This Week in CFD

All The News – 2 Weeks Worth

  • Tecplot announced the release of Tecplot 360 EX with new technology they call SZL which promises 92% less memory usage and a 9.6x speed-up over previous versions. In addition, the software’s UI has been redone using Qt.
  • News from Intelligent Light:
    • Yves-Marie Lefebvre has been named FieldView Product Chief.
    • The company is working on EPISODE, a new tool for managing multitudinous large datasets.
  • Best of the visualization web for May 2014.
  • Sandia’s S3D direct numerical simulation software imposes serious challenges on postprocessing.
  • Desktop Engineering’s Kenneth Wong wrote one of the best overviews of simulation in the cloud I’ve read so far. [Paradoxically, reading it made me think that the more automated a solution is, the smarter the user has to be.]
  • Mr. Wong is on a roll: here he writes about why CAD interoperability remains a problem.
Composite image of CFD visualization from Tecplot 360 EX. Image from Tecplot.

Composite image of CFD visualization from Tecplot 360 EX. Image from Tecplot.

  • From International Science Grid This Week comes a photo essay on immersive environments. [If any of you regularly use a tool like this to investigate your CFD data sets, please comment on this post and tell us how useful it is.]
  • Simscale has open positions for computer scientists and mechanical engineers.
  • Flow Science was one of 10 firms awarded a grant from the Venture Acceleration Fund.
  • If you use the DAFUL multi-body dynamics software you might be interested in use of EnSight to visualize its results.
  • CFD helps design a new dredge ball joint.
  • CFD considers whether natural ventilation is sufficient to maintain comfort inside a building.
  • ESI announced the agenda for day 1 of 3 for their 2nd OpenFOAM User Conference 2014.
  • TheFDS-SMV (Fire Dynamics Simulator &Smokeview Visualizer) developers have a two questions for their users.
    • What’s the future of parallel processing using MPI?
    • What’s the future of 32-bit builds? [I'm interested in this also. Building Pointwise for both 32-bit and 64-bit is excessive in light of my opinion that the vast majority of people use the 64-bit builds. How might people react if we stopped delivering 32-bit builds?]
Example of the use of simulation to design offshore platforms. Image from International Science Grid This Week. Click image for article.

Example of the use of simulation to design offshore platforms. Image from International Science Grid This Week. Click image for article.

Music to Mesh via Math

We know how music sounds. But what does it look like?

When Texas A&M’s Prof. Tim Davis isn’t developing algorithms and programs used in MATLAB and Google Street View he develops algorithms involving force-directed graph visualization and other technologies to convert sound into sight.

Here’s New Order’s Blue Monday visualized with each note as a line and each tone as a color. For more examples of Prof. Davis’ work and details about how it’s done visit his website at notesartstudio.com.

New Order's Blue Monday is visualized in mesh-like form by Texas A&M computer science professor Tim Davis. Image from notesartstudio.com with permission.

New Order’s Blue Monday is visualized in mesh-like form by Texas A&M computer science professor Tim Davis. Image from notesartstudio.com with permission.

Bonus: Download and print your own jet engine!

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One Response to This Week in CFD

  1. immparts says:

    Don’t know what month this article is from but the comment will be the same about the cloud. I simply do not trust the cloud. For so many reasons. First security. There is no real security on the cloud, period. Second, financial distress and you lose your data, not being able to pay for its retrieval. Third, the courts. Any judge can block you from your technical data without leaving you any way to access your data. Fourth, think bankruptcy, lawsuit, patent infringement, and so many other possibilities. So, fee for service is the operable method, how high, how fixed are the rates. Then there is the stability of the cloud. Suppose the operator goes out of business, who can then have access to your data. Probably not you. I’ll still take a CD, or the like, for permanent storage over which I’ll have total control.

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