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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

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