Well, I took liberty to look at source o žyour page, and I must say this iswide different ftom CGI I was using before.I only noticed that IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 was mentioned but not IE 9. Attachmebts keep disapearing at click od POST button....Anyhow also Reply on email fom email@example.com produce wib address istead of email address and reply cannot be delivered. I replies on firstname.lastname@example.org but perhaps nobody checks emails received there.............Please copntact me on email@example.com so I could finaly send You tat .jpeg files and a .stl file also............
Falcon is an amazing program, but it has one huge mistake counts only force Fd = (Fx) and count Fy (pressure-buoyancy) is not. Also the side force Fz not.
You can email the images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been using WIndows 7 with IE 8 for my testing. I had IE 9 but reverted back to IE 8 when I had problems with several web sites -- one of which was TypePad.com which I use to blog every day.
Hi Marek and Henrik
Appreciate the thoughts. The current version of Falcon does not report lift (as I believe you alluded to) but this is only a limitation in the UI. The underlying calculation method is accounting for the physics, it's just that the lift numbers are not explicitly reported. That is good feedback though. Falcon does not model objects that move inside the air domain (rotating or otherwise) so using it for wind turbine design is probably a bit beyond what it is really intended for. Maybe parts of it could be modeled in isolation.
On the whole, Falcon is a labs project designed to simulate common wind tunnel test setups with airflow over fixed objects. It is geometry-tolerant, easy to use, fast, and provides rich, interactive visuals compared to many other CFD tools. Those are its main strengths and are likely the areas where it provides the most value. If you are willing to trade away some of this in favor of being able to model moving parts, buoyancy-driven flows, simultaneous reporting of pressure, velocity, and other quantities, etc then a full featured CFD tool may better suit your needs. There are lots out there but in the Autodesk realm today Simulation 360 would be the one to check out..
I installed CHROME so I would see if iz is IE 9 tespobsible for my problems........
Still I canot select more than one file at time
Everytime i fire the mesh up to 200% it just crashes... It kinda has to be cuddled with to start working. It seems like the CPU gets too much work initialy and if its able to get starting it will work fine. where that limit is you never know.
Intel i7-3930K 3.2GHz - 6 six core
Another thing i very much dislike is the removal of the ability to direct the flow indicator stuff.
Like i do here:
Another thing i would like is a map who shows colors upon the body in X and Y direction (drag and Downforce)
Just like inventor has.
I did not suceed to make AVI files at all and most of controls did not worked. Now new version do not work at all, all I noticed is that CPU for 100% bussy. I deinstalled IE9 thinking this would help but it did not. Now seeinh Your recoutces, I think my 8 GBy is meahre, specially since my 512MBy graphic card is sharing 3.5 GBy of RAM too.
There was also big difference in qualty od flow lines, surely for same reason of insufficient GRAM.....
Mr. Scott, please publish minimal and reccommended requirement of system for FALCON, would You?
Appreciate the feedback guys. A few comments on the last 2 posts:
1) I am seeing the same thing with 200% resolution and 3D on the sample models. We weren't seeing that in other builds but can take a look at it. Thanks for the note on that.
2) Regarding "direct the flow indicator" I think you are referring to the flow line seed points? This is still available - look for the red grab handles when you have the bounding box controls turned on. You can get an idea of how it works in the most recent "promo" video on the Falcon page at 00:37.
3) Pressure mapping on surfaces is new in this version of Falcon - it is more than you could do before in the old version. I'm not sure what you are referring to with drag and downforce colors on the body "like in Inventor." Can you elaborate on that? You can still plot Cd and force as before.
4) System requirements are posted on the main Falcon page where you downloaded the software. I do not know why you had trouble with the installation on your system but suspect it has to do more with your graphics card, drivers, and settings than your web browsers.
5) Any specifics on what can be improved in the flow lines?
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