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Roger Rintala

Turbo Expo ’14

Turbo Expo 2014

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:

  1. Transient data presents workflow difficulties due to the size and complexity of turbo data. The challenges are present with commercial, in-house, and open source solvers. — The use of FieldView XDB files for data management with transient data is increasing and interest is strong.  Users wish to generate the XDB files both interactively and automatically in batch.  The interactive performance of FieldView with transient datasets continues to open possibilities for analysts with turbo data.
  2. Automated batch processing is important and reliability is often an issue. — The reliability of FieldView for batch, parallel performance, and full backward compatibility generated excitement among these CFD practitioners.

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.

Roger Rintala

SAE Supermileage: Concordia Team Completes Testing

Competition Results Update!

Concordia U - SAE Supermileage Team 2014Congratulations 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.

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Concordia University’s SAE Supermileage vehicle engineering poster presentation. (click for large image)

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!

Roger Rintala

HPCWire: Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud

Looking for answers to your questions about cloud-based HPC?

  • When does cloud based HPC deliver results?
  • What is required to be successful with it?
  • Where can you go to get started quickly?

Attend the HPCWire webinar “Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud” sponsored by Dell.

 

Where innovation in engineering and product development is the key to marketplace success, high performance computing is the key to accelerated innovation.  Cost-effectively leveraging limited resources is a challenge for which on-demand HPC in the cloud can be an effective tool when the engineering tools and workflow are designed for it.

 

Intelligent Light’s own Steve Legensky joins Intersect 360′s Addison Snell and Larry Smarr of Calit2 in this webinar hosted by HPCWire’s Nicole Hemsoth. Mr. Legensky uses real world examples to show the motivation, success criteria, methods, and results that make on-demand HPC a compelling investment for small and large organizations alike.

 

Attend the HPCWire webinar now

 

Speaker Lineup - Snell, Legensky, Smarr

Yves-Marie Lefebvre

SAE Supermileage Update

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“Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView
Product Chief, with members of the Concordia SAE Racing Team, at the SAE 2014 World
Congress.

I was pleased to meet with the Concordia University Team at the the SAE World Congress in Detroit.  This photos was taken a the event (I’m on the right) with the newly unveiled vehicle and team members.

IL sponsors the team through our University Partners Program and the team uses FieldView to gain meaningful insights from their CFD analysis.

Good luck to the Concordia SAE Supermileage Team!

 

Roger Rintala

F1 Ushers in New Era for 2014 with Extensive Rule & Design Changes

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing is pushed back into his garage during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Three of last year’s top four F1 teams use FieldView to rapidly exploit mountains of CFD data to support critical design decisions from thermal and aerodynamic studies.

 

With the first races of the new season now in the books, it is clear that the sport’s most dramatic single season rule changes will have a huge impact on the racing this season.

 

For the Infiniti Red Bull Formula 1 team, the new RB10 will carry the hopes of Infiniti Red Bull Racing as they take on the new season and all the new rule changes for 2014.  Four-time Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel will pilot the RB10 as will his new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.  The Bulls will have to shore up the reliability of the new cars and dial in fuel consumption before the next race, but new driver Daniel Ricciardo has already proven he has the skills to compete.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing explains the 2014 F1 Changes in New Video