Analyzing the dolphin kick of top Olympic competitors

Contributed by Rajat Mittal, Alfred von Loebbecke Flow Simulations and Analysis Group The George Washington University   The Researcher Rajat Mittal, PhD, heads up the team of 10 researchers that make up the Flow Simulations and Analysis Group (FSAG) at George Washington University. The group’s primary focus is analyzing the physics of complex flows using numerical simulations. Alfred von Loebbecke, a graduate student and key researcher in this project, says […]

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Tecplot 360 helps advance design of biotelemetry tags for dolphins

Researchers use Tecplot 360 and CFD to Determine Feasibility of Hydrodynamically-attached Biotelemetry Tags We share a world inhabited by billions of fascinating creatures, few of which receive as much attention and universal affection as the dolphin. As magnificent, playful swimmers, they can propel themselves at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour through a watery world that is very different from our own. There is much these intelligent animals […]

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Continuum-Dynamics, Inc. Uses Tecplot 360 to Develop First Commercial Ship Air Wake Database for U.S. Navy Helicopter Flight Simulators

Addition of Disturbance Field Creates More Realistic Piloted Simulation Environment for Increased Safety and Lower Training Costs Flying a helicopter has often been compared to balancing on one foot while standing on a beach ball—and that’s just over land. Now imagine balancing on a beach ball that’s on a funhouse floor in the middle of a nor’easter. That’s what a landing at sea can be like. The pilot must put […]

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CFD Visualization Helps Protect Integrity of Buildings, Bridges, and Ships

November 2010 When Adam Hapij, senior associate at the structural engineering firm Weidlinger Associates, recently visited his son’s kindergarten class, he tried to explain what he does in a way a 5-year-old could comprehend. In the end, he simply said, “I protect people.” Indeed, at its very core, Hapij’s job is to protect people. Since Weidlinger opened for business more than half a century ago, the company has designed all […]

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Helping to design internal combustion engines for alternative fuels

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories use complex computer models, petabytes of data, and Tecplot 360 to study the burning process of alternative fuels Transportation by automobiles and trucks in the United States accounts for two-thirds of our oil use and one-fourth of our greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, the interdependent advancement of both fuel and engine technologies is a key component of the strategy to dramatically reduce both oil consumption and […]

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CFD visualization helping researchers take the boom out of supersonic flight

Finding a solution may help lift FAA restrictions on supersonic flight in U.S. and open lucrative new markets for supersonic business travel Back in the 1970s, many corporate leaders envisioned a day when they might start their morning with a breakfast board meeting in New York, meet personally with city and state regulatory officials in Seattle that afternoon, and close their day with a business dinner for key customers in […]

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Toyota Motorsport wind tunnel helps automotive engineers design faster high-performance cars with sophisticated built-in PIV system

        February 2011 Tecplot software provides critical CFD visualization component in cutting-edge technology The blink of an eye may mean nothing to most people, but in the high-pressure, high-stakes world of auto racing, it can be the difference between winning and losing. Glance at the results of almost any Formula One race and you’ll see that the top three cars usually finish within a few tenths of […]

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