Software & Applications
- Here’s news about another cloud-based engineering startup. Airstone promises a real-time, supercomputer-based, simulation environment.
- FloEFD contributed to the design of a championship winning skeleton sled.
- Symscape’s presentation at the GPU Technology Conference illustrates that MPI acceleration of OpenFOAM is still faster than GPU acceleration.
- Code_Saturne 3.0 was released with a long list of updated features.
- Why Reynolds Number is important in CFD, from the Leap Australia CFD blog.
- After reading this, I believe overcurvature is why my Slinky never lasted more than a day.
- This 30 minute video provides an introduction to the Lattice Boltzmann technique as implemented in the open-source CFD code Palabos.
- Rayleigh’s noncoalescing jets of liquid are explained by velocity and air entrainment.
Reading & Other News
- Spring 2013 issue of MSC Software’s Simulating Reality
- Volume VII, Issue 1 of ANSYS Advantage
- Agenda of this June’s NAFEMS World Congress
- Exa‘s financial results for the most recent fiscal year showed a 6% growth to $48.9 million. The company is optimistic about the coming year because the results of their R&D investments should be coming to fruition soon, including a cloud-based product currently in beta testing.
- By my count there are now three major annual events related to OpenFOAM:
Cornell grad students and professors have shown that the behavior of metal heads in a mosh pit is very similar to the motion of gas molecules including not just the randomness but behaviors such as a circular vortex and lane formation.