- The SU2 CFD solver can now be run on the SimScale platform.
- Materialise released Magics 18 for working with discrete data for 3D printing.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v14.2.2.
- Siemens PLM released Femap 11.1. Videos of the new features are available here.
- If nothing else, Autodesk’s Project Shapeshifter shows what kind of 3D interaction can be done with a cloud-based application. At best, you can create and download 3D printable models.
- Lattice Technology released a new version of XVL Player, a free product for viewing 3D datasets.
- BMW in Munich has an opening for a Development Engineer in CFD Simulation.
- There’s an opening for a CFD Process Engineer in London.
- If you have a tug boat you want to get certified, you can now do that with CFD and without extensive testing.
- Desktop Engineering writes about where you might consider running your CFD calculations: on a your desktop, on a cluster, or in the cloud.
- CD-adapco has made available many videos of presentations from their STAR conferences. (registration required)
- You can read the paper and watch the presentation by ATA Engineering on multi-physics simulations of a hypersonic vehicle. (From the Simulia Community Conference, registration required.)
Viz, Hardware, & More
- Two notable items from Tecplot:
- AMD announced the FirePro S10000 supercomputing graphics card with CFD as one of its targeted applications.
- Are we really at the dawn of a Napster era for 3D content? And what about a “Redoubled effort on community sourced 3D reconstruction libraries and application software (e.g. Point Cloud Libraries and Meshlab), with perhaps even an attempt made to commercialise these offerings (like the Red Hat model).”
- The deadline for submitting abstracts for the ASME 2014 Verification and Validation Symposium is 26 January.
- Microfluidics Weekly is a new publication from the folks at CFDpaper.com.
Our Lady of the Grids
Structured grids (i.e. mapped meshes for you FEA folks) show up in the darndest places. This time it’s a window at the Church of St. Martin in the Fields in London. The artist, Shirazeh Houshiary, said about her work “This tension fascinates me and it’s at the core of my work.”
Since she mentions tension she must be more familiar with meshing than I thought. Also note that this is obviously a high order mesh as indicated by the curved edges of the cells around the central ellipse.