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Mark Decker

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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

Convection, Convection, which Convection?

Posted by Mark Decker on Nov 8, 2018 8:58:35 AM

When performing conjugate heat transfer simulations with CFD software, it is important to understand upfront, what kind of convection the application may be subjected to.  The convection type may influence the creation of the fluid domain, selection of boundary conditions and solver settings to optimize accuracy and minimize run time.

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Topics: Autodesk Simulation CFD

"How to Survive" with CFD

Posted by Mark Decker on Sep 13, 2018 10:57:23 AM

I have been catching up on episodes of The Last Alaskans and unlike other reality shows, the only drama in this one is man’s struggle to survive in a very hostile environment.  I was impressed with how they stay in small cabins during the winter (the camera crew stays in tents) when the temperatures get down to -30F and even lower.

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Topics: CFD

Pythons in CFD?

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

No, I am not referring to the invasive species of snake that is currently wreaking havoc in the Everglades of southern Florida.  Rather, the focus of this post is the popular scripting language known as Python.

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Topics: Simulation

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