New Era of Valve Design and Engineering
Posted Monday January 13 at 9:34am
The 4th industrial revolution is upon us. Few have already created the roadmap and following it rigorously, few have started analyzing the business impact and getting ready for it, and few are still thinking that it's far future and may not impact their business.
Irrespective of what is the approach of individual business leaders, the whole industry is going at a rapid pace to adapt to the "biggest industrial revolution in the history of mankind".
The World Solar Challenge - Aerodynamic Simulation of Rotating Wheels in a Solar Car
Posted Sunday January 12 at 2:28pm
Every 2 years competitors from around the world set out on a grueling race across the Australian outback: the World Solar Challenge.
The competing solar-powered cars are built by some of the brightest young minds on the planet. Student teams from all over the world, push the limits of technological innovation by engineering and building a vehicle with their own hands, powered only by the sun. The competition is designed to promote research on solar-powered cars.
Survey Launched on Mesh Types and Sizes Used for CFD
Posted Monday December 30 at 11:38am
Pointwise has launched a survey of the CFD market to assess the relative popularity of mesh types and sizes with a goal of assessing where the industry is headed in terms of flow solver and meshing technology.
"I remember in the 1980s that CFD meshes were virtually all multi-block, structured hexahedra," said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. "Today, a wide variety of mesh types, each with their own relative advantages, serves an even wider variety of flow solver technology. This survey is an attempt to discover where the technology is headed and seek any points of convergence."
Hexcore Meshing Improves Ferrari Simulation Productivity
Posted Friday December 13 at 10:44am
Ferrari has increased its simulation productivity by 300% after leveraging ANSYS’ next-level, automated meshing capabilities, getting new designs on track in a fraction of the time taken previously.
Known for its luxury sports cars, which have become an automotive industry standard for speed and performance, Ferrari is also known for its success in Gran Turismo (GT) racing.
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.