- FE-DESIGN released TOSCA Fluid 2.3.0 for fluid flow topology optimization. This new version has an enhanced GUI, shorter computation times, and improved reconstruction of the final design.
- Particle in Cell completed development of a new 2D rarified gas/plasma solver called Starfish.
- MicroCFD version 1.8 now supports multi-core CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs for improved performance.
- Hibou Scientific Software released Khamsin v0.8, a SketchUp plugin for CFD modeling. (Note: OpenFVM is no longer supported.)
- Registration is open for NAFEMS North America Conference ’12 to be held in Washington, DC on 11-12 September. The event will include several CFD-oriented sessions and seminars.
- The 9th Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations will be held 4-6 October 2012 at Mississippi State University. The preregistration deadline has been extended to 7 September.
News in Brief
- Simulation Works, maker of the KUBRIX mesh generation software, has been acquired by Itasca Consulting, consultants and software providers to the geomechanics, hydrogeological, and microseismics communities.
- NASA’s Technology Transfer Portal is your starting point for adding NASA technology, including CFD, to your company’s portfolio.
- CD-adapco published the latest issue of their Academics Newsletter including the announcement that Donald Riedeberger from the University of Stuttgart won the 2012 academic simulation image contest with a visualization of the boundary layer transition on a dolphin. [Image too small to be included here.]
- Results from the 1st AIAA Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop are available online.
- The Role of CFD in Water Treatment from Siemens
- IDAC shares this video of synthetic external flow vorticity generation.
- There’s a job opening for a mesh generation software developer in the Seattle area.
Ah, France. The food, the wine, the art. The city of Nantes held a summer festival during which artists were asked to make us think about urban space. One installation (shown above) featured a bizarre egg. “All at once, immense and immaterial, Voronoï is a phantom architecture. The closest you get the most invisible it becomes. In it centre you completly forget it and appreciate the view standing on a tree.”
Read more about the concept behind this piece and see more photographs of it including its construction.