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 on 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).Predicating ...

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 text books teach you how important the post-processing is. For most Generation Y engineers, post-processing (and maybe even the whole CAE) almost equals 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 ...

Partnership in CAE Industry

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Like in any other industries, partnership is not new among CAE players, big or small. Technical partnership usually creates a win-win situation; at least,  this is the major intention of forming the partnership.The two parties involved usually are not balanced: a big shark in the CAE or PLM market, and an almost unheard (for the ...

Navier-Stokes vs lattice Boltzmann: will it change the landscape of CFD?

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For most people,  CFD is about continuity and Navier-Stokes equations.  But this is not always true.One of the alternatives for CFD simulation is lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE), where fluid is treated as fictitious mesoscopic  particles (not molecules). If you need something to make you sleepy, please read the short (and concise, and free) book:  A ...