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Digital Manufacturing Report feature article: Designing Bicycle Wheels in the Cloud

“Sometimes apparently simple things have an underlying complexity that is astounding. Take a bicycle wheel for example. It’s round, has a rim, a tire and some spokes and turns in a circle. Simple, right? — Wrong.”

See how Intelligent Light’s ongoing studies are helping provide a bridge to HPC enabled CFD for Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMMs). The work showcases techniques for high productivity, CFD data management, and HPC cloud-friendly workflows.

Read the Article in Digital Manufacturing Report

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Wind Power Engineering feature: Simulating the Turbine, Simulating the Site

CFD for Wind Turbintes - Wind Power Engineering

FieldView software from Intelligent Light. Isosurfaces highlight vortex wake structures generated by the wind turbine’s rotor blades, the tower and nacelle, and how they interact with one another.

In a cover and feature article, Earl P.N. Duque, manager of Applied Research discusses the challenges and state of the art technologies that are in use today to increase performance and decrease the cost of energy for wind energy.

“Designing the most efficient and effective wind turbine calls for modeling tools that provide accurate, reliable numerical predictions of wind-turbine rotor performance over a machine’s full range of operating conditions. Simulating real-world conditions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) lets users understand flow phenomena and their effects on the system, better predict the system’s power output, and analyze the types of vibration, fatigue, and other wear-and-tear the wind turbine may experience for the conditions modeled.”

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FieldView Helps Launch a SmartFish

Desktop Engineering published an article (Jan 2009) featuring the use of FieldView CFD Smartfishpost-processing in the development of a new aircraft concept in development by a small but creative team who’s simulation tools are allowing them to develop an aircraft using ingenuity, creativity, and readily available CFD simulation tools.

“…an automated process can produce simulations and results of more than 100 different design variations overnight.”- Koni Schafroth, CEO, Team SmartFish

Schafroth credits FieldView’s ease of use and visualization capabilities with providing the team an advantage in getting more information in less time.

“FieldView’s user interface is intuitive enough that I can go without using the tool for several weeks and then come back and pick up right where I left off using restart files with new or existing data.”

- Koni Schafroth, CEO, Team SmartFish

 

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Time Scale Visualizations in CFD Studies

 

M.N.Godo, Ph.D. – FieldView Product Manager

Mixing processes are involved at some level in of nearly all chemical manufacturing processes and are fundamental to the successful operation of combustion-driven systems. Today, many CFD practitioners in the chemical process industry are able to use simulation to obtain detailed insight on the overall performance of their process equipment. However, it is still difficult to relate CFD data to the effective management and control of a particular process. In addition, the cost of production delays due to sudden, unexpected changes in product quality provide strong motivation to understand the impact and relevance of CFD studies that are focused on these areas.