The impact of Moore’s Law increases with every new generation of microprocessor. Like it or not, low-cost computing power is significantly changing the way engineers work. Those quick to adapt to this change can dramatically increase the accuracy of their results, produce results in less time, and communicate those results more effectively.
For example, CFD engineers use today’s high power engineering workstations, and the availability of supercomputer power to run as many ‘what if’ simulations as needed to converge on an optimal solution.
Computational Fluid Dynamic analysis is an iterative process; the more iterations, the more accurate the results; the more accurate the results, the better the ultimate design. The advantages of computing power in CFD analysis are obvious.
As Dr. Rittenberg succinctly puts it: “Now that you can more easily do multiple ‘what ifs’, you can look at things like what happens if I change the thermodynamic model, or look at a higher order solution. You don’t have the pain of not having as good a solution as you would have liked because you can’t afford any more runs. You’re not gun shy anymore.”
What is different in today’s CFD analysis is that engineers need to process a lot more data to arrive at a decision. They need the ability to quickly and accurately make comparisons and understand the underlying physics of trends and anomalies in their results.
Early adoption of CFD analysis tools, like Tecplot Chorus, will provide engineers with exactly what they need to efficiently predict accurate results. Tecplot Chorus helps engineers spend more time manipulating, comparing, and visualizing multiple data sets, and less time on mundane data sorting tasks.
What’s the bottom line? Moore’s law is injecting steroids into our processors every 18 months. CFD engineers are dealing with increasing amounts of data, and need continually evolving tools to accurate analyze all their data. Tecplot Chorus is a CFD analysis tool that was created for CFD engineers to help them stay ahead of the coming data wave.