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Let's take a look at what has happened at Cadence Fidelity CFD recently. It's actually been a couple of weeks since we last gave you an update, so there's a lot of cool stuff.
CFD simulations are an integral part of OPRA’s design process. Simulations are used to analyze and optimize flow within various areas, including combustion, turbomachinery, and gas dispersion analysis. OPRA has been exploring using the open-source CFD to complement commercial CFD software packages. A good mesh is essential for performing a CFD analysis, especially hex-dominant meshes. While various open-source meshing tools are available, they can be hard to use for real (industrial) geometries because of limited geometry import, non-intuitive operation, and limited documentation. This is where Fidelity Automesh shines. Read more.
Fidelity Pointwise can export meshes to over four dozen native CFD and CAE file formats. But even that's not enough. This is why Pointwise includes a CAE Export Plugin SDK that allows anyone to add to the software mesh export to any format. All it takes is a little programming, perhaps starting from some of the plugin source code we freely share, and you drop the plugin into a folder, and the next time Pointwise starts, your flow solver appears in the UI. Read more.
With climate challenges top of mind, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is taking an ever more active role in establishing a more sustainable global fleet. The IMO2023 regulations have entered into force since November 2022. They are set for the shipping industry to meet the target of reducing carbon emissions from international shipping by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050 versus the 2008 levels. CFD can play an active role in reaching those challenging goals by providing an accurate understanding of ship performance and showing us where and how to optimize their designs for minimal fuel consumption. Read more.
In this on-demand webinar, watch how we mesh a turbine blade with complex tip geometry in the Cadence Fidelity CFD Platform, capturing all its intricate geometric details for both fluid and solid domains. We complete the analysis with a conjugate heat transfer (CHT) simulation using Fidelity CFD’s pressure-based solver that can simultaneously tackle the solution of momentum, continuity, and energy equations. Read more.
Electronics cooling technology has been in place since the 1960s, but as customers aspire for high-power electronic gadgets, new thermal management techniques become prerequisites for accommodating these needs. There is a lot to learn from the past, apply those learnings with necessary modifications to the present, and predict the needs of future cooling systems. Read more.
CadenceCONNECT CFD will be held on 19 April at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The event will feature presentations from your industry colleagues that will offer solutions for today’s fluids analysis challenges that impact the design and development of tomorrow’s products. CadenceCONNECT CFD brings users, developers, and industry experts together to connect, share ideas, and inspire design creativity. Attend and enjoy a captivating keynote and engaging user presentations and interact with CFD experts, peers, and our sponsors. CadenceCONNECT CFD will be hosted alongside CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley. Your registration will allow access to both events. Register today.
The call for presentations remains open until 17 February. Email your abstract to your Cadence CFD contact ASAP.
Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) modeling is a fundamental step in the design process of turbomachinery. Highly variable pressure loads and temperature gradients affect not only efficiency and performance but also the structural integrity of blades. FSI simulations are a challenging activity where mesh deformation techniques, complex modeling, and flow unsteadiness all come into play. In this CadenceTECHTALK, we will introduce the FSI simulation capabilities of the Cadence software, describe the modeling of geometry deformation, and understand its effect on the fluid field. Register today.
Based on many years of experience working closely with our customers, Cadence offers many dedicated features to achieve highly accurate simulations with minimum turnaround time. In this webinar, we explore some of the main benefits, and through a live demonstration, we will show you how to set up the simulation in the dedicated wizard within the Fine Marine interface. Register today.
Learn how to automatically adjust connector dimension and the distribution of the grid points by taking into account the curvature of the underlying curve. With the “Curvature” option from the “Grid, Dimension” command, you can use angular and chordal deviation tolerances to enforce grid resolution where there is high curvature. Watch now.
Learn the best way to import files into Fidelity, from serial to parallel import, tessellation options, legacy Autogrid project import, and much more. Watch now.
Learn how to export high-order meshes in Fidelity Pointwise. With the release of Fidelity Pointwise 2022.2, the new Elevate task under the Grid menu consolidates all of the high-order elevation and export controls into a single interface, offers performance improvements over previous versions, and adds the ability to export mixed-order meshes. Watch now.