- Cradle North America’s SC/Tetra was used to compute the aerodynamic performance of the vehicles in the video game Gran Turismo 6.
- From the Journal of Aerosol Science comes CFD Simulation of Total and Regional Fiber Deposition in Human Nasal Cavities. [Trust me, had there been a decent image from this study I would’ve included it.]
- Intelligent Light shares a white paper on Red Bull Racing‘s use of CFD.
- Keep up with your Formula 1 regulation changes with this video.
- Must watch video from 1988 showcasing CFD capabilities at NASA Ames Research Center.
- Read all about PyFR, an open source framework for solving advection-diffusion problems.
- Desktop Engineering reports that Altair’s partner alliance program grew by 45% and now includes 40 participants.
- UFO-CFD v5 is now available.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v14.2.3.
- If you use the DPLR CFD code and Tecplot you might be interested in this macro developed specifically for the two.
- NVIDIA announced the worldwide availability of their GRID Virtual GPU technology. [This announcement is so full of jargon I really don’t understand what they’re talking about. But I’m certain it’s good.]
- IBM announced a new world record in compute performance for a CFD simulation. As shown in the figure below, simulating the cavitation collapse of 15,000 bubbles used 6.4 million threads on an IBM BlueGene computer achieve a throughput of 14.4 Petaflops.
- You have until 15 February to submit your application for the Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE) program for summer 2014.
- NAFEMS issued a call for papers for a special issue of the NAFEMS International Journal of CFD Case Studies “to showcase CFD used by designers.” Submissions are due in January 2014.
- Visualizing Data shares the best of the visualization web for November 2013 and the top 10 visualization developments during the last half of 2013.
- COMSOL has made available the CFD presentations from their 2013 user conference.
- CD-adapco reports that attendance at their STAR Asian Conferences set a new record.
Tears Are the Silent Language of Meshing*
Unlike baseball, there’s plenty of crying in mesh generation: tears of frustration, anger, sadness. Artist and photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered whether her sad tears were different from her happy tears. Armed with a camera and a microscope, she set out to answer that question. It seems they’re very different as you can see in Topography of Tears.
*With apologies to Voltaire.
This is the last issue of This Week in CFD for 2013.
Happy New Year!
John, thanks for pointing out the Ames video. Just a short while ago I was looking for Karen Gundy’s work with compressors when there was that discussion with Dr. Wu. It’s at 34:26. Gridding has come a long way since then! I remember dealing with 3D Grape when working on some of the grids for the F18. Anyway, good memories!
Thanks, Martin. It brought back a lot of good memories for me too. Reese Sorenson and John and I had a lot of conversations about grids back then.