- Good blogging from Symscape about
the APS Fluid Dynamics Meetingrecent conferences [inserted].
- Principles of fluid dynamics were applied to how penguins huddle to keep warm and other interesting items from a preview of the APS Fluid Dynamics Meeting.
- During the SC12 [inserted] show you can see Caedium CFD in this InsideHPC video.
- In a
showFluid Dynamics Meeting [inserted] wrap-up, you can see the interaction of a shock wave and a bubble and more.
- Even though it’s still a year away, the 25th anniversary of the supercomputing conference. SC13, is already eagerly anticipated with this video history of supercomputing.
- Presentations from the Open Source CFD International Conference 2012 are now available online. (Registration required.) Of particular interest are:
- GPL, the Law, and the Community which begins with the statement “The Open Source CFD Community is confused about the GPL and legal issues in general.”
- Automated Generation of Structured Meshes for Wind Energy Applications
Tools and Techniques
- Do you use Open CASCADE for geometry modeling? If so, their blog posts about allocators might be of interest. Standard allocators, part 1 and part 2, and NCollection allocators.
- Geomagic and SpaceClaim have collaborated to produce Geomagic Spark, bringing together in a single application scanning, point cloud manipulation and direct modeling CAD.
- The November 2012 issue of FEA Info is mostly about FEA but there’s some CFD.
- A couple of updated mesh-related tools are available for Rhino.
- Software Cradle released SC/Tetra V10 with new capabilities for supersonic and free-surface flows.
- From the Visualizing Data blog, here’s best of the visualization web for October 2012.
- Part 2 of a post about things coming in SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2013, this time on the visualization side.
- Analyzing air-to-air refueling using CFD
Proving yet again that meshing turns up in more places than you’d first believe, consider the work of artist Seung Mo Park who sculpts portraits out of layers of wire mesh. This is a perfect example of top-down meshing – start with a Cartesian grid on a square and cut away the parts that don’t match the object being meshed. [To continue to flog this weak analogy, bottom-up meshing would be like painting a portrait and automated meshing would be snapping someone’s photograph.]