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Posts tagged with 'Commercial CFD Industry'

17 Mar, 2010

Commercial CFD Starts Here ...

Posted by David Tatchell

David Tatchell The global commercial CFD industry can trace its origins to a small terraced shop in New Malden, a south-westerly suburb of London. It may sound like the birth of a retail empire, rather than a CAE business - but its pretty much true. Let me fill in some details.   While I was completing my PhD during 1971/2 (as in my earlier blogs “Beginning at the Beginning …”), two important things were happening … Read More

Commercial CFD Industry, History of CFD, CFD

30 Sep, 2009

Once a Petrolhead ...

Posted by David Tatchell

David Tatchell A bit of light relief a couple of weeks ago - I took my aging Porsche to the Goodwood race circuit for a Porsche Club Track Day. (For aficionados - she’s a 1990 911/964 Carrera 2 Targa - completely standard spec, but quite fast enough for me!)   Track days are great fun - a chance to drive your car in ways that would not be prudent, or legal, on the public roads - and to begin to get a feel for what … Read More

Commercial CFD Industry, Design Oriented CFD, Automotive Applications of CFD

21 Sep, 2009

David Tatchell I should add a word or two to my previous blog - “CFD … Or Not CFD”.   What does all this mean for the CFD itself? Does the self-perception at Flomerics that “we are not a CFD company” mean that the CFD itself is less important or gets less attention? Absolutely not! Actually the opposite is the case. One of our fundamental requirements has always been that the software can be used effectively by … Read More

History of CFD, Commercial CFD Industry

8 Sep, 2009

CFD ... Or Not CFD?

Posted by David Tatchell

David Tatchell I started off this series of blogs by claiming “40 years in CFD” - which is true. It’s therefore a little ironic that when we were setting up Flomerics 20 years or so ago, we made a point of emphasising to ourselves that “we are not a CFD company” - to the extent that, some years later, when we were included in industry rankings of CFD companies, we weren’t sure whether to be pleased at a favourable … Read More

History of CFD, Commercial CFD Industry

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