- An overview of how the U.S. government will push, prod, and pull us toward an exascale computing capability.
- When it comes to simulation in the cloud you need to ask Which Cloud. Read more from Desktop Engineering. [Yes!]
- MAINFRAME2 promises to “run any software in a browser” and offers Autodesk Inventor as proof of a CAD application. [Does anyone have experience with this cloud platform?]
- Read about an application of STAR-CCM+’s overset grid capabilities to the problem of gear lubrication. (On a related note, Pointwise will soon release an integrated overset grid assembly capability.)
- From the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, CFD Characterization of Monolithic Reactors for Kinetic Studies. (Registration required)
- Siemens PLM shares a case study on the use of Femap for optimizing material usage.
- From the Korean Circulation Journal comes CFD in Cardiovascular Disease.
- Here’s a video about what’s coming up in AcuSolve 13.0.
- MSC Software released MARC 2014.
- MicroCFD released their 3D Virtual Wind Tunnel.
Events and Other News
- Convergent Science posted the agenda for the upcoming CONVERGE UGM 2014. [PDF]
- A student from the University of Warwick was named the winner of CD-adapco’s Academic STAR Simulation Contest for his work on LES simulations of poppet valves.
- Papers from AIAA’s 1st Sonic Boom Prediction Workshop are available online.
- CAD interoperability problems are a chronic condition; they can’t be cured, only managed. So says one contributor to Desktop Engineering’s article on the CAD interoperability monster.
- Dassault Systemes has done a lot of work preserving the engineering that went into D-Day. [This is a very good thing for them to be doing. I can’t find whether the models they produce will be available for download.]
Faceted forms truly are taking over the design world. The latest I’ve discovered is Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design’s Chair_ONE. Someone please try this and let me know how comfortable it is. I’m certain if you sit it in long enough you’ll have some very interesting impressions.
I think I have seen this unstructured seating a few years ago in Milan (Italy), close to the Polytechnic university. Was quite fun to see a meshed chair! Don’t really remember how comfy it was but I think it was alright!