This Week in CFD

*Abbreviated Black Friday Edition*

News in Brief

  • The votes have been tallied and here are the winners of the 2013 Information is Beautiful Awards. [Be careful: you can lose hours browsing through all the visualizations on this page.]
  • Evan Yares tells us why he thinks 3D modeling is so difficult.
  • OpenLB, the open source Lattice Boltzmann code, has been updated to version 0.8.
  • Tridiagonal Solutions has entered into a partnership for the simulation of combustion in the cement industry.
This is a screen capture from a video of a CFD solution of a spinning F-1 car. Video by Sauber F1 Team.

This is a screen capture from a video of a CFD solution of a spinning F-1 car. Video by Sauber F1 Team. Click image for video.

Mesh of Light

Earlier this year, sculptor Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light was exhibited at the Rice Gallery. Made from chain link fence and plexiglass, the work intends to make light visible – but not stagnant. If you don’t believe me, watch the brief video in which one of Rice’s physicists talks about the piece.

Of course, I just see a quad mesh with an undefinable metric displayed for each cell. I think the artist sees that a little bit too based on the name – “unwoven” implies an underlying mesh.

[Note: The Rice Gallery’s website apparently doesn’t permit use of apostrophes.]

Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light

Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light

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