EZXY Plotter

Integrated Plotting Utility

EZXY®, the plotter for CRTech's Thermal Desktop® and SINDA/FLUINT, allows the user to produce X-Y plots of data contained in either SINDA/FLUINT Compressed Solution Results (CSR) folders, SAVE files, or in databases produced by RadCAD®. Formatted text files may also be used as input files.

Charts can be created and saved as individual plot files or as part of a plot set, which is a group of charts which can be refreshed and exported as a group. The information displayed in each chart is controlled by a collection of associated input files. Each plot file may use multiple input files, allowing results to be combined onto a single chart (e.g. to compare different runs, compare test data with predictions. or map heating rates to temperature results). Upon reopening a saved chart, the chart can be updated through the regenerate or refresh commands to reflect any changes that have been made to the associated input files since the chart was last saved.

Charts can be exported as graphic files or the data itself can be exported as text files such as comma- or tab-separated files. When using plot sets, several plots can be exported simultaneously.

Choking and High-speed Flow

Tuesday December 17th, 2pm MST

When flow velocities get big, things gets interesting. Above Mach=0.1, the bulk fluid "sees" a wall that is warmer than the structural temperature due to deceleration within the boundary layer. Above Mach=0.3, kinetic energy changes cease to be negligible. And of course, nothing moves faster than Mach=1.0 for internal flow. When you also add in changes in flow area, or changes in phase ... well, let's just say that doesn't simplify anything.

This webinar will introduce you to the phenomena involved, with a focus on the FloCAD modeling parameters available and their associated correlations and assumptions.

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Turbomachinery and Rotating Passages (Secondary Flows)

Thursday December 19th, 2pm MST

Are turbomachines a component in your system, and you'd like to treat them as a "black box"?

Or are they the focus of your work, and the cycle is just a boundary condition to you?

Either way, this webinar will have something to offer you. Each type of turbomachine will be covered: pumps and fans, positive and variable displacement compressors, and turbines (whether gas or hydraulic). Methods for modeling systems like turbochargers and turbopumps will be introduced. Tools for handling spinning flow passages and rotating cavities will be presented.

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Starting in 2020, we will begin offering Introduction to Thermal Desktop and Introduction to RadCAD as either in-person training or online training, alternating between online and in-person every three months. The training uses lectures and demonstrations to introduce you to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage. Hands-on tutorials provide practice building models and interpreting results (tutorials are completed by students outside of the online class time).
The next training class will be an online format in January 2020:
  • Introduction to Thermal Desktop (and SINDA) - A three-part series on January 14, 16, and 21 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
  • Introduction to RadCAD - January 23 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
For up-to-date schedules, fees, and policies, visit our Product Training page. To register for the class above, complete our registration form and select "Online" for the Training Format.
If you are interested in product training for your company based on your schedule, please contact us to obtain a quote for training between 8-12 attendees. We can come to your facility or the lectures can be presented online. Descriptions of the available classes can be found in our course catalog.
To keep up with our training opportunities, take a look at our new Events and Training Calendar.