSP pair-wise interaction scaling

The Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSPs) for a fluid or particle component describe, in an approximate way, their enthalpy of mixing with other types of fluids and particles. HSP parameters, however, often fail to fully describe the complexity of the interactions between components. This latest RheoCube release introduces the ability to scale the interaction strengths between the HSP chemical groups that make up fluid and particle components. Interaction scaling is done per pair of HSP groups that make up the components in a Composition.

Models made better

We’ve made improvements to surfactant models with respect to the surfactant micro physics. This improves upon a more qualitatively correct behavior of the surfactants.

Data Analysis and Visualization

  • Plot material property: Plotting a material property versus a parameter supports state parameters
  • Improved vector visualization: Vectors in the 3D interactive visualization can now be visualized as either thin lines or tetrahedrons, significantly increasing the number of vectors that can be visualized.
  • Performance increase line profile: The computation time for a line profile has been reduced.

Log into your account to access more detailed release notes. Not a RheoCube user yet? Reach out and request your demo today.

This, and several resolved issues are all part of the latest step in RheoCube’s development. There’s a lot going on at RheoCube, including some exciting developments on our particle model. Find out more in our blog post on creating virtual particles.