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April 2014: 3D Visualization, Turbulence Modeling, and Automation

3D visualization explained, diagnosing turbulence model issues, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) task automation using Caedium's Python scripting - a technical reading list for you this month. Too much? Then lighten the load with some April Fools' Day posts on the aerodynamics of stationary bicycles.

Caedium CFD Simulation of a CycloneCaedium CFD Simulation of a CycloneArrows representing velocity vectors

March 2014: Co-Processing Helps CFD

This month you can find out how Caedium uses co-processing to avoid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results data overload and assists in steering your simulation. Also, be sure to see our CFD flow volume creation tips and read an opinion on browser-based CAD/CAE applications.

CFD Co-Processing for a Transient Simulation in CaediumCFD Co-Processing for a Transient Simulation in CaediumMultiphase free surface (VOF) tank filling

February 2014: New Caedium Release

A new Caedium release is ready and waiting with a couple of new features and bug fixes. Are you confused by how your solid model relates to a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow volume, or were you wondering how the fluid dynamics of a sphere affects ball sports, then this is the newsletter for you.

External CFD Flow VolumeExternal CFD Flow VolumeSubstance (air) modeled outside the car

January 2014: CFD Productivity Tips

It's 2014 and have we got a newsletter for you! First let's wrap up 2013 with a festive story about how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help explain Santa's mission impossible. Next it's time for serious work with 12 CFD tips and a look at laminar and turbulent flow using Caedium Professional. For the finale, read about energy generation from kites of the underwater variety.

CFD Simulation of Reality Distortion Field Bubble Around Santa and his EntourageCFD Simulation of Reality Distortion Field Bubble Around Santa and his EntourageVelocity Arrows Storm

December 2013: Whimsy Holiday CFD

'Tis the season to be whimsy, tra la la la la, la la la la' ... and so off to a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) whimsy holiday season we go with a Caedium simulation of an elephant collapsing into a puddle. Also joining us are a couple of whimsy-themed blog posts. Thanks for your support during 2013. We are looking forward to serving your CFD needs in 2014 and beyond.

Caedium CFD VOF SimulationCaedium CFD VOF SimulationInitial Water Position

November 2013: CFD Takes Flight

This month we shine a light on wings with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies of racecar wing mounts and maple seeds, which are also known in aerodynamic circles as mono-wing seed delivery systems.

CFD Simulation of a Racecar with a 'Swan Neck' Wing MountCFD Simulation of a Racecar with a 'Swan Neck' Wing MountSurface velocity magnitude contours

October 2013: CFD Speaks

When Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) speaks it usually has interesting things to say. Our feature this month is a CFD study of car aerodynamics. Also you can browse a selection of general interest blog posts - one even relates to dinosaurs! Finally, listen to a podcast interview, "Rich Smith on CFD that won't break the bank", I did with Jeff Waters (Life Upfront blog) on the founding of Symscape and the development of Caedium, which targets small engineering consultancies.

CFD Simulation of a Car with a WingCFD Simulation of a Car with a WingVelocity contours and streamline arrows

September 2013: CFD Applied to an Airliner, Wind Erosion, and a Pitot Tube

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely applicable across many industries and applications. For example, check out this month's series of blog posts that cover the aerodynamics of an airliner, the wind erosion of the Great Sphinx at Giza, and the multiphase simulation of a combined pitot tube and manometer - each is highlighted by a Caedium Professional CFD simulation.

Caedium CFD Simulation of an AirlinerCaedium CFD Simulation of an AirlinerStreamlines colored by velocity magnitude

August 2013: Wind Tunnel CFD Feature Edition

This month I have a special feature newsletter for you that gathers together all the recent wind tunnel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) blog posts, including a new two part series which compares a virtual wind tunnel with free air for an open wheel racecar. The Caedium Professional simulations show that even though the Reynolds number is different between the wind tunnel and a full size simulation, the results can still be useful in guiding the aerodynamic design of a racecar.

CFD Simulation of a Racecar in a Wind TunnelCFD Simulation of a Racecar in a Wind TunnelStreamlines, vectors, and velocity magnitude contours

July 2013: Virtual Wind Tunnel, Quadcopter and 3D Printing

Another new Caedium release and some interesting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications - all in a month? That's right! You'll find a couple of new Caedium features that we couldn't hold back and a series of blog posts covering a virtual wind tunnel, a quadcopter, and 3D printing.

Airflow Through the Virtual Wind Tunnel FanAirflow Through the Virtual Wind Tunnel FanStreamlines colored by velocity magnitude

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