This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news is “just the facts” and no games. I’m hoping to get some comments about whether simulation is a “risk-free space” and your wrong beliefs about meshing. Emerging technologies is an inadvertent subtheme in this edition which provides something for everyone to debate. And there’s a good number of CFD jobs out there so I’m hoping someone who loves CFD and mesh generation will be intrigued by our Account Technical Executive position (think tech sales). Shown here is a screen capture of a video from FieldView CFD showing Mach 1.4 cavity flow.

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This Week in CFD

This week of CFD news slowly slides into the weekend with this edition which begins with a fantastic article about wind tunnel testing (not CFD!). Lots of event news in which we see things straddling the line between in-person and online. You should read the opinion piece from Aviation Week about the future of computational modeling. And don’t blame me if you get trapped fiddling with the in-browser fluid simulation. Shown here is one image from the paper Improving CFD Prediction of Drag on Paralympic Tandem Athletes.

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I’m Marc Tombroff and This Is How I Mesh

Hi, I’m Marc Tombroff and I’m a VP Research & Development CFD at Cadence. I am an engineer and since my time at the engineering school I have always been impressed by the technology, its innovation drivers with the feeling that life would be fun if one could spend lifetime and work with researchers and creative people.

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news includes a wonderful video recording of a presentation on CFD at Imperial College which I highly recommend as your dose of CFD history. There’s a reminder of things happening over at the Cadence CFD blog (that we hope you’ll subscribe to in addition to this one.) We also includes lots of bikes, motorized and otherwise. If you prefer your vehicles with four wheels, shown here is a simulation of a vehicle wading through water as simulated in PreonLab v5.0.

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This Week in CFD

Unlike this sentence, this week’s collection of CFD news and notes is brief, terse, truncated, short, concise, and succinct. But we still find time to include two articles about CFD and the summer Olympics, plenty of job openings, and financial news from the CFD biz that indicates things are looking up economically. A bumblebee can fly even though its name implies that it bumbles. A butterfly flies but isn’t made of butter. But never mind all that. What’s important is that researchers are studying the aerodynamics and propulsion of butterfly flight (butterflight?) as shown here.

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