Monthly Archives: June 2011

This Week in CFD

FieldView 13 Launched Intelligent Light announced the launch of FieldView 13, their CFD postprocessor and visualization software.  IL claims performance improvements of between 10 and 100 times including 2-40 times when running interactively. FieldView 13 launch page at smartcfd.com OpenFOAM … Continue reading

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8 Questions with Penn State’s Ralph Noack – From CFD to Craft Beer

Today’s interview is with Dr. Ralph Noack, a senior Research Associate in the Computational Methods Development Department at the Applied Research Laboratory of The Pennsylvania State University.  Ralph and I were coworkers for about three years in the early 1990s … Continue reading

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The Wind Tunnel That Helped Win World War II

The Atlantic magazine has a nice article about the history of the NASA Langley Full Scale Wind Tunnel, including some pictures from the Library of Congress of the tunnel’s construction and some historic aircraft tested there. Some impressive statistics on … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Intelligent Light Uses Cloud for CFD Post-processing Intelligent Light’s FieldView software for CFD post-processing includes cloud computing capabilities that allow massive datasets to be processed remotely with results displayed on an engineer’s desktop workstation.  Datasets exceeding 1 TB are impractical … Continue reading

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Summer in Fort Worth is Great for Learning Pointwise

One seat remains open for the Pointwise training course here in Fort Worth on 12-14 July.  Now’s your chance to register and lock-in the opportunity to learn all about using Pointwise for CFD mesh generation. Triple digit temperatures have already … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

No More All-CFD for Virgin Racing Virgin Racing’s all-CFD approach to Formula 1 race car design was noble, but their lack of success has been notorious.  After two years of troubles, the team first parted ways with technical director Nick … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

CFD at P&G An engineering section head for modeling and simulation at Proctor & Gamble gave the keynote presentation at the NAFEMS World Congress in Boston.  While the oft-quoted tale of CFD for a potato chip was repeated, P&G’s unique … Continue reading

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