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Mark Decker

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Convection, Convection, which Convection?

Posted by Mark Decker on Nov 19, 2018 8:56:00 AM

When performing conjugate heat transfer simulations with CFD software, it is important to understand upfront, what kind of convection the application may be subjected to.  The convection type may influence the creation of the fluid domain, selection of boundary conditions and solver settings to optimize accuracy and minimize run time.

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Topics: CFD

"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: Simulation, CFD

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