- UFO-CFD now has a YouTube channel.
- Dear NASA: No more rainbow color scales, please. [This article on visual.ly is a couple of years old but the topic came up this week again during a Twitter convo so I thought revisiting the issue was a good idea.]
- Beta CAE will be providing a dedicated pre- and post-processing environment for Moldex3D.
- Kitware has several job openings including visualization software developer and GUI software developer.
- Predicted: GE to buy PTC. Discuss.
- Flow Science announced the release of FLOW-3D Version 11 including the new FlowSight postprocessor that’s based on EnSight.
- DEVELOP3D takes a look at ANSYS Workbench 15 and how the company is working to consolidate a variety of simulation technology into a single platform.
- CD-adapco announced the integration of STAR-CCM+ and SPEED for motor design.
- Fire Dynamics Simulator FDS 6.1.0 was released (see the release notes).
- CFD software developed as part of the DoD’s CREATE program was used to simulate the turbofan engine of the A-10.
- Here are several fluid simulation videos done with RealFlow:
- fluid stream pouring into a basin – 6 million particles
- colored fluid bouncing on an audio speaker
- cool video intro teaser for MIT’s breakthrough technologies
- Wind farm simulation using CONVERGE CFD.
- Here’s brief advocacy of CFD for data center cooling.
- ANSYS shares a really awesome simulation of gear lubrication.
- ESTECO reports record attendance for their recent modeFRONTIER International Users Meeting.
- ENGINEERING.com summarizes the recent Femap Symposium and the many user-requested enhancements in 11.1 and those coming in 11.2.
- The early-bird registration discount for Fundamentals of the Particle in Cell Method course expires tomorrow.
- The paper submission deadline for the International Meshing Roundtable has been extended by 1 week to 09 June.
Another Way a Grid Could Save Your Life
I know many CFDers who are cyclists, from the leisurely weekend nature rider to the hardcore racer. Riding at night can be dangerous when the terrain is uncertain. Lumigrids to the rescue. This handlebar mounted light projects a grid onto the road surface in front of you. Obstructions like potholes and curbs are revealed as warps in the projected grid.