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Jeff Waters interviews John Buchowski, VP of Product Management at Ciespace, about CFD in the cloud and more specifically the fact that Ciespace is a platform not a product. Some notable comments from John and Jeff:
- Software as a Service (SaaS) is the leading edge of a new way of delivering CAE applications.
- Ciespace has been developed from the ground-up to be a SaaS application that’s delivered natively in your web browser.
- OpenFOAM is the most widely used CFD solution behind only ANSYS and CD-adapco.
- Meshing is one of the roadblocks that prevents people from being successful with CFD.
- “Appification” of CAE is the way to get more engineers to benefit from the technology.
- Monica Schnitger provides some clarifying thoughts on software pricing versus delivery.
- The June/July issue of the International Journal of CFD is now online. (Registration required.)
- GrabCAD shares their thoughts on CAD file formats. (PDF)
- The Various Consequences blog tackles the issue of ITAR (international traffic in arms regulations) and export control as it pertains to two very specific cases. However, the article cites a public domain exemption from ITAR. And, if open-source is the same as public domain, the implications for software are interestingly inconsistent. In other words, it seems to imply you can export your open source CFD code to whomever you want but if you charge money for the same code you’ll be subject to export regulations. [I am not a lawyer, can't vouch for the veracity of what the blog post actually says, and probably am interpreting it incorrectly anyway.]
- Beta CAE scheduled their North American Open Meeting for 02 October 2013 in Plymouth, Michigan.
- A team of aerospace engineering graduate students from the University of Maryland won the American Helicopter Society’s student design competition with their Gamera II entry.
- The Vincent Lab at the Imperial tweeted the first example I’ve seen of 3D printing a 3D solution.
- Symscape published their newsletter for September 2013.
- CFDpaper.com is running a brief survey to learn more about what CFD solvers everyone is using.
- Someone’s hiring mesh generation software engineers all over the USA.
- Long, but well worth reading: Questions Decision Makers Should Ask About Computer Simulations
- What would you display on the 250 million pixels of NASA’s Hyperwall 2? (And do you know the source of the rotor simulation and visualization?)
What Do Exploding Flowers Have To Do With CFD?
Nothing at all. But I was tired of getting scooped by FYFD and figured this was a unique and cool thing so show. So, if you freeze flora in liquid nitrogen and then blast them with a jet of air (perhaps that’s the fluid dynamics tie-in) they explode and make for nice photographs. This is Martin Klimas’ Rapid Bloom.
OK, here’s some CFD. Neatorama writes about reading textbooks for pleasure and specifically cites Ferziger and Peric’s Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics. Duh, doesn’t everyone do this?