Intelligent Light and FieldView

Helping Prof. Sven Schmitz at Penn State with Wind Energy Project

Prof. Schmitz initial wind turbine

Image from initial OpenFoam simulation in study of wind turbine wake structures. FieldView image courtesy of Prof. Sven Schmitz, Penn State.

Prof. Sven Schmitz and his students are using OpenFOAM and FieldView to study wind turbine wake structures. I just helped them get FieldView up and running on up to 32 CORES in both Client/Server mode and in Batch mode on their HPC cluster Cocoa.  The simulations totaled 15 million grid points, 416 grids with 50 scalar and 8 vector quantities - EACH TIME STEP.  Running FieldView in batch mode with 16 shared memory cores on 1 compute node, it took about 6 minutes per time step to read the data, create coordinate cut planes and iso-surfaces of vorticity, then output data extracts (XDB), movies and pictures.  I'll be working with Prof. Schmitz's students on using this custom XDB workflow to make a movie for the ‘Gallery of Fluid Motion’ for the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. 

Wake Turbulence of Two NREL 5-MW Wind Turbines Immersed in a Neutral Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Flow (access to Movie and PDF)

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Case Study: Three Ways to Use Engineered CFD Workflows to Address Challenges in Automotive Engineering

Navistar truck

FieldView simulation data courtesy of Navistar and Corvid Technologies.
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In this case study, quickly see how and why automotive industry OEMs, consultants, and race teams count on FieldView to help them address current industry challenges including:

  • Meeting new, more stringent environmental regulations

  • Getting actionable data fast - Too much data, too little time

  • Keeping engineers focused on value-added engineering

Download and read the case study and see the keys to three organizations' CFD success.

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IL Welcomes Concordia University SAE Supermileage Team to University Partners Program

Dr. Earl P.N. Duque posts:

I'm happy to welcome the Concordia University SAE Supermileage Team as the newest participant to the Intelligent Light University Partners Program (UPP).  As a UPP participant, receive a grant of several FieldView licenses to use in designing their vehicle.  IL and the ARG is proud to help out these students in achieving their goals. See  http://concordiasae.ca/supermilage/supermilage.html for more details.

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Intelligent Light to Commercialize VisIt Open Source Software with help of $1M Phase II DOE Grant

The U.S. Department of Energy Awards Intelligent Light $1 Million Phase II SBIR Grant to Commercialize VisIt Open Source Software.

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Intelligent Light $1 Million Phase II grant to commercialize the VisIt open source software.  Intelligent Light has begun integrating FieldView™ its flagship CFD post processing software with VisIt, the open source interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool from the U.S. Department of Energy.

“DOE has made significant investment over the years in the development of VisIt, a robust, scalable visualization and analysis tool for the processing of very large data sets, running on the largest high performance computing resources. As a tool that supports the very broad science mission of DOE, VisIt has been designed as a flexible, generalized solution to the visualization and analysis of scientific data.  Awards such as this through the SBIR program are a very positive step making this technology more broadly available to specific scientific areas through a re-packaging in a domain specific way, and broadening the user base and community of this DOE investment.”  David Pugmire, Scientist, Visualization Task Leader, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Read the Announcement

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Japan Tour PreViews FieldView 14


"It was really exciting to be part of the Spring Seminar last month, organized by VINAS, our partners in Japan. We’ve traveled to Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo to meet our Japanese user community and give them a first look at our upcoming release, FieldView 14. We keep getting great feedback and it seems that everyone wants to try the new multi-window capability, comparing multiple designs in a single FieldView session."

Yves-Marie Lefevbre, FieldView Sales & Support Engineer

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