Tecplot Add-on Provides Min & Max Values for Selected Zones

Michael Connelly recently retired from his position of modeling contaminant migration in ground water flow at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  Mike has been using Tecplot 360 to visualize and plot the results of his simulations.  Over the years, he has become quite proficient at creating add-ons to extend Tecplot 360’s capabilities. Mike’s most recent add-on is called LocateZonesMinMax. It provides the minimum and maximum for a single zone or […]

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What is TecIO?

TecIO allows you to create native Tecplot binary files (*.plt) or SZL binary files (*.szplt) directly from your application. TecIO-MPI now supports the reading and writing of Tecplot SZL binary files (*.szplt). Files may be written in parallel from an MPI-based parallel solver. Tecplot SZL (*.szplt) files are compatible with Tecplot 360 EX 2015 R2 or later. Tecplot PLT (*.plt) files are compatible with Tecplot Focus and Tecplot 360 versions […]

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Walking the talk of winning a “100 Best Companies to Work For” award

Last week I talked about the “Best Company” awards dinner — where the real highlight for us was a surprise acknowledgement of our intern as one of the University of Washington’s winning Varsity Crew Team. This week, I’m writing about the secret to our success in winning the award — and what we do to walk our talk about being a best company to work for. Tecplot is honored to […]

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Analyzing turbulence structures for the Air Force

Jeff Chu is under a lot of pressure. He’s a graduate research assistant at The University of Texas Austin, analyzing turbulence by looking at how and where turbulence structures are formed as they flow over various surfaces. Chu’s research is being funded by the U.S. Air Force. The data is massive and the stakes are high. If the Air Force doesn’t see value in the terabytes of data produced by […]

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Top 5 Reasons To Use Best-In-Class Tools Over Integrated Solutions

Integrated solutions for CFD and CAE tools provide a convenient framework for engineers using simulation in their design process. Although integrated tools like ANSYS Workbench and COMSOL Multiphysics are designed to provide flexibility on solution methodology and analysis, there are significant benefits to using best-in-class tools for design and optimization. Top 5 Reasons to Use Best-in-Class Tools for Design and Optimization More flexibility – Engineering practices are evolving over time and […]

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SU2 Project: Getting it Installed

By Mike Peery, Co-founder of Tecplot, Inc. Recently, I heard that Stanford University released an open-source CFD solver called SU2. As a graduate from the Stanford Mechanical Engineering Department (1975), I was very excited to give SU2 a go. SU2 is an open-source computational software system from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford [1].  Though SU2 is focused on computational fluid dynamics analysis (CFD) it has applicability to […]

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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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COMSOL® to Tecplot Converter

Here’s your bit of good news for COMSOL® users: Recently, John Tanski of Los Alamos National Lab released a COMSOL® to Tecplot converter. Using LiveLink™ for MATLAB®, it converts COMSOL® .mph files to a form that Tecplot can read. The converter is located on Sourceforge.net. From the description on Sourceforge: “The MATLAB® m.file will export data contained within a COMSOL® mph file to a datafile in the format of an ascii TECPLOT file. […]

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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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