This Week in CFD

Software

  • CEI shared two news items this week.
  • With the 2014 release 3D Systems (formerly Geomagic) has renamed their entire software product line for “scan, design, inspect, print.”

Applications & Other News

A pictorial history of modeling and simulation at NASA's Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division. Screenshot from a NASA website.

A pictorial history of modeling and simulation at NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division. Screenshot from a NASA website.

Events

Meshing Down on the Farm

“Green acres is the place to be
Farm meshing is the life for me”

With all due respect to TV theme songs of the 1960s, mesh generation has finally come home to the farm. A researcher in the UK developed a way to use a Voronoi diagram that’s customized to a particular plot of farmland and divides it into regions for combination planting using a GPS-based system. Through an arrangement of oats (the main crop in this case) and certain flowers that keep pests away on a “cell by cell” basis, the crops can be managed with less use of chemical pesticides.

Farmland can be subdivided using Voronoi polygons for so-called combination planting that reduces the need for chemical pesticides.

Farmland can be subdivided using Voronoi polygons for so-called combination planting that reduces the need for chemical pesticides.

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