This Week in CFD

The CFD news often arrives too quickly to share it all in a timely manner. Included this week is an interesting backgrounder on AI in CFD and another excellent read about color maps and why the rainbow color map isn’t your best choice. (Recommend we all re-read Tufte’s books.) For lovers of free things there’s a list of free 3D geometry modeling software. And the application of the week is something completely wonderful. Shown here is a fan simulation computed with OMNIS.

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This Week in CFD

Welcome to another adventure in curated CFD news, curated being a fancy word for “whatever I find interesting.” Lots of hypersonics this week, lots of built environment applications this week, and a couple of cool animations. And toward the end there’s an article about CAD files that I’d like to read your comments about (about which I’d like to read your comments). Shown here is a mesh you really want to get right – nuclear reactor rod bundles.

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This Week in CFD

This week’s compilation of CFD news begins with a must-read article on how to choose colors properly when visualizing data. AI comes up twice this week as does Fortran which makes one wonder whether anyone’s programming AI in Fortran. There’s a hybrid event coming this November which is a great sign that we’ll get back to in-person conferences soon. If you’re a student seeking a scholarship to attend AIAA Aviation this August (online), their Diversity Scholars Program is accepting applications until the end of May. Of course there’s the whole suite of CFD applications for planes, trains, and automobiles. Shown here is a classic structured grid generated using Pointwise’s predecessor for an F-16.

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This Week in CFD

This Week in CFD reached convergence long before I had exhausted the two-week backlog of news. With baseball season underway here in the US, fans will enjoy the case study describing how high-fidelity CFD can predict the trajectory of various types of pitches. There’s a great “must read” article comparing work in academia with work in a national lab. And there’s a wee bit of Pointwise news had you missed it yesterday. Shown here is a generatively-design duct tongue profusion from an article about the use of of advanced CAE technology to cool inkjet print heads and other electronic components. [Duck Tongue Profusion would be a great name for a rock band.]

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This Week in CFD

It’s a good Friday for the latest roundup of CFD flotsam and jetsam from the ocean that is the internet. [Making this the Great CFD Garbage Gyre?] We use the marine theme because, for unexplained reasons, there are a lot of marine applications this week. The folks at Resolved Analytics are featured twice: once for their previous series on comparing CFD codes and again for a new article on the top 40 CFD consultancies around the world. And the application of the week is certain to quench your thirst for unique uses of CFD. Shown here is a teaser for one of my favorite webinars: Automated Meshing and Adaptive Re-meshing at Bombardier. Check it out at the link inside.

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