Computational Fluid Dynamics Co-processing for Unsteady Visualization

Period of Performance: 10/11/2007 - 04/30/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Computational Engineering Intl, Inc.
2166 N. Salem Street, Suite 101
Apex, NC 27523
Principal Investigator


This research aims first to evaluate current techniques to extract visual information for a large unsteady rotorcraft CFD simulation. Next, the same operations will be performed in parallel using the same CFD data, decomposed on a modern cluster computer. Then, Python-based scripting will be employed to automate these operations. Lastly, co-processing of the same simulation, linking the visualization system to the CFD code through a custom API, will be demonstrated, permitting simultaneous computation and automated co-visualization without archival of intermediate results. All aspects will be of prototype in nature and not suitable for general-purpose application in a commercial software product.