Intelligent Light and FieldView

Cranfield University - Teaching Fluid Dynamics with FieldView

Cranfield University has deployed FieldView in their Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program for Master and PhD students. Dr. Antonis F. Antoniadis is the course director of the MSc in CFD at Cranfield University and also the curriculum designer:

The Masters program will provide a cohort of 50 students with access to and lessons in the use of FieldView for interpreting CFD.

MSc in CFD students at Cranfield University learn the fundamentals of CFD i.e. numerical methods fluid mechanics and heat transfer, programming and high performance computing (HPC) as well as data analysis. The course uses CFD codes like Fluent, STAR-CCM+, Pointwise, open-source and in-house solvers. Students develop their own solvers and use Fieldview to debug their codes and interpret results. The course is also focused on the applications of CFD for various industries including aerospace, automotive, energy and discrete manufacturing. The students are using state-of-the-art HPC facilities to solve industrial-scale problems and employ FieldView to visualize and post-process data.

"FieldView is another excellent addition to our CFD software envelope within our course. FieldView makes post-processing and visualisation tasks much easier than ever before. The intuitive interface also enables students to work with complex CFD data very quickly. We are thrilled by the support of AC&E and the quality of the FieldView workshop delivered by Anthony Mosquera"

Dr. Antonis F. Antoniadis
Director of MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Cranfield University

Course info for: Computational Fluid Dynamics MSc

Support for the program is provided through the Intelligent Light University Partners Program and Applied Computing and Engineering (AC&E) who provides local training & support. 


Special offer for users of CONVERGE

Intelligent Light is making a one-time special offer to users of Converge to get FieldView the industry's number one post-processing software at half price.

For a limited time you can purchase FieldView for only $2,500, a 50% discount off the regular price. You will get a one year, one user license for use with Converge data.
Contact for more information.

See for yourself! 

Try FieldView free for 30 days on your own systems with your own data. But you must act quickly as the offer ends January 30, 2018.

In addition, if you purchase a license during this special promotion we will offer a 10% discount off of your renewal next year.

Do you want to Advance your CFD?
Contact Shane Wagner at or 201-460-4700 ext. 205 for details on this offer.

Register for a Webinar to learn more about how you can advance your CFD with FieldView. 

Please note: This offer not available in Japan. Contact VINAS for information in Japan.


Intelligent Light is Proud to Sponsor Aerospace Fluid Science Summer School 2017 in Japan

This month, Aerospace Fluid Science Summer School 2017 was held at Urabandai, Fukushima, Japan. 49 students, professors and researchers from 12 universities and organizations participated this year. The goal of this event is for students to present their work then receive comments and suggestions from professors and students outside of their universities. 

The number of participants has increased greatly year after year. This has limited discussion time with each student in the conventional conference style. In response, starting this year, a poster session style was employed. This made more detailed discussion with each student possible.

We were glad to help the students and advance aerospace education by supporting this event . We are particularly proud to see students from our University Partners at Tohoku University and Tokyo University of Electro-Communications.


9月7日から9日にかけて、福島県裏磐梯にて航空宇宙流体科学サマースクール2017が開催されました。今年は12の組織から49名の方々が参加されました。本サマースクールの目的は学生さん達に研究結果のみならず、問題やアイデアなども発表していただき普段ゆっくりお話しできる機会の少ない他の大学や研究機関の方々から助言をいただく事で す。


弊社はこのイベントの開催に協力する事により、学生さん達の研究のお役に立つことが出来とてもうれしく思っております。また弊社のUniversity Partnerである東北大学および東京電気通信大学からも参加していただけ嬉しく思っております。


UT Knoxville's James Coder - An agent of change in aviation

We are excited to welcome Professor James Coder and his computational aerodynamics research team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a new University Partner for 2017-18. 

Professor James Coder, Intelligent Light University Partner

NASA recently selected Professor Coder to lead a team pursuing aviation breakthroughs designing an ultra-efficient aerodynamic wing enabling substantial reductions in fuel or energy consumption. Funded by NASA's Aeronautics University Leadership Initiative, the team includes researchers from Penn State University, Texas A&M University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rutgers University, the University of Wyoming and two aviation companies—the Boeing Corporation and Airfoils, Inc. Many of these organizations are also Intelligent Light customers and FieldView users.

"Potential outcomes of the research could include revolutionary technologies, operational concepts, design tools, models, or other advancements we can't even begin to characterize today," said Doug Rohn, director of NASA's Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program. 

“ULI... leadership in innovation to contribute to our nation’s aviation community,” - Doug Rohn, NASA

A longtime user of FieldView, Dr. Coder uses FieldView throughout the CFD workflow in conjunction with the team's CFD solvers, OVERFLOW 2 and SU2. 

  • Engineers use FieldView to ensure their simulations are properly set up, visualize the models before committing to simulation runs and for debugging input files.
  • During solver runs, the team uses FieldView to verify correct qualitative solution behavior is present in the code, and to ensure that boundary conditions are being properly enforced.
  • Visualizing results post-processed with FieldView provides high quality images and interactive capability to support interrogation by the engineers. Common visualization tools include surface contour images, constant-coordinate planes/slices and isosurfaces.
  • Much of the group's current research pertains to unsteady flows with resolved turbulent content, FieldView is used to generate isosurfaces of Q-criterion to explore the structure of the turbulence and to spot-check on the length scales being resolved.

"Creating a better wing—one with less drag, one that is more efficient—is where we can really make a difference. This is a game changer for aviation."

James Coder, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Coder and Intelligent Light have participated together in the AIAA High Lift Prediction and Rotorcraft Hover Prediction Workshops for several years. 


FieldView Users in Australia Present a V8 Supercar CFD Webinar

Pressure iso-surface around the front wheel of the 2016 Volvo S60 supercar.

With limited track time and no wind tunnel testing allowed, see how V8 Supercar designers rely on CFD to understand the aerodynamic behavior of their cars.

Join FieldView users Scott Burch of Garry Rogers Motorsport and Darrin Stephens of Applied CCM Pty Ltd., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, for their webinar: V8 Supercar design with CFD.

Learn more and register