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Predictive CFD Applied–Progress in Gas Turbine Modeling

Published May 22, 2017
At Convergent Science, we got our start modeling internal combustion engines. Naturally, as we developed CONVERGE, we added tools and features with IC engine simulations in mind. But features like a d...

Steady-State Solver and Multiple Reference Frame Approach

Published April 26, 2017
One of CONVERGE’s strengths has always been providing accurate results for complex transient problems with moving geometry. With the introduction of new features in CONVERGE v2.4, this strength extend...

The Merits of Mechanism Reduction

Published February 13, 2017
Mount Everest grows about 4 mm a year1. Mostly, we accept that it’s 8850 m high. In this moving system, approximations help you get on with climbing the mountain rather than taking a tape measure to i...

Prediction or Postdiction? In CFD, the Prefix Matters

Published January 23, 2017
If you’ve been following my blog series Toward Predictive Combustion, you know that at Convergent Science we are passionate about predictions. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s obvious—you...

The Need for Detailed Soot Modeling in CFD

Published November 30, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has strict standards to control the emissions polluting the air. The latest tier 3 standards are set to start from 2017 and immediately requi...

Time-Savers in CONVERGE Studio

Published November 1, 2016
Local coordinates Modern fuel-injected engines are geometrically complex, and such complexity makes every aspect of computational analysis more challenging. You might have passed off CAD duty to a col...

Mathematical Acrobatics

Published August 31, 2016
The Swinging Sticks or Chaos Pendulum is the latest addition to the Convergent Science headquarters. This kinetic sculpture embodies the essence of what makes CONVERGE CFD software unique: we can effi...

No Mesh, No Mess: Repairing Dirty Surfaces with Polygonica

Published May 23, 2016
For CONVERGE CFD simulations, you do not have to generate a volume mesh. The robust and efficient automatic mesh generation algorithm in CONVERGE does the work for you, accelerating your CFD workflow....

Under Pressure: Relief from the Pain of Meshing for Pressure Relief Valve and Reciprocating Compressor Simulations

Published April 18, 2016
As we explore new applications for CONVERGE, we look for products in which the flow and motion might be problematic for other CFD programs to capture. In the past year, we found an application that sh...

A Call to Order

Published March 21, 2016
From the Toward Predictive Combustion blog series A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I wrote my last blog! Why has it taken me so long to blog again? Really there’s no excuse, but we at Conver...