Years ago, on Black Friday no less, I remember coming home with my first High Definition Television. At that time there were only limited HD shows available, however I found myself trading good TV for stunning image quality. Once I caught a glimpse of a high resolution broadcast, the…more
Posts in "Chemical Engineering"
Automatic (Meshing) for the People – From the “Toward Predictive Combustion” Blog Series - September 30, 2013
Automation is a hot topic these days. With the recent popularity of such books as The 4-Hour Workweek and The 80/20 Principle, the idea of achieving more with less is something we all dream about. The key to this of course is to work smarter, not harder. In…more
When I first started running CFD back in the 90’s, coarse grids and simplified combustion models were the norm, and for good reason – processor speeds were slow and simulations were mainly run in serial. Fast forward to 2013 and now we have a different story. Most commercial…more
The CFD mesh is one of the most discussed topics within the engineering community. It can be both problematic and time consuming – not to mention a source of numerous inaccuracies. There are different approaches to meshing but in this blog we are going to take a look…more
We’ve all experienced it… The old “Our group in ‘pick your location’ is getting very different results from ours.” When it comes to CFD there have been numerous advances in the types of meshing technologies used: tetrahedral, hexahedral, polyhedral, chimera, etc., but little has been done until…more