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Four Ways Every Engineer Should Use Simulation

Posted by hagermancompany on Apr 5, 2017 3:38:10 PM

Early product design decisions by engineers are often done in a vacuum of information. Starting with an initial concept and testing as you go is a great way to collect data about what’s working and what isn’t that will ultimately get you to a better outcome. Learn four ways every engineer should use simulation during design to test ideas and make informed decisions.You don’t have to wait until the final stages of the design process to perform simulations. Here are four types of simulations all engineers can use to inform designs from the earliest stages until a physical product is created.

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Topics: ebook

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

Smoke Modeling with CFD

Posted by Tommy Mello on May 12, 2015 8:29:00 PM

CFD simulations of flow and thermal fields surrounding a smoke source, provide a visualization of smoke egress that can be leveraged to guide the design of smoke control systems required to meet smoke and safety regulations.

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Topics: CFD

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

Units in CFD and FEA plus Free Flow Calculator Utility

Posted by Mark Decker on Mar 13, 2015 7:40:00 AM

During a recent Google search, I stumbled across this interesting NASA paper which determined the root cause for the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter in 1999 was a mismatch of units. A subroutine coded for thruster data in metric units was instead fed English units, which resulted in a trajectory error.

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Topics: CFD, FEA, Downloads

4 Reasons to Consider Simulation Services

Posted by Mark Decker on Mar 11, 2015 7:08:00 AM

Simulation services for CFD and FEA is a strategic investment.  To make it worthwhile, the return on that investment can vary from saving time and money during product development to increasing competiveness in the marketplace.  Here we share a few reasons why our clients chose to collaborate with us on their recent engineering projects:

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Topics: CFD, AEC, FEA

3 Ways Engineering Simulation Will Impact Your Business

Posted by Tommy Mello on Mar 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Overview:

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Topics: CFD, FEA