This Week in CFD

The First Heading

  • CRAFT Tech released CRUNCH CFD Version 3.0 with a new flamelet model, mesh adaption and more.
  • The 2nd AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop will be held prior to this summer’s Joint Propulsion Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The CFD test cases are available for download (registration required).
  • CGNS, the CFD data standard for portable and interoperable grid and flow solver data, is an AIAA recommended practice as well as an ANSI standard. An updated version of CGNS’ SIDS (standard interface data structures) is up for review and comment through 16 May.
  • Desktop Engineering writes about CAE simulation of arterial stents including CFD with STAR-CCM+.
CFD simulation of flow through a blood vessel with a stent by STAR-CCM+. Image from Desktop Engineering.

CFD simulation of flow through a blood vessel with a stent by STAR-CCM+. Image from Desktop Engineering.

The Second Heading

Flow visualization from FieldView for Concordia University's entry for the SAE Supermileage Competition. Image from Intelligent Light.

Flow visualization from FieldView for Concordia University’s entry for the SAE Supermileage Competition. Image from Intelligent Light.

The Third Heading

  • Scuderia Toro Rosso is looking to hire a CFD Aerodynamicist for F-1 work in the UK.
  • The Imperial College of London has an opening for a PhD studentship in high-order grid generation for CFD.
  • OpenBoundaries is looking for volunteers to test their “remote CAD on demand.”
  • Converge CFD is now available in the cloud via Rescale. [I can’t remember whether I posted this already or not so forgive the possible duplication.]
  • Two eye-catching videos:
    • Realflow high viscosity chocolate test
    • XFlow simulation of an UCAS landing on an aircraft carrier
Mmmm. Chocolate. Screen capture from a video of a Realflow simulation.

Mmmm. Chocolate. Screen capture from a video of a Realflow simulation.

At Least It’s Not Paint

I promised to never post another photograph of thrown, spilled or tossed paint. So here’s one of sand from Claire Droppert’s series called Sand Creatures in which she seeks to “capture earth’s different elements and let them stand out in their natural surroundings using moments of zero gravity.”

capture earths different elements and let them stand out in their natural surroundings using moments of zero gravity.
Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/03/23/sand-creatures-claire-droppert-captures-clouds-sand-mid-flight/#Me0xrf8fF5m2JL7R.99c
capture earths different elements and let them stand out in their natural surroundings using moments of zero gravity.
Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/03/23/sand-creatures-claire-droppert-captures-clouds-sand-mid-flight/#Me0xrf8fF5m2JL7R.99
Sand Creatures by Claire Droppert

Sand Creatures by Claire Droppert

P.S. The headings are not a mistake. I simply wasn’t inspired to organize the links today.

P.P.S. My original “back page” article got too long so I’ll spin it off as its own post for next week. Sorry about the sand.

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