Sports car engineers race to the finish with CFD visualization software

Welcome to Workshop Wednesday, a regular feature of the Tecplot blog. Here, we show you how engineers use our visualization software to create inspiringly accurate—sometimes even world-changing—design simulations. To most people, it’s nothing. It’s just the blink of an eye. To a sports car engineer, though, it makes all the difference. What is it? It is one tenth of one second. In the motorsports industry, getting the best performance possible […]

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Yeah, we do that: Tecplot ChemBond helps create stronger metals

It’s not computational fluid dynamics, our usual specialty. But it’s something we find just as elegant . . . and extremely intriguing. It’s quantum physics, and Tecplot is dipping right in. Here’s how: Last month, in a paper titled “Better Alloys with Quantum Design,” our Dr. Scott Imlay and a few other scientists demonstrated how chemists are lately using quantum physics to create stronger metal alloys. An American Physical Society (APS) synopsis […]

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Visualization software for dynamic fluids: A visual treat!

Numbers are important. But you know what else is important? Being able to visualize those numbers. And the marriage of the two is what engineering is all about. Engineers are no different from the rest of us, after all. They, too, learn and communicate best through visual presentations. And so, a treat for your eyes today: Here are just some examples of the types of visualizations engineers and others create […]

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The rules of the game have changed for CFD visualization software

At Tecplot, we like to keep a close eye on industry trends. Sometimes, that means poring through scientific journals and researching new technologies. And sometimes, that means playing more video games. We’re in the business of making things pretty, after all. And no one does that better than gaming companies. They’re constantly coming up with fresh ways to: · Render art, · Achieve faster frame rates, · Develop more textured […]

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Reservoir Simulation Tests the Limits of Built-in Post Processors

As computing power has increased, the volume of simulation data that reservoir engineers must work with has gone up exponentially. Working with so much important data, it’s critical that engineers not miss anything. Vast amounts of money could be wasted if data is overlooked. And with all that data, it’s very likely some could be. For instance, before an oil company goes to the expense of producing a field, reservoir […]

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Plot3D, CGNS and the Standardization of Data File Formats

Plot3D is a standard file format used for storing grid and results data in CFD simulations. This standardization of formats is a big plus for engineers, allowing them more choices in tailoring their solutions to a project.  Taking a page from another industry, where the belief that owning the format means owning the market—the cell phone industry still suffers from these proprietary practices, which, as we know, rarely work out […]

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