CFD in 2013: what will change? what will not

Mayan-Apocalypse

Obviously, the doomsday didn't come. It proves again it is hard to predicate what will happen when you don't have sufficient knowledge of how the system works now. Maybe it is just a bug in Mayan's calendar (Google also forgot to put December in People App in Android 4.2 (aka Jelly Bean 4.2)  last November). Predicting ...

From post-processing and visualization to simulation result exploration

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We all know post-processing because it is part of CAE. All textbooks teach you how important the post-processing is. For most Generation Y engineers, post-processing (and maybe even the whole CAE) almost equal to visualization as discussed in this post. Yes, post-processing is important: it gives you the chance to justify your one-month (or one-day, or one-week, or one-year) ...

The best 3 answers to “Why is visulization important for CFD?”

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Last year, FieldView jumped into Altair's bed, and now got a baby named AcuFieldView in the latest AcuSolve package. Recently, FLOW 3D was married happily with EnSight (CEI), and will get EnSight 10 integrated into FLOW 3D in a few months (this fall). It seems most CFD software vendors now are aware of the importance of post-processing capabilities. ...

Ease of use, why is it important for CAE software?

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If you happened to touch a real punch card in your university time, you probably would be surprised to find out most CAE software companies are touting "ease of use" for their software. CAE software is still not a mass product for the time being. The required knowledge and input from the user make it almost ...

CAE in the Cloud, Is It Just Hot Air?

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Cloud computing now is one of the fastest growing sectors in the IT industry. How will this affect the CAE industry? Actually, cloud computing is not new for CAE industry, especially for CFD users. 15 or 20 years ago, when you accessed supercomputers in the computing centre from home or office through dial-up modems (do you ...

Bet on ecosystem or on disciplines?

CAE wars

The demand for simulation is growing in almost all industries and in all regions. This generates sufficient momentum for the organic growth in CAE industry. Even during the last global recession (2008-2009), most CAE companies reported about a two-digit increase in CAE software business. How to ride this wave to get a larger market share? Major ...

The Big 6 in CAD/CAE/PLM software industry (2011)

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According to the Global Software Top 100 (2011 edition), 6 CAD/CAE/PLM software companies are among the top 100. They are Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, PTC, Siemens (UGS),  Mentor Graphics and ANSYS. Dassault and Siemens have the complete ecosystem: CAD-CAM-CAE-PLM.  Autodesk and PTC reply more on CAD. Mentor Graphics has a limited presence beyond in the electronics industry. ANSYS is an interesting ...