Supersonic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Close To Becoming Reality

Researchers at University of Colorado developing supersonic UAV that’s fast, economical, and fuel-efficient It’s small. It’s fuel-efficient. It’s reasonably priced. And it’s fast. Supersonic fast. It is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will fly at speeds approaching Mach 1.4 and faster than anything in the sub-50 kg vehicle category today, using an engine two to four times more efficient than any other in its class. Under development by researchers […]

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Data Center 2D Temperature and Flow Analysis Utilizing CFD

An energy engineer and Master’s degree candidate works to solve a problem common to many companies: how to keep business data safe while maximizing server and cooling equipment efficiencies. Dana Etherington utilized Tecplot 360, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program, to address this issue. The Challenge Companies rely on servers in their data centers to store and protect information that is critical to running their business:  email, financial, customer and […]

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Predicting broadband noise in wind turbines

Innovative Technology Applications Company, LLC using numerical simulation to examine the flow around wind turbines and accurately identify the acoustic field sources that are associated with the unsteady fluid behavior. In 2010, global wind power installations increased by 22%, according to the most recent information available from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), an international representative forum for the wind energy sector. This added capacity represents investments worth $65 billion, […]

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Case Study: Unified Environment for Comparing and Validating Results from Multiple Reservoir Simulators

In a world as technically intricate as the oil and gas industry—when billions of dollars of revenue are on the line—reservoir engineers must be confident that they have predicted the behavior of complex systems with reasonable accuracy. Dr. Richard F. Strickland, president of The Strickland Group, is an expert in the field of reservoir behavior analysis. In his business, he is frequently asked to compare disparate reservoir simulation datasets of […]

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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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