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How Honda Engineers Keep from Being Delusional
Posted Mon January 05, 2015 @08:02AM
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News A delusion is a strongly held belief despite superior evidence to the contrary.

Almost every person who has performed a CFD analysis has experienced delusion to some degree at one time or another.  The thrill that CFD creates by enabling us to visualize the invisible tempts us to believe the fluid always behaves exactly as calculated. In reality, a CFD analysis can be fraught with potential errors that can create inaccurate results if not properly considered.

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    Delusional CFD (Score:1)
    by arunmurthy on Thu January 08, 2015 @01:38AM EST (#1)
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    This post is highly loaded. It makes out as if people using software other than Cradle or people outside Honda are all delusional about the kind of CFD they do. If CFD doesn't produce observed results, one doesn't try to discard reality, but would question CFD, the models used, etc. This is true for engineers at Honda or outside, users of Cradle or something else.

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