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The Merits of Mechanism Reduction

Published February 13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Now Available in HD

Published January 20
From the Toward Predictive Combustion blog series Years ago, on Black Friday no less, I remember coming home with my first High Definition Television. At that time there were only limited HD shows av...

The ABC’s of Limiting User-to-User Mesh Variations

Published October 1
We’ve all experienced it… The old “Our group in ‘pick your location’ is getting very different results from ours.” When it comes to CFD there have been numerous advances in the types of meshing techno...