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CFD Melbourne Meet Up

FieldView users down under got together this month with other CFD users for the 3rd CFD Melbourne Meet Up. Long time FieldView user, Dr. Peter Witt of CSIRO, presented his work as Research Team Leader using CFD for the mineral processing, chemical processing, petroleum and power generation industries.

Co-sponsored by our partner John Brookes of ATD International, and by Darrin Stephens of Applied CCM, and Cray, Inc., the Meet Up is a chance for CFD practitioners to come together to compare tools and techniques and learn about recent advancements in CFD. Two more Meet Ups are scheduled for later this year.

Dr. Peter Witt of CSIRO, at CFD Melbourne Meet Up

For more info and to participate in future Meet Ups, contact Darrin Stephens, Applied CCM.

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Immersive CFD with TechViz and FieldView at Laval Virtual

Last week, our partners at TechViz, a leading provider of virtual reality software, have been using FieldView to demonstrate their solutions at Laval Virtual, the world's largest trade show dedicated to virtual reality and augmented reality.

FieldView used in TechViz demo at Laval Virtual

Next week, TechViz will be demonstrating FieldView again, this time at Hannover Messe in Germany. For more info on this and other opportunities to see FieldView and TechViz together, contact us at: info@ilight.com

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Steve Legensky at 70th HPC User Forum

​On Thursday, September 6, I will present "Data Science meets CFD:  FieldView Analytics in Engineering" at the 70th HPC User Forum in Detroit, MI.

I am pleased to have been asked to update the HPC community on our vision for using data science to complement and enhance CFD in science and engineering. This is a very active area of research today. In March Intelligent Light was honored to participate in the "US-Japan Workshop on Bridging Fluid Mechanics and Data Science" in Tokyo, the first such event in history. We have been meeting with our FieldView customers throughout the world to understand their needs and to see how we can help them solve problems through FieldView Analytics. Data science can help us to better understand the dynamical systems represented by CFD simulations and revealed by experiments, with the goal of getting better designs sooner with less computation.

For more info on the 70th HPC User Forum: www.hpcuserforum.com

The Agenda can be seen here: https://www.hpcuserforum.com/downloads/agenda.pdf

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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. 

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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. 

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