Tecplot, Inc.’s first software product for the scientific visualization market was announced in 1988. Since then, Tecplot has become the visualization tool of choice for thousands of engineers and scientists worldwide.
Whether it’s used while performing simulations, analysis or experiments, visualization provides insight and understanding of the mechanisms inside the data. This information can be critical in pinpointing and solving problems, optimizing the design or production process, or explaining physical observations.
Tecplot is a fast, interactive visualization program that allows users to view data in many ways: as wire-mesh plots, contour lines and flooding, vector fields, light-source shaded plots, and a variety of XY plots. Tecplot is available on Linux, Mac OS X, most UNIX platforms and IBM-compatible PCs running nearly all versions of Microsoft Windows.
Tecplot excels in visualizing data from numerical models or simulations. Using numerical models in the analysis of physical phenomena can enhance your firm’s technical accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
Numerical models are powerful tools for analyzing complex flow, heat transfer, and other problems, many of which were unsolvable just a few years ago. Complex geometries and varying boundary conditions can now be conveniently and economically simulated using numerical modeling methods. The nature of simulation means that properties such as pressure, temperature and velocity can be obtained at virtually every point in the problem.
Numerical models can be modified quickly to verify hypotheses or evaluate a matrix of parametric design changes, unlike physical trial and error testing or classical analysis by hand. The end result is a fast, accurate simulation yielding extensive design information at an economical price.