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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Bring on the “a-ha moments” with CFD software

It’s the way things usually work: CFD engineers using numerical simulation to study fluid flow in a reservoir will typically first approach the problem by looking for two main things: what they know, and what they don’t know. After all, that’s what simulations are for, right? Well, not so fast. Allow us to explain . . . Visualization software shows you three things: 1. Visualization software shows you what you […]

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Reservoir Engineer by Day. Rock Star by Night.

Every once in a while, we like to give our readers a better idea of who we are at Tecplot—not just as visualization software wizards, but as, you know, people. Here, a spotlight on Raja Olimuthu. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. And Raja Olimuthu, Business Development Representative at Tecplot . . . Well, he’s pretty much got it. Not only is he a totally skilled reservoir engineering expert […]

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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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Simulation data management: A status report

By Mike Peery Tecplot co-founder Recently, I was reading a very good article about Simulation Data Management (SDM) by Mark Norris of the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group. I realized the article is actually a very good status report on the practice of Simulation Data Management. In it, he reports that less than half of all companies who could benefit from SDM are using it. And those that aren’t […]

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Simulation data management: A little or a lot

At Tecplot, Inc., we’ve had many conversations with our engineering customers about how they use CFD in their day-to-day work. From these conversations, we’ve found that CFD engineers fall into two groups: Exploratory CFD and Production CFD. Both groups can benefit from a robust simulation data management software tool. By listening to customer needs, Tecplot, Inc. has been able to meet the needs of both groups with Tecplot Chorus, which […]

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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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