Intelligent Light and FieldView

Intelligent Light Founder, Steve Legensky Named AIAA Associate Fellow

In recognition of significant contributions to CFD in aerospace engineering, Steve M. Legensky, general manager and founder of Intelligent Light, a New Jersey-based software company, has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The honor is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the "arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics."

FieldView Helps Launch a SmartFish

Desktop Engineering published an article (Jan 2009) featuring the use of FieldView CFD Smartfishpost-processing in the development of a new aircraft concept in development by a small but creative team who's simulation tools are allowing them to develop an aircraft using ingenuity, creativity, and readily available CFD simulation tools.

" automated process can produce simulations and results of more than 100 different design variations overnight.”- Koni Schafroth, CEO, Team SmartFish

Schafroth credits FieldView’s ease of use and visualization capabilities with providing the team an advantage in getting more information in less time.

FieldView’s user interface is intuitive enough that I can go without using the tool for several weeks and then come back and pick up right where I left off using restart files with new or existing data.”- Koni Schafroth, CEO, Team SmartFish


Special free Fieldview upgrade for POLYFLOW and FIDAP users

Upgrade to the latest FieldView release and improve your post-processing capability, productivity, and impact. Special free upgrade for POLYFLOW and FIDAP users.

A special FieldView software update is available to POLYFLOW and FIDAP users.  The update offers improved performance, bug fixes, and expand platform support over the original OEM version of FieldView once delivered with the solvers. Users are encouraged to contact us for the special release or to try the current release of FieldView.

ANSYS POLYFLOW is a leading CFD solver with strength in viscoelastic flows, polymer processing, glass forming, and large deformation process simulations. POLYFLOW is a powerful tool for Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) problems. ANSYS FIDAP has a loyal following in researching the physics of materials and biomedical, and nuclear industries.

POLYFLOW users have long used FieldView as the standard post-processor. The latest release of FieldView delivers dramatic capability and productivity benefits. There are two versions available for POLYFLOW users:

  • FieldView is effective with data from all major commercial CFD codes, government and research codes and open-source CFD. Using FieldView enables you to gain advantage through “solver-independent” workflows and automation – learn one code for all of your CFD and FSI post-processing

  • FieldView for POLYFLOW - Will read POLYFLOW and FIDAP data and provide most standard FieldView functionality.Based on FieldView Version 12, it is available to existing FieldView for POLYFLOW users as a no-cost upgrade to your current license.

Multi-physics simulations, such as Fluid-Structure Interaction present unique challenges for post-processing. Results may come from a single solver code, such as POLYFLOW or via coupling codes such as FLUENT and ANSYS. Intelligent Light works with Ansys and our other solver partners to ensure quality interfaces to their codes.

Many features of FieldView will be of direct benefit to FIDAP and POLYFLOW users:

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  • Easily manage and understand time-dependent effects, with the ability to generate side-by-side animations with a single mouse click

  • Sweep cutting planes through models to display multiple variables simultaneously such as temperature and non-Newtonian viscosity

  • Direct numerical comparison of datasets

  • Mouse-driven, interactive Dynamic Clipping to easily cut away surfaces, revealing areas inside of datasets

  • Native versions for Windows 64, Intel-based MAC, LINUX

  • Automation with RESTARTS, SCRIPTING and FieldView FVX™

  • Full, 3D unsteady export to our free FieldView Advanced Technology Viewer gives engineers a way to collaborate with members of their work groups.

Animations are frequently used to help understand the complexities of Fluid Structure Interactions. The creation of animations is straightforward and flexible in FieldView.

Single-Click Animation

Through the use of the Merged Times feature of FieldView, the user may create a transient animation from multiple datasets with the click of a single button. The user can easily animate and create flipbooks simultaneously presenting both structural deformations and fluid flow features.

When interactively exploring datasets or creating presentation material, dataset sweeps can be created that span all the datasets in a FieldView session. Here again, a single button click will result in the creation of flipbook animations with multiple swept surfaces. It is that easy and the entire process can be automated for repeatability and consistency.

Please contact us for the special release or to try the current release of FieldView.

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Time Scale Visualizations in CFD Studies

 M.N.Godo, Ph.D. - FieldView Product Manager

Mixing processes are involved at some level in of nearly all chemical manufacturing processes and are fundamental to the successful operation of combustion-driven systems. Today, many CFD practitioners in the chemical process industry are able to use simulation to obtain detailed insight on the overall performance of their process equipment. However, it is still difficult to relate CFD data to the effective management and control of a particular process. In addition, the cost of production delays due to sudden, unexpected changes in product quality provide strong motivation to understand the impact and relevance of CFD studies that are focused on these areas.Related Information

Mixing Time Visualization for  Aerospace Applications (PDF 132K)

at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Reno Nevada, January, 2007.

This related article was also published in ANSYS Advantage Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3.