The SimScale platform has been adopted by leading global AEC firms to utilize the Pedestrian Wind Comfort (PWC) approach during early-stage design. Learning about your design early rather than later in the cycle and mitigating issues is the objective.
This blog from Cadence shares some know-how, summarizing state-of-the-art CFD technologies for cavitation prediction and covering different applications and CFD features to answer the engineer's needs.
This article in Scientific Computing World magazine details how today’s simulation tools are helping engineers design the aircraft of tomorrow.
According to the NASA CFD Vision 2030 Study, CAD interoperability and access to geometry, mesh adaptation and high-order mesh generation, mesh generation kernels, and automated mesh generation are key topics that require due consideration and commitment.
Aero CFD lets you to accurately model thermo-mechanical effects on the whole engine over full mission cycles. The solution offers an alternative to running a full 3D conjugate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) on the whole engine model, which is cost-prohibitive during the early design phase.
The ambitious goal of the Surfboard Engineering Association (SEA) is simple: To disrupt the surfboard industry with a systematic scientific engineering approach. But not in a conventional manner.
Advanced simulation capabilities don't have to be complex or difficult. Check out this quick start guide from CATI.
In product development, CFD enables the design of products and systems that meet requirements for fluid flow and heat transfer. This blog post discusses how this works.
What do combustion engineers and the Beach Boys have in common? They care about “Good Vibrations”.
Increase simulation agility, improve team efficiency, and reduce costs by automating computer aided engineering (CAE) tasks. This is especially true for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis tasks, where routine workflows can be systematically analyzed, built into best practices, and refined.
Engineers are turning to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to fully understand the influence of the aerodynamics variables effecting a train as it speeds through a tunnel.
The behavior of airflow around an object is extremely complex. Phenomena such as turbulence, flow separation and eddy currents can be present and significantly affect aerodynamic performance. To accurately model the intricacies of this flow, CFD simulations need to run with finer meshes in these areas of interest.
In the world of fluid dynamics, the simulation solution is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Modelling the flows and pressures around test items offers more than just force measurements of drag and lift. A calculated flow field allows engineers to study very complex motion in fine detail and investigate the effects of small changes.
A CFD engineer makes proposals for a significantly better performing design and gets turned down by the CAD engineer (he typically has never met before) because his insights came too late or are not manufacturable at all. In some twist of this genre, the CAD designer has a great solution that fulfills all packaging constraints and he would have loved to understand the flow behavior but he has no tool to do so.
In this Blog, John Chawner of Cadence shares his observations about CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley 2022. This is the first return to an in-person format in a couple of years for the event and the first time ever for in-person CFD involvement.
This blog investigates how rigid bodies are defined in OnScale Solve and how they can be used effectively.
nstead of repetitive prototyping, CFD can significantly reduce design costs and save a lot of time. OnScale Solve provides a top tier CFD Solver that is simple to use and highly parallelizable, allowing you to run fast simulations to any CAD.
To design and create heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) components with higher performance, analyzing them for aerodynamic and pressure-flow characteristics is critical. Most types of ventilation systems need to be designed to have maximum airflow through them while reducing the pressure losses across the unit.
Cadence product management and engineering teams present a webinar about transient thermal analysis tools, adding an enclosure onto the design to see the thermal impact in 3D, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to visualize air flow and the latest improvements in the Sigrity™ and Celsius™ technology
This past summer, Cadence began funding research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) on a topic of significant current interest to the aerospace CFD community: mesh adaptation for high-speed flows.
Discover how engineers at Bombardier developed the Meshing & Adaptive Re-meshing Server (MARS) with Cadence Pointwise’s Glyph scripting to create over 250,000 high-quality CFD meshes since 2017. MARS automates the meshing process, reduces meshing time, and ensures consistent user-agnostic meshes across geometry variations. In this presentation, learn how to: • Create high-quality meshes to resolve flows with reasonable cost • Use Glyph scripting to automate meshing for consistency, quality, and fast turn-around times • Encapsulate company best practices with templates for any geometry
Cooling data center buildings is critical, as they consume large amounts of energy and are considered a carbon-intensive industry. This is set to continue as the global trends of digitalization and cloud computing further accelerate.
Paper: A two-year study by Jin Xu and William W. Liou, PhD, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering / Computational Engineering Physics Lab, Western Michigan University and Yang Yang, Cook Research Incorporated
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is an aspect of multiphysics system analysis that undertakes simulating the behavior of fluids and their thermodynamic properties using numerical models.
In engineering, CAE simulation plays an increasingly powerful role in product design. But the factor limiting its more explosive growth is the reliance in many of the disciplines on experts and analysts. There is certainly a desire to be able to democratize at least a subset of the CAE simulation areas and broaden the pool of engineers that can effectively conduct these analyses and benefit from the more immediate performance feedback of their designs.
Engineering Simulation is used in many industries such as Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Electronics Design to make critical decisions while saving money. For the Data Center industry, it predicts airflow and temperature distribution regardless of the status of the site.
Thanks to Simon Fischer, here’s the first ever Guinness served in perfection – by a CFD simulation tool. Hey, its five o-clock somewhere right?
Why CFD inside CAD is more than just pretty colors.
Making geometry models suitable for CFD meshing is often a time-consuming bottleneck in CFD analysis. Here we will discuss why this is so and some ways to alleviate the problems.
Renumbering (ordering) of the cells in the Finite Volume Method (FVM) can affect the performance of the linear solver and thus the speed of the simulation.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be used to influence decisions early in the design process. In order to assess the state-of-the-art of CFD and its predictive capability for medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed two benchmark models for validation.
The traditional CFD process hasn't changed in 30 years, and the bulk of CFD done today (as much as 80% we estimate) complies with this accepted norm of creating a geometry in CAD, exporting it to a meshing tool, meshing it, setting up and running a CFD solver, post-processing results, going back into the geometry, altering it and continuing to do these design loops again and again.
CFD simulates the flow of liquids and gases by performing millions of numerical calculations. CFD analysis is typically carried out earlier in the design process even before the first prototype is made. With high-speed supercomputers, better designs can be achieved quicker, faster, and cheaper. Multiphysics is advanced CFD involving multiple physics coupled to mimic the real behavior as accurately as possible.
In this Blog post, Pointwise President, John Chawner shares the company's work to automatically generate an unstructured or hybrid mesh on and around virtually any geometry model.
Watch and download the presentation given by Steve Karman, Pointwise, Inc. at the Pointwise User Group Meeting about how Pointwise used custom Glyph scripts to automatically generate high-quality unstructured meshes for Engineering Sketch Pad (ESP) geometries, saving time and freeing users from repetitive and tedious tasks.
Is the CFD industry where one might hope it to be in terms of truly democratized usage? Keith Hanna shares his thoughts.
Computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, is moving toward democratization. Once the province of a subset of specialists, CFD is now reaching an ever-greater population of engineers.
“Democratization” is a buzzword that has been circulating around the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) community for some time. Learn more through this paper.
Munich, Germany and Boston, MA, USA – 28 October 2021: – SimScale, the maker of the world’s first cloud-native platform for … Continue reading SaaS engineering simulation platform SimScale raises €25M Series C extension round to transform product design and R&D
Simerics-MP Mesher and Simerics-MP Solver are now exclusively available on the cloud through the SimScale engineering simulation platform. The latest … Continue reading SimScale and Simerics Announce Strategic Partnership, Making High-Fidelity CFD Available in the Cloud
Partnership with Fujitsu means Cradle CFD customers can complete previously unfeasible simulations faster than ever before Hexagon has demonstrated how … Continue reading Hexagon adopts the supercomputer Fugaku to revolutionize the use of simulations in product innovation
FORT WORTH, TX – Pointwise published the case study, “Researchers use CFD to Help Quantify the Benefits of Truck Platooning … Continue reading CFD Used to Explore Truck Platooning Technologies
FORT WORTH, TX (11 July 2019) – Pointwise published the case study, “Using CFD to Help Increase the Safety of … Continue reading Using CFD and AI to Help Increase the Safety of Driverless Cars
Cloud-native CAD and CAE allow Brainchild engineers to work remotely very effectively, as they have deployed a hybrid approach of local versus global engineering talent. The results were 20 virtual prototype design iterations and 100x or more ROI realized.
This case study examines Environmental Design and Sustainability at KPF. The company developed a microclimate app in less than 3 months and deployed it to over 100 architects globally.
Automotive cooling fans are one of the major noise sources within a vehicle and can generate 85dBA at certain frequencies. With the average American spending 8.5 hours driving per week, reducing fan noise is a key target for automotive manufacturers.
Kaiser Permanente initiated a project to modernize their legacy data centers using the 6Sigma Digital Twin’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation capabilities.
The rotating machinery industry has widely adopted digital prototyping to explore a larger design space than is otherwise possible. But for too long, companies have been restricted in deriving the maximum benefits from digital prototyping due to the limitations of desktop-based legacy software, and Hazleton was no exception.
Monodraught specializes in sustainable and low energy/carbon products to meet the growing demand of the net-zero policies in the UK and abroad. As such, they critically value R&D to continuously bring new products to a rapidly changing and growing market.
Airedale chose the 6SigmaDCX software suite to help optimize the design of their state-of-the-art ACUs and chillers. The Digital Twin addresses the demand for more effective cooling systems by using Computational Fluid Dynamics to simulate airflow. This has improved Airedale’s performance in design stages and enabled them to build a precise replica of their test facility. For Airedale, this has resulted in better offerings to customers as well as enhanced research and development.
By using ModelCenter from Phoenix Integration as an integration platform, Pointwise to generate the meshes, and AcuSolve to run the CFD calculations, push-button design optimization was achieved.
In the webinar, Amine Ben Haj Ali, Senior Engineering Specialist in Advanced Aerodynamics at Bombardier details the Meshing & Adaptive Re-meshing Server (MARS) he has developed, which has been used by engineers at Bombardier to generate over 250,000 high-quality meshes since 2017.
In this work, a flexible framework for discrete adjoint-based reactive flow optimization in SU2 is presented. The implementation is based on a low-Mach number solver and a flamelet progress variable model for strongly cooled laminar premixed flames.
Design and construction of covered car parks in Australia requires CFD modeling of carbon monoxide from car exhausts to extraction fans to ensure the carbon monoxide level does not rise too high for the safety of occupants.
This case study presents the benchmark validation of CFD simulation results of the Potsdam Propeller Test Case (PPTC) using CFD Support’s TCFD flow solver with a Pointwise mesh.
Rev-Sim Coffee Break Webinar Series. HPC (High Performance Computing) Part 9: Radial Fan CFD Simulation
Drive a car not originally built for racing around an oval track at 200 mph for a couple hours and you begin to understand why stock car drivers want the latest and greatest information on how their car will handle in close traffic on a banked curve. Traditionally, engineers in NASCAR relied on wind-tunnel and track testing. But in recent
years, NASCAR began looking for an alternative.
In this user success story, readers will find an UberCloud Experiment on a CFD Study of the Maneuverability of a KRISO Container Ship Model in the Cloud. This case study highlights how cloud infrastructure enabled easy and fast simulations, accessible with one click through the browser-based GUI, resulting in a dramatic increase in the engineer’s productivity and the ability of focus on the simulation experiment at hand.
How does one company undertake the herculean challenge of testing a product in a working environment 500m underground and submerged under water? By discovering and leveraging cloud-based CAE for CFD simulations, of course. Learn how Design and Innovation Solutions was able to understand the behavior of the system at play and what decisions were made to have the best design.