This Week in CFD

It’s Friday and time to get #NavierStoked. (I warned you that I’d steal that.) This week’s theme seems to be food with three food-specific CFD applications including the Application of the Week. (The other applications may be edible but not easily so.) And before delving into all the news, we begin with several articles about workplace culture, promoting STEM via social media, and gamification. Shown here is an illustration of an electron whirlpool, fluid-like behavior in electrons that could be used for future low-power computing. This is something that provides common ground for the Fidelity CFD team (fluids) and the traditional Cadence EDA folks (electrons). [Assuming they have the patience to help me understand the secret lives of electrons.]

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This Week in CFD

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in CFD. In addition to software releases, job openings, and event news we have articles about AI and ML, applications of CAE to music, Fortran (!?), and more. The image shown here isn’t CFD but rather an example of computer generated coolness called Symmetric Loops from Steven Dollins.

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This Week in CFD

It’s Friday and time to get #NavierStoked with the latest bits and bytes from the CFD world. I love all the event news and the return to in-person events (although even with plenty of precautions I didn’t love returning from my last conference with Covid Part II). As we move through the summer there are plenty of new software releases and good reading about the cloud, graphics tips, and more. Plus, this week’s selection of CFD applications is the most amazing and diverse ever documented by this blog including this image shown here that you’ll need to click through to discover exactly what it is (credit: Ricardo Yarza et al).

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I’m Michael Malone and This Is How I Mesh

Hi, I am Michael Malone and I am a Senior Principal Application Engineer in the CFD organization of Cadence.  I was born and raised in southern California and received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1985.  My first job after graduating was at Thiokol Corporation in Promontory Utah, one of the largest manufacturers of solid rocket motors.  Thiokol had just licensed a 3D CFD code called PHOENICS (Parabolic Hyperbolic Or Elliptic Numerical Integration Code Series) and I was given the task of learning how to use this code and apply it to the most urgent issue, which was the O-ring erosion on the Space Shuttle solid rocket boosters. 

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This Week in CFD

This roundup of CFD news and notes includes a lot of events and that’s a good thing that live events are back. Our friends at Nvidia wrote an article about CFD on GPUs that includes a lot of interesting info that you should probably see. It’s a couple years old but NASA’s video about CFD and HPC also deserves your time. And for the hard-core fluid dynamicists out there, the article about using deep learning to find singularities in solutions of the Euler equations should be right up your alley. I don’t know who needs to see this but here’s aerodynamics of a beaver.

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