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F16 Vorticity


New aircraft designs won’t get off the ground without substantial efficiency improvements and maximum performance. These large, highly unsteady models require extensive simulation under a wide range of operating conditions to understand performance in areas such as:

  • Aerodynamics – drag reduction, lift, Reynolds and Mach numbers
  • High-lift devices –  including STOVL and V/STOL applications
  • Aeroacoustics and noise reduction
  • Airfoil devices – flaps, slats, ailerons/spoilers, multi-element airfoils
  • Passive and active boundary layer control devices

FieldView: Aerospace Industry De-facto Standard

To achieve the goals of efficiency and performance, the CFD workflow has to be fast, agile, and robust, capable of handling huge volumes of data with ease and getting to vital insights and accurate answers fast. FieldView is the de facto standard for aircraft CFD analysis and visualization, delivering the industry’s fastest post-processing and interpretation capabilities, most advanced visualization, and powerfully productive data management and automation tools. Companies like Boeing, EADS and Lockheed Martin rely on FieldView to:

  • Visualize, interrogate and interactively explore large, complex models quickly,
  • Compare datasets across multiple designs; validate experimental data,
  • Create and share presentation-quality animations, images, and real-time working sessions with ease,
  • Manage huge volumes of complex, steady and transient data efficiently,
  • Automate post-processing tasks to increase capacity and throughput and
  • Scale up with parallel or scale out with batch processing to maximize use of HPC resources

Intelligent Light’s Applied Research Group Solves Advanced Aerospace Challenges

The aerodynamics expertise of our Applied Research Group informs FieldView development, so you benefit from the latest research and methodologies in this challenging domain. For research papers, case studies, animations and more, see our CFD Visual Library.

How may we help you? We invite you to call +1 201-460-4700.


FieldView Takes Aircraft to New Heights

F16 Vorticity

Unsteady simulation of F-16 at high angle of attack uses ISO-surfaces of vorticity magnitude colored by static pressure to show resolved vortex systems from the fore body strakes.


"CFD analysis played a significant role in our F-16, F-22 & JSF programs. FieldView is an important part of our CFD process."
CFD Technical Lead, Lockheed Martin.