Working with Unsteady Results

Today’s low-cost computational resources have fundamentally changed the way we approach modern technical challenges. In the world of CFD, one of the most dramatic changes has been the increasing use of unsteady (transient) simulations, which allows engineers and scientists to study moving machinery and turbulence flows more effectively. This article is designed to show you how to work more easily with unsteady results using the improved quantitative capabilities in the […]

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WaterCube: Understanding What’s Happening in Your River Reach

What Is WaterCube? WaterCube and Tecplot have joined forces to create a Water Resource Management Solution that helps scientists and researchers acquire, process and understand complex river-system data. We want to share this first-of-its-kind solution with you! “Understanding What’s Happening in Your River Reach” will introduce you to a unique data visualization solution that takes the power of big data and makes it usable on a mass scale, allowing you […]

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Printed Plots That Scream "WOW"

Here are 10 tips for creating publication quality plots that make an impact. The Tecplot 360 User’s Manual has chapters on all of the topics discussed below and can be found in our documentation. Explore the Plot Gallery with hundreds of plot examples. Learn the best way to share your results with key players. Choosing the right output formats, color and layout help you present your results more effectively in […]

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Axial Rotation Add-on for Tecplot 360

2017 Update: The axial rotate add-on functionality was integrated into Tecplot 360 2017 R2. The integrated functionality is more robust and performs better than the add-on. If you haven’t already, please use our customer portal, My Tecplot (link in top menu), to update your software to the newest release of Tecplot 360. You can also try the newest release of Tecplot 360 by downloading a free trial. Welcome to the […]

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Tecplot Bondalyzer

For some years now, researchers at Tecplot have been collaborating with a group at the Colorado School of Mines on a project, led by Dr. Mark Eberhart, to develop predictive software that can compute the bulk properties of materials from the electronic structure. The latest findings of the Tecplot Bondalyzer project have been published in the January issue of ChemPhysChem1. Previously referred to as Tecplot ChemBond, the 2012 blog, New visualization software helps […]

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Converting Your Data Files to Tecplot Subzone Loadable Format

As the years go by, more and more engineers and scientists are working with files containing hundreds of millions of cells, with billions on the horizon. Tecplot 360 2014 introduces a new data file format called SZL or subzone loadable (filename extension .szplt) to address the needs of customers who are visualizing large data files, improving interactive performance, and simultaneously reducing memory requirements. When faced with the task of making […]

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Quick Macro Panel Streamlines Repetitive Operations

Using the software for data analysis often requires algorithms with many repeated operations, and in some cases many different operations. Tecplot engineers have created a macro language to streamline these operations. Macros are recordable, easy to edit, and don’t require any development experience. Quick Macro Panel Some commonly used complex and repetitive algorithms (within the aerospace community) have been incorporated into a dynamic Tecplot 360 interface called the Quick Macro […]

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Tecplot Tip: How to insert CAD drawing into 3D flow field data

This Tip describes imposing a 3D wing model on 3D flow field in Tecplot 360. The 3D flow field data are obtained using Volumetric Three-Component Velocimetry (V3V) where the three components of the velocity vectors are measured in a 3D volume of 140X140X100 mm3. Figure 1 shows slices in x-z and y-z planes of the streamwise mean velocity over a periodically cambered plate at an angle of attack of 8 […]

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Tecplot Tip: Create an Animation of Slices through a 3D Volumetric Simulation

In Tecplot 360 it’s faster and uses less memory to work with slice zones instead of slice objects. This macro extracts the slice object to a slice zone and synchronizes the dynamic text of a variable with the slice as it moves through the volume. #!MC 1200 # set up variables $!VarSet |TextXPos| = 9 $!VarSet |TextYPos| = 90 $!VarSet |XStart| = 0.1 $!VarSet |XEnd| = 0.9 $!VarSet |XDelta| = […]

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