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Thermal Stratifcation

Posted by Tommy Mello on Jul 11, 2019 1:34:00 PM

As buildings move air and heat around, the higher temperature, lower density air naturally rises upward.  This phenomena is known as Thermal Stratification and is not directly visible.  Our expertise with simulation provides an opportunity to visualize the delineation of temperature gradients and use that insight to reduce operating costs.

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Topics: Simulation, thermal

Electronics Example

Posted by Tommy Mello on Jul 2, 2019 11:18:00 AM

Most electronics packaging companies rely heavily on thermal performance.  Electronic systems can be deployed in harsh environments (dessert, space, etc) with internal components that generate a lot of heat and have to be kept under a temperature limit.

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Topics: Simulation, Electronics

FEA Vibration 201: Shock and Awe

Posted by Mark Decker on Jun 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM

The majority of simulation work I do now is with fluid flow and heat transfer using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).  However, my career was first launched doing structural analysis with Finite Element Analysis (FEA).   I am old enough that my first FEA programs in college were written in Fortran and performed using batch computing

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Topics: FEA

Python Workflow with Autodesk CFD

Posted by Tommy Mello on Jun 20, 2019 10:56:00 AM

Python is a versatile programing language that is used for many tasks.  A portable (pre-compiled) version of python is installed with Autodesk CFD; along with a documented application programming interface (API).

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Topics: CFD

Cliffs Notes for CFD

Posted by Mark Decker on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) permits the virtual simulation of fluid flow and thermal applications.  Clients that leverage our CFD services do so because CFD is typically faster, less expensive and provides more detailed insight than physical testing.

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Topics: CFD

CFD for Manufacturing Facilities

Posted by Tommy Mello on Jun 6, 2019 8:25:00 AM

Large manufacturing facilities move enormous amount of air (millions of CFM) to keep the space comfortable for people and within the appropriate operating temperature range for equipment.

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Topics: CFD

The Right CFD Consulting Partner asks a lot of questions!

Posted by Mark Decker on May 30, 2019 2:04:00 PM

Some of the initial questions may be with respect to the overall logistics, such as:

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Topics: CFD

The Right CFD Consulting Partner

Posted by Mark Decker on May 23, 2019 1:58:00 PM

The right CFD consulting partner is aware of, and transparent about, the limitations of their CFD software tools as well as their own abilities.

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Topics: CFD

Autodesk CFD Tip - Cool Images

Posted by Mark Decker on May 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As expert CFD consultants, our clients often request photorealistic renderings which include the CFD results. How do we create these cool images?

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Topics: CFD

Can CFD Provide Reliable Performance Insight?

Posted by Mark Decker on May 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software is used to virtually simulate fluid flow and heat transfer conditions.  But can it duplicate real world results and provide useful performance insight?

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Topics: CFD