Intelligent Light and FieldView

Data Science for CFD with FieldView Analytics

Intelligent Light will present Data Science for CFD with FieldView Analytics at the 2018 Global Altair Technology Conference, October 18, 2018 in Paris, France.

I am honored that Altair has invited me to share the Keynote for the Applied Fluid Dynamics​ session and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this major CAE event by addressing challenges facing the industry today.

Altair customers rely on FieldView Express and AcuFieldView to help understand and present their CFD results to clients, management, other engineers and designers. With the presentation at this year's ATC, I will expand on the role that data science can play to increase understanding of CFD results and help companies make better engineering decisions.

Time: 8:30 AM

Date: October, 18, 2018

For more details and to register for the event, see https://www.altairatc.com/paris2018

 Powerful CFD Post-Processor Enriches Altair Partner Alliance Offering

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Come See Us at CONVERGE User Conference - Madison

Intelligent Light will present FieldView at the Converge UC in Madison, September 25-26, 2018. Please visit us at our exhibit table or attend our vendor presentation to learn how FieldView can help you advance your CFD:

  • Fastest for reading your Converge data
  • Side-by-side comparison across multiple cases
  • Easy and powerful automation
  • Data Analytics for unsteady results

Plus, get a sneak peek at the new FieldView version 18 with realistic rendering.

FieldView will help you deliver your best work, stand out from the crowd and increase the impact that CFD makes for your organization.

We are pleased to sponsor the conference and look forward to seeing you there.

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Advancing CFD with Modal Analysis

Interest in the use of modal analysis / Reduced Order Analysis (ROA) for CFD is growing quickly. Our customers tell us that data analysis will have a huge impact and are looking for practical ways to apply it to their current work. Intelligent Light is contributing to this exciting field with an all new tutorial written by our in-house expert, Dr. Steve Makinen. Dr. Makinen is a veteran of the rotorcraft industry with extensive experience in rotorcraft aeroelasticity and coupled computational fluid/structural dynamics (CFD/CSD).

The new tutorial will allow users of FieldView 17 to explore the Data Analysis capabilities of FieldView. Step-by-step instructions provide an easy introduction to using FieldView 17 to leverage capabilities of Excel, MATLAB, Octave and NumPy. This will greatly expand the range of post-processing methods including Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and provide a framework for users to implement other methods such as Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD). These methods can provide greater insight into simulation results and engineering design through feature identification, state-variable representation and much more.

The Data Analysis tutorial includes Octave/MATLAB programs for processing data and toolboxes for writing PLOT3D and FV-UNS files so the results can be viewed in FieldView.

I encourage you use the tutorial to become more familiar with the power of Modal Analysis for CFD. Please let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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Three ways to make better movies with FieldView 16.1

FieldView 16.1 update makes it easier than ever to produce high quality, portable movies for your presentations. Here are three improvements that work well together:

1 – MP4 - High Quality, Highly Portable, Small Size

FieldView will save movies in MP4 format with h264 encoding to ensure the highest portability without the confusion of countless video formats or the need for 3rd party converters and creates movies with a significantly smaller file size than older formats. This highly portable and efficient format is now the standard output in FieldView.

Go directly to PowerPoint and YouTube from FieldView using the MP4 format. No matter where you make your movie (Windows, Linux or MAC) it will look its best when you share and present it.

2 – Frame Rate Control

Use Frame Rate to speed up or slow down the playback of your movies. The Frame Rate can be set at between 1 and 60 Frames per Second (fps), is embedded in the saved MP4 and you can change the Frame Rate and save the movie again without having to regenerate the movie.

Have a look at a movie I created to see the difference between 15 and 30 fps.


3 – HD Graphics Layout Sizes

Select standard HD layouts including 1080p, 720p and 480p to get the size, aspect ratio, quality and file size you need.

Note that the Frame Rate video was saved at 720p. When you view it on YouTube you can adjust the settings to view the movie at up to 720p resolution.

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These three features work together to let you make movies that are high quality, portable and play well with PowerPoint, YouTube and a variety of media players to help you make the best possible presentation of your work.

Try it for yourself. These are just some of the new features FieldView users are excited about. If you have not upgraded to 16.1 yet, I encourage you to do so and then let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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Introducing FieldView Update 16.1

Click for video on Youtube. FieldView 16.1 image by Intelligent Light. Simulation courtesty of FOI.

Intelligent Light is excited to announce that the FieldView 16.1 release is ready for download.

Our FieldView 16.1 Update delivers dozens of major and minor improvements based on customer requests. We focused on the biggest little problems reported by our users, to deliver benefits to every user, because little problems are not little if they get in the way of your productivity.

As part of our development process we invited users who made feature requests to be part of our team. We spoke with them early in the design stage and then included them in the testing to be sure the new features met their needs.

Thanks to this mutual effort, FieldView 16.1 has the largest number of fulfilled feature requests and resolved issues in years. All FieldView users will benefit as there really is something for everyone in FieldView 16.1. Whether that's the new lightweight high-quality video export with control for frame rate, the easy way to flip which axis is up when using a predefined view, the logarithmic scale for colormaps with its "powers of ten" annotations, or one of the dozens of other improvements. Check the full list on the What's New in FieldView 16.1 document.

And because more and more users are adopting our extract based workflow ideas, we keep going further with features like the new VTK reader and a surface-based sampling method.

User input is a cornerstone of our support and product development. It feels really good to be able to deliver on so many common feature requests with this update. Beyond the feature requests, the input of users in our development process was incredibly valuable. It was fantastic to see how quickly users could experience a new capability and immediately give us feedback on changes and additions that would make it even more useful in day to day engineering.

Finally, to make it even easier for you, FieldView 16.1 will run with your FieldView 16 passwords.

FieldView 16.1 is available today from the Customer Center


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