Do Reindeer Really Know How to Fly?
As 2016 comes to a close and we reflect on what has been a momentous year for Resolved Analytics, we are so grateful for all of our new acquaintances and all of our awesome customers. Whether you have loved or hated 2016, we wish all of our blog readers a joyous holiday season and wonderful new year.
To help everyone get into the holiday spirit, we took a little extra time last week to see if Santa's reindeer really know how to fly. To help unravel the mystery we performed a not-so-very-rigorous Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based engineering analysis of a fully-coupled reindeer-sled system. A snippet from our research is shown below. Those interested might be able to pick up on a few techniques in post-processing Autodesk CFD simulation results.
In this section, we’re discussing software packages that strive to be comprehensive, multi-physics tools but, in our opinion, fall just a little short in some respect. There are many available CFD software packages that could be described as semi-comprehensive, and we couldn’t possible review them all and still get any real work done. So here, we are focusing on three software packages in this category based on their large user base and/or their potential to become comprehensive: COMSOL Multiphysics, CONVERGE CFD, and Numeca OMNIS.
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What Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software package is right for you? We take you through a pros-and-cons style comparison of the most popular CFD software on the market. Featuring SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Autodesk CFD, Discovery Live, Open-FOAM, COMSOL, CONVERGE CFD, STAR-CCM+, Fluent and many more.
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