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Convergent Science: Not Just Your CFD Vendor, Your CFD Partner

Published October 25, 2017
When you purchase software, there are often many resources to bring you up to speed on its use and application for your industry—manuals, online tutorials, YouTube videos. How often, though, will the...

Aircraft Cabin CFD: Improving Safety and Comfort

Published October 16, 2017
You hauled your heavy bag through the airport, stood in the molasses-slow airport security line, reached your gate just before boarding ends, and rushed aboard. Now, after you’ve crammed your carry-on...

A Bidirectional Spray Modeling Approach: Eulerian-Lagrangian Spray Atomization in CONVERGE 2.4

Published August 31, 2017
In CONVERGE, the standard technique for modeling sprays (such as for liquid fuel injection) employs an Eulerian approach for the continuous fluid domain and a Lagrangian approach for the spray parcels...

Paint Bake Oven CFD

Published August 10, 2017
If you have experience with legacy CFD codes, and have ended up stuck with the task of grid generation, you probably have a laundry list of case setup grievances. I’ll tell you my list: a wide range o...

HCCI Engine Optimization with CONVERGE CFD

Published August 9, 2017
Just this week, Mazda Motor Corporation announced plans to introduce a gasoline compression ignition engine technology deemed SKYACTIV-X into commercial production engines in 2019. Mazda claims that t...

Optimizing a Reduced Reaction Mechanism

Published July 24, 2017
When I cook, it’s typically Indian cuisine and I use about 30 ingredients. I recently got into minimalist baking, and while it’s relatively straightforward to reduce a nine-ingredient macaroon to five...

With Great Power Comes Great Training

Published June 27, 2017
Paint sprayers, nail guns, jackhammers, spreadsheets—whether you want to paint a fence, install a roof, remove a sidewalk, or discover correlations in an enormous data set, these powerful tools can he...

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...