In this issue
- Introducing Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief
- EPISODE: Next Gen CFD Post Development
- News from Turbo Expo
- SAE Supermileage Challenge – Concordia University
- HPCwire Webinar: Revolutionizing Innovation, When HPC Meets Cloud
In this issue
Intelligent Light R&D continues to produce new tools for large scale CFDParametric Studies. EPISODE is a new large scale data management tool that enables an engineer to readily extract knowledge and insight from their large scale physics based simulations and experimental data. EPISODE provides tools that enable the user to create a relevant subset of their solution results via in-situ data extraction at regions of interest, further reduce the size of that data via proper orthogonal decomposition (POD), and then sort the parametric space of both the input and output solver parameters using self organizing maps (SOMs).
This project consists of new data extracts and compression methods based upon POD (proper orthogonal decomposition) and image compression methods such as JPEG. In addition, we’re developing a new UI based upon self organizing maps which will automatically sort a large number of simulations based upon the parametric inputs and outputs. The result is a set of colored maps that helps to determine the trends in the data. The user will be able to click on different areas of the map which will then display the results in FieldView. The results may be directly from the CFD solver, reconstructed from the POD or it may be computed from a reduced order model (ROM) that was derived from the CFD and POD results.
The EPISODE project will address limitations of current data analysis tools by:
Key project collaborators include:
This work is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through a Phase II SBIR, Contract FA8650-14-C-2439, and TPOC Michael List.
In the new role of FieldView Product Chief, it is Yves-Marie’s objective to represent our customer’s within Intelligent Light, increase the responsiveness of our product development, and provide customer-driven direction to future product planning. The new role also puts Yves-Marie in charge of our growing FieldView Support Team.
Intelligent Light has transitioned to a new agile development process in which customer support is an integral part. Placing both the product direction and support team under Yves-Marie gives our customers an effective advocate and someone they can speak directly with as product development strives to meet their emerging needs.
Yves-Marie has been involved in FieldView sales and support for over 13 years, training users on three continents and working as an embedded consultant implementing high performance CFD workflows. His engineering experience, knowledge gained supporting users, and demonstrated commitment to the success of our FieldView customers will increase the responsiveness to our customers in both product development and support.
Intelligent Light looks forward to our participation at Turbo Expo every year. This high-quality conference and exhibition brings together many of the leaders working on Turbomachinery projects.
We recognized several themes at the 2014 Turbo Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany. Two themes were especially common:
As always, the event was a great opportunity to meet with our user community in attendance and collect valuable feedback that will drive our accelerated FieldView feature development. Great requests from users working with gas turbines, marine applications, engine development for aerospace, and more.
If you missed us at Turbo Expo, we’d still like to discuss your CFD challenges. Contact Us.
Competition Results Update!
Congratulations to the Concordia University Team on their win of the 2014 Endurance Award for reliability on the track. With 208 design points and 448 MPG, the team achieved their first top 10 finish in their 18 year history in the SAE Supermileage Competition.
FieldView has become a core element of their workflow and will help the team continue to develop their capabilities every year as team members change over time. CFD driven improvements to the engine are already being planned for 2015 and FieldView will be used for their new internal combustion studies.
The use of basic automation including FieldView RESTART files saved Mr. Eminanlou days to weeks as he worked with successive design cases.
Body Design Lead Mehran Eminanlou has performed CFD analysis for the team contributing to the engineering knowledge and resulting designs for both external aerodynamics and evaluation of the fuel inlet. FieldView has been used to quickly analyze results from Ansys Fluent for multiple design iterations and on-track wind conditions. FieldView provided the capabilities to evaluate results and create high-quality, informative images, animations, and plots for presentation at design reviews. The speed of FieldView and ability to work efficiently to analyze and compare multiple cases proved to be essential to the project. Moreover, the functionality was accessible without the need to spend lots of time learning how to utilize the required features. The use of basic automation including FieldView RESTART files saved Mr. Eminanlou days to weeks as he worked with successive design cases.
Good luck in Detroit gentlemen!