Symscape
http://www.symscape.com
Save money and time performing fluid flow and heat transfer simulations with Caedium - an affordable priced, easy-to-use, all-in-one Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software system.enApril 2017: Fluidics and Stonehenge Vortex
http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/april-2017-fluidics-and-stonehenge-vortex
<p>It's April and therefore it's time to confess that there isn't a solstice day vortex generated at Stonehenge, unless you are in the April Fools' Day distortion field. However, there are fluidic components that mimic digital logic gates.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/fluidics/or-gate-arrows.png" alt="CFD Simulation of a Fluidic OR Gate" width="640" height="529" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of a Fluidic OR Gate</strong></span>Velocity Vectors</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/april-2017-fluidics-and-stonehenge-vortex" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/april-2017-fluidics-and-stonehenge-vortex#commentsNewslettersThu, 20 Apr 2017 19:32:36 +0000symscape1688 at http://www.symscape.comFluidic Logic
http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluidic-logic
<p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluidics">Fluidic logic (fluidics)</a> uses specially designed fluid paths to perform logic operations, such as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AND_gate">AND</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OR_gate">OR</a>, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverter_(logic_gate)">NOT</a> gates. In electronics logical operations underpin all the digital devices that depend on CPUs for their brains. Using <a href="/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> we can quickly explore potential fluidic components.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/fluidics/and-gate.png" alt="CFD Simulation of a Fluidic AND Gate" width="640" height="529" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of a Fluidic AND Gate</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluidic-logic" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluidic-logic#commentsWed, 19 Apr 2017 20:14:28 +0000Richard Smith1687 at http://www.symscape.comMarch 2017: CFD and Aerodynamics
http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/march-2017-cfd-and-aerodynamics
<p>The two themes for this month's newsletter are Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and aerodynamics. First check out our revamped CFD description now with a what, why, and how treatment. Next see how aerodynamics can help you go dangerously fast downhill. Then finally, discover the aero effects of fenders (mud guards) on your bicycle wheels.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/fender-wheel/fender-wheel-yaw-25-streamlines.png" alt="Fender + Wheel + Disc Rotor" width="640" height="456" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of Airflow Around a Bicycle Wheel and Fender</strong></span>Streamlines at 25 degree yaw angle</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/march-2017-cfd-and-aerodynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/march-2017-cfd-and-aerodynamics#commentsNewslettersTue, 21 Mar 2017 20:21:33 +0000symscape1681 at http://www.symscape.comBicycle Wheel and Fender Aerodynamics
http://www.symscape.com/blog/bicycle-wheel-and-fender-aerodynamics
<p>In the bicycle world <a href="/blog/cycling-joins-the-aero-club">aerodynamics</a> has taken on an ever increasingly important role. Cyclists are willing to go to great lengths and expense to realize performance enhancements through optimized aerodynamics in bicycle frames, wheels, and components. I thought it would be interesting to see where in the spectrum of aerodynamics performance disc rotors and fenders (mud guards) lie using <a href="/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> as our guide.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/fender-wheel/fender-wheel-yaw-25-U-contours.png" alt="CFD Simulation of a Wheel with a Fender and Disc Rotor" width="640" height="484" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of a Wheel with a Fender and Disc Rotor</strong></span>Velocity contours at 25 degree yaw angle</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/bicycle-wheel-and-fender-aerodynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/bicycle-wheel-and-fender-aerodynamics#commentsFri, 17 Mar 2017 13:20:40 +0000Richard Smith1680 at http://www.symscape.comComputational Fluid Dynamics - CFD
http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics
<h3>What is Computational Fluid Dynamics?</h3>
<p>Computational Fluid Dynamics, also known as CFD, is the digital equivalent of a real world wind tunnel or flow bench. With CFD you can simulate the air flow around a racing car, the water flow through a heating system, and a whole host of other applications wherever a gas and/or liquid (including multiphase) flows. From your CFD simulation you can determine flow quantities, e.g., <a href="/lift-force-and-drag-force">lift, drag</a>, pressure loss, velocity profiles, and pressure distributions, to help guide your design.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/wacky-cfd/wacky-uav-streamlines.png" alt="CFD Simulation of an Unusual Drone Design" width="600" height="428" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of an Unusual Drone Design</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics#commentsArticlesMon, 20 Feb 2017 21:15:00 +0000symscape277 at http://www.symscape.comFebruary 2017: Unusual Aerodynamics
http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/february-2017-unusual-aerodynamics
<p>This month's newsletter deals with unusual aerodynamic applications. Downforce for motorcycles and drag reduction using plasma control on big rigs are two examples of what at first glance sounds unusual, but make perfect sense once you delve into the motivation behind them, so read on.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/bigrig/rig-streamlines-rear.png" alt="Improve the Pressure Recovery Behind a Trailer using Plasma" width="600" height="426" /><span class="caption"><strong>Improve the Pressure Recovery Behind a Trailer using Plasma</strong></span>Geometry courtesy of <a href="http://nectardesign.com/">Nectar Design</a></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/february-2017-unusual-aerodynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/february-2017-unusual-aerodynamics#commentsNewslettersWed, 15 Feb 2017 20:12:51 +0000symscape1678 at http://www.symscape.comJanuary 2017: The CFD Simulations, Lessons, and Fluid Dynamics of 2016
http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/january-2017-the-cfd-simulations-lessons-and-fluid-dynamics-of-2016
<p>Throughout 2016 we brought you a varied selection of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, lessons in CFD, and general fluid dynamics topics. If you missed any of these gems then now is the time to get up to date and clear the decks for another round of tasty treats in 2017.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/heat-exchanger/heat-exchanger-water-hot-t.png" alt="Conjugate Heat Transfer for a Heat Exchanger" width="600" height="556" /><span class="caption"><strong>Conjugate Heat Transfer for a Heat Exchanger</strong></span>Iso-surfaces of water temperature</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/january-2017-the-cfd-simulations-lessons-and-fluid-dynamics-of-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/january-2017-the-cfd-simulations-lessons-and-fluid-dynamics-of-2016#commentsNewslettersThu, 19 Jan 2017 18:14:38 +0000symscape1674 at http://www.symscape.comFluid Dynamics in 2016
http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluid-dynamics-in-2016
<p>In our third and final review post for 2016, catch up on general fluid dynamics topics that will ensure your future is so bright you'll have to wear shades in 2017.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/f1-dd-fduct/mclaren-2010-fduct.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="345" /><span class="caption"><strong>McLaren 2010 MP4-25: </strong>F-duct car</span>License: <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0" title="Creative Commons Attribution 2.0">CC BY 2.0</a>, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jenson_Button_Bahrain_2010_cropped.jpg#/media/File:Jenson_Button_Bahrain_2010_cropped.jpg">Andrew Griffith</a></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluid-dynamics-in-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluid-dynamics-in-2016#commentsMon, 09 Jan 2017 19:51:27 +0000Richard Smith1672 at http://www.symscape.comLessons in CFD from 2016
http://www.symscape.com/blog/lessons-in-cfd-from-2016
<p>In our second review post for 2016, here are lessons and guidance to make your <a href="/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> more productive in 2017. <cite><a href="https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Santayana">"Those who do not learn [from] history are doomed to repeat it."</a></cite></p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/transparency/turbine-transparent.png" alt="CFD Simulation Results Revealed by Transparency" width="600" height="366" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation Results Revealed by Transparency</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/lessons-in-cfd-from-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/lessons-in-cfd-from-2016#commentsFri, 06 Jan 2017 13:33:04 +0000Richard Smith1671 at http://www.symscape.comCFD Simulations of 2016
http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-simulations-of-2016
<p>As 2016 draws to a close it is review time. Here are the <a href="/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> simulations that made 2016 so colorful, just in case you missed them the first time around.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="/files/pictures/cfd-paint/cfdp-cfd.png" alt="CFD Simulation of Air Speed Surface Contours" width="640" height="375" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of Air Speed Surface Contours</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-simulations-of-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-simulations-of-2016#commentsThu, 29 Dec 2016 15:40:28 +0000Richard Smith1670 at http://www.symscape.com