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12 Mar, 2010

John Parry Last time I promised I’d drill down into more detail about the difference between the CAD-integrated up-front approach to CFD and CAD-embedded Concurrent CFD. CAD-integrated CFD tools are essentially stand-alone tools launched from within the CAD system whereas Concurrent CFD is fully built into the CAD system. So what’s the real difference between the two? CAD-integrated CFD tools use the same approach … Read More

Traditional CFD, Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, Fluent Design, Design Process

1 Feb, 2010

John Parry Some people think that because Concurrent CFD is so easy to use it must be simplistic. Nothing could be further from the truth. FloEFD has some very sophisticated physical models for cavitation, combustion, etc. plus by being CAD-embedded it’s also easy to use the CFD results to drive other simulation packages within the MCAD environment. Not limited to upfront design, Concurrent CFD can be used continuously … Read More

Reaction Forces, Force Prediction, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, Upfront CFD, Fluent Design, Design Process

26 Jan, 2010

John Parry Using CAD-embedded CFD upfront and throughout the design process is the only way to go when it comes to compressing design schedules. We call this approach Concurrent CFD, as the CFD analysis can be done concurrently with design changes, taking upfront CFD to the next level. The product’s performance can be checked at each design iteration, leading to a more fluent CFD process that gives increased confidence … Read More

Fluent Design, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, Upfront CFD, Design Process

21 Jan, 2010

John Parry I’ve been getting some positive feedback on my previous posts on Concurrent CFD so I thought I’d continue with the thread. I’ve described traditional CFD, upfront CFD and concurrent CFD as very different entities - which they are, but I ought to point out that they represent the evolutionary spectrum of how the CFD technology itself has been packaged over the years. Partly this change results from … Read More

Traditional CFD, Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, Fluent Design, Design Flow

14 Jan, 2010

John Parry Me too, though being in the UK I tend to watch more Formula 1. As part of my job I often come across cool pieces of work done by our customers that we can’t publicise the work for reasons of confidentiality. This work by Voxdale is an exception though. It was done a couple of years back, not that long after Voxdale was founded, which makes it all the more impressive, and was done for Champ Car, now … Read More

Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, Fluent Design, Design Process

11 Jan, 2010

John Parry As promised, here’s the second part of the explanation of why Concurrent CFD is different, or to use a cliché, a paradigm shift in CFD. The animation below looks more closely at why concurrent CFD is different to conventional and upfront CFD. By expanding the CFD process we can see it involves quite a number of steps. In going through the animation you will see that both conventional and upfront CFD … Read More

Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CAD Embedded, Traditional CFD, Fluent Design

5 Jan, 2010

John Parry Happy New Year everyone. I hope it’s a prosperous and peaceful year for both you and your company. As promised, here’s a Flash animation showing the difference between traditional CFD, upfront CFD and concurrent CFD which needs some introduction. In traditional CFD, the model geometry is first exported from the CAD system. That’s the easy part. The geometry then needs to be re-imported into the CFD … Read More

Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CAD Embedded, Fluent Design, Traditional CFD

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