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Validating CFD Simulation – Part 3, Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Posted by Mark Decker on Aug 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Note: This is a continuing series on CFD validation.  Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for previous and subsequent installments.

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Topics: CFD

Sim Services Case Study - Speed Matters

Posted by Mark Decker on Aug 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As simulation consultants, we are often tasked with providing crucial design insights for very urgent timelines. Often, when we ask how soon results are needed, many clients respond with “last week would have been nice”.  Of course, even experts can only deliver so much in a finite amount of time.

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Topics: Simulation, Case Studies

Validating CFD Simulation, Part 2 -- Mesh Refinement

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Note: This is a continuing series on CFD validation. Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for previous and subsequent installments.

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Topics: CFD

Validating CFD Simulation – Part 1

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 13, 2017 1:21:00 PM

Note: This is Part 1 of a continuing series to give the subject of CFD validation comprehensive coverage.  Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for subsequent installments.

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Topics: CFD

Top 4 Reasons for Simulation Services

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

 Simulation services is a strategic investment. The return on that investment may vary from saving time and money to increasing competiveness.  Here are four reasons why companies chose to collaborate on their engineering projects with Sim Specialists, a division of Hagerman & Company.

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Topics: Simulation, CFD, FEA

Sim Specialists Assists Mater Academy in F1 Challenge

Posted by Mark Decker on Apr 28, 2016 9:13:25 AM

We recently had the pleasure of assisting the Paladin F1 team at Mater Academy in Florida with their racing entry in the F1 In Schools challenge.

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Topics: CFD

Supporting Simulation with Physical Testing

Posted by Mark Decker on Nov 3, 2015 7:53:00 AM

As consultants who specialize in simulation, we continue to expand our physical testing capabilities.  For example, the image below depicts the results from both testing and CFD on a Raspberry Pi unit, which are very compact Linux machines we use for data acquisition and other tasks.

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Topics: CFD

Mexico Trip Inspires CFD on 'El Castillo'

Posted by Mark Decker on Sep 1, 2015 3:01:00 PM

Sim Specialists recently traveled to Mexico City to deliver onsite FEA and CFD simulation services.  The trip reminded me of a documentary I watched a few months ago about El Castillo, a Mayan structure located in the Yucatan peninsula region of Mexico.

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Topics: CFD

CFD Design Challenge - Venturi Devices

Posted by Mark Decker on Jun 16, 2015 8:20:00 AM

The classic venturi tube, first designed by Clemens Herschel in 1887, has many useful applications in monitoring or controlling fluid flow.

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Topics: CFD, Downloads

Free Thermal Summary Utility Speeds Up Post-Processing

Posted by Mark Decker on Mar 24, 2015 7:00:00 AM

As users of Autodesk Simulation CFD and Autodesk Simulation Mechanical on a daily basis, we run into certain tasks that are repetitive or time-consuming.  For many of these situations, it can be beneficial to develop a script to increase proficiency.

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Topics: CFD, Simulation Mechanical, Downloads

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