Monthly Archives: December 2011

This Week in CFD

Shimada Named 1st International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Dr. Kenji Shimada, founder of Ciespace Corporation and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named the first IMR Fellow by the International Meshing Roundtable. The fellowship recognizes distinguished accomplishments and service in … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Crowd Surveillance and Fluid Dynamics Video monitoring of large crowds is important for reasons of safety and security. But human monitoring can miss critical events. Because the movement of people in a crowd is very similar to the motion of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Scripting Feature That Never Was

A customer emailed me this morning to ask whether we had a utility that would translate Gridgen’s Glyph scripts (version 1) to Pointwise’s Glyph scripts (version 2). With the pending release of Pointwise Version 17, such a utility would facilitate … Continue reading

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CFD in AIAA’s Year in Review

This month’s issue of Aerospace America is my favorite of the year: the annual Year in Review issue. Each AIAA technical committee (TC) writes a 1-page article about the past year’s notable events in their field of expertise. It’s the … Continue reading

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The CFD Mesh Generators’ Bill of Rights

We hold these truths to be fully converged, that all mesh generation practitioners are born equal to their CFD counterparts and are endowed by their initializer with certain discrete privileges, among them a smooth parametric space, linearity in 3D, and … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

TLG Aerospace Wins CD-adapco Calendar Contest Matt Knapp’s CFD solution of NASA’s X-34 reentering the atmosphere at hypersonic flight conditions won CD-adapco’s 6th annual calendar competition. Knapp, who works at TLG Aerospace, used adaptive meshing to capture the off-body shock … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Next Generation FloEFD Mentor Graphics announced the release of the next generation version of their FloEFD CFD software. This latest release includes models for combustion and ionization, new models for radiation and other effects in heat transfer, and multi-language support … Continue reading

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