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http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-homemade-cyclone
<p>Hot on the heels of my recent <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> analysis of the <a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-a-blower-for-a-small-dust-collector">blower</a> for <a href="http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/">Matthias Wandel's "Small Dust Collector"</a> comes a new CFD study of his cyclone. <a href="http://www.symscape.com/examples/rans/cyclone">Cyclones</a> are used in many industries to separate fluids from particles. In Matthias' case he wanted to separate sawdust and wood shavings from air collected from the working area of various woodworking machines.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/dust-collector/cyclone/cyclone-streamlines-zoom-0-05.png" alt="CFD Simulation of a Dust Collector Cyclone" width="600" height="408" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of a Dust Collector Cyclone</strong></span>Streamlines</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-homemade-cyclone" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-homemade-cyclone#commentsFri, 27 Feb 2015 20:25:04 +0000Richard Smith1565 at http://www.symscape.comFebruary 2015: CFD in Words Backed Up With Action
http://www.symscape.com/blog/february-2015-cfd-in-words-backed-up-with-action
<p>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.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com//files/pictures/mass-state-house/mass-state-house-velocity.png" alt="CFD Simulation of the Massachusetts State House" width="600" height="430" /><span class="caption"><strong>Reduced Complexity CFD Simulation of the Massachusetts State House</strong></span>Velocity magnitude contours and arrows</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/february-2015-cfd-in-words-backed-up-with-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/february-2015-cfd-in-words-backed-up-with-action#commentsNewslettersTue, 10 Feb 2015 17:33:49 +0000symscape1563 at http://www.symscape.comCFD Analysis of a Blower for a Small Dust Collector
http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-a-blower-for-a-small-dust-collector
<p>I recently came across an interesting fluid dynamics project modestly titled <a href="http://woodgears.ca/dust_collector/">"Small Dust Collector" by Matthias Wandel of Woodgears</a>. The unusual twist - at least from my metal-orientated view of the world - was the use of wood as the primary construction material. The project includes the construction of a blower, cyclone, filter housing, and filter manifold - all prime candidates for <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> simulations. I sense a series of blog posts, so first let's take a look at the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_fan">blower also known as a centrifugal fan or squirrel cage fan</a>.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/dust-collector/blower/blower-0.085-u-arrows.png" alt="CFD Simulation of a Blower" width="600" height="432" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of a Blower</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-a-blower-for-a-small-dust-collector" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-analysis-of-a-blower-for-a-small-dust-collector#commentsFri, 06 Feb 2015 14:10:11 +0000Richard Smith1562 at http://www.symscape.comFluid Device Design is Like Herding Cats So Let CFD Help
http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluid-device-design-is-like-herding-cats-so-let-cfd-help
<p>Where the action of a fluid is the primary concern in the design of a device, e.g., a <a href="http://www.symscape.com/examples/rans/cyclone">cyclone</a>, sometimes it can seem that fluid is going out of its way to be difficult - a lot like trying to herd cats. Fluid device designers have to carefully match geometry to flow rates to meet performance criteria. However, if they were to rely solely on physical testing, then their task is that much harder and more costly because they can't easily visualize the flow behavior. Let <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> save you money and time as a supplement to physical testing.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/misc/cyclone-iso-surfaces.png" alt="CFD Simulation of a Cyclone" width="600" height="431" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of a Cyclone</strong></span>Velocity iso-surfaces within the flow volume</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluid-device-design-is-like-herding-cats-so-let-cfd-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/fluid-device-design-is-like-herding-cats-so-let-cfd-help#commentsTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:05:09 +0000Richard Smith1560 at http://www.symscape.comReduced Complexity 3D Models for CFD
http://www.symscape.com/blog/reduced-complexity-3d-models-for-cfd
<p>Reduced complexity 3D model for <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> is a great way to avoid getting bogged down in details that are not relevant for a simulation. 3D video games and 3D animation applications have been using reduced complexity 3D models combined with <a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/texture-mapping">texture maps</a> to present rich visuals since the dawn of the digital age. These models and the concepts to build them can be extremely useful for CFD.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/mass-state-house/mass-state-house-streamlines.png" alt="CFD Simulation of the Massachusetts State House" width="600" height="430" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of the Massachusetts State House</strong></span>Streamlines colored by velocity magnitude</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/reduced-complexity-3d-models-for-cfd" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/reduced-complexity-3d-models-for-cfd#commentsThu, 22 Jan 2015 19:32:02 +0000Richard Smith1559 at http://www.symscape.comJanuary 2015: CFD Review of 2014
http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/january-2015-cfd-review-of-2014
<p>Let's draw a line under 2014 with a couple of review articles, so we can clear the decks - refreshed and firing on all cylinders for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in 2015.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com//files/pictures/tower-bridge/tower-bridge-flow-u-contours2.png" alt="CFD Simulation of Tower Bridge" width="600" height="385" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of Tower Bridge</strong></span>Tower zoom shows velocity contours</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/january-2015-cfd-review-of-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/january-2015-cfd-review-of-2014#commentsNewslettersThu, 15 Jan 2015 15:46:52 +0000symscape1558 at http://www.symscape.com2014: A Year in CFD Simulations
http://www.symscape.com/blog/2014-a-year-in-cfd-simulations
<p>A fresh new year is a great excuse to share with you the <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> simulations collection that starred in various 2014 <a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog">blog posts</a>. They are all here, from Tower Bridge to airships.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/tower-bridge/tower-bridge-flow-u-contours.png" alt="CFD Simulation of Tower Bridge" width="600" height="385" /><span class="caption"><strong>CFD Simulation of Tower Bridge</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/2014-a-year-in-cfd-simulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/2014-a-year-in-cfd-simulations#commentsWed, 14 Jan 2015 14:04:32 +0000Richard Smith1556 at http://www.symscape.com7 Ideas For Your Year Ahead in CFD
http://www.symscape.com/blog/7-ideas-for-your-year-ahead-in-cfd
<p>2015 is here, but before we leave last year in the dust let's take a moment to review the 2014 <a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog">blog posts</a> that can make this year your best yet in <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a>.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/cfd-solid-model/f1-car-cfd-mesh.png" alt="External CFD Flow Volume" width="600" height="551" /><span class="caption"><strong>External CFD Flow Volume</strong></span>Substance (air) modeled outside the car. Half model due to symmetry.</span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/7-ideas-for-your-year-ahead-in-cfd" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/7-ideas-for-your-year-ahead-in-cfd#commentsTue, 06 Jan 2015 16:55:47 +0000Richard Smith1554 at http://www.symscape.comDecember 2014: Holiday CFD Doodles
http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/december-2014-holiday-cfd-doodles
<p>The festive holiday season is once again upon us. What better way to mark the occasion than with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) doodle. No ordinary doodle though, a mega snow globe CFD doodle. Many a doodle has preceded a great innovation, so get your CFD doodle on and share your <a href="http://www.symscape.com/product/professional">Caedium</a> CFD doodles with us. Not sure if CFD doodling is for you? Then check out my latest blog posts that include the top 5 reasons to try CFD and why not all CFD GUIs are equivalent. Finally, I'd like to wish you a Merry Holiday and a prosperous New Year.</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck4czEsLeIw"><img src="http://www.symscape.com/files/pictures/snow-globes/snow-globes-particles.png" alt="Snow Globes CFD Doodle" width="600" height="380" /></a><span class="caption"><strong>Snow Globes CFD Doodle</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/december-2014-holiday-cfd-doodles" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/newsletters/december-2014-holiday-cfd-doodles#commentsNewslettersMon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:19 +0000symscape1550 at http://www.symscape.comCFD Doodle: Multiple Interconnected Snow Globes
http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-doodle-multiple-interconnected-snow-globes
<p>It's not just <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/">Google that can doodle</a>. The <a href="http://www.symscape.com/computational-fluid-dynamics">Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)</a> community on occasion has also been known to embrace its whimsy side, especially during holidays, and so I give you a CFD doodle. For fluid dynamicists (or at least this one) the snow globe has always had a special attraction and if one is good then four has to be awesome, right?</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-center"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ck4czEsLeIw?list=UUjsmY3YwGvo-rJChudw71kA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><span class="caption"><strong>Multiple Interconnected Snow Globes Flow Animation</strong></span></span></p>
<p><a href="http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-doodle-multiple-interconnected-snow-globes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://www.symscape.com/blog/cfd-doodle-multiple-interconnected-snow-globes#commentsTue, 09 Dec 2014 20:31:44 +0000Richard Smith1549 at http://www.symscape.com