- As first reported by Ray Kurland, five of the original founders of SolidWorks got the CAD world all drooly this week when they announced their new company, Belmont Technology (very likely a name that will change as they get closer to launch). As for a product (they haven’t written a line of code yet), think in terms of tools for designers and engineers (see post on CAD Insider). [I’m willing to bet somewhere along the line someone used the term “cloud.”]
- CD-adapco is looking to hire an Infrastructure/Architecture Developer.
- Intelligent Light is hosting a webinar titled Break Through CFD Bottlenecks with Engineered Workflows on the use of FieldView to improve your postprocessing of large numbers of CFD solutions. The webinar will be held on two days: 29 Nov and 06 Dec.
- Flow Science has won consecutive Intel Cluster Ready Voyager Awards, the most recent awarded at SC12, the supercomputing conference. The award recognizes their work on making FLOW-3D available on Intel’s cluster computers.
- A tweet by @FloRobin4CFD from the IDAJ CAE Solution Conference indicated that IDAJ was winding down their STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ business and ramping up customized OpenFOAM solutions.
- Leap Australia offers 10 tips for multiphase flow CFD models.
- Team Rapid Motion from Germany and Australia finished 4th in the F1 in Schools World Finals 2012 based, in part, on a 16% average speed gain through the use of Caedium CFD.
- What do a bird’s wings and an airplane propeller have in common? Prof. Lorena Barba explains in this video from TED-Ed.
- The CAE Experiment [didn’t it used to be The CFD Experiment?] is seeking participants for round 2 of their investigation of HPC in the cloud.
- CFD of the thin film flow in a journal bearing by COMSOL.
- In advance of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas the University of Texas offers up this article on CFD for F1 racing.
- Software Cradle announced the release of SC/Tetra V10 including improvements in turbulence modeling, free surface modeling, radiation, and cavitation.
- ANSYS released ANSYS 14.5 including multi-physics and surface meshing improvements.
- CD-adapco announced STAR-CCM+ v7.06 including convergence speedups, new droplet and boiling models, and icing capabilities.
- The abstract deadline for the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013 has been extended until 15 December.
- The 19th International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS) World Congress will be held 26-30 August 2013 at the Real Centro Universitario Escorial Maria Cristina near Madrid, Spain. The Call for Papers will open on 01 December 2012.
- The 7th International Conference on Fluid Structure Interaction will be held 10-12 April 2013 in Gran Canaria, Spain.
- Abstracts for the MSC Software 2013 Users Conference, to be held 7-8 May 2013 in Irvine, Califorinia, are due 31 January.
- CFD papers from COMSOL‘s 2010 and 2011 conferences are available on their website for your perusal.
- ANSYS blogged a summary of the recent 2012 Automotive Simulation Conference. They have also made available some of the technical papers from previous automotive conferences. [ANSYS will be participating in the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013.]
Real Time Flow Visualization
Artist Charles Sowers created Windswept (2011), an installation of 612 velocity vectors that freely rotate according to the interaction of the wind with the building. Be sure to watch the video and explore his other fluid-related works. [As first seen on F%^$ Yeah Fluid Dynamics.]