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Mark Decker

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"How to Survive" with CFD

Posted by Mark Decker on Sep 21, 2018 3:00:00 PM

I have been catching up on episodes of The Last Alaskans and unlike other reality shows, the only drama in this one is man’s struggle to survive in a very hostile environment.  I was impressed with how they stay in small cabins during the winter (the camera crew stays in tents) when the temperatures get down to -30F and even lower.

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Topics: CFD, Simulation

Pythons in CFD?

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 31, 2018 1:30:00 PM

No, I am not referring to the invasive species of snake that is currently wreaking havoc in the Everglades of southern Florida.  Rather, the focus of this post is the popular scripting language known as Python.

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Topics: Simulation

Validating CFD Simulation – Part 1

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 31, 2017 8:25:32 AM

Note: This is Part 1 of a continuing series to give the subject of CFD validation comprehensive coverage.  Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for subsequent installments.

As simulation consultants, CFD software is one of the primary tools of our trade.  As with any tool, we benchmark the software on a regular basis against reliable test data.  Of course, software vendors do the same thing with each new release or update, so why bother with our own testing? 

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Topics: Simulation, CFD