The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in engineering applications generates tremendous amounts of data. We will be offering a set of newly developed FEMZIP data compression tools specialized for CFD data. The first data format to be supported will be CEI's EnSight Gold format. Further products for CD-Adapco's StarCD and the native OpenFOAM format are currently in development.
Usually, CFD results stored in the EnSight Gold format can be reduced by a factor between 5 and 10 depending on the simulation type. Output data from wind tunnel simulations can usually be compressed by a factor of over 5 for steady-state problems, whereas factors around 7-8 are achieved in the transient case.