Submitted by Richard Smith on June 12, 2015 - 11:04
Rather than wait until your project schedule dictates it's time for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, allocate time now to 'play' with CFD. By 'play' I mean construct simple geometry and keep your cases relatively small, so you can get familiar with the basic features of your particular CFD software in a timely manner.
Caedium at PlayMimicking the classic pipes screensaver
Submitted by Richard Smith on June 2, 2015 - 08:46
Enhance your Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) experience by considering some additional, freely available, complimentary apps. Combined with your CFD software these apps form a complete toolset for maximizing your productivity and, dare I say it, make it fun?
EvernoteIf it's good enough for Jamie Hyneman then it's good enough for CFD
Submitted by Richard Smith on May 28, 2015 - 10:53
If you are given production-ready detailed CAD geometry (nuts, bolts, and all) for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis you have to ask yourself, is this really an engineering endeavor or a marketing exercise? Given the effort to produce a complete, detailed CAD model, it is unlikely that any significant changes will be looked upon favorably. Instead you will likely find that CFD is to be used in its weakest form, i.e., Colorful Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for marketing.
Weak Form CFD for Complex GeometryAirflow around Tower Bridge
Submitted by Richard Smith on April 29, 2015 - 15:48
When you find yourself tasked with the design of something unconventional, then Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is here to help. For instance consider the aircraft industry. It used to be that the dominant type of aircraft required a pilot and therefore a cockpit with a good view of the world. Then Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) went mainstream and everything changed.
Submitted by Richard Smith on April 16, 2015 - 10:31
ixCube 4-10 is a comprehensive design tool for tensile structures, also known as membranes. By sharing your membranes with Caedium Professional you can perform Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to determine wind loads (e.g., pressure coefficient) and then export those results from Caedium and import them back into ixCube 4-10 for further stress and shape analysis. Watch the video for instructions on the process.
Submitted by Richard Smith on March 23, 2015 - 10:20
You know how it is - you are away from the office and you are desperate to check in on a series of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations you are running back at your base. Then once the simulations finish you'd like to take a moment to look at each one with all the benefits of hardware accelerated graphics on your laptop, while still enjoying your latte at Starbucks. Well you can do both today without any extra outlay using Caedium and free apps from Google - let me describe how.
Caedium Professional Running Remotely in a Web Browser