- Intelligent Light will be presenting their work on transient visualization and postprocessing of a full car thermal simulation at the Star Global Conference.
- This video shows what happens when a land mine explodes beneath a tank. The simulation was done with Dytran, the visualization with EnSight.
- CFD can enhance your olfactory comforts.
- I recently became aware of the site hgpu.org for High Performance Computing on Graphics Processing Units. They list nearly 300 articles on fluid dynamics.
- From the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering comes this CFD study of cyclists riding in formation. (Registration required for full article.)
- I would share news of the winner of CD-adapco’s academic poster contest but the blog post I could read earlier now tells me “You are not authorized to access this page.”
- The Zipp SL-70 Aero handlebar was designed with CFD.
- There will be a webinar on Formula 1 and CFD.
From Thermal Engineer to Artist
The title of this article from Fast Company is What Happens When An Ex-NASA Engineer Drops Paint Into Fish Tanks my first reaction was “The fish die.” Which would be bad when I think about my Betta named Hank swimming away here in my office. Kim Keever’s photographs (shown upside down) are from the series titled Across the Volumes.
This and That
- We often complain about our CAD colleagues, or more precisely we complain about the usefulness of the models we get from them for CFD. GrabCAD has prepared a report that gives us non-CAD people a little insight into the challenges CAD people face. For example, their #1 time waster is helping non-CAD users take screen shots.
- Cyon Research is surveying the CAD world again. If you spend 40 minutes answering their questions you’ll get a free copy of the final report ($1,995 value).
- Are you at the mercy of the mesh? This is the hypothetical question explored by Convergent Science in Desktop Engineering.
- Speaking of Convergent Science, their use of the DDT debugger is profiled by Allinea.
- It’s time to stop being afraid of simulation.
- Registration is now open for the 2014 ANSYS Convergence Conferences.
- From the Visualizing Data blog comes the best of the visualization web for January 2014.
- CFturbo 9.2.2 is now available with a variety of enhancements for impeller and volute design.
- cimsoft released Trellis 15.0 including a wide range of new features from geometry to meshing to user interface and more.
- Elysium released CADdoctor EX6 for CAD translation.
- Autodesk MeshMixer 2.1 is now available.
- Scan&Solve 2014 will begin beta availability in April.
- Symscape blogged about simulation steering, the ability to adjust the solution while it’s still being computed.
- Someone’s hiring mesh generation software developers.
- HE Space in the UK wants to hire a CFD aerodynamicist.
- CD-adapco seeks a senior solution adaptive meshing developer for Austin, Texas.
- The University of Southampton has an opening for a Research Fellow: CFD for Future High-Performance Computer Architectures.
Meshing the Fate Map
Artist Terry Winters has developed “a painterly language of dense webs and folds that use hidden systems to form a suggested core or interior space.”