3D CFD simulation of a dog's nose
"We are trying to figure out what specifically makes dogs so efficient in this area," says Craven. He has been analyzing the internal aerodynamics and transport phenomena in the canine nose using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Large parallel simulations on high-performance computers at Penn State with AcuSolve (ACUSIM Software, Inc.) CFD software yield terabytes of data. One challenge has been the inability of visualization software to handle the very large models required for this study.
Image from Brent Craven, a researcher with the Gas Dynamics Lab and the Applied Research Lab at Penn State University. Craven and his team, which includes Drs. Gary Settles and Eric Paterson of the Mechanical Engineering Department
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