Articles provide definitions and insights into Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) analysis with a focus on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Pressure Coefficient

The pressure coefficient is a dimensionless quantity of interest to aerodynamicists.

Lift Force and Drag Force

Airplanes defy gravity. Formula 1 racing cars corner at incredible speeds generating lateral forces up to 4.5 times that of gravity. Yachts can circumnavigate the globe by wind power alone. These incredible feats are all due to the lift force generated by airfoils moving through air. Of course nothing comes for free; for lift, the cost is drag.

Panel Method

A panel method (such as our Panel Flow add-on) is a surface-based, gas and liquid flow analysis technique. Panel methods belong to the field known as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Analysis Techniques

An analysis technique or algorithm, in the context of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software, is typically an iterative set of instructions that, when given geometry, boundary conditions and initial conditions, calculates quantities of interest such as velocity and force.

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Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)

Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) is a category of software that helps in the design, assessment, and manufacture of engineering products.

Marketing Visualization

Simulation visualization is often used in marketing material to highlight innovative, state-of-the-art product design. Yet rarely are the visuals innovative or state-of-the-art.

Unified Simulation Environment

Caedium is a Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) system delivered in a single, unified simulation environment, so what?

Analysis Toolbox

Rarely, if ever, is a single analysis technique (e.g. Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes solver in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)) appropriate or necessary for the entire product development process. Typically the accuracy required for analysis increases with progression through the design process.

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Concept Design Analysis

Concept design analysis is analysis performed during or tailored to the concept design phase of the engineering product development process.

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