Author Archives: k.bisch

Unsteady Data in Tecplot Files

“Big whirls have little whirls That feed on their velocity; And little whirls have lesser whirls, And so on to viscosity.” –Lewis Fry Richardson. Anyone who has watched the flow of water down a river, or the vibration of the control surfaces on the wing of an airplane, knows that fluid flow is generally unsteady (changing over time). In fact, most data, in real life, varies with time. For computational […]

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Data Sharing in Tecplot Files

“Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.” –Richard Stallman. Tecplot divides datasets into zones. These zones may represent different areas of the physical domain, the same physical domain at different time steps, or different results that you may wish to compare. The zones may also have different dimensionality; for example there may be a mixture of 3D volume zones that contain field variables and 2D surface zones […]

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Append Data to Tecplot SZL Files

“Time is an Illusion.” ― Albert Einstein. High fidelity CFD solvers are generally iterative in nature. They move the solution incrementally forward in time (or pseudo time for steady-state solutions) computing each new solution based on the previous solution. CFD engineers often write a snapshot of the solutions at periodic time steps so that they can follow its progress. CFD engineers want to verify that: The boundary conditions are behaving […]

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3 Reasons To Post Process COMSOL Results in Tecplot

Having a reliable, accurate, flexible and easy-to-use method to post process your results is key to effectively analyzing CFD, other simulation and test data results. Tecplot 360 is a suite of CFD visualization and analysis tools that can handle large data sets, automate workflows and visualize parametric results. Load Simulation And Test Data From Many Different Sources If you aggregate data from multiple simulation sources, in addition to test data, […]

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New Ways to Visualize Increasingly Complex and Unsteady Data

As we look forward to 2018 and beyond we’re excited to take part in an industry that never rests and is never satisfied. We’re eager to bring new ways to visualize increasingly complex and unsteady data, and provide new analysis features, while maintaining the Tecplot promises of giving engineers complete control over their output, fast post-processing speed, report-quality XY, 2D and 3D plots, and excellent stability, service and support. A […]

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