March 2014: Co-Processing Helps CFD
This month you can find out how Caedium uses co-processing to avoid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results data overload and assists in steering your simulation. Also, be sure to see our CFD flow volume creation tips and read an opinion on browser-based CAD/CAE applications.
CFD has the potential to overwhelm any computer, including the largest super computers, with generated flow field data (e.g., pressure, velocity) for transient (time dependent or time accurate) simulations. The traditional approach to transient simulations, and still widely used today, is to run a transient simulation and store entire flow field data sets at each time step for post processing at a later date. Given that a transient simulation can run for 10,000s of time steps, data management clearly becomes a significant issue, or more often a headache. However, there is an elegant alternative - co-processing. Read more >>
You've already heard some of the advantages of using co-processing over after-the-fact post-processing, but there's more. Co-processing is an enabler of CFD simulation 'steering', i.e., making changes to the simulation while it is active. Read more >>
Configuring a flow volume for CFD is often the most difficult task during the simulation process. Follow these 5 tips to make your CFD flow volume creation less painful. Read more >>
Why is there an ongoing effort to cram rich interactive 3D CAD/CAE applications into a web browser for desktop and laptop computers yet there is a proliferation of dedicated apps on tablets and smart phones? Read more >>