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Old 09-09-2020, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS

From: Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications, Robert L. Daugherty, and Joseph B. Franzini, pages 184- 189.
' a mathematical technique making use of the study of dimensions, making use of the study of dimensions, related to similitude, involving physical parameters that influence flow, and grouping these parameters in dimensionless combinations, allowing a better understanding of flow phenomena to be made possible.... particularly helpful in experimental work because it provides a guide to those things that significantly influence the phenomena.... indicating the direction in which experimental work should go.'

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a mathematical technique [making use of the study of dimensions], [making use of the study of dimensions], related to similitude, involving physical parameters
Could use an editor. Who would ask that the name of the technique be included with first mention.

Behold the power or Monte Carlo processing:
Analysis of complex geometric models made simple
Monte Carlo method dispenses with troublesome meshes
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"Building meshes is a minefield of possible errors," said Sawhney, the lead author. "If just one element is distorted, it can throw off the entire computation. Eliminating the need for meshes is pretty huge for a lot of industries."

Meshing was also a tough problem for filmmakers trying to create photorealistic animations in the 1990s. Not only was meshing laborious and slow, but the results didn't look natural. Their solution was to add randomness to the process by simulating light rays that could bounce around a scene. The result was beautifully realistic lighting, rather than flat-looking surfaces and blocky shadows.

Likewise, Crane and Sawhney have embraced randomness in geometric analysis. They aren't bouncing light rays through structures, but they are using Monte Carlo methods to imagine how particles, fluids or heat randomly interact and move through space. First developed in the 1940s and 1950s for the U.S. nuclear weapons program, Monte Carlo methods are a class of algorithms that use randomness in an ordered way to produce numerical results.

Crane and Sawhney's work revives a little-used "walk on spheres" algorithm * that makes it possible to simulate a particle's long, random walk through a space without determining each twist and turn. Instead, they calculate the size of the largest empty space around the particle -- in the lung, for instance, that would be the width of a bronchial tube -- and make that the diameter of each sphere. The program can then just jump from one random point on each sphere to the next to simulate the random walk.

While it might take a day just to build a mesh of a geometric space, the CMU approach allows users to get a rough preview of the solution in just a few seconds. This preview can then be refined by taking more and more random walks.

"That means one doesn't have to sit around, waiting for the analysis to be completed to get the final answer," Sawhney said. "Instead, the analysis is incremental, providing engineers with immediate feedback. This translates into more time doing and less time banging one's head against the wall trying to understand why the analysis isn't working."
*Shades of Bucky Fuller's Synergetic geometry.
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I presented it verbatim, so as not to introduce any infidelity.
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Wasn't directed at you, but at Robert L. Daugherty, and Joseph B. Franzini.

What did you think about meshless shapes?
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Wasn't directed at you, but at Robert L. Daugherty, and Joseph B. Franzini.

What did you think about meshless shapes?
AUTOMOBILE Magazine has been presenting synthetic images,created by the data clouds of concept cars, used to create all the tooling for the production of show cars, or production vehicles.
They cannot be distinguished from high-resolution photographs of a 'real' vehicle. It's absolutely amazing!
At some point, they'll just multi-media, 3-D print a show car, without tooling.
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The other half was '3D print a show car'.


https://3dprint.com/185878/3i-print-vw-caddy-front-end/

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The design also integrated several functions involving heat management, passive safety, and fluids storage directly into the structure of the organic, load-driven front end. Both active and passive cooling were implemented, and the heat and cooling management was a great example of how additive manufacturing allows for fewer components and a more lightweight construction.
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This is absolutely transformative technology! Disruptive to the max! I love it!

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