Monthly Archives: August 2011

This Week in CFD

STAR Global 2012 – Call for Papers CD-adapco has issued a call for papers for their STAR Global Conference 2012 to be held in The Netherlands on 21-22 March 2012.  They are seeking “success stories” from users of their STAR-CCM+, … Continue reading

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8 Questions with Carl Ollivier-Gooch

Carl Ollivier-Gooch is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of British Columbia. He’s the resident computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and meshing algorithm development guy (discounting some CS visualization types, who have very different meshing goals). In … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

SGI Acquired OpenCFD The biggest CFD news this week was the announcement that SGI had completed their acquisition of OpenCFD, a developer of the OpenFOAM open-source CFD code. In their announcement SGI’s CEO is quoted as saying the acquisition allows … Continue reading

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Seeking CFD Papers for Chemical Engineering Journal The International Journal of Chemical Engineering is seeking papers and review articles on “advancement in CFD modeling and its predictive power for the flows with complex physics.”  Manuscripts are due for this issue … Continue reading

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As It Turns Out, You Can Win an Award for Fantastic Grids

This is Ruth, one of our three characters who really needs to change her perception of meshing.  She thinks that nobody wins awards for generating fantastic grids. As it turns out, you can win an award for generating fantastic grids.  … Continue reading

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8 Ways in Which Meshing Differs From Politics

At a time when the antics in Washington are on everyone’s mind, it strikes me that we should be grateful that mesh generation has nothing in common with politics. There’s no partisanship in meshing. CFD practitioners don’t blindly adhere to … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Autodesk Simulation CFD Released Autodesk announced the release of Autodesk Simulation CFD, built upon the CFD capabilities of recently acquired Blue Ridge Numerics.  (A notice at Blue Ridge’s cfdesign.com states “CFdesign is Now Autodesk Simulation CFD.) This latest release features … Continue reading

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