Visualizing Vortices in Fluid Flow Past a Wall Mounted Cube

Researchers at U.S. Naval Academy and George Mason University use Tecplot 360 to clearly visualize horseshoe vortices in flow over wall mounted cube for first time. If you’ve ever stood on a beach and felt the sandy surface collapse beneath your feet as the waves washed over them, you’ve experienced firsthand the powerful effects of fluid flow. When the waves meet the surface boundaries commonly called your toes and feet, they […]

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Tecplot 360 Helps Improve Care for Patients in the Area of Speech

“Without Tecplot 360 this work would not be possible,” says Xudong Zheng, Ph.D.1 Dr. Zheng, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, contributed this case study about his work. The Significance of This Research According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communications Disorders (NIDCD), voice dysfunction affects approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. every year.2 Educators have a high incidence of voice dysfunction, and others who […]

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Turbulent Flows with a Gas-Liquid Interface

Tecplot 360 allows me to reduce computational efforts and propose ideas for a strong, physics-based turbulence model. -Ryuichi Nagaosa Ryuichi Nagaosa, Ph.D. is a faculty research associate with the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering at the University of Maryland. A chemical engineer, he specializes in transport phenomena in the environment. His primary interest is turbulence and environmental fluid mechanics and their impact on the environment. More specifically, his research focuses on the study of […]

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Making Sense of the Transition to Turbulence

Turbulence is a complex process — and Jeff Chu is a graduate student who is eager to unravel the riddles of this common yet mysterious phenomenon. Conducting basic research at the University of Texas, Austin, Chu’s purpose is to closely look at flow structures to understand what causes turbulence to form. Here are the steps he takes to untangle and understand the complicated phenomenon of the transition to turbulence. Untangling […]

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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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Overcoming the curse of dimensionality in hypersonic design

Tecplot Chorus helps University of Colorado researchers demonstrate method for kriging surrogate models to increase accuracy of low fidelity results by an order of magnitude. May 2012 The decades-old quest to develop hypersonic vehicles powered by airbreathing1 engines for space exploration, defense, and air travel has yielded some promising results. Yet the goal of developing viable designs for commercial use remains elusive. Designing manned and unmanned vehicles for hypersonic speeds—anything […]

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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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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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