[This is the brief “even I have to do real work every once in a while” edition.]
- The UberCloud HPC Experiment has become the UberCloud Marketplace, a cloud-based CAE service.
- A CFD consultancy in London has an open position for a CFD specialist on their environmental team.
- The text Introduction to High Performance Technical Computing is freely available online.
- NAFEMS published volume 10 of the International Journal of CFD Case Studies.
- Virtual Grid released VRMesh v8.0 for point cloud processing.
- Here are a couple of articles on the proposed solution of the Navier-Stokes existence and uniqueness problem: from New Scientist and The Blaze. [As originally seen on FYFD.]
- Desktop Engineering writes about the appification of CFD or more specifically the browser-based CFD applications from Altair.
- The SU2 paper from AIAA SciTech 2014 is now available online: Stanford University Unstructured (SU2): Open-source Analysis and Design Technology for Turbulent Flows.
- CEI’s EnSight was part of the CFD toolkit used to improve the performance of a first-place Reno air racer.
Mesh Generation Deja Wha?
We learn many things from this overview of mesh generation in CFD. Much of what we learn is unusual. And much more sounds eerily familiar. Here’s some of the unusual stuff:
- “three-dimensional CFD renderings” are the most preferable form of mesh.
- CFD comes in 2D, 3D, 4D, and 5D forms. [Why stop at 5?]
- To achieve the best CFD results “it is recommended to outsource professional services for mesh or grid generation.”
And that image of a structured, multi-block grid for the Aachen turbine, I swear I’ve seen that somewhere before.
Git Yer Meshing Kicks
Do you think you’d generate better meshes while wearing a pair of New Balance 890v4? Honestly, it probably wouldn’t hurt.