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:
- 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.
- 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?]
- From the GPU Technology Conference 2014 comes this keynote demonstration of simultaneous physics simulation and graphics processing, some in real-time.
- Prof. Lorena Barba spoke on computational thinking and learning at SciPy 2014.
- Caterpillar, Argonne National Lab, and Convergent Science are collaborating on computational simulation of diesel engine performance and emissions.
- Via this tweet (with image) we see that mesh generation is coming to Mathematica 10.
- New book: Image-Based Geometric Modeling and Mesh Generation
- ANSYS shared their thoughts on the ROI of CFD.
- MSC Software’s Aerospace and Defense Industry User Meeting will be held 17 Sep 2014 in Newport Beach, CA.
- Femap v11.1.2 is now available.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v15.1.1.
- There’s a new version of Mesh2Surface for Rhino.
- CD-adapco announced the release of STAR-CD v4.22 with improved physical modeling and preprocessing.
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.
Bonus: Download and print your own jet engine!