The most spectacular post of the week is ANSYS’ announcement of the winners of their annual hall of fame competition. You really need to check out the fantastic simulations submitted by the winners and finalists. There are also a lot of conference announcements (perhaps normal for the beginning of the year) and 3D printing and scientific visualization news. Regarding the latter, the image to the right is a tribute to Pantone’s color of the year for 2020: Classic Blue. Continue reading
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The CFD world must be off to a slow start this year as evidenced by the relatively low number of news items in this week’s roundup. But there are two talks worth listening to. The first is by Donald Knuth on the art of programming and the second is by Patrick Winston on giving a presentation. Shown here are contours of the Q-criterion colored by Mach number around NASA’s CRM as computed by an LES method on a mesh of polynomial degree 3.
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Tagged Beta CAE, fluids, high order, jobs, LES, OpenCFD, OpenFOAM, Pointwise, SimScale
My fascination for fluid flow began around three decades ago. I always loved water sports as a child and competed in both sailing and swimming. In order to become a better sportsman, you have to practice, understand, and optimize your interaction with the water, something that has fascinated me ever since.
I studied applied physics at the Technical University in Eindhoven the Netherlands and graduated with a focus on turbulence and vortex dynamics. Following graduation, I went to work for CelSian, a company focused on supporting the glass industry by improving their manufacturing processes. Continue reading
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The AIAA CFD 2030 Integration Committee will be present at AIAA SciTech in Orlando so be certain to participate in what promise to be some very valuable events. Continue reading
For a good time at AIAA SciTech next month, look no further than the reception we’re co-hosting with our friends at Tecplot and FieldView. Oh – we’ll be presenting technical work too.
December is a popular month for software releases judging by the number of announcements in this week’s post. There’s also an article about the use of CFD to study respiration in reptiles. The image shown here is from an article announcing a mathematical proof of a fundamental law of turbulence that you’ll probably want to read.
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Are you a student majoring in engineering, computer science, math, or physics? Do you like computational fluid dynamics and mesh generation? Have you started thinking about how you’ll spend next summer? Are you home for winter break with free time to update your resume? Enough with the questions. You might want to apply for one of Pointwise’s summer 2020 internships. Continue reading