NASA Announced Space Research Opportunities
NASA may award up to $2 million this autumn to outstanding early career faculty via NASA’s Space Technology Research Opportunities program. The program seeks “unique, disruptive, or transformational” space technologies. Ten grants are expected to be awarded.
Your intention to submit is due by 30 March with proposals due 03 May.
- NASA’s announcement
- NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants web page
Applications and News
- The fastest supercomputer in the country, Oak Ridge National Labs’ Jaguar, was used to run CFD computations of undercarriage fairings on 18-wheel trucks that save around 10% on fuel cost.
- Someone has started using social media website Storify to collect CFD Resources, Computational Geometry and Grid Generation, and CFD Forums and Blogs. [I had not heard of Storify until stumbling across the CFD Resources page. Is anyone else using it?]
- Slurry flow control valves have longer lives due to applications of CFD from FloEFD.
- The role of parametric CFD analysis in design.
- TFTLabs announced the availability of TFT4iT TM, a web-based toolkit for working with 3D CAD data. The product delivers “real openness and perenity.” [I had to look up the definition of perennity.]
- COMSOL blogged about FEM vs. FVM.
- Coupling CFD with neutronic simulations of reactor fuel assemblies
- Speed dating with CFD at Boston University
- CFD and former champions come together for World Sidecar Championship.
- ESI announced the launch of their Adjoint Optimization Solver developed in collaboration with Intel.