Tecplot Focus Helps Probe Manufacturer Showcase Technology and Sell Products

Contributed by Jonathan Binns Aeroprobe The Researchers Trying to sell potential customers on the benefits of complex multi-hole probe technology would be nearly impossible without being able to provide a first-hand demonstration of the probe’s capability to generate quality data. For Aeroprobe Corp., that’s where Tecplot Focus software comes into the picture. The Blacksburg, VA-based manufacturer of multi-hole probe instrumentation uses Tecplot Focus visualization software to prove its products’ capabilities […]

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Plotting a Course to America’s Cup victory

Contributed by Jonathan Binns BMW Oracle Racing The Researchers The design team members of BMW Oracle Racing share a common, single goal: to design the International Americas Cup Class (IACC) yacht that will win the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007. The history of yacht design involves the use of leading-edge technology in all fields; much of which has traditionally been outsourced. BMW Oracle Racing has, however, taken a very different […]

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2-D simulation of a small basin’s controlled draining

Contributed by Dipl.-Ing. Paul Kamrath Research Engineer, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management Aachen University, Aachen, Germany The Engineer Paul Kamrath is a research engineer at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (IWW), part of Germany’s Aachen University (RWTH Aachen). Over twenty full-time researchers and fifty student researchers work at IWW. IWW consists of five groups: Hydraulics and numerical methods for river flow calculations Groundwater […]

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Plot of the month: Cart3D simulation of shuttle debris

Contributed by Michael J. Aftosmis NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, NASA Ames Research Center The Engineers Michael Aftosmis (NASA) and Scott Murman (ELORET) work at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at NASA Ames Research Center. NAS was founded in 1984 to develop, demonstrate, and deliver innovative, distributed heterogeneous computing capabilities to enable NASA projects and missions. Columbia Accident Investigation Board Results The plot is a composite image extracted from a […]

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NASA CFD Software Helps Quiet the Skies

Contributed by: Dr. Craig Hunter, NASA Langley Research Center Noise Sources in a Jet Plume The jet plume in Figure 1 originates from a bypass ratio (BPR) typical of a transport aircraft. Noise sources are shown in a 12,500 Hz frequency band (sub-scale) with the observer at 88 degrees to the inlet. The data set has about 35 variables at 17 million cells. The bypass ratio relates the size of […]

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Plot of the month: Palm Valley gas reservoir

Contributed by Larry Franks, Operation Manager, Reservoir Engineer Magellan Petroleum Australia Limited The Engineer Larry Franks works for Magellan Petroleum in Australia. He manages petroleum production operations and also does hands-on engineering for drilling and exploration operations. His job includes the design and drilling of the exploration wells, gas reserves analysis, facility design, and product sales. In short he performs a wide variety of jobs focused on the upstream petroleum […]

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Plot of the month: Docking with the International Space Station

Contributed by Forrest E. Lumpkin Aerospace Engineer, Aeroscience & Flight Mechanics Division, NASA Johnson Space Center International Space Station The International Space Station (ISS) is a laboratory for long term research in Earth’s orbit. The ISS is the largest and most complex international scientific project in history. Research at the station focuses on two key areas: life sciences and materials sciences. When the ISS is completed, the station will represent […]

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Plot of the month: The evolution of coronal loops

Contributed by Mayya Tokman, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley Plasma Plasma is a distinct state of matter containing electrically charged particles that affect its electrical properties and behavior. In addition to being important in many aspects of our daily lives, plasmas may constitute more than 99 percent of the visible universe. Plasma is often called the fourth state of matter, the other three being […]

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