PyTecplot for Tecplot Scripting

Paul Ferlemann is an aeronautical engineer and researcher at the Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion Branch (HAPB) of the NASA Langley Research Center. The HAPB performs research to develop advanced technology for hypersonic airbreathing propulsion systems for aerospace vehicles. The focus is on airframe-integrated engine concepts having high performance over a wide range of flight Mach numbers. The Challenge Paul was working with a complex geometry composed of 112 distinct zones. The […]

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Tecplot’s SZL Server, a Client-Server Solution for Visual Analysis of Remote Data

Chris Nelson is the Chief Scientist for CFD at Innovative Technology Applications Company, LLC. Recently, one of his focuses has been on solving complex problems in jet noise simulation. The Challenge Chris runs his CFD cases on the ITAC computer in Missouri and a host of other remote high performance computing (HPC) systems. The jet noise simulations were mostly run on DOD HPC systems. He generally works from home, so […]

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The Stanford Solar Car Project’s Race for Aerodynamic Efficiency

Chasing the sun 3000km across the Australian Outback is a grueling test. And doing it in a solar-powered vehicle is an even bigger challenge. But every two years teams from around the world converge on Darwin, Australia, to make the journey to Adelaide in the solar-powered cars they have engineered specifically for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The Stanford Solar Car Project, a student-run, nonprofit organization within Stanford University, has […]

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CFD Simulations Help Design Cleaner Gas Turbine Engines

Research institute in Germany uses CFD simulations to help design cleaner gas turbine engines. Climate change caused, in part, by heavy airplane traffic is a global concern. In Germany, a group of researchers at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics is working on a project funded by the German Research Foundation and the Research Association for Combustion Engines to improve modern gas turbines by changing the geometry of […]

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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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Building One of the World’s Most Efficient Electric Cars

Tecplot 360 helps Stanford University students optimize design of solar-powered car to compete in the Australian Outback’s World Solar Challenge The sun shines down upon the immense Australian Outback like nowhere else, drenching the land in solar energy that begs to be tapped. Where better to stage the World Solar Challenge, a design competition established to find the world’s most efficient solar-electric car? Every two years, some of the brightest […]

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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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