A couple of Caedium how-tos are our feature presentations for you this month. Learn how to control your mesh with the Accuracy Tool and how to control the run-time behavior of your Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation using the Simulation Control Toolbar.
The theme for this month's newsletter is spinning paper wings. Let Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) be your guide as we progress from a simple spinning paper sheet to a tumblewing, and finish up with a control method (walkalong) for a tumblewing.
CFD Simulation of a Walkalong TumblewingVelocity vectors at 90 degrees
You've heard that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) might be able to help with your fluid dynamics application, but you are unsure how to proceed. Then fear not, we've got you covered this month with articles on how to get started with CFD and clarifications on our Caedium CFD offering. Also, see whether CFD has a role in drone design.
Summer's here at Symscape HQ and therefore it's Tour de France time, so find out why cycling has gone all in on aero. Unrelated - but an important issue - do you know why Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be so costly? If not, learn more about the role of technical support. Then to finish up with even more fun than last month, see how Caedium simulated the flow through the pipe networks from a classic screensaver of yesteryear.
Do you find the thought of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) too daunting? Then read about unstructured learning, otherwise known as play! Next, step up your CFD productivity with some complimentary app suggestions. Finally, with your newly honed skills and productivity, find out how to make a difference in the design process by recognizing and targeting strong form CFD.
Playing with CaediumMimicking the classic pipes screensaver
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.
Have you ever wondered what a complete Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of a dust collector will reveal? Well wonder no more! Last month you saw the CFD analysis for each component of a dust collector and this month you can see the CFD analysis of a fully assembled dust buster. Of course while you are running your own dust buster CFD simulation you'll want to check in on its progress wherever your schedule takes you, so be sure to read the article on remote CFD. Then, round out your fluids-themed day with some light relief - did you know that we renamed the Navier-Stokes equations for April Fools'? You do now!
This is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) dust busting month! I've performed a series of CFD simulations on the major components of a "Small Dust Collector" by Matthias Wandel of Woodgears. This month's articles systematically evaluate the performance of the blower (reappearing from last month for completeness), cyclone, and filter assembly, so you too can apply the same technique to match your own pumps/blowers to pressure drops through your system.
CFD Simulation of a Filter Assembly for a Dust Collector
Words then action in perfect unison this month. First the words - discover how reduced complexity models combined with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help you rapidly gain insights into your design. Then the action - see how a reduced complexity model combined with automated CFD simulations can rapidly produce a fan curve and efficiency profile of a real-world blower for a dust collector with a twist.
Reduced Complexity CFD Simulation of the Massachusetts State HouseVelocity magnitude contours and arrows