Survey on Workstations for Meshing

survey-checks-cropComputers are always evolving. Deskside machines get replaced by desktop machines get replaced by laptops get replaced by tablets. CPUs get faster, memory gets bigger, and new technology like GPUs gets introduced. New operating systems burst onto the scene and while others wane in popularity. And for CFD, graphics libraries and their implementations have a great impact on your experience and productivity as a user.
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This Week in CFD

ImaginingScience_Jin_SM-300x234Shown here is Meshed Grains, winner of the Art of Science contest at SUNY Binghamton. It’s an image of meshed grains of polycrystalline materials. The grains can be non-uniform in size and randomly distributed. Each grain is meshed using quadratic triangular grain elements. I weep because an image this cool needs to be published in a size bigger than 300 pixels wide.  Did I just waste the entire preamble talking about mesh art?  Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

RevSlider_Knacke_Diss_30P30NThis week’s CFD news includes a survey to take on simulation in the cloud and a good article faceted geometry models for 3-D printing (and the rest of us). Fans of CFD history will enjoy the interview with John Swanson. Plus there’s all the usual software releases, events, and CFD applications. The image shown here illustrates some of the expertise of a new CFD company, Upstream CFD. Continue reading

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I’m Tom Martin and This Is How I Mesh

Two years after I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, mother moved me (one of the greatest sons Kentucky lost) and my older brother to Tuscon, Arizona. After a few years there, we then moved to southern California for a couple of years. Then, my family and I moved to the great state of Texas. As I kid I wanted to play for the L.A. Dodgers, be a fighter pilot, and astronaut (all at the same time) when I grew up. Things didn’t quite work out the way I planned, but they worked out fine nonetheless. I grew up in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, and attended Stephen F. Austin there as well. I have always enjoyed learning new things, meeting people, and learning more about them, so I guess you could say that sales was in my future.

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SAE International 2019 World Congress Experience and the Proliferation of Design Optimization

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently hosted their automotive-centric 2019 World Congress Experience (WCX) April 9-11 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. This conference is the premier automotive technology event, providing a platform to acquire critical knowledge as well as share new ideas proliferating the rapidly changing automotive technology environment.

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This Week in CFD

boilingFor job seekers, four job openings are included in this week’s CFD news. There’s an interesting insight into why the cloud is more suited to simulation now than it’s ever been. And borrowing a great idea from the SC conference, what technical paper do you think has most deeply influenced CFD? Cast your vote in the comments after you read all the details. The image here is from an MIT article about simulating boiling. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Large_Eddy_Simulation_With_Adaptive_Mesh_RefinementThis week’s roundup of CFD news is full of even more things to read including the latest installment of a series comparing different CFD software and the latest from an NSF funded effort to create a new CFD software infrastructure. Then there’s reading about writing and writing about reading. It’s all very meta. The image shown here is a CONVERGE CFD result from Resolved Analytic’s comparison of semi-comprehensive CFD software. Continue reading

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