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From Mars to Electric Cars

FieldView users are tackling all kinds of engineering challenges. Some are studying the aerodynamic performance of the Mars Ascent Vehicle, an essential part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. Others are finding innovative ways to make rotorcraft quieter and future automobiles more energy efficient.

From Mars to Electric Cars

FieldView users in Aerospace are involved with everything from the aerodynamics of commercial aircraft to solid rocket combustion to hypersonics.

The unique challenges posed by the Mars Ascent Vehicle gave researchers at The University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan, a chance to look at the effect of detail parts of the Mars Ascent Vehicle on aerodynamic performance.

Mars Ascent Vehicle

FieldView image courtesy of Kazuhisa Chiba, Ph.D.(Eng.), Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.


The future of transportation is on the minds of many FieldView users, from fuel cells and Urban Air Mobility to the fuel saving aerodynamics devices for your next car.

This animation compares the use of static vs. moving aero-dynamic devices to control vortex structures, which may lead to future development of real-time flow control for passenger cars.

FieldView animation courtesy of Dr. Ken-ichi Abe, Professor at the Department Aeronautics & Astronautics, Kyushu University

Tackling Large, Remote, Data

As always, large remote data is a challenge that FieldView users are tackling by connecting to remote HPC resources to run MPI parallel FieldView servers.

This animation depicts Mach contours from an implicit large-eddy simulation of a fluidic oscillator, which is an active flow control device with demonstrated effectiveness at flight-scale Reynolds numbers.

The simulation was run on the NASA Pleiades cluster using the NASA OVERFLOW solver.

FieldView animation courtesy of Hector Ortiz-Melendez, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee Knoxville.

We are proud that our users rely on FieldView to gain understanding of complex, challenging problems and then share their results, and we are excited to share them with you.

We’ve added a lot of amazing new video animations as well as gallery images to show how FieldView is being used today. Check out what our users are doing and let us know what you think. If you would like to have your images or animations showcased on this site, please let us know with an email to info@tecplot.com.