This Week in CFD

Special Easter Weekend Edition

  • Must read: Now available via the NASA technical reports server is CFD Vision 2030 Study: A Path to Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences.
  • Good advice: How engineers can communicate better (from 3Dconnexion).
  • From the Pointwise newsroom:
    • We released Pointwise V17.2 which extends the T-Rex hybrid meshing technique so that layers of hex cells are created in near-wall and near-wake regions.
    • The Call for Papers is now open for the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 to be held 29-30 October in Anaheim, California. Abstracts are due by 18 July.
CFD simulation of automotive paint curing. Simulation and image from Convergent Science.

CFD simulation of automotive paint curing. Simulation and image from Convergent Science.

The Bloodhound supersonic car may truly be the most exciting and dynamic engineering challenge going on today. Judging by this picture from The Economic Times, one of the challenges is 1980s vintage CFD of an airplane flying in a tube. (This is the mainstream media reporting on science.)

The Bloodhound supersonic car may truly be the most exciting and dynamic engineering challenge going on today. Judging by this picture from The Economic Times, one of the challenges is 1980s vintage CFD of an airplane flying in a tube. (This is the mainstream media reporting on science.)

3D Printed Voronoi Polyhedra

I could not pass up this image from Pinterest of work by Michiel Cornelissen of a 3D Voronoi structure done using Grasshopper and MeshMixer for 3D printing.

3D Voronoi structure by Michiel Cornelissen

3D Voronoi structure by Michiel Cornelissen

[Which reminds me that we should really finish tweaking the 3D printing plugin for Pointwise that lets you print your mesh.]

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