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Wow. By all accounts, CadenceCONNECT CFD and CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley last week were great events. We had a super line-up of speakers including a keynote from McLaren (hope you got to see their car and experience their simulator in the Designer Expo), Lockheed Martin, Hopium, Honeywell, Concepts NREC, and more. You'll probably be hearing more about what was discussed in the coming weeks as we share news online for those who could not attend. And now, let's check what else the Fidelity CFD team has been up to.
There have been a lot of great blog posts since the last time we published Last Week at Fidelity CFD. So hang on.
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A lot has changed in the CFD world since the early 1980s. Today we have software like CharLES from Cadence's recent acquisition of Cascade Technologies that can accurately compute a transient flowfield with combustion and large eddy simulation of turbulence. Check out this video of the solution, and be mesmerized. Read more.
Fidelity Pointwise 2022.2 is here and there are a variety of new features and enhancements to efficiently generate meshes for fast, high-fidelity CFD computations. In particular, we want to showcase for you High-Performance Grid Elevation, Automatic Surface Mesh Improvements, and Improved Efficiency for Unstructured Block Smoothing. Read more.
As we witness a surge in the need for computational resources accompanied by skyrocketing data center power, it becomes difficult for organizations to comply with and achieve net-zero targets. However, these challenges can be tackled with powerful tools such as accelerated computing and AI. NVIDIA GTC 2023 was all about the new chips and systems, acceleration libraries, cloud and AI services, and partnerships that open new markets. Read more.
Hi, I’m Peter Weitzman, and I’m the president of Agile Engineering Software at Concepts NREC. I lead a team of software developers, application engineers, product managers, and salespeople who develop, sell and support specialized software for the design and manufacturing of turbomachinery. I have been doing this job for the past eight years. We have two major software product lines: CAE (computer-aided engineering) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). The CAE software is a complete design suite for turbomachinery that starts with the thermodynamic cycle and goes all the way to detailed 3D design, including 3D CFD and FEA. Read more.
In this user case, Marintek uses Fidelity Fine/Marine and Hexpress for resistance curve prediction of a planning hull and its validation against the model test cases. Read more.
The Y+ Calculator app is a handy tool for calculating the grid spacing to achieve a target y+ value for viscous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computations. Simply specify the flow conditions, the desired y+ value, and compute your grid spacing. Read more.
You simply MUST download the Y+ Calculator for your mobile device.
The 3rd AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW-3) was largely a grid convergence study with mesh resolution levels defined primarily by guidelines for wall spacing, the number of mesh points across a blunt trailing edge, and a factor of three in total mesh size between resolution levels. Those levels were named coarse, medium, fine, and extra fine. The medium resolution mesh was generally defined as the mesh you'd use in your normal work. Read more.
Ever wish you could write Glyph scripts to extend or customize the functionality of Cadence's Fidelity Pointwise software in some language other than Tcl/Tk? Python coders: wish no more! In conjunction with the release of Pointwise V18.2 in September 2018, we've developed and published a wrapper API that provides full access to Glyph commands in a very Python-ic way that is still very familiar to the Tcl/Tk script writer. To a Python coder, the interface looks and feels like native Python, with the clear advantage of being able to use the full power of any community-developed Python package. Read more.
“We know embarrassingly little about how the mesh affects the CFD solution,” said Prof. Carl Ollivier-Gooch of the University of British Columbia. That statement is counter to what we all know to be true in practice, that a good mesh helps the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver converge to the correct answer while minimizing the computer resources expended. Stated differently, most every decent solver will yield an accurate answer with a good mesh, but it takes the most robust of solvers to get any answer on a bad mesh. Read more.
Those of you who attended the 2011 Pointwise User Group Meeting may remember that our company president, John Chawner, mentioned during his closing statements how nice it would be to have the ability to print your grids in 3D. That was more than just a dreamy, "what if" statement. It is a reality! Read more.
Severe heatwaves, frequent droughts, floods, melting ice caps, and warm oceans with acidic waters are all signs of climate change and its drastic impact. It’s not our planet’s first time; Earth has experienced these glacial and inter-glacial periods every 100,000-year cycle in the last 1 million years. So, we rest assured that Earth will survive, and evolutionary changes will follow, but what qualms us is that climate change might wipe off mankind and disturb the ecosystem. Predicting and modeling a few outcomes of climate change using advanced simulation tools can be a positive stride against climate change. Here we elaborate on how computational fluid dynamic (CFD) tools can help predict and model the generation, propagation, and mitigation of tsunamis for a safer tomorrow, especially targeting the safety of the inhabitants and building clusters around the coastal regions. Read more.
Enjoy the 500th edition of our (nominally) weekly feature, This Week in CFD, over on the Another Fine Mesh blog.
You can self-serve a list of our CFD events by going to the Events page on our website and selecting CFD from the Technology filter. Here, let me do that for you.
Visit Cadence at Booth 773 at Data Center World, an event designed for data center professionals, technology business leaders, and innovators that are shaping the future of the digital industry. Register.
Supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycles are emerging as an alternative to steam Rankine cycles, especially for geothermal or solar applications, to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and construction costs. Designing turbomachinery for sCO2 can be challenging due to extreme heat ratio variations and low compressibility of the gas. In this webinar, learn how to simulate a sCO2 compressor, from design to optimization, efficiently and accurately. Register here.
Cadence is a sponsor of the 68th ASME Turbo Expo. Visit us at booth 417 to learn more about the innovative products Cadence has to offer and how they are revolutionizing the turbomachinery industry. Our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide in-depth demonstrations of our cutting edge technology. Register here.
Damen is an international shipbuilding group with more than 50 shipyards in over 120 countries. While bare hull resistance simulations have been their bread and butter for a long time, they’re now looking at more complex simulations such as propulsion and maneuvering. With the help of Cadence’s CFD and cloud solutions, they’re now carrying out CFD simulations throughout the design workflow instead of just the late stages. Watch now.
Hermeus is looking to radically accelerate air travel by developing hypersonic vehicles that can fly between New York and London in around 90 minutes. To do so, they are leveraging Cadence’s CFD solutions, including Fidelity Pointwise to generate high-quality surface and volume meshes and Fidelity CFD. This allows them to design their aircraft and air intakes for their proprietary hypersonic engine at a much more rapid rate than previously, getting ever closer to making Mach 5 flight a reality. Watch now.
Because maxon’s electric motors are magnetically close to perfect, they are used in a wide variety of fields, from industrial applications to space technology. To optimize their motors, maxon is using the Cadence Fidelity CFD software. Learn more about how Fidelity CFD allows maxon to go from the geometry stage to the post-processing stage in just one tool. Watch now.