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.
- CATIA users: the COE 2014 Annual PLM Conference & Technifair is coming up soon on 27-30 April in Anaheim.
- Altair owes MSC about $26 million after a jury found they misappropriated source code, concepts, and processes from MSC.
- Convergent Science shares a CFD simulation of an automotive paint bake oven.
- TFTPad, TFTLabs’ free 3D viewer for models from their gallery, is now available for iOS. [Later we can discuss why I download these 3D CAE apps and delete them a couple of weeks later without ever having used them.]
- Which brings us to GrabCAD’s article about the best mobile apps for engineers.
- And engineers might enjoy the videos on the SciShow YouTube channel.
- Australia’s CSIRO is using ocean modeling as part of the search for MH370.
- Scan&Solve 2014 Beta for Rhino remains free until June 18.
- Beta CAE released ANSA/μETA v14.2.5.
- CAELinux 2013 has been released.
- CFD contributes significantly to the goal of achieving a ground speed of 1,000 mph in the Bloodhound SSC.
- The SolidWorks folks make the case that the question of whether simulation should be performed by analysts or designers is irrelevant – engineers should conduct simulations.
- ParaView has a new settings UI.
- Here’s a nice video from Flow Science of contaminant dispersion in a stream.
- And an upcoming release of Caedium CFD will feature passive species transport.
- The abstract deadline for the 2nd OpenFOAM User Conference is 30 June.
- And the abstract deadline for the 14th FLOW-3D European Users Conference is 25 April.
- It’s time for the Academic STAR Simulation Contest and entries are due by 31 May.
- NVIDIA awarded graduate fellowships to PhD students who will be doing using GPUs for some interesting applications.
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.
[Which reminds me that we should really finish tweaking the 3D printing plugin for Pointwise that lets you print your mesh.]