Call for Participation: The CFD Experiment
The CFD community has mostly been sitting on the fence when it comes to cloud computing, doing nothing except debating its potential.
Or so say Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier, organizers of The CFD Experiment. Their goal for this 3-month project is to bring together HPC providers, experts, and users to work through the application of cloud computing to real CFD problems. There is no cost to the end users (except time) and the end result will be a chronicle of the experience, presumably to identify areas for improvement to make cloud computing practical for CFD problems.
You can register for the CFD Experiment at their website.
- CFD Experiment website
- CFD simulations of operating propellers save ship owners time and money.
- CFD was used to analyze the drafting of multiple cyclists riding one behind the other. The study confirmed a 30-35% drag reduction on the second rider but also identified a 2-2.5% decrease for the front rider.
- Airflow through a room from an open door and out the windows was modeled in COMSOL.
- Creating a 3D vascular bifurcation in SolidWorks.
- TotalSim used OpenFOAM to compute a CFD simulation of an SUV towing a trailer.
A Desk Only a Mesh Generator Would Love
News in Brief
- Code_Saturne, the open source CFD solver, has a new website.
- There’s a job opening for a CFD application engineer in San Francisco.
Awaglass = Hourglass Full of Bubbles
Take the sand out of an hourglass and fill it with a soapy liquid and you get the Awaglass. Probably a lot more suitable for us CFD types. Be sure to watch the video. This Japanese-made product was available on-line (“It does not measure time but enjoy the time…”) for a little over 5,000 yen but is now sold out.