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22 Nov, 2011
Mechanical Analysis

Not a Good Day

Posted by Nazita Saye

Nazita Saye Have you ever had one of those days where it would have been better to have stayed in bed with the duvet pulled up firmly above your head? I’m sure most of us have had those kinds of days. Last week I was suffering from this malaise. I curbed the front wheel of our new car on the way to work, I dropped my breakfast bagel after taking the first bite (and yes a dropped bagel exhibits the same behavior … Read More

CFD, FloVENT

17 Nov, 2011

Robin Bornoff My colleague Ed and I were marvelling the other day at the CPU cooling unit from one of our training desktop PCs undergoing a repair. “What, all that just for that!?”. The CPU itself was but a small square wafer compared to the behemoth that was the ducted fan and heatsink with integral heatpipes mounted on top of it. Whereas transistor sizes are measured in nanometres cooling systems can … Read More

CPU cooling, CFD, PC cooling

16 Sep, 2011

Nazita Saye

For the past few months I’ve been working behind the scenes on a very exciting project. I’ve been working with the good folks at the Aberdeen Group, a leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) industry consulting and research organization, to better understand the ROI of using simulation — specifically CFD. Of course as a leading developer of CFD software we inherently understand the value of

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CFD, ROI

5 Sep, 2011
Mechanical Analysis

Back to School

Posted by Nazita Saye

Nazita Saye Today is the first day of school in England. How do I know that? My first clue was the morning drive to work went back to 60 minutes. The second clue was the diversion/roadworks signs that popped up overnight as the city started tearing up roads in earnest again. The third and final clue was seeing lots of bleary-eyed kids in new school uniforms waiting to catch buses to school. Image courtesy of Microsoft … Read More

Pressure Drop, CFD

9 Aug, 2011

John Wilson Welcome to Part V of a multi-part series, where in this installment Travis takes a look at his lawn mower. One of my first jobs as a new home owner was to mow the lawn.  As it happens, we had a friend with a lawn mower that was no longer using it, so he gave it to us.  When I went to pick it up, he was using words like, 1992, and “never maintained”, so I knew it wasn’t going to be a super awesome lawn … Read More

lawn mower, CFD

4 Jul, 2011

Nazita Saye I don’t particularly care for airports. You rush to get to them. You rush thru check-in and push your way thru never-ending queues to go thru security and get the prerequisite pre-boarding massage (I seem to get pat downs as I go thru security a lot and even though I gladly submit to them I’m starting to think that they are a new service that the airlines provide and thus deserve a proper marketing … Read More

CFD, electromagnetic, Avionics, ROI, interference

26 May, 2011

John Wilson Welcome to Part IV of a multi-part series, where in this installment Travis continues the “virtual” look at his crawlspace. In the previous installment of “this old CFD house”, we started to peel back the veil on my crawlspace and its moisture issue.  I analyzed the problem as it is, and we made some enlightening findings.  First, really the only way air is getting into the crawlspace is … Read More

crawlspace, CFD, HVAC, FloVENT, humidity

19 May, 2011

John Wilson Welcome to Part III of a multi-part series, where in this installment Travis takes a “virtual” look at his crawlspace. For this next installment of “this old CFD house”, and really the entire reason I started this blog series, I’d like to take a look in my crawlspace. Now, from what I understand, Feng Shui says running water is good for wealth. Well the opposite is true when you have a … Read More

crawlspace, CFD, HVAC, FloVENT, humidity

6 Apr, 2011

Nazita Saye What a wonderful expression this is … putting feathers in our caps. I looked up the origins of this phrase and found that in the days gone by people used to put a new feather in the headgear of warriors for every enemy they defeated in battle. And the more feathers in the headdress, the more victories and the better the warrior. Our CFD battlefield is symbolic in nature but it exists nonetheless. And … Read More

Shortcut field, Bottleneck field, CFD, Award, EDN Hot 100, Design Engineer, Design News Golden Mousetrap

29 Mar, 2011

John Wilson Welcome to Part II of a multi-part series where, in this installment, Travis takes a look at a typical chimney. For this next installment of “this old CFD house”, I’d like to investigate another gremlin that was discovered during the inspection period of the house we are purchasing. This one related to the chimney. The current damper is rusted and hard to operate. According to the chimney expert we … Read More

Chimney, CFD, HVAC, efficiency, FloVENT

21 Mar, 2011

Nazita Saye As you may have already heard, our division works with Bromley Technologies – the team of engineering experts behind Olympic athletes Shelley Rudman and Kristan Bromley. They have together won the most medals for Great Britain this past season.  Last year when I first saw footage of Kristan racing, I was in awe. The speed, the motion, the action … it all requires nerves of steel.  If you’d like to watch/listen … Read More

CFD, aerodynamics

10 Mar, 2011
Mechanical Analysis

Blind Faith

Posted by Nazita Saye

Nazita Saye I’ve been on the road a lot lately. Aside from attending company meetings, I’ve been out meeting our customers. This is perhaps the most enjoyable part of my job – meeting engineers who’ve been using our products to solve real-life problems. In this day and age of tight budgets, we all have learned to do a lot remotely – we send email, speak on the phone, videoconference and watch demos via webex etc. … Read More

Design Engineer, CFD

23 Feb, 2011

Nazita Saye The CAD/CAM/CAE market has been fairly stable over the past few years – we get a merger to two every few years. But over the past couple of months we’ve seen a couple of acquisitions. While one acquisition in a quiet market is interesting, two may be the beginnings of a trend. So I thought we could look at the recent developments from the perspective of you – the end-user of technology — and how … Read More

CFD, CFdesign, Acusim, FloVENT

19 Feb, 2011

John Wilson

When I saw that Robin had written a blog about a beer fridge I thought he had beaten me to the punch. In my spare time I too have been using our CFD tools to analyze a beer fridge. The differences are I am using FloVENT  and my fridge is a self-service refrigerated showcase.  The story of the showcase is not complete but I want to provide the first installment. The idea of the open (self-service) refrigerated

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Refrigerated Display, CFD, Refrigerator, FloVENT

10 Feb, 2011

John Wilson I’d like to introduce my first guest blogger, Travis Mikjaniec. Travis is a colleague of mine who is entering the world of home ownership. Travis has questioned some of the recommendations from the various home inspectors. In a multi-part series Travis will debunk or otherwise quantify the value of the recommendations. Starting the process of buying a house is a daunting task.  Beyond all the … Read More

Duct Flow, CFD, FloVENT, HVAC

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