Last Year’s News
- From the Better Late Than Never Department comes this roundup by Desktop Engineering of Christmas-themed CFD solutions. In Have Yourself a Merry Little Solver you’ll find CFD solutions from Hanley Innovations, Symscape, and UFO-CFD (see image below).
- Monica Schnitger provides a cogent summary of 2013.
- The cloud means flexibility for how customers use software.
- The cloud also means clouds of points and their use as geometry.
- “Don’t underestimate Autodesk.”
- See the rest of her analysis at the link.
Events & Other News
- The International Aerospace Engineering Conference, themed “Harnessing Novel Technologies in Aerospace Engineering,” will be held 28-29 August 2014 in Dubai.
- Desktop Engineering’s Anthony J. Lockwood really likes the case made by Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown on why you should have a unified CAD strategy (i.e. use a single CAD product for everything). Brown’s ROI computations make for a compelling argument.
- If you’ve ever asked yourself “What is an FEA Solver?” this article is for you. But what I liked most about it is the illustration of pre, solver, and post (included below).
Software & Applications
- Tecplot RS 2013 Release 2 is now available for oil and gas reservoir modeling.
- Beta CAE introduced a new product for CAE workflow management called SPDRM.
- Volume 5 Issue 4 of CFD Letters is available including six articles. The publishers are also seeking subject matter experts to write editorials for the journal.
- Watch the shock wave from a detonation.
- “…for the first time all fluid dynamic design during America’s Cup has been carried out with the use of CFD only.” For Oracle Team USA this means STAR-CCM+.
Not Fluids But You Won’t Care
[Anyone who had a big stereo system in the 70s and 80s knows about this already through actual experience. Kids these days with their ear buds have to rediscover it.]