May 2015: Unconventional CFD

A why and a couple of how-tos are the tasty treats in store for you this month. Have you ever wondered why you might benefit from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)? If so, be sure to read about the role CFD can play in unconventional design analysis and see if it applies to your design endeavors. Then find out how to create multiple 3D views of your unconventional CFD simulation to best present your results. Finally, for ixCube 4-10 users, check out the video on how to exchange your data with Caedium to design unconventional tensile structures.

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CFD Helps Unconventional Concept Designs Succeed

When you find yourself tasked with the design of something unconventional, then 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. Read more >>

Multiple Views

In Caedium you are not limited to a single 3D view of your simulation. In fact, you can create an unlimited number of views. Multiple views are useful when you have already configured a view, e.g., velocity arrows colored by velocity magnitude, and now you want to visualize something else, e.g., streamlines. Read more >>

How to Share Caedium CFD Results With ixCube 4-10

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 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. Read more >>