Aerodynamic Optimization of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) for Car Compressors
Posted Friday December 6 at 11:5am
Renault evaluates the efficiency of their turbo-compressors through CFD analysis with NUMECA.
Pollution and fuel consumption are the most important features of thermal engines that must be drastically improved in the coming years. In order to achieve this, all consuming parts of cars are being meticulously analyzed to try and decrease losses to the maximum through design improvements, while taking into account inherent negative effects such as condensation issues for the compressor.
Formula 1 works with AWS to Develop Next Generation Race Car
Posted Monday December 2 at 8:39pm
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, and Formula One Group (Formula 1) have completed a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) project to simulate the aerodynamics of cars while racing, carrying out detailed simulations that have resulted in the car design for the 2021 racing season.
The CFD project used over 1,150 compute cores to run detailed simulations comprising of over 550 million data points that model the impact of one car’s aerodynamic wake on another.
Intelligent Light Spins Off FieldView to Vela Software
Posted Friday November 29 at 11:37am
For more than twenty-five years, Intelligent Light has advanced the world of CFD post-processing through its FieldView software. In October 2019, Intelligent Light sold the right to develop, sell and support FieldView to Vela Software International. Vela is the same company that purchased Tecplot four years ago and has helped the Tecplot business thrive to the benefit of Tecplot users worldwide.
Save Engineering and CPU Time with the New Release of FINE™/Open with OpenLabs™
Posted Friday November 29 at 11:4am
Version 9.1 of FINE™/Open with OpenLabs™ is out now, offering big savings in engineering and CPU time.
It includes the new AutoSeal tool that automatically creates surfaces to close holes and gaps for any given configurations. It allows for example to prepare a simulation-ready car cabin geometry in a few minutes, while this usually requires weeks of engineering effort.
HPC-Enabled FLOW-3D v12.0 Released
Posted Sunday November 24 at 2:31pm
Flow Science has released the HPC-enabled FLOW-3D version 12.0. The HPC version of FLOW-3D v12.0 can be run on in-house clusters or on the FLOW-3D CLOUD software as a service platform, which provides high performance computing as well as our lowest cost entry-point to use FLOW-3D.
Existing HPC customers and IT admins will benefit from one-time cluster hardware configuration setup, improved support for multiple job schedulers, and a simplified interface for setting up simulation on any compatible HPC platform.
NUMECA and NUMFLO Support ArianeGroup's mission to Shape the Future of Access to Space
Posted Sunday November 24 at 11:25am
ArianeGroup is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of rocket launchers, a joint venture equally owned by Airbus and Safran. Their activities cover the entire life-cycle of a space launcher: design, development, production, operation and commercial service — the latter through their subsidiary Arianespace. They built and operate Ariane 5, the most reliable launcher on the commercial market today, and are developing the next-generation Ariane 6 launcher, for which they are the design authority.
CFD Used to Explore Truck Platooning Technologies
Posted Sunday November 10 at 9:56pm
Pointwise has published the case study, Researchers use CFD to Help Quantify the Benefits of Truck Platooning Technologies, which is based on research done at Auburn University.
The practice of drafting – where moving objects are grouped tightly together to conserve energy by exploiting the lead object’s slipstream – has been used in motorsports, cycling, and speedskating for years. Right now, however, drafting is too dangerous on the open road.
What’s New in Pointwise V18.3
Posted Wednesday November 6 at 9:47pm
The Pointwise pre-recorded webinar New Features in Pointwise V18.3 spotlights how to generate and examine a hex-core mesh to improve solution accuracy and demonstrates other marquee features in Pointwise V18.3.
Allovis Named New Pointwise Distributor in Italy
Posted Monday November 4 at 9:43am
Pointwise, Inc. has signed a distributorship agreement with Allovis Engineering Services to market, sell and support Pointwise, its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software in Italy.
Allovis Engineering Services was founded in 2015 in Turin, by Engineers Paolo Petaccia and Valerio Novaresio, who decided to combine their previous experience in numerical simulation field to create a company whose final aim is the work’s quality, reflected in the satisfaction of both customer and staff. They are focused on engineering best practices, innovation, and providing results that solve their customers’ problems.
NUMECA and coupledNumerics Announce a New Era in Industrial CFD Simulation
Posted Thursday October 31 at 1:33pm
NUMECA and coupledNumerics, are pleased to announce the establishment of an exclusive joint-venture for the industrialization and commercialization of a new, highly competitive, fully coupled, pressure-based solver.
Though this joint-venture, NUMECA co-owns the technology and integrates the coupledNumerics solver within its new generation of multiphysics environment OMNIS™, extending its current product portfolio to a wide range of new applications in the Energetics, Automotive and Process industries, bringing significant savings in terms of overall engineering and computing time.
Ideal Hardware Configuration for FLOW-3D Simulation
Posted Tuesday October 29 at 1:25pm
In a recent Flow Science blog post, Flow Science's IT Manager Matthew Taylor breaks down the different hardware components and suggests some ideal configurations for getting the most out of FLOW-3D products.
The guide includes some well thought out considerations of CPU, memory, storage, and graphics hardware options.
SoftInWay, Inc. Supports Future Engineers Competing in TEKNOFEST 2019
Posted Tuesday October 29 at 11:3am
SoftInWay, Inc. is proud to announce its sponsorship of more than 130 undergraduates and graduates from universities including İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi and Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi who took part in the TEKNOFEST Turbofan Motor Design Competition; offering competitors access to the same software tools used by engineers at major companies such as Boeing, Safran, Orbex, Zunum, and Reaction Engines.
Pointwise Launches Free Software for CFD Mesh Viewing and Examination
Posted Wednesday October 23 at 6:37pm
Pointwise announces the launch of Pointwise Viewer, free software for importing, viewing, measuring, and examining the cell quality metrics of virtually any mesh.
"There are plenty of CAD viewers on the market, free and otherwise, but virtually no mesh viewers," said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president.
Multi-Direction Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis
Posted Friday October 11 at 6:29pm
SimScale’s Multi-Direction Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis tool will be demonstrated in a free webinar on October 23rd.
With the new professional feature, engineers, planners, and architects alike can simplify the process of calculating wind comfort. This tool will help to improve the accuracy of wind calculations, aggregate data, and evaluate the yearly average wind comfort anywhere at any location in the world.
Surface Skew Effects on Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment
Posted Friday October 11 at 4:26pm
The sensitivity of bacteria to physical, chemical and environmental disturbances presents a challenge to maintaining microbial nitrification in wastewater treatment plants.
Researchers at the University of New Mexico conducted a series of experiments to understand the effects of surface roughness on annular nitrifying biofilm reactors (Roveto et al., 2019). Their team used FLOW-3D to find possible explanations for their experimental observations.
Pointwise Entering the Glass Industry via CelSian
Posted Wednesday October 9 at 3:27pm
Pointwise has signed an agreement with CelSian Glass and Solar, whereby they license Pointwise internally for their own use and can sell Pointwise worldwide to existing clients of GTM-X.
CelSian Glass and Solar, located in the Netherlands, develops, sells, and supports GTM-X, a solver for simulating the glass melting process for the glass manufacturing industry with accuracy and robustness unmatched by the competition.
CFD Simulation Improves Well Capping Methodology
Posted Thursday September 26 at 10:34am
Wild Well Control has developed a new approach to shallow-water well capping involving heavy pre-planning using CFD analysis of the well plume.
A partial list of complications for capping shallow-water well events includes large radius surface boils, and large clouds of dangerous or explosive gas/lower explosive limit (LEL) capable of igniting and creating potential fire hazards at or near the well site.
Hybrid Conformal Meshing for Wind Farm CFD Applications
Posted Sunday September 22 at 7:20am
Pointwise has released the pre-recorded webinar, Hybrid Conformal Meshing for Wind Farm CFD Applications detailing techniques used to generate hybrid conformal meshes that span the entirety of a wind farm.
Advances in materials and aerodynamics are pushing towards longer and more complex blade designs enabling them to more effectively capture energy from the wind. In addition to their increasing size, their interaction with the surrounding environment expands the dynamic spatial and temporal range when modeling such systems.