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Put our experts to work for you. Aerospace America October 2017

​Intelligent Light welcomes two new CFD experts to our team:

  • Dr. Steve Makinen, Custom Engineered Solutions (CES) team, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience shaping Flight Sciences technology.
  • Seth Lawrence, Applied Research Group (ARG), adds a specialist with expertise in Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) for CFD.

Aerospace America Advertisement – October 2017 (click to enlarge)

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Advances in CFD code development recognized in NCSA Access Magazine

Intelligent Light's Applied Research Group has completed a 5-year CFD research projectfor the US Army's Vertical Lift Center of Excellence.

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) highlighted the work in their Access magazine. The project included the use of coupled Eulerian and vortex particle method codes to achieve the accuracy required to model the rotor and wake interactions. The vortex particle methods are computationally expensive and benefitted from HPC systems with GPU accelerators, a first for rotorcraft CFD code development. Read the full story.

  • Also featured in iSGTW:International Science Grid This Week
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CFD BREAKTHROUGH: Feature Detection & Direct Volume Rendering In Situ

This work was sponsored through a Phase II STTR by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Program Manager Dr. Fariba Fabroo Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Copyright Intelligent Light ©2012

The stunning image at right was produced via prototype software developed under a Phase II STTR contract from AFOSR that utilizes volume rendering with an Adaptive Transfer Function that permits training the visualization system to highlight flow features such as turbulent vortices. A Prediction-Correction based feature extractor then tracks and extracts the flow features and determines the statistics of features over time. A Python Interface Framework permits the flow solver and feature tracker to share memory (In-Situ operation),enabling tracking at high precision and avoiding the overhead of saving data to file.

Now that the research phase is complete, Intelligent Light is seeking opportunities to apply the tools to CFD problems where understanding unsteady turbulent behavior is critical.

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