This edition features CFD for small-medium sized organizations, a FieldView 14 preview, and more.
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Our own Earl Duque, Manager of Applied Research, was interviewed and profiled for art and science magazine 5enses.
These visualizations help people understand what we’re doing, they’re beautiful and compelling, and can certainly be viewed as art, there’s hardcore engineering behind them, as well.” – Earl P. N. Duque, Ph. D.
“Earl taught me how to do CFD computations in a thorough, professional manner … and to always question my results and make sure they were right, these aren’t skills I learned in a classroom… he instilled these practices in me.” – Abigail Arington
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Intelligent Light Case Study:
A Lesson for Small Engineering and Manufacturing Companies – How one small manufacturer leveraged high performance computing to increase revenues 100% and add 120 jobs to the Indiana economy.
SMMs need to innovate with limited resources. See how you can:
- Quickly deploy an effective CFD workflow
- Exploit HPC resources
- Embed organizational knowledge and best practices into your workflow
- Deliver timely results to the right people
Learn how Intelligent Light delivered a combination of commercial CFD software and expert services to help Zipp Speed Weaponry harness the power of HPC enabled CFD.
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Technical details about the bicycle wheel study available from our CFD Visual Library:
- Bicycle Wheel Aerodynamics and CFD Workflow Whitepaper (executive summary, full paper)
- Full Bicycle & CFD Workflow Presentation – CD-adapco UGM 2012
- DYNAMICS Magazine Article published by CD-adapco
AIAA published papers on bicycle aerodynamics (Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2009-2011). Available from our CFD Visual Library:
- AIAA 2011 – DES simulation of bicycle wheel and fork combinations. Data management reduces time 15-20 fold, and disk usage 30 fold.
- AIAA 2010 – Credible & significant differences in wheel designs. Expands CFD data management & workflow automation for Tera-scale data.
- AIAA 2009 – First comparative study of aerodynamic wheels using CFD
CFD for the Rest of Us – Digital Manufacturing Report explains how the latest CFD capabilities and services are helping small-medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) succeed with affordable, high-productivity CFD.
The coming of age for CFD simulation for small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) is finally a reality. The story shows how the HPC-enabled CFD gap is bridged between large, established CFD users, and the smaller companies who have long seen limited success with sophisticated simulation-driven design. Intelligent Light has been recognized for its ability to bring together the necessary elements to quickly make these organizations successful without major new capital projects or hiring new engineering staff from outside their industry. Read the Article
Intelligent Light’s multi-year collaboration with Acusim and Altair resulted in important new developments in CFD workflow design and automation. The productivity gains allowed the study’s subject matter, aerodynamic bicycle racing wheel design to be better understood than had been previously possible given the state of the art in wind tunnel testing and the limited CFD that had been applied to the problem.Concept to Reality (C2R) Magazine covers the story in the article: CFD Advances Racing Bike Performance.
Using high-fidelity modeling and truly inovative post-processing, study authors Matthew N. Godo, Ph. D.(Intelligent Light) and David Corson, Ph. D. (Altair) explored 3.6GB of steady state and 1.2TB of unsteady data from tens of thousands of calculations in days using a well engineered automated CFD workflow.