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AFT Blog

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Trey Walters

You gotta see this! New multi-scenario graphing and animation in AFT Impulse 8

Really? Another blog about features in AFT software? Yes, really. And there is a good reason for it. Because this new feature in AFT Impulse 8 will change your life. Well, it may not change your life, but it will forever change how you do your waterhammer analysis. I am talking about the new multi-scenario graphing and animation feature. This brand...
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Devin Rorabaugh

Applying Communication Time: Let’s Talk About Your Impulse Result/Event Relationships

 I have received questions from clients using AFT Impulse where they ask something like "I closed this valve. Why is the maximum pressure spike way over there and not at the valve?" This comes from years of developing a "common sense" adapted to steady-state flow. With steady flow, a change between states of equilibrium has a local effect that...
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Trey Walters

Who Cares About the Surge in "Funny" Fluids?

Well, it turns out lots of people. My first experience with "funny fluids" was in graduate school. One of my fluids professors had recently completed his doctoral thesis on funny fluids also known as non-Newtonian fluids. I got to see some of his graduate students do some crazy experiments with polymer additives to otherwise boring Newtonian fluids. Funny, non-Newtonian fluids are often broken into two categories:  Homogeneous fluids which encompasses non-settling slurries where the fluid and solids behave in an aggregate, homogeneous mannerHeterogeneous fluids which encompasses settling slurries where the fluid and solids behave somewhat independently The applications where non-Newtonian fluid behavior...
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Trey Walters

Why You Should Care About AFT's New User Groups

Do you ever wonder who the people are behind AFT? Do you wonder what our plans are for the future of our software products? Do you ever wish you could talk directly to AFT staff and communicate new features you would like to see? Do you ever wonder who else uses our products in the geographic region around you? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may want to look into attending an AFT User Group meeting. Last October we held our first User Group meeting in Houston. We had 24 attendees. The consensus was that there was a desire...
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