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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

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